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The Vigil Network Site Index: Cañada de la Cueva Headcut

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General Information

Site Name: Cañada de la Cueva Headcut
Location: Northwest of Galisteo, New Mexico USA
Principal Investigator: Harold Malde
Address: U.S.G.S. Denver, Colorado USA
Date of Site Establishment and/or Field Measurements: 08/1970, 06/1971, 07/1971, 08/1972, 09/1972, 05/1974, 08/1974, 12/1975
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Location at Lower End of Basin

Latitude: 35°26'24"N
Longitude: 105°59'49"W
Other: NW1/4 SW1/4 sec. 16, T. 14 N., R. 9 E., Galisteo quadrangle, 4.2 miles NW of Galisteo, NM
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Purposes

(ranked in order of importance)

  1. Erosion
  2. Channel change

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Site Information

Annual precipitation: 300 mm
Elevation: 1890 m
Relief: 60 m
Drainage Area: 2.3 km2
Geology: Ancha Formation of Santa Fe Group
Vegetation: Grama grass and scattered juniper
Bench marks: 7
U.S.G.S. 7.5 minute maps: Galisteo, NM
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Stream Channels

Channel cross sections: 3
Bed profile: 1
Headcut retreat: 1
Discharge: Crest-stage gage: 1
Other: Erosion pins (9)
Other: Summary of Headcut Erosion 1970-1975
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Miscellaneous

Rain gage: 1
Other: Summary of Rainfall and Runoff 1970-1975
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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.