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The Vigil Network: Tippah Creek

The Vigil Network: Tippah Creek
Site Summary

General Information

Site Name: Tippah Creek
Location: Benton, Marshall and Tippah Counties, 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: 1970
Original Date of Submission to the Vigil Network: 3 August 1970

Location at Lower End of Basin

Latitude: 34°42'50" N
Longitude: 89°14'45" W


(ranked in order of importance)

  1. Sedimentation
  2. Channel Change
  3. Erosion

Site Information

Annual precipitation: 1370 mm
Elevation: 79.2 m
Relief: 134.1 m
Drainage area: 1973.8 km2
Geology: Eocene coastal plain sand and clay; surficial loess.
Hydrology: +/- 500 mm runoff
Vegetation: Hardwoods, Pine Plantings, Farmlands
Photography: High altitude aerial
U.S.G.S. 7.5 minute maps: Chilli Creek, MISS

Stream Channels

Channel cross sections: 4


Other: Valley Sections: 4

Additional Data

Additional data collected but not submitted with this file: Topo map + 1 valley cross-section sheet filed in MA-1410. Additionally, 2 valley cross sections by Army Engineers exist (near mouth, now within Sardis Reservoir).

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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