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The Vigil Network: Puskus and Cypress Creek

The Vigil Network: Puskus and Cypress Creek
Site Summary

General Information

Site Name: Puskus and Cypress Creek, Mississippi
Location: La Fayette 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
Original Date of Submission to the Vigil Network: 24 July 1970

Location at Lower End of Basin

Latitude: 34°30'00" N
Longitude: 89°15'30" W


(ranked in order of importance)

  1. Sedimentation
  2. Channel Change
  3. Erosion

Site Information

Annual precipitation: 1340 mm
Elevation: 87 m
Relief: 95 m
Drainage area: 155.4 km2
Geology: Eocene coastal plain sands and clays with thin surficial loess.
Hydrology: +/- 500 mm runoff
Vegetation: Mixed Hardwoods and Farmlands
Photography: High altitude aerial
U.S.G.S. 7.5 minute maps: Puskus Lake, MISS; Denmark, MISS; Bagley Lake, MISS;

Stream Channels

Channel cross sections: 11


Other: Valley Sections: 11

Additional Data

Additional data collected but not submitted with this file: Topo map + 2 valley cross-section sheets filed in 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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