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Identifying and preserving high-water mark data

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Koenig, T.A., Bruce, J.L., O’Connor, J.E., McGee, B.D., Holmes, R.R., Jr., Hollins, Ryan, Forbes, B.T., Kohn, M.S., Schellekens, M.F., Martin, Z.W., and Peppler, M.C., 2016, Identifying and preserving high-water mark data: U.S. Geological Survey Techniques and Methods, book 3, chap. A24, 47 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/tm3A24.

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High-water marks provide valuable data for understanding recent and historical flood events. The proper collection and recording of high-water mark data from perishable and preserved evidence informs flood assessments, research, and water resource management. Given the high cost of flooding in developed areas, experienced hydrographers, using the best available techniques, can contribute high-quality data toward efforts such as public education of flood risk, flood inundation mapping, flood frequency computations, indirect streamflow measurement, and hazard assessments.This manual presents guidance for skilled high-water mark identification, including marks left behind in natural and man-made environments by tranquil and rapid flowing [...]

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tableOfContents<ul><li>Preface</li><li>Acknowledgments</li><li>Abstract</li><li>Introduction</li><li>High-Water Mark Field Guide—Identifying Evidence of High Water</li><li>Preserving Data</li><li>Best Practices—Developing an Eye for Good High-Water Marks and Avoiding Pitfalls</li><li>References Cited</li><li>Glossary</li><li>Appendix 1. Paleoflood High-Water Marks</li></ul>
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