Characterization of Sediment Yield Variation, Little Colorado River Basin Near Saint Johns Arizona.

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Title:
Characterization of Sediment Yield Variation, Little Colorado River Basin Near Saint Johns Arizona.
Author:
MacLeod, Andrew Harris.
Issue Date:
2001
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Twenty-one dirt stock-watering tanks in the upper Little Colorado River Basin near St. Johns, Arizona, were surveyed for sediment depth, which, combined with bulk density, contributing watershed area, estimated age, and tank trap efficiency allowed the computation of sediment yield. A Geographic Information System was used to describe the geology, soil, and vegetation for each watershed. Sediment yields varied principally with geology and soil, vegetation, and watershed size. Watershed characterized by Chinle Formation, fluvial soils (AZ078), and the Plains Grassland Biome had the highest sediment yields, whereas basins with other sedimentary rocks, loamy soils (AZ106), and the Great Basin Conifer Woodland Biome had the lowest yields. Computed sediment yields for the 21 tanks ranged from 0.4 to 293.4 (mean of 27.3) tonnes/km²/yr. Sediment yields for the Little Colorado River, Carrizo Wash, and Zuni River drainage basins were 16.9, 41.3, and 25.7 tonnes/km²/yr, respectively.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Watershed management -- Arizona.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Renewable Natural Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Osterkamp, Waite R.

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleCharacterization of Sediment Yield Variation, Little Colorado River Basin Near Saint Johns Arizona.en_US
dc.creatorMacLeod, Andrew Harris.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMacLeod, Andrew Harris.en_US
dc.date.issued2001en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractTwenty-one dirt stock-watering tanks in the upper Little Colorado River Basin near St. Johns, Arizona, were surveyed for sediment depth, which, combined with bulk density, contributing watershed area, estimated age, and tank trap efficiency allowed the computation of sediment yield. A Geographic Information System was used to describe the geology, soil, and vegetation for each watershed. Sediment yields varied principally with geology and soil, vegetation, and watershed size. Watershed characterized by Chinle Formation, fluvial soils (AZ078), and the Plains Grassland Biome had the highest sediment yields, whereas basins with other sedimentary rocks, loamy soils (AZ106), and the Great Basin Conifer Woodland Biome had the lowest yields. Computed sediment yields for the 21 tanks ranged from 0.4 to 293.4 (mean of 27.3) tonnes/km²/yr. Sediment yields for the Little Colorado River, Carrizo Wash, and Zuni River drainage basins were 16.9, 41.3, and 25.7 tonnes/km²/yr, respectively.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWatershed management -- Arizona.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineRenewable Natural Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairOsterkamp, Waite R.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberLopes, Vicenteen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGuertin, D. Phillipen_US
dc.identifier.oclc213881888en_US
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