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Sediment and water discharge of the Colorado River at Matagorda, Texas: May 4-7, and June 7-11, 1979

Open-File Report 80-1177
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Abstract

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers requested the U.S. Geological Survey to collect data on the Colorado River at Matagorda, Texas , to determine the total sediment discharge into Matagorda Bay if all the water from the Colorado River were diverted into the bay. Data were collected from two floods (May 4-7, and June 7-11 , 1979) with peak discharges of 24,900 cubic feet per second and 40,900 cubic feet per second. The total suspended-sediment discharge from the first flood was approximately 201,000 tons, and the total suspended-sediment discharge from the second flood was 630,000 tons. The volume of sediment from these two floods was approximately 970 acre-feet with approximately 20 acre-feet of this total being the bed load. (USGS)

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Sediment and water discharge of the Colorado River at Matagorda, Texas: May 4-7, and June 7-11, 1979
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 80-1177
DOI 10.3133/ofr801177
Year Published 1980
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s) Texas Water Science Center
Description 21 leaves
Country United States
State Texas
City Matagorda
Other Geospatial Colorado River
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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