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Post-wildfire debris flow and rainfall data, Whitewater-Baldy complex fire, southwestern New Mexico

Metadata Updated: October 29, 2023

During the spring and early summer of 2012, approximately 1,200 square kilometers of Gila National Forest in southwestern New Mexico, including the upper portions of the Whitewater Creek watershed, were burned by the Whitewater-Baldy Complex Fire. The following September 12-17, 2013, a near-record, one-week long storm event produced widespread, historic rainfall amounts throughout the southwest U.S. in four distinct pulses. Data published here include GIS shapefiles of documented erosional features associated with the September 2013 storms and associated rainfall data. Data files are numbered 1-9. Shapefiles provided in this data release include: 1) polygon of the study area; 2) point locations of 688 debris-flow initiations; 3) polyline shapefiles of 310 debris-flow channels within the Whitewater Creek watershed; 4) polygon shapefiles of areas experiencing erosion by rilling; 5) polyline shapefiles of field-surveyed features including 3 debris flows and 2 rill-area transects; and 6) point shapefile of debris-flow cross-sectional survey locations. Tabulated data provided in this data release include: 7) debris-flow channel cross-sectional survey data; 8) topographic transect data for areas experiencing erosion by rilling; and 9) rainfall data for the period beginning 00:00 2013-09-12 through 23:51 MST of 2013-09-17 for USGS rain gages 09442980 - Mineral Creek Near Glenwood, NM and 09443800 - Whitewater Creek at Catwalk NRT, Near Glenwood, NM.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date June 1, 2023
Metadata Updated Date October 29, 2023

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date June 1, 2023
Metadata Updated Date October 29, 2023
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
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Data Last Modified 20200825
Category geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 010:12
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