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Flood basin

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Title Flood basin
Subject Valley; flood plain; retention basin
Description Flood retention basins like the one at the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon can mitigate the effects of heavy runoff by capturing high flow and easing it back into the streambed at measured intervals. The Big Cottonwood Creek streambed is so porous that the basin loses 8 cfs of water to percolation through the rocks.
Coverage Big Cottonwood Creek 40°37'43.32"N 111°48'16.80"W
Date 2008-06-27
Creator Craig Denton
Type image
Format image/tif
Rights Craig L. Denton 2008. Use of this file is allowed in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License;

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