Paleoflood hydrology and historic flood analysis in the upper Verde River basin, central Arizona

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Title:
Paleoflood hydrology and historic flood analysis in the upper Verde River basin, central Arizona
Author:
Klawon, Jeanne Elizabeth, 1973-
Issue Date:
1997
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:
Hell Canyon and Sycamore Canyon are major ungaged tributaries in the upper Verde River basin of central Arizona. Gage data implies that the record discharge of 1507 cms occurred on February 20, 1993 measured at the Verde River gage near Clarkdale, Arizona was derived primarily from these tributaries. 1993 flow reconstructions measure 800-900 cms in Sycamore Canyon and 600-700 cms in Hell Canyon. Historic and pre-historic units were exposed in various stratigraphic exposures in these canyons; as many as 11 floods are recorded at any one site. The 1993 floodwaters typically overtop all prior stratigraphy; however, dendrochronology suggests that similar floods occurred prior to the gage record. These results confirm that Hell Canyon and Sycamore Canyon are major contributors to floods on the Verde River in both the historic and paleoflood record.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Geology.; Hydrology.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Geosciences
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Baker, Victor R.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titlePaleoflood hydrology and historic flood analysis in the upper Verde River basin, central Arizonaen_US
dc.creatorKlawon, Jeanne Elizabeth, 1973-en_US
dc.contributor.authorKlawon, Jeanne Elizabeth, 1973-en_US
dc.date.issued1997en_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.abstractHell Canyon and Sycamore Canyon are major ungaged tributaries in the upper Verde River basin of central Arizona. Gage data implies that the record discharge of 1507 cms occurred on February 20, 1993 measured at the Verde River gage near Clarkdale, Arizona was derived primarily from these tributaries. 1993 flow reconstructions measure 800-900 cms in Sycamore Canyon and 600-700 cms in Hell Canyon. Historic and pre-historic units were exposed in various stratigraphic exposures in these canyons; as many as 11 floods are recorded at any one site. The 1993 floodwaters typically overtop all prior stratigraphy; however, dendrochronology suggests that similar floods occurred prior to the gage record. These results confirm that Hell Canyon and Sycamore Canyon are major contributors to floods on the Verde River in both the historic and paleoflood record.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectGeology.en_US
dc.subjectHydrology.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGeosciencesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorBaker, Victor R.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1387970en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b38269302en_US
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