Roughness Characteristics of Natural Channels

U.S. Geological Survey, Water Supply Paper 1849

by Harry H. Barnes, Jr.

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Section 1 -- 2.15 MB





Scope of report

Field investigation

Computation of reach properties and roughness coefficients


Computation procedure

Application of roughness coefficients

Presentation of information

Columbia River at Vernita,Wash. (n=0.024)

Indian Fork below Atwood Dam, near New Cumberland, Ohio. (n=0.026)

Champlin Creek near Colorado City, Tex. (n=0.027)

Clark Fork at St .Regis, Mont. (n=0.028)

Clark Fork above Missoula, Mont.(n=0.030)


Section 2 -- 1.92 MB

Presentation of information (cont'd)

Columbia River at The Dalles, Oreg. (n=0.030)

Esopus Creek at Coldbrook, N.Y.(n=0.030)

Salt Creek at Roca, Nebr. (n=0.030)-

Black foot River near Ovando, Mont.(n=0.031)

Coeur d'Alene River near Prichard,Idaho (n=0.032)

Rio Chama near Chamita, N. Mex. (n=0.032;0.036)

Salt River below Stewart Mountain Dam, Ariz. (n=0.032)

Section 3 -- 2.00 MB

Presentation of information (cont'd)

Beaver Kill at Cooks Falls, N.Y. (n=0.033)

Clearwater River at Kamiah, Idaho (n=0.033)

Etowah River near Dawsonville, Ga. (n=0.041 ; 0.039 ; 0.035)

West Fork Bitterroot River near Conner, Mont. (n=0.036)

Yakima River at Umtanum, Wash. (n=0.036)

MiddleFork VermilionRivernearDanville, 111. (n=0.037)

Wenatchee River at Plain, Wash. (n=0.037)

Section 4 -- 2.00 MB

Presentation of information (cont'd)

Moyie River at Eastport, Idaho (n=0.038)


Tobesofkee Creek nearMacon,Ga. (n=0.043;0.041 ;0.039)

Bull Creek near Ira, Tex. (n=0.041)_

Middle Fork Flathead River near Essex, Mont. (n=0.041)

Middle Oconee River near Athens, Ga. (n=0.042;0.041 ;0.044)

Beaver Creek near New castle, Wyo. (n=0.043)

Section 5 -- 2.06 MB

Presentation of information (cont'd)

Catherine Creek near Union, Oreg. (n=0.043)

Chiwawa River near Plain,Wash. (n=0.043)

Esopus Creek at Coldbrook,N.Y. (n=0.043)

Grande Ronde River at La Grande, Oreg. (n=0.043)

Murder Creek near Monticello, Ga.(n=0.045)

Provo River near Hailstone, Utah (n=0.045; 0.073)

Rolling Fork near Boston, Ky. (n=0.046; 0.097)

Section 6 -- 2.20 MB

Presentation of information (cont'd)

South Beaverdam Creek near Dewy Rose, Ga. (n=0.052 ; 0.047)

Deep River at Ramseur, N.C. (n=0.049)

Clear Creek near Golden, Colo. (n=0.050)

Chattahoochee River near Leaf, Ga. (n=0.051 ;0.074)

South Fork Clearwater River near Grangeville, Idaho(n=0.051)

Cache Creek near Lower Lake, Calif. (n=0.053;0.079)

East Branch Ausable River at Au Sable Forks, N.Y. (n=0.055)

Section 7 -- 1.56 MB

Presentation of information (cont'd)

Middle Branch Westfield River at Goss Heights, Mass. (n==0.056)

Mission Creek near Cashmere, (n=0.057)

Haw River near Benaja, N.C. (n=0.059)

North Fork Cedar River near Lester, Wash. (n=0.059)

Hominy Creek at Candler, N.C. (n=0.060)

Section 8 -- 1.93 MB

Presentation of information (cont'd)

Rock Creek Canal near Darby, Mont. (n=0.060)

Merced River at Happy Isles Bridge, near Yosemite, Calif. (n==O.O65)

Pond Creek near Louisville, Ky. (n=0.070)

Boundary Creek near Porthill Idaho (n=0.073)

Rock Creek near Darby, Mont. (n= 0.075)

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