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The Vigil Network Site Index: Beaver Creek

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General Information

Site Name: Beaver Creek
Location: Jackson and Trempealeau Counties, Wisconsin USA
Principal Investigator: S.C. Happ
Address: U.S.D.A. Sedimentation Lab, Oxford, Mississippi USA
Date of Site Establishment and/or Field Measurements: 1939
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Location at Lower End of Basin

Latitude: 44°02'30" N
Longitude: 91°20'00" W
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Purposes

(ranked in order of importance)

  1. Sedimentation
  2. Erosion
  3. Channel Change

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Site Information

Annual precipitation: 760 mm
Elevation: 200 m
Relief: 91 m
Drainage area: 409.2 km2
Geology: Sandstone, Shale and Dolomite; Surficial Loess
Hydrology: Runoff +/- 200 mm
Vegetation: Mostly Farming, Some Native Oak
Photography: High Altitude Aerial, Representative Surface Photos
U.S.G.S. 7.5 minute maps: Ettrick, WI; Galesville, WI; Hegg, WI; North Bend NE, WI
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Stream Channels

Channel cross sections: 48
Discharge
Gaging station: 1939 - 1942
Suspended sediment: 1939 - 1942
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Miscellaneous

Reservoir sedimentation: 2
Particle size: Flood Plain Samples
Other: 48 Valley Sections.
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Links to Data Files

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For information on how to obtain USGS topographic maps of this study site, please visit the USGS National Mapping Information Page at http://mapping.usgs.gov.