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Water-surface elevations and channel characteristics for a selected reach of the Applegate River, Jackson County, Oregon

Open-File Report 70-153

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Abstract

In land-use planning for the Applegate River and its flood plain, consideration should be given to (1) preservation of the recreational attributes of the area, (2) allowance for optimum development of the flood plain's natural resources, and (3) protection of the rights of private landowners. Major factors that influence evaluation of the above considerations are the elevations and characteristics of floods. Heretofore, such flood data for the Applegate River have been inadequate to evaluate the flood potential or to use as a basis for delineating reasonable land-use zones. Therefore, at the request of Jackson County, this study was made to provide flood elevations, water-surface profiles, and channel characteristics (geometry and slope) for a reach of the Applegate River from the Jackson-Josephine County line upstream to the Applegate damsite (fig. 1). A similar study was previously made for reaches of adjacent Rogue River and Elk Creek (Harris, 1970).

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Water-surface elevations and channel characteristics for a selected reach of the Applegate River, Jackson County, Oregon
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
70-153
Year Published:
1970
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Portland,OR
Contributing office(s):
Oregon Water Science Center
Description:
ii, 42 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Oregon
County:
Jackson County
Other Geospatial:
Applegate River
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