Sediment Variability Mark Twain Lake, Missouri

by Vernon Finney, USDA, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Soil Properties Evaluation from Centrifugal Models and Field Performance


This paper looks at the historical variability in suspended sediment loads in the Upper Salt River Basin above Mark Twain Lake, Missouri in an attempt to assess the magnitude of suspended sediment loads delivered to Mark Twain Lake since its closure in October of 1983. Seasonal, monthly and annual suspended sediment loads for the years 1941 through 1965 were calculated for U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Gage, Station No. 05507500, OWDC No. 07367, on the Salt River near Monroe City, Missouri. Seasonal, monthly, and annual suspended sediment loads for the years 1981 through 1986 were calculated for USGS Gages, Station No. 05503500, OWDC No. 21679, on the North Fork Salt River near Hunnewell, Missouri and Station No. 05506500, OWDC No. 07366, on the Middle Fork Salt River at Paris, Missouri.

Subject Headings: Suspended sediment | Suspended loads | Lakes | Sediment | Sediment loads | Load factors | Rivers and streams | Salt water | Missouri | United States | Paris | France | Europe

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