CHICAGO ROCKS!  Geology in the City
ESCI 109, Section 02
Fall 2009

Daily Objectives #26 (December 8, 2009)                                                                                            Dr. Sanders

Homeworks #10 and #11 are due today!

By the end of today's class, you should be able to do the following:

Stream Gradients

  Review: Define the term gradient

w  Measure the gradient of the following streams using topographic maps (we started this last time and will finish it today).

  4 Fox River 4 East Branch of the DuPage River 4 Sanitary and Ship Canal
  4 Des Plaines River (state line to Lyons) 4 West Branch of the DuPage River 4 North Shore Channel
  4 Upper Salt Creek (above Busse Lake) 4 North Branch of the Chicago River 4 Calumet Sag Channel
  4 Lower Salt Creek (below Busse Lake)    

w  Measure the gradient of a slope using a hand level and stadia rod.

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