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Printout # CM-1

CONTOUR MAPS WORK SHEET 1

On the map, the dashed lines represent streams, the full, curvy lines are contours. A north arrow, the scale, and the contour interval are indicated on the map.

INSTRUCTIONS: Show your calculations neatly at the bottom of the page.

  1. In what general direction does the stream flow? Towards the ______ (0.5 pts.)
  2. Neatly label all contours. (7 pts.)
  3. What is the average gradient along the stream from dot A to dot B? The gradient is _______ feet per mile. (1 pt.)
  4. What are ranges of possible elevations for points D, E and F? (1.5 pts.)
    1. D is greater than________ and less than ________
    2. E is greater than________ and less than ________
    3. F is greater than________ and less than ________

Calculations:

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