Presentation Title

Eaton Canyon River Gravel Deposition and Correlation with Past Stream Flow

Faculty Mentor

Rhea Presiado

Start Date

17-11-2018 12:30 PM

End Date

17-11-2018 2:30 PM

Location

CREVELING 54

Session

POSTER 2

Type of Presentation

Poster

Subject Area

physical_mathematical_sciences

Abstract

Eaton Canyon Natural Area Park is a zoological, botanical and geological nature preserve that rests at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains which have been formed through faulting and earthquake movement (Eaton Canyon Nature Center Associates, 2018). Earthquake activity and weathering processes have resulted in shattered rock and sand that erodes into valleys and canyons with precipitation. At the base of Eaton Canyon is an intermittent, braided stream with a low slope and a high load containing a variety of metamorphic and igneous gravel, sand and rocks that have been transported downslope from the San Gabriel Mountains. This research studies the Eaton Canyon Wash, mapping and measuring gravel deposits to investigate if the depositions correlate with the stream morphology (Hauer, 1996). Key research questions include: Are there more gravel deposits where there was heavy or light river flow? How does the location and size of the gravel and sand deposits correspond to the river path morphology?

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Eaton Canyon River Gravel Deposition and Correlation with Past Stream Flow

CREVELING 54

Eaton Canyon Natural Area Park is a zoological, botanical and geological nature preserve that rests at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains which have been formed through faulting and earthquake movement (Eaton Canyon Nature Center Associates, 2018). Earthquake activity and weathering processes have resulted in shattered rock and sand that erodes into valleys and canyons with precipitation. At the base of Eaton Canyon is an intermittent, braided stream with a low slope and a high load containing a variety of metamorphic and igneous gravel, sand and rocks that have been transported downslope from the San Gabriel Mountains. This research studies the Eaton Canyon Wash, mapping and measuring gravel deposits to investigate if the depositions correlate with the stream morphology (Hauer, 1996). Key research questions include: Are there more gravel deposits where there was heavy or light river flow? How does the location and size of the gravel and sand deposits correspond to the river path morphology?