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The Vigil Network: Red Banks Creek

The Vigil Network: Red Banks Creek
Site Summary

General Information

Site Name: Red Banks Creek, Mississippi
Location: De Soto and Marshall Counties, Mississippi USA
Principal Investigator: S.C. Happ, Richard D. Holt
Address: U.S.D.A. Sedimentation Lab, Oxford, Mississippi USA
Date of Site Establishment and/or Field Measurements: 1940, 1969
Original Date of Submission to the Vigil Network: 24 July 1970

Location at Lower End of Basin

Latitude: 34°48'30" N
Longitude: 89°46'00" W


(ranked in order of importance)

  1. Sedimentation
  2. Channel Change
  3. Erosion

Site Information

Annual precipitation: 1370 mm
Elevation: 83.8 m
Relief: 93 m
Drainage area: 95.8 km2
Geology: Coastal plain sand and clay; Surficial loess.
Hydrology: +/- 500 mm runoff
Vegetation: Hardwoods, Scattered Farmlands
Photography: High altitude aerial
U.S.G.S. 7.5 minute maps: Byhalia, MISS; Lewisburg, MISS; Red Banks, MISS;

Stream Channels

Channel cross sections: 6


Other: Valley Sections: 6

Additional Data

Additional data collected but not submitted with this file: Later valley sections by Army Engineers (1947) and by S.C.S. (1965) in lower valley.

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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