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General Information

Site Name: Galena River
Location: Jo Davies County, Illinois, and Lafayette County, Wisconsin, USA
Principal Investigator: S.C. Happ and S.C. Adams
Address: U.S.D.A. Sedimentation Lab, Oxford, Mississippi USA and Hanover College, Hanover, Indiana USA
Date of Site Establishment and/or Field Measurements: 1940
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Location at Lower End of Basin

Latitude: 42°22'30" N
Longitude: 90°27'00" W
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(ranked in order of importance)

  1. Sedimentation
  2. Erosion
  3. Channel Change

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Site Information

Annual precipitation: 890 mm
Elevation: 183 m
Relief: 91 m
Drainage area: 518 km2
Geology: Dolomite and Shale, Surficial Loess
Hydrology: Runoff +/- 254 mm
Vegetation: Croplands and Pasture; Some Hardwoods
Photography: High Altitude Aerial Photo
U.S.G.S. 7.5 minute maps: Belmont, WI; Cuba City, WI/ILL; Galena, ILL/IA; New Digging, WI/ILL; Plattville, WI; Shullsburg, WI/ILL
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Stream Channels

Channel cross sections: 49
Gaging station: 1
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Other: 1940 Sedimentation Survey
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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.