Ephemeral streams - Hydraulic factors and their relation to the drainage net

Professional Paper 282-A
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The hydraulic factors of width, depth, velocity, and suspended sediment load of ephemeral streams near Santa Fe, N. Mex., were measured during flood flow. Later, channel slope was measured. These flood-flow data, in conjunction with an analysis of drainage-basin configuration by the methods proposed by Horton, are used to determine the generalized interrelation of stream order and hydraulic variables. The method developed for determining this interrelation allows an integration of the geographic and physiographic characteristics of a drainage basin with the channel characteristics; specifically, the interrelation of the length, number, and drainage area of streams of various sizes with their respective discharge, width, depth, velocity, slope, channel roughness, and suspended-sediment load.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Ephemeral streams - Hydraulic factors and their relation to the drainage net
Series title Professional Paper
Series number 282
Chapter A
DOI 10.3133/pp282A
Year Published 1956
Language English
Publisher U.S. Government Printing Office
Publisher location Washington D.C.
Description iv, 37 p.
Larger Work Type Report
Larger Work Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Larger Work Title Physiographic and hydraulic studies of rivers (Professional Paper 282)
Country United States
State New Mexico
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