Data Series 530
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
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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