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The Eel River, northwestern California; high sediment yields from a dynamic landscapeAuthor(s): Thomas E. Lisle
Source: In: M.G. Wolman and H.C. Riggs (ed.), Surface Water Hydrology, v. O-1, The Geology of North America, Geological Society of America. p. 311-314.
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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DescriptionThe Eel River draining the Coast Range of northwestern California has the highest recorded average suspended sediment yield per drainage area of any river of its size or larger unaffected by volcanic eruptions or active glaciers in the conterminous United States (1,720 t/km 2 yr from 9,390 km 2 ; Brown and Ritter, 1971).
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CitationLisle, Thomas E. 1990. The Eel River, northwestern California; high sediment yields from a dynamic landscape. In: M.G. Wolman and H.C. Riggs (ed.), Surface Water Hydrology, v. O-1, The Geology of North America, Geological Society of America. p. 311-314.
KeywordsPSW4351, erosion, sediment transport, California, suspended sediment, sediment transporting porcess, hillslopes, channels, geology, hydrology, geomorphic
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