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The Vigil Network Site Index: East Fork Sarpy Creek

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General Information

Site Name: East Fork Sarpy Creek
Location: Yellowstone River Basin, Southeastern Montana, USA
Principal Investigator: Robert Curry
Address: University of California, Santa Cruz, CA
Date of Site Establishment and/or Field Measurements: 2 August 1975
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Location at Lower End of Basin

Latitude: 45°49'02" N
Longitude: 106°59'38" W
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(ranked in order of importance)

  1. Channel Change
  2. Vegetation
  3. Sedimentation
  4. Erosion

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Site Information

Annual precipitation: 380 mm
Elevation: 1036 m
Drainage area: 136.5 km2
Hydrology: Slope m/m 0.0041; W/D ratio @ BF stage 7.57
Bench marks: 6
Photography: 11 exposures, B & W ground photos
U.S.G.S. 7.5 minute maps: Sarpy School, MT
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Stream Channels

Channel cross sections: 3
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Transects: 3
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Other: Stream order n:3
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Links to Data Files

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Additional Data

Additional data collected but not submitted with this file: Benthic fauna data. Also a 1973 survey of area exists.
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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.