Slack-water deposits: a geomorphic technique for the interpretation of fluvial paleohydrology.

P. C. Patton, V. R. Baker, R. C. Kochel

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Abstract

During large floods overbank sedimentation is greatest in slack-water areas associated with channel expansions and the mouths of tributaries which are either back-flooded or hydraulically dammed. Slack-water deposits in eastern Washington and central and west Texas provide information on the magnitude, frequency and areal extent of past floods. The paleohydrologic record derived from studies of slack-water alluvial stratigraphy is useful in assessing the rates of geomorphic change in river channels that result from infrequent processes that cannot be measured directly.-from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)225-254
Number of pages30
JournalUnknown Journal
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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