Channel erosion surveys along the TAPS route, Alaska, 1977

Open-File Report 78-611
By:  and 



Channel surveys were made along the trans-Alaska pipeline system (TAPS) route during 1977 at the same 28 sites that were studied in 1976. In addition, a new site at pipeline mile 22 near Deadhorse (alignment No 134) along the Sagavanirktok River was put under surveillance. Except for changes wrought by the completion of construction, most of the sites showed very little change. Significant events include virtual completion of all construction activities along the pipeline, the pipeline startup , and the breakup flood along the Sagavanirktok River which breached many river-training structures. In general, 1977 saw heavy flooding on streams draining the north and south slopes of the Brooks Range and only moderate flooding on streams further south. Aerial photogrammetric surveys were used again in 1977 on the same seven sites as in 1976. Results document the applicability of the method for channel erosion studies. (Woodard-USGS)

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Channel erosion surveys along the TAPS route, Alaska, 1977
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 78-611
DOI 10.3133/ofr78611
Edition -
Year Published 1977
Language ENGLISH
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey,
Description vi, 88 p. :ill. (some fold.), maps (some fold.) ;27 cm.
Google Analytic Metrics Metrics page