Sediment load is a factor to be considered with surface streams. This graph shows the relationship between mean annual sediment load and mean annual precipitation for the specific environment where the mean annual temperature is 40 degrees F. Other curves may be drawn for various other mean annual temperatures. Note that in this regime sediment yield is greatest at about 8 or 9 inches of precipitation. This factor must be given careful consideration when designing flood impoundment structures. The greater the sediment load the quicker the reservoir fills up.

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Title Sediment load is a factor to be considered with surface streams. This graph shows the relationship between mean annual sediment load and mean annual precipitation for the specific environment where the mean annual temperature is 40 degrees F. Other curves may be drawn for various other mean annual temperatures. Note that in this regime sediment yield is greatest at about 8 or 9 inches of precipitation. This factor must be given careful consideration when designing flood impoundment structures. The greater the sediment load the quicker the reservoir fills up.
Photo Number p1274n022
Keywords Disasters; Natural disasters; Floods; Flood damage; Graphs and charts
Collection Number and Name P1274 Environmental Geology and Geologic Hazards in Utah Photograph Collection
Collection Name Environmental Geology in Utah
Owning Institution Multimedia Archives, Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Rights http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/CNE/1.0/
Type Image
ARK ark:/87278/s6q823s3
Setname uum_map
Date Created 2006-08-23
Date Modified 2015-11-13
ID 976945
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6q823s3
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