To document hydrology, sediment transport and characteristics of
the watersheds. Rainfall, runoff, and sediment load data are
Collection Organization: USDA Agricultural Research Service,
National Sedimentation Laboratory
Collection Methodology: Automatic recording of water stage in
channel, rainfall and temperature, automatic pumping samplers,
some manual analysis of sediment ... concentrations from samples
taken both manually and automatically. Land use evaluated
annually and channel characteristics documented periodically by
field surveys and aerial videography.
Collection Frequency: Every 1, 2, 5, or 30 minutes depending
upon the variables being sensed.
Update Characteristics: Updated in its entirety.
Approximately 12 (74 min.) CDs.
This database is not available in published form. However, it
can be provided in several formats of magnetic media. The
runoff and rainfall data are also available from the National
Hydrology Laboratory in Beltsville, Maryland (ARS national
headquarters location). The contact is: Jane Thurman, Computer
Systems Analyst, Hydrology Laboratory, Building 265, BARC -West
Beltsville, MD 20705. Telephone: 1-301-504-9411