Tag Archives: streams

Strange drainage network

Establishing a sequence of events responsible for creating a particular feature or landscape is a primary goal of geology. This involves establishing which event or feature came first, whether it be the sequence of rocks in a mountain range or … Continue reading

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One more Alabama stream

“Sandy Creek” lies just down the hill from my grandfather’s property. As a child, I fished and played in this stream, and touched the poison oak along its banks. I don’t remember ever seeing this stream flood or dry up, … Continue reading

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Stream gages and hydrographs

In my ramblings about weather stations, I mentioned that stream gages are another type of automated data recorder that provide real-time data to the public. Stream gages record the height of the flowing water above a reference datum (such as … Continue reading

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