This U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) data release contains results from the 2020 and 2021 geomorphic survey of North Fork Eagle Creek, New Mexico. Both geomorphic surveys were conducted by the USGS, in cooperation with the Village of Ruidoso, New Mexico, and are the last set of surveys in a planned series of five annual geomorphic surveys of the stream reach located between the North Fork Eagle Creek near Alto, New Mexico, streamflow-gaging station (USGS site 08387550) and the Eagle Creek below South Fork near Alto, New Mexico, streamflow-gaging station (USGS site 08387600). Specifically, there are two data release files, one each for the 2020 and 2021 surveys, that include the results from 14 cross-section surveys (including locations and elevations of all cross-section points), the locations of all woody debris accumulations identified in the reach (and their respective debris jam classifications), the locations of all pools identified in the reach, and the locations of other features of geomorphic significance in the reach. Location and elevation data were primarily collected by using survey-grade real-time kinematic global navigation satellite systems (RTK GNSS) but the locations of some features were determined or estimated by using field notes, photographs, and digital mapping software. Photographs takens during the 2017 to 2021 surveys are compiled in a comrpessed zip folder titled "Field Photos".
Previous survey data releases can be accessed through the following URLs
2017 survey: https://doi.org/10.5066/F7PR7TX3
2018 survey: https://doi.org/10.5066/P94ZQHKU
2019 survey: https://doi.org/10.5066/P97ALYNZ
This data release supports the following publication: Nichols, J.R., Chavarria, S.B., and Graziano, A.P., 2023, Assessment of post-wildfire geomorphic change in the North Fork Eagle Creek stream channel, New Mexico, 2017–21: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2023–5116, 48 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20235116.
|Title||Data supporting the 2020 and 2021 geomorphic survey of North Fork Eagle Creek, New Mexico|
|Authors||Justin R Nichols, Shaleene B Chavarria|
|Product Type||Data Release|
|Record Source||USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog|
|USGS Organization||New Mexico Water Science Center|