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The Deschutes is a "peculiar" dammed river in Oregon. Its dramatic juxtaposition of geology, topography, and weather offers a digital textbook of landforms and geomorphic approaches revealing Quaternary, Holocene, and intensely contemporary occasions of titanic value. alongside the lively volcanism and tectonism, the current riverine panorama displays this episodic geomorphic historical past, as remnants of fluviatle gains, large bars and boulders, mantle the panorama. A bizarre River: Geology, Geomorphology, and Hydrology of the Deschutes River, Oregon tells a desirable tale a few "striking, occasionally intimidating, panorama that serves to question generalities and is a laboratory during which to check certain landforms and the procedures that produce them."Content:
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Pap. 1437, pp. 13-27, 1990. Welcher, K. A. , 1993. Jim E. O'Connor and Tana L. S. Geological Survey, 10615 SE Cherry Blossom Drive, Portland, OR, 97216 Gordon E. S. Forest Service, 3200 SW Jefferson Way Corvallis, OR 97331 Groundwater Hydrology of the Upper Deschutes Basin and its Influence on Streamflow Marshall W . S. Geological Survey, Portland, Oregon Michael Manga Department of Earth and Planetary Science, University of California, Berkeley, California Kenneth E . L i t e , Jr. Oregon Water Resources Department, Salem, Oregon T h e remarkable stability o f flow in the Deschutes River, relative to other rivers with comparable mean discharges, can be attributed to the substantial fraction o f flow that orig inates as groundwater in the upper Deschutes River basin, the region upstream o f Pelton D a m .
Extrapolation of sediment yield measure ments from reservoir surveys on the basis of an empirical relation between sediment yield and physiography leads us to infer that more than 6 0 percent of the total Deschutes River sediment load was derived from downstream of the Pelton-Round Butte dam complex prior to impoundment in the basin. This also corresponds to the greater relative runoff volumes derived from the lower part of the basin. The Pelton-Round Butte dam complex now traps about 5 0 per cent of the total, basin-wide, pre-impoundment sediment load entering the lower Deschutes River.
Map Ser. GMS-27, Portland, Oregon, 1982. Bishop, E. , and G A. Smith, A field guide to the geology of Cove Palisades State Park and the Deschutes basin in central Oregon, Oregon Geol, 52(1), 3-12, 1990. Brown, C. , Sediment transportation, in Engineering Hydraulics, edited by H. Rouse, pp. 769-857, John Wiley, New York, 1950. , Desertification of the Camp Creek drainage in cen tral Oregon, 1826-1905, M A . , University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon. 1992. Conrey, R. , Geology and petrology of the Mt.
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