Stream discharge and bedload accumulation in gauged watersheds at the South Umpqua Experimental Forest, Coyote Creek, 1963 to 1981 and 2001 to present

  • Creator(s): Julia A. Jones, Jack S. Rothacher
  • PI(s): Julia A. Jones
  • Originator(s): Jack S. Rothacher
  • Other researcher(s): Amy Rusk, Mikeal Jones, Timothy D. Perry, Debra S. Gray, Joseph H. Blanchard
  • Dates of data collection: Oct 1 1963 - Oct 1 2018
  • Data collection status: Study continues and further data collection is planned
  • Data access: Online
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  • Last update: Oct 15 2019 (Version 7)
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Jones, J.; Rothacher, J. 2019. Stream discharge and bedload accumulation in gauged watersheds at the South Umpqua Experimental Forest, Coyote Creek, 1963 to 1981 and 2001 to present. Coyote Creek: South Umpqua Experimental Forest. Forest Science Data Bank, Corvallis, OR. [Database]. Available: Accessed 2024-02-28.
Data were provided by the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest research program, funded by the National Science Foundation's Long-Term Ecological Research Program (DEB 08-23380), 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 FSDB shall not be liable for damages resulting from any use or misinterpretation of data sets.
Stream discharge is collected on four small watersheds in the Coyote Creek drainage within the South Umpqua Experimental forest in the southwest Oregon Cascades. Stream discharge data was started in October 1963 and discontinued in June 1981 (discontinued April 1985 on Watershed 4). Stream discharge measurement was resumed in December 2000 on all four watersheds. Watersheds 1, 2, and 3 were harvested with differing silvicultural methods in summer 1971, and watershed 4 is the control. High resolution temporal data is provided as well as daily, monthly and annual summary data. Streamflow data by sampling intervals are also provided from 1970 to 1981 when stream water chemistry data were being collected. Annual bedload accumulation totals from each of the four watersheds is also provided beginning 2001.

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1Corrected instantaneous stage height with flow calculations (Oct 1 1963 - Oct 1 2018)METADATADATA
These data are the raw data and are collected from charts at uneven intervals. Please use Entity 5 (the interactive FLOW program) to download high temporal resolution streamflow data for Coyote Creek small watersheds.
2Daily streamflow summaries (Oct 1 1963 - Oct 1 2018)METADATADATA
3Monthly streamflow summaries (Oct 1 1963 - Oct 1 2018)METADATADATA
4Annual streamflow summaries by wateryear (October 1 - September 30) (Oct 1 1963 - Oct 1 2018)METADATADATA
5Instantaneous and total discharge for requested time intervals (Oct 1 1963 - Oct 1 2018)METADATADATA
This is the interactive FLOW program which allows downloads of all Coyote Creek small watersheds for any time period at user-specified time intervals. Rating equations can also be displayed.
6Flow summaries for sediment and nutrient sampling periods (Oct 1 1969 - Jan 13 1981)METADATADATA
Total flow is summarized, generally in 3 week periods, for inclusion with stream sampling data in CF003.
7Annual bedload accumulation measured from sediment basins (Oct 1 2001 - Sep 30 2018)METADATADATA

 Annual Sediment Basin Summaries 1966 to 1985, 2000 to 2016 - Historic annual summary data 1966 to 1985 and recent summary data 2000 to 2016
 Annual Sediment Basin Reports, 2000 to 2018 - Annual reports show general calculations and notes, 2000 to 2018

 Stream discharge in gaged watersheds at the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest, 1949 to present (HF004)
 Stream discharge in gauged watersheds at Fox Creek within the Bull Run Municipal Watershed, 1957 to 1988 (HF019)
 Stream discharge in gauged watersheds within the Alsea Watershed Study, 1958 to 1973 (HF018)
 Stream chemistry concentrations and fluxes from legacy studies at Coyote Creek in the South Umpqua National Forest and Fox Creek in the Mt. Hood National Forest (CF003)

 Perry, Timothy D. 2007, Do vigorous young forests reduce streamflow? Results from up to 54 years of streamflow records in eight paired-watershed experiments in the H. J. Andrews and South Umpqua Experimental Forests (Pub. No: 4297)
 Jones, Julia A., Post, David A. 2004, Seasonal and successional streamflow response to forest cutting and regrowth in the northwest and eastern United States (Pub. No: 2787)
 Jones, J. A. 2000, Hydrologic processes and peak discharge response to forest removal, regrowth, and roads in 10 small experimental basins, western Cascades, Oregon (Pub. No: 2567)
 Harr, R. Dennis, Fredriksen, Richard L., Rothacher, Jack 1979, Changes in streamflow following timber harvest in southwestern Oregon (Pub. No: 550)
 Minore, Don, Carkin, Richard E., Fredriksen, Richard L. 1977, Comparison of silvicultural methods at Coyote Creek watersheds in southwestern Oregon--a case history (Pub. No: 143)