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INT-GTR-47: Measuring cross sections using a sag tape: a generalized procedure


Ray, Gary A.; Megahan, Walter F. 1979. Measuring cross sections using a sag tape: a generalized procedure. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-47. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 12 p.

A procedure was developed for surveying cross sections using a sag tape with unequal end elevations. The procedure is as accurate as traditional engineer's level surveys, is faster and easier, and can be programed for a digital computer by following the flow diagram which is provided.

Keywords: survey, cross sections, streambank erosion, channel degradation, channel aggradation, aquatic habitat, water profiles, erosion, deposition, profiles


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Title: INT-GTR-47: Measuring cross sections using a sag tape: a generalized procedure
Publish Date: March 6, 2012
Last Update:
March 6, 2012

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