Changes in the Channel Area of the Missouri River in Iowa, 1879-1976

(1979) Changes in the Channel Area of the Missouri River in Iowa, 1879-1976. University of Iowa

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Abstract

Using maps, aerial photographs, and hydrologic data the natural and man-made changes in the channel of the Missouri River were quantitatively evaluated from 1879, 1890, 1923, 1947, and to 1976. For quantitative comparison and documentation the river mileage, sinuosity, channel area, and the water, island, and bar area within the channel were measured. These parameters are the only features that can be consistently defined and measured over this time span because of the limited coverage of the older surveys.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Missouri River, Maps, Channels, Rivers
Subjects: Natural resources and environment
Natural resources and environment > Earth sciences
Natural resources and environment > Maps and gazetteers
Natural resources and environment > Water resources > Rivers and streams
ID Code: 26151
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 09 Jan 2018 16:37
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2018 16:37
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/26151