Skip Links

USGS - science for a changing world

Data Series 530

Prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District

Characteristics of Sediment Data and Annual Suspended-Sediment Loads and Yields for Selected Lower Missouri River Mainstem and Tributary Stations, 1976–2008

By David C. Heimann, Patrick P. Rasmussen, Teri L. Cline, Lori M. Pigue, and Holly R. Wagner

Thumbnail of and link to report PDF (1.1 MB)


Suspended-sediment data from 18 selected surface-water monitoring stations in the lower Missouri River Basin downstream from Gavins Point Dam were used in the computation of annual suspended-sediment and suspended-sand loads for 1976 through 2008. Three methods of suspended-sediment load determination were utilized and these included the subdivision method, regression of instantaneous turbidity with suspended-sediment concentrations at selected stations, and regression techniques using the Load Estimator (LOADEST) software. Characteristics of the suspended-sediment and streamflow data collected at the 18 monitoring stations and the tabulated annual suspended-sediment and suspended-sand loads and yields are presented.

First posted September 29, 2010

For additional information contact:
Director, USGS Missouri Water Science Center
1400 Independence Road
Rolla, MO 65401
(573) 308–3667
Or visit the Missouri Water Science Center 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:

Heimann, D.C., Rasmussen, P.P., Cline, T.L., Pigue, L.M., and Wagner, H.R., 2010, Characteristics of sediment data and annual suspended-sediment loads and yields for selected lower Missouri River mainstem and tributary stations, 1976–2008: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series Report 530, 58 p.




Characteristics of Sediment Data

Methods of Sediment Load Estimation

Annual Suspended Sediment Loads and Yields


References Cited

Accessibility FOIA Privacy Policies and Notices logo U.S. Department of the Interior | U.S. Geological Survey
Page Contact Information: Contact USGS
Page Last Modified: Monday, November 28, 2016, 03:35:28 PM