A Hydrographic Surveyor's Most Memorable Day

by Holbert W. Fear, (F.ASCE), Consulting Hydraulic Engr.; Gloversville, N.Y.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1977, Vol. 47, Issue 5, Pg. 72-73

Document Type: Feature article


Holbert Fear's most memorable day in a career as a hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey was in 1917, near Hanna, Wyoming. Fear was sent out to measure the flow of the North Platte River at a stream gaging station out in the wilderness. On his way back Fear and a companion were beset by a series of fateful events that made this expedition one of his most memorable.

Subject Headings: Hydrographs | Hydrographic surveys | Flow measurement | Professional development | Hydrology | Geology | Geological surveys | River flow | Wyoming | United States

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