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The Vigil Network Site Index: Long Creek

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General Information

Site Name: Long Creek
Location: Panola County, 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°11'30" N
Longitude: 90°01'00" 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: 55 m
Relief: 92 m
Drainage area: 220.1 km2
Geology: Eocene coastal plain sand and clay; surficial loess silt
Hydrology: Runoff +/- 500 mm
Vegetation: Mixed hardwoods and farmlands; valleys cultivated
Photography: High altitude aerial; ground photos of range markers
U.S.G.S. 7.5 minute maps: Batesville, MISS; Courtland, MISS; Sardis SE, MISS; Shuford, MISS; Tocowa, MISS
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Stream Channels

Channel cross sections: 6
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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.