Sediment samples and channel-geometry data, lower Platte River watershed, Nebraska, 2010

Data Series 572
pared in cooperation with the United States Army Corps of Engineers
By:  and 



The relation between channel width and stream physical habitat in the lower Platte River in eastern Nebraska was studied as part of the lower Platte River Cumulative Impact Study. The purpose of this component was to document the grain-size distribution of sediment deposited as specific types of physical features, such as sandbars, banks, and stream beds within different hydraulic habitats, within the lower Platte River system. In so doing, the major sources of sediment for sandbar creation downstream are described. Sediment samples were collected from 11 reaches of the lower Platte River from Silver Creek, Nebraska, to the mouth of the Platte River, and from 4 tributary streams. Two bed-material samples, 2 bank-material samples, and 3 sandbar-material samples were collected at main-stem sampling sites, and 1 sample each of bed material and bank material was collected at each tributary sampling site. Aspects of channel geometry, such as channel width, sandbar height and width, and bank height, were measured at each sampled site. This report presents the channel-geometry results and documents the sample-collection methods.

Study Area

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Sediment samples and channel-geometry data, lower Platte River watershed, Nebraska, 2010
Series title Data Series
Series number 572
DOI 10.3133/ds572
Edition -
Year Published 2011
Language ENGLISH
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s) Nebraska Water Science Center
Description iv, 20 p.; Appendix
Time Range Start 2010-01-01
Time Range End 2010-12-31
Projection Universal Transverse Mercator
Scale 1
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
Google Analytic Metrics Metrics page
Additional publication details