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The Vigil Network: Upper Owl Creek

The Vigil Network: Upper Owl Creek
Site Summary

General Information

Site Name: Upper Owl Creek
Location: Yellowstone River Basin, Southeastern Montana, USA
Principal Investigator: Robert Curry
Address: University of California, Santa Cruz, CA
Date of Site Establishment and/or Field Measurements: 27 August 1975

Location at Lower End of Basin

Latitude: 45°07'57" N
Longitude: 107°14'38" W


(ranked in order of importance)

  1. Channel Change
  2. Vegetation
  3. Sedimentation
  4. Erosion

Site Information

Annual precipitation: 380 mm
Elevation: 1140 m
Drainage area: 170 km2
Hydrology: Slope m/m 0.0029, W/D Ratio at BF Stage 7.7
Bench Marks: 5
Photography: 15 exposures, B & W ground photos
U.S.G.S. 7.5 minute maps: Kid Creek, MT

Stream Channels

Channel cross sections: 4


Transects: 4
Grasses: Yes
Shrubs: Yes
Trees: Yes


Other: Stream order n:3

Additional Data

Additional data collected but not submitted with this file: Benthic fauna data.

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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