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The Vigil Network Site Index: Clear Creek

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General Information

Site Name: Clear Creek
Location: La Fayette County, Mississippi, USA
Principal Investigator: S.C. Happ and Richard D. Holt
Address: U.S.D.A. Sedimentation Lab, Oxford, Mississippi, USA
Original Date of Submission to the Vigil Network: 24 July 1970
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Location at Lower End of Basin

Latitude: 34°25'00" N
Longitude: 89°42'45" W
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(ranked in order of importance)

  1. Sedimentation
  2. Channel Change
  3. Erosion

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Site Information

Annual precipitation: 1340 mm
Elevation: 69 m
Relief: 110 m
Drainage area: 116.6 km2
Geology: Coastal Plain Sand and Clay; Surficial Loess
Hydrology: Runoff +/- 500 mm
Vegetation: Mixed Hardwoods and Farmlands, some pine plantings.
Photography: High altitude aerial
U.S.G.S. 7.5 minute maps: Coles Point, MISS
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Stream Channels

Channel cross sections: 3
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Other: Valley Sections - 3. Also 2 valley sections by Army Engineers, in lower valley within Sardis flood control reservoir. Lower end of basin now located in Enid Reservoir.
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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.