Channel-Bed Elevation Changes Downstream From Large Reservoirs in Kansas

Water-Resources Investigations Report 2001-4205
Prepared in cooperation with the Kansas Department of Transportation
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Abstract

Channel-bed elevation changes were assessed downstream from 24 large Federal reservoirs in Kansas using information from U.S. Geological Survey streamflow-gaging stations. Changes in river/stream stage associated with mean annual discharge indicated that channel-bed lowering had occurred downstream from most of the reservoirs. The net decrease in channel-bed elevation ranged from less than 1 foot to slightly more than 9 feet. The magnitude of channel-bed lowering downstream from the reservoirs likely was related to the composition of the channel bed.

Suggested Citation

Juracek, K. E., 2001, Channel-bed elevation changes downstream from large reservoirs in Kansas: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 01–4205, 24 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/wri014205.

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Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Channel-Bed Elevation Changes
  • Summary and Conclusions
  • References

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Channel-bed elevation changes downstream from large reservoirs in Kansas
Series title Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number 2001-4205
DOI 10.3133/wri014205
Year Published 2001
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Kansas Water Science Center
Description iv, 24 p.
Country United States
State Kansas
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