TR 1 - Surface Rehabilitation of Land Disturbances Resulting from Oil Shale Development, C.W. Cook, June 1974

The investigation of the geomorphology of the Piceance Creek basin in Colorado was directed toward what appeared to be the two most significant geomorphic problems within the area, valley-floor stability and mass movement. These two subjects are considered in some detail in this report. The study of valley-floor stability was completed in 1973 as part of a regional investigation of gully erosion with financial support from Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station. Another important objective of this geomorphic investigation is to determine present rates of erosion and deposition.