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The Vigil Network: Plum Creek

The Vigil Network: Plum Creek
Site Summary

General Information

Site Name: Plum Creek Drainage Basin
Location: Louviers, Colorado USA
Principal Investigator: Waite Osterkamp
Address: U.S.G.S. Denver, Colorado USA
Date of Site Establishment and/or Field Measurements: June 1965

Location at Lower End of Basin

Latitude: 39°29'04" N
Longitude: 105°00'07" W


(ranked in order of importance)

  1. Channel Change

Site Information

Annual precipitation: 380 mm
Elevation: 1704 m
Drainage area: 782 km2
U.S.G.S. 7.5 minute maps: Castle Rock North, CO; Castle Rock South, CO; Dawson Butte, CO; Greenland, CO; Kassler, CO; Larkspar, CO; Littleton, CO; Sedalia, CO

Stream Channels

Channel cross sections: 1
Gaging station: x
Suspended sediment: x
Other: Bedload


Transects: 6
Tree-rings: 1
Other: Tree Counts


Particle size
Stream bed: x
Bank: x
Other: Channel Island Measurements

Additional Data

Site located in Douglas County, CO SE 1/4 Sec 33 T.6S, R.68W.
Additional data collected but not submitted with this file: Ground and aerial photos for various years are available from the principal investigator: 7 Aug 1971, 29 June 1975, 8 July 1978, 8 Sept 1978, 9 July 1980 and 5 Oct 1983.

For information on how to obtain USGS topographic maps of this study site, please visit the USGS Maps, Imagery and Publicatinos page at http://www.usgs.gov/pubprod/.

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