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The Vigil Network: West Fork Muddy Creek

The Vigil Network: West Fork Muddy Creek
Site Summary

General Information

Site Name: West Fork Muddy 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: 3 August 1975

Location at Lower End of Basin

Latitude: 45°32'06" N
Longitude: 106°45'22" W


(ranked in order of importance)

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

Site Information

Annual precipitation: 380 mm
Elevation: 1067 m
Drainage area: 91 km2
Hydrology: Slope m/m 0.0083, W/D Ratio at BF Stage 5.77
Bench Marks: 5
Photography: 10 exposures, B & W ground photos
U.S.G.S. 7.5 minute maps: Painted Hill, MT

Stream Channels

Channel cross sections: 6


Transects: 3
Grasses: Yes
Shrubs: Yes
Trees: Yes


Other: Stream order n:2

Additional Data

Additional data collected but not submitted with this file: Benthic fauna data. A 1973 survey of the area also exists.

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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