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On these charts of recorded river stage, one square from left to right is one (1) hour. One square in a vertical direction is 0.05 feet (or 0.5 feet between each dark line).

Strip chart from Russian River near Ukiah (136 Kb .gif)
The bed material near this site is sandy gravel. Stage during flow recession shows irregular fluctuations on the scale of several hours, which may or may not be related to discharge fluctuations.

Strip chart from Russian River near Ukiah (136 Kb .gif)
Extended, minor stage fluctuations are similar to those seen during bar deposition.

Strip chart from Salmon River at Somes Bar (124 Kb .gif)
This gravel-bed river shows minor stage fluctuations during flow recession which are not recorded during stage rise.

Closeup of strip chart from Salmon River at Somes Bar (55 Kb .gif)
A closer look at the stage chart shows fluctuations that are comparable to known bedform migration rates in gravel-bed rivers.

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