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River Channel Cross-Sections, Middle Humboldt River, North-Central Nevada


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Hess, G.W., Plume, R.W., and Arthur, J.M., 2018, River Channel Cross-Sections, Middle Humboldt River, North-Central Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


The USGS and Newmont Mining Corp. surveyed 51 cross sections to determine hydraulic characteristics throughout 12 model reaches. The accuracy of the surveyed cross sections is believed to be +/- 0.5 ft. Field surveys included measuring the channel cross section up to the approximate altitude of the highest flood and includes auxiliary channels. Surveyed cross sections generally were at representative locations about every 3 miles along the Humboldt River channel. In areas where long overbank sections occurred, supplemental altitudes were determined from topographic maps in order to extend surveyed parts of cross sections so that each section represented the full width of the floodplain. In this dataset there is a known discrepancy [...]


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Cross-sectional data were surveyed throughout 12 reaches along the middle Humboldt River to determine hydraulic characteristics (cross-sectional area, length, and slope) for use in the middle Humboldt River surface-water model.

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DOI doi:10.5066/F73X85WM

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