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Historical sedimentation at the mouths of five deltas on Peoria Lake.
- This report summarizes the results of surveying conducted at the mouths of five deltas on Peoria Lake in 1999. The five deltas are at the mouths of Richland Creek, Partridge Creek, Blue Creek, Dickison Run, and Farm Creek. All surveying was done to include the planform of the deltas that existed in 1999. The 1999 planform of four of the five deltas except Dickison Run is different than the locations in 1902-1904. In order to estimate the volumes of deposited sediment between 1902-1904 and 1999, a grid was developed encompassing the aerial extent of the 1999 delta. Subsequently, computations determined the net volumetric accumulation of sediment within each grid for each delta: 2,683 acre-feet (Partridge Creek), 1,495 acre-feet (Blue Creek), 1,428 acre-feet (Richland Creek), 1,252 acre-feet (Farm Creek), and 338 acre-feet (Dickison Run). Relative values of the sediment accumulation could be quite misleading since most of these creeks have been altered over the last 100 years, the 1999 outlets are not at the same locations as those that existed in 1902-1904, and a significant amount of sand-and-gravel mining took place at several locations such as at Farm Creek. Still these values provide a significant contribution toward the understanding of the relative magnitudes of sediments being deposited at the mouths of these five deltas.
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Phone Number: Language(s): EN-English Volume or Year: 2001
Number or Issue: Date Created: 9 24 2004
Date Last Modified: 5 13 2003 Librarian Remarks:
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