Morphometry of Major Arroyos in the Vicinity of Low-Level Radioactive Waste Area, Hudspeth County, Texas

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1989

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The area in Hudspeth County under consideration for disposal of low-level radioactive waste lies within the drainage divides of two watersheds: Alamo and Camp Rice Arroyos. The recent geomorphic history of these arroyos has been dominated by incision. Downcutting on the major arroyos caused upslope expansion of drainage networks and an increase in drainage density where clayey sediments of the Fort Hancock Formation crop out. However, alluvium fills the upper reaches of some tributaries and extends upslope onto the alluvial slope where drainage density values are relatively low.

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