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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

Symbols

Abstract

Introduction

Acknowledgments

Scope of report

Field investigation

Computation of reach properties and roughness coefficients

Formulas

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)

SpokaneRiveratSpokane,Wash.(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)

Selected references

Index


 

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