Skip Links

USGS - science for a changing world

Data Series 380

Prepared in cooperation with the Platte River Recovery Implementation Program

River Channel Topographic Surveys Collected Prior to and Following Elevated Flows in the Central Platte River, Spring 2008

By Paul J. Kinzel


Thumbnail of and link to report PDF (1.6 MB)

Rainfall in central Nebraska in late May and early June 2008 elevated streamflows in the central Platte River. Topographic surveys collected along geomorphic monitoring transects prior to these flows (May 2007, July 2007, and March 2008) were repeated in mid-June 2008. These surveys provide characterization of river topography that could be used (1) to infer changes in channel morphology that occurred as a result of this flow event, and (2) to aid in the determination of the effect of managed and natural flow events on habitats for endangered and threatened species in the Platte River basin. The primary purposes of this report are to summarize the methods of data collection, processing, and editing and to make the data described in the report publicly available.

Version 1.0

Posted December 2008

  • Downloads Directory
    The surveys are provided in two Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, data before and after the high magnitude flows

For additional information contact:

Chief, Branch of Regional Research,
Central Region
Box 25046, MS 418
Denver, CO 80225

Or visit the USGS National Research Program Web site at:

Part or all of this report is presented in Portable Document Format (PDF); the latest version of Adobe Reader or similar software is required to view it. Download the latest version of Adobe Reader, free of charge.

Suggested citation:

Kinzel, P.J., 2008, River channel topographic surveys collected prior to and following elevated flows in the central Platte River, Nebraska, spring 2008: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 380, 10 p.




Topographic Survey Methods

Topographic Data Reduction and Editing


References Cited

Accessibility FOIA Privacy Policies and Notices

Take Pride in America logo logo U.S. Department of the Interior | U.S. Geological Survey
Page Contact Information: Contact USGS
Page Last Modified: Monday, November 28 2016, 01:17:27 PM