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The Vigil Network Site Index: Coldwater River

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General Information

Site Name: Coldwater River
Location: De Soto and Marshall Counties, 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: 1940, 1969
Original Date of Submission to the Vigil Network: 24 July 1970
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Location at Lower End of Basin

Latitude: 34°46'30" N
Longitude: 89°54'30" W
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Purposes

(ranked in order of importance)

  1. Sedimentation
  2. Channel Change
  3. Erosion

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Site Information

Annual precipitation: 1370 mm
Elevation: 76 m
Relief: 137 m
Drainage area: 1142.3 km2
Geology: Coastal Plain Sand and Clay; Surficial Loess
Hydrology: Runoff +/- 500 mm
Vegetation: Mixed Hardwoods and Farmlands
Photography: High Altitude Aerial; Ground Photos of Range Markers
U.S.G.S. 7.5 minute maps: Byhalia NW, MISS; Hernando, MISS; Hollysprings, MISS; Lewisburg, MISS; Olive Branch, MISS; Mt. Pleasant, MISS
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Stream Channels

Channel cross sections: 7
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Miscellaneous

Other: Valley Sections - 8. 20 additional valley sections surveyed and marked by S.C.S. about 1968. Two old railway bridge 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.