Assessing channel change and bank stability downstream of a dam, Wyoming
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The Hog Park Creek watershed, in south-central Wyoming, has experienced several anthropogenic influences through time, the most notable in contemporary times being a reservoir in the upper extent of the watershed that was initially constructed in 1965 (Stage 1) and then later enlarged in 1985 (Stage 2). Flows released from the reservoir augment flows in Hog Park Creek. The existence of the channel-spanning dam creates a direct and identifiable disruption in the function of the two main drivers of geomorphic process: the water discharge, which has nearly doubled annually, and the concomitant ...