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The Vigil Network Site Index: Oconee River Basin

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General Information

Site Name: Oconee River Basin
Location: Middle Piedmont, Georgia, USA
Principal Investigator: Stanley Trimble
Address: University of California, Los Angeles
Date of Site Establishment and/or Field Measurements: 1968 - 1969
Original Date of Submission to the Vigil Network: 31 March 1971
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Location at Lower End of Basin

Latitude: 33°22'30" N
Longitude: 83°18'45" W
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Purposes

(ranked in order of importance)

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

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Site Information

Annual precipitation: 1200 mm
Elevation: 120 m
Relief: 60 m
Drainage area: 7500 km2
Geology: Granite, Gneiss, Mica, Schist
Hydrology: Dendritic Drainage
Vegetation: Mixed Pines and Hardwoods
U.S.G.S. 7.5 minute maps: Apalachee, GA; Athens East, GA; Auburn, GA; Chestnut Mountain, GA; Commerce, GA; Jefferson, GA; Harmony, GA; Madison, GA; Meda, GA; Nicholson, GA; Pendergrass, GA; Winder North, GA
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Stream Channels

Channel cross sections: 18
Bed profile: 11
Water-surface profile: 1
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Vegetation

Tree-rings: x
Other: Vegetation has changed due to extensive sedimentation.
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Miscellaneous

Other: Sedimentation History of Area
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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.