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Water-surface elevations and channel characteristics for selected reaches of the Rogue River and Elk Creek, Jackson and Josephine Counties, Oregon

Open-File Report 70-152

Prepared in cooperation with Jackson County and the Oregon State Water Resources Board
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Abstract

The central Rogue River valley, because of its mild climate, fertile soil, scenic attractions, and sport-fishery resource, has great potential for future population growth and industrial development. As the population grows and the area develops, zoning becomes necessary to assure the most beneficial use of the land, especially of the flood plains. To establish land-use zones on the flood plains, the area subject to inundation and elevation of floods must be considered. Areas flooded during the December 1964 flood and the approximate limits of the 1861 flood in Jackson and Josephine Counties are shown in two interim reports (Corps of Engineers, 1965); however, there are no published flood-elevation profiles to use as a basis for establishing meaningful land-use-zone boundaries or for delineating inundated areas of other floods.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Water-surface elevations and channel characteristics for selected reaches of the Rogue River and Elk Creek, Jackson and Josephine Counties, Oregon
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
70-152
Year Published:
1970
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Portland, OR
Contributing office(s):
Oregon Water Science Center
Description:
ii, 61 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Oregon
County:
Jackson County, Josephine County
Other Geospatial:
Elk Creek, Rogue River
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