Road-related erosion from the February 1996 flood in the Lookout Creek and Blue River watersheds, Oregon

  • Creator(s): Julia A. Jones, Beverley C. Wemple
  • PI(s): Julia A. Jones
  • Originator(s): Beverley C. Wemple
  • Other researcher(s): Frederick J. Swanson
  • Dates of data collection: May 2 1999 - Sep 2 1999
  • Data collection status: Study collection is completed and no new collection is planned
  • Data access: Online
  • Last update: Apr 15 2005 (Version 2)
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Jones, J.; Wemple, B. 2005. Road-related erosion from the February 1996 flood in the Lookout Creek and Blue River watersheds, Oregon. Long-Term Ecological Research. Forest Science Data Bank, Corvallis, OR. [Database]. Available: Accessed 2023-12-11.
Data were provided by the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest research program, funded by the National Science Foundation's Long-Term Ecological Research Program (DEB 2025755), US Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station, and Oregon State University.
While substantial efforts are made to ensure the accuracy of data and documentation, complete accuracy of data sets cannot be guaranteed. All data are made available "as is". The Andrews LTER shall not be liable for damages resulting from any use or misinterpretation of data sets.
Studies of the effects of forest roads on mountain watersheds (e.g. Jones and Grant 1996; Wemple et al. 1996) led to asking how sedimentation processes were affected by roads during the flood of February, 1996. Of interest were how roads influenced erosional processes and how flood-induced erosion affected the transportation network. By employing concepts of sediment budgeting and disturbance cascades, this study aims to create a landscape context for understanding the impact of an extensive road network on the geomorphic imprint left by this flood of record in February 1996.

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 Jones, J. A., Grant, G. E. 1996, Peak flow responses to clear-cutting and roads in small and large basins, western Cascades, Oregon (Pub. No: 1529)
 Wemple, Beverley C., Jones, Julia A., Grant, Gordon E. 1996, Channel network extension by logging roads in two basins, western Cascades, Oregon (Pub. No: 2314)