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The Vigil Network Site Index: North Tippah Creek

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General Information

Site Name: North Tippah Creek
Location: Tippah County, Mississippi, USA
Principal Investigator: S.C. Happ
Address: U.S.D.A. Sedimentation Lab, Oxford, Mississippi USA
Date of Site Establishment and/or Field Measurements: 1939 and 1969
Original Date of Submission to the Vigil Network: 28 April 1970
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Location at Lower End of Basin

Latitude: 34°42'45" N
Longitude: 89°02'45" 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: 1370 mm
Elevation: 122 m
Relief: 61 m
Drainage area: 62.9 km2
Geology: Dipped Eocene Sand and Clay; Surficial Loess
Vegetation: Mixed Hardwoods, Scattered Farmlands
Bench marks: 8
Photography: Ground and High Altitude Aerial
U.S.G.S. 7.5 minute maps: Blue Mountain, MISS; Falkner, MISS; Ripley, MISS; Wittentown, MISS
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Stream Channels

Channel cross sections: 4
Gaging station: 1
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Other: Valley Sections - 4. 75 additional channel sections tied to construction survey but not permanently marked.
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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.