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Nearshore bathymetry data from the Elwha River delta, Washington, July 2016

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
2016-07-17
End Date
2016-07-20

Citation

Stevens, A.W., Gelfenbaum, G., Warrick, J.A., Miller, I.M., and Weiner, H.M., 2016, Bathymetry, topography, and sediment grain-size data from the Elwha River delta, Washington, July 2016: U.S. Geological Survey data release, http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F7GQ6VXX.

Summary

This portion of the USGS data release presents bathymetry data collected during surveys performed on the Elwha River delta, Washington in July 2016 (USGS Field Activity Number 2016-658-FA). Bathymetry data were collected using two personal watercraft (PWCs) and a kayak, all equipped with single-beam sonar systems and global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receivers. The PWC sonar systems consisted of an Odom Echotrac CV-100 single-beam echosounder and 200 kHz transducer with a 9° beam angle. Raw acoustic backscatter returns were digitized by the echosounder with a vertical resolution of 1.25 cm. Depths from the echosounders were computed using sound velocity profiles measured using a YSI CastAway CTD during the survey. Positioning [...]

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Purpose

Data were obtained to assess the coastal geomorphic response following the removal of two dams on the Elwha River. These data are intended for science researchers, students, policy makers, and the general public. These data can be used with geographic information systems or other software to identify topographic and shallow-water bathymetric features.

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