Debris line of river peak at USGS station ID 010642505

Debris line in the grass on the side of a roadway where the river reached its peak

Detailed Description

A debris line was left on the ground where the river reached its peak at USGS station ID 010642505 Saco River at Bartlett, New Hampshire. This is a type of High-Water Mark that was flagged for an indirect measurement of discharge. Direct measurements using a flow meter cannot be used during this type of flood event. In this case, it was a slope-area measurement that resulted in 29,100 cubic feet per second of flow, or approximately 2,182,250 gallons of water per second flowing down the channel and well over bank. 


Image Dimensions: 2048 x 1536

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Location Taken: US