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River-channel topography, grain size, and turbidity records from the Carmel River, California, before, during, and after removal of San Clemente Dam

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Amy East

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2013
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2017
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East, A., Harrison, L.R., Smith, D.P., Bond, R., Logan, J., Nicol, C., and Chow, K., 2017, River-channel topography, grain size, and turbidity records from the Carmel River, California, before, during, and after removal of San Clemente Dam: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F74M93HF.

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The San Clemente Dam, built in the 1920s on the Carmel River in Monterey County, California, was removed during 2014 and 2015. The dam-removal project was the largest in California to date, and one of the largest in the U.S. This USGS data release presents data collected before, during, and after the removal of the dam. The data were collected to study how the river channel's topographic profiles and sediment distributions changed in response to new sediment supply after dam removal and base-level changes in the former San Clemente reservoir sediment deposit. River-perpendicular topographic profiles and bed-sediment grain size were measured at 56 transects during 4 field surveys spanning 2013 to 2017. The transect site locations were [...]

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Carmel River and San Clemente Dam, 2013
Carmel River and San Clemente Dam, 2013

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