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dc.contributor.authorKlawon, J.E.
dc.contributor.authorPearthree, P.A.
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-29T02:11:42Z
dc.date.available2018-09-29T02:11:42Z
dc.date.issued2000
dc.identifier.citationKlawon, J.E. and Pearthree, P.A., 2000, Field guide to a dynamic distributary drainage system: Tiger Wash, western Arizona. Arizona Geological Survey Open File Report, OFR-00-01, 34 p.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/629733
dc.descriptionManagement of flood hazards on piedmonts of the western United States is increasingly important as urban development expands into these areas. In the western United States, the term piedmont describes the low-relief, gently sloping plains between mountain ranges and the streams or playas that occupy the lowest portions of the valleys. Distributary, downstream- branching fluvial systems are common in piedmont areas, and all or parts of many of these distributary systems are active alluvial fans. Management of flood hazards on active alluvial fans is particularly challenging because of complex flow patterns, widespread inundation, local high-velocity flow, and the potential for development of new channels during floods. Geologic and geomorphologic analyses provide insights into the fluvial processes on piedmonts and thus can be invaluable in assessing flood hazards (Pearthree, 1989; Baker and others, 1990; Field and Pearthree, 1991; Hjalmarson and Kemna, 1991; Pearthree and others, 1992; Hjalmarson, 1994; Field, 1994a; 1994b; National Research Council, 1996; Field and Pearthree, 1997; Pearthree and others, in press). This field guide provides an overview of investigations of the Tiger Wash distributary drainage system in western Arizona, which experienced an extreme flood in late September, 1997. (34 pages)
dc.language.isoen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesOFR-00-01
dc.relation.urlhttp://repository.azgs.az.gov/uri_gin/azgs/dlio/200
dc.rightsArizona Geological Survey. All rights reserved.
dc.subjectArizona Geological Survey Open File Reports
dc.subjectMaricopa County
dc.subjectArizona
dc.subjectTiger Wash
dc.subjectdistributary fluvial systems
dc.subjectalluvial fans
dc.subjectpiedmont
dc.subjecturban development
dc.subjecthazards
dc.subjectflood
dc.subjectdrainage system
dc.subjectSierra Estrella Mountains
dc.subjectgeomorphology
dc.titleField guide to a dynamic distributary drainage system: Tiger Wash, western Arizona
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csdgm.bounding.south33.1559
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