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The Vigil Network: Pueblo Cañon

The Vigil Network: Pueblo Cañon
Site Summary

General Information

Site Name: Pueblo Cañon, New Mexico
Location: 12 Miles soutwest of Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Principal Investigator: Harold E. Malde
Address: USGS, Denver, CO
Date of Site Establishment and/or Field Measurements: August 1970, June 1971, July 1970, August 1972

Location at Lower End of Basin

Latitude: 35°31'34" N
Longitude: 105°59'38" W


(ranked in order of importance)

  1. Channel Change
  2. Erosion
  3. Sedimentation

Site Information

Annual precipitation: 300 mm
Elevation: 1920 m
Relief: 90 m
Drainage area: 22 km2
Geology: Ancha Formation Santa Fe Group
Vegetation: Gramma Grass, Juniper-Pinon Woodlands
Bench Marks 90+
Photography: B & W ground photos: 7 marked sites in survey area, others in upper reach.
U.S.G.S. 7.5 minute maps: Turquoise Hill, NM; Seton Village, NM


Other: Erosion pins 96 sites

Stream Channels

Channel cross sections: 41
Bed Profile: 1
Water Surface Profile: 1
Headcut Retreat: 6
Other: Profile of flood crest (26 July 1971)


Other: Mileage log to site

Additional Data

Two topo maps plus "Figure 2" map of cañon transferred to MA-1409.

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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