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The Vigil Network: Wilhite Creek

The Vigil Network: Wilhite Creek
Site Summary

General Information

Site Name: Wilhite Creek
Location: Union 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 and 1969
Original Date of Submission to the Vigil Network: 24 July 1970

Location at Lower End of Basin

Latitude: 34°32'00" N
Longitude: 88°57'00" W


(ranked in order of importance)

  1. Sedimentation
  2. Channel Change
  3. Erosion

Site Information

Annual precipitation: 1370 mm
Elevation: 106.7 m
Relief: 91.4 m
Drainage area: 41.4 km2
Geology: Coastal plain sand and clay; very thin surficial loess.
Hydrology: +/- 500 mm runoff
Vegetation: Hardwoods, Scattered Farmlands, Cultivated Valleys
Photography: High altitude aerial; ground photos of sediment ranges.
U.S.G.S. 7.5 minute maps: Keownville, MISS; Pleasant Ridge, MISS

Stream Channels

Channel cross sections: 8


Other: Valley Sections: 8

Additional Data

Additional data collected but not submitted with this file: Sheet of valley cross-sections filed in MA-1412.

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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