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Data Release: Buttonland Swamp, SET data


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Middleton, B.A., 2023, Data Release: Buttonland Swamp, SET data: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


This study examined long-term changes in ground height using Surface Elevation Tables (SETs). Measurements were taken in the floodplains of the Cache River at Buttonland Swamp in southern Illinois. The sites where data was collected included Crawford Tract and Eagle Pond from 2020-2022 and Deer Pond and Snake Hole from 2005-2022.


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Beth A Middleton
Originator :
Beth A Middleton
Metadata Contact :
Katelyn E Chambliss
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U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
SDC Data Owner :
Wetland and Aquatic Research Center
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The purpose of this study was to gain an understanding of the long-term trends of ground height and sedimentation in the Cache River watershed of southern Illinois. Land-use changes like agricultural development can cause progressive changes in hydrology such as downcutting and dewatering of floodplains. Hydrology is critical in maintaining the structure and function of Taxodium distichum swamps. This study can provide a framework to better understand the impacts of agricultural development on floodplain processes in Taxodium distichum swamps.

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DOI doi:10.5066/P98LN3M5

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