Accession Number:

ADA022059

Title:

Measurement and Prediction of Sediment Yields in Wisconsin Streams.

Descriptive Note:

Water-resources investigations,

Corporate Author:

GEOLOGICAL SURVEY MADISON WIS WATER RESOURCES DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

Sediment data have been collected by the U.S. Geological Survey at 118 streamgaging sites throughout the State beginning in 1935. Enough data were collected at 84 of these sites to calculate an average annual suspended sediment. Measured average annual yields range from about 680 tons per square mile 238 tonnes per square kilometre in the Driftless Area to 3.1 tons per square mile in the Northern Highland province. The average suspended-sediment yield for Wisconsin is about 80 tons per square mile per year. Sediment-yield prediction equations for four geographic provinces make it possible to predict average annual sediment yield at any point on 95 of the streams in the State.

Subject Categories:

  • Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE