Stream Gradient Calculations


The formula for gradient is:

the difference in elevation between two points on the stream
distance along the stream

or the

RISE
RUN

Using this formula, calculate the gradients in the problems below.

1. The stream drops 500 feet in 10 miles. Answer

2. The stream flows from 500 feet to 300 feet in a distance of 40 miles. Answer

3. The stream flows 25 miles between a point at at 700' and one at 300'. Answer


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