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The Vigil Network Site Index: Big Spring Creek

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General Information

Site Name: Big Spring Creek
Location: Marshall County, Mississippi, USA
Principal Investigator: S.C. Happ and Richard D. Holt
Address: U.S.D.A. Sedimentation Lab, Oxford, Mississippi USA
Date of Site Establishment and/or Field Measurements: 1939
Original Date of Submission to the Vigil Network: 3 May 1970
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Location at Lower End of Basin

Latitude: 34°32'30" N
Longitude: 89°27'15" W
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Purposes

(ranked in order of importance)

  1. Sedimentation
  2. Channel Change

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Site Information

Annual precipitation: 1370 mm
Elevation: 85 m
Relief: 110 m
Drainage area: 145 km2
Geology: Gently-Dipping Eocene Sand and Clay, Thin Surficial Loess
Vegetation: Mixed Hardwood with Scattered Pasture
Photography: High altitude aerial
U.S.G.S. 7.5 minute maps: Hollysprings, MISS; Malone, MISS; Waterford, MISS
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Stream Channels

Channel cross sections: 13
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Miscellaneous

Reservoir sedimentation: 2
Other: Valley Sections - 13; Table of Sediment Measurements
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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.