The consequence of a 1996 wildfire disturbance and a subsequent high-intensity summer convective rain storm (~100 mm h-1) was the deposition of a sediment superslug in the Spring Creek basin (26.8 km2) of the Front Range Mountains in Colorado. Changes in the superslug near the confluence of Spring Creek with the South Platte River were monitored by cross-section surveys at 19 nearly equally-spaced cross sections along a 1500 km study reach for 18 years (1996-2014) to understand the evolution and internal stratigraphy of this type of disturbance in response to different geomorphic processes. These data consist of 19 Excel files (one for each cross section) containing worksheets corresponding to each channel cross-section survey (about 25-31). Worksheets contain the basic survey information (dates, instruments, reference pin elevations, foresight, distances from reference pins, and elevations).
Eighteen years (1996-2014) of channel cross-sectional measurements made in Spring Creek after the 1996 Buffalo Creek wildfire and subsequent flood