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Eighteen years (1996-2014) of channel cross-sectional measurements made in Spring Creek after the 1996 Buffalo Creek wildfire and subsequent flood


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Moody, J.A., and Martin, D.A., 2017, Eighteen years (1996-2014) of channel cross-sectional measurements made in Spring Creek after the 1996 Buffalo Creek wildfire and subsequent flood: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


The consequence of the 1996 Buffalo Creek wildfire disturbance and a subsequent high-intensity summer convective rain storm (~100 mm h-1) was the deposition of a sediment superslug in the Spring Creek basin (26.8 km2) of the Front Range Mountains in Colorado. Changes in the superslug near the confluence of Spring Creek with the South Platte River were monitored by cross-section surveys at 18 nearly equally-spaced cross sections along a 1500 m study reach for 18 years (1996-2014) to understand the evolution and internal stratigraphy of this type of disturbance in response to different geomorphic processes. These data consist of 18 Excel files (one for each cross section) containing worksheets corresponding to each channel cross-section [...]


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John A Moody
Originator :
John A Moody, Deborah A Martin
Metadata Contact :
John A Moody
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
USGS Mission Area :
Water Resources
SDC Data Owner :
National Research Program

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XSEC-2p7_SciBase.xlsx 125.17 KB
XSEC0100_SciBase.xlsx 95.36 KB
XSEC0187_SciBase.xlsx 97.63 KB
XSEC0250_SciBase.xlsx 90.75 KB
XSEC0341_SciBase.xlsx 121.98 KB
XSEC0393_SciBase.xlsx 101 KB
XSEC0483_SciBase.xlsx 114.92 KB
XSEC0567_SciBase.xlsx 123.29 KB
XSEC0679_SciBase.xlsx 98.55 KB
XSEC0755_SciBase.xlsx 121.71 KB
XSEC0815_SciBase.xlsx 91.26 KB
XSEC0905_SciBase.xlsx 80.19 KB
XSEC1006_SciBase.xlsx 71.76 KB
XSEC1100_SciBase.xlsx 67.41 KB
XSEC1200_SciBase.xlsx 101.67 KB
XSEC1340_SciBase.xlsx 85.78 KB
XSEC1450_SciBase.xlsx 57.58 KB
XSEC4850_SciBase.xlsx 34.33 KB
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These data were obtained to monitor the post wildfire changes of sediment deposited in Spring Creek basin. This data can provide an assessment of the time-varying (1) sediment transport rate out of the basin and into downstream water-supply and irrigation reservoirs, and (2) residence time for the remaining sediment stored in the basin.


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  • Post Wildfire Hydrological, Sedimentological, and Water Quality Responses
  • USGS Data Release Products



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DOI doi:10.5066/F7QV3JQX

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