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Suspended sediment concentration data in the Elwha River, Washington, September 2011 to September 2016


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Ritchie, A.C., Curran, C.A., Magirl, C.S., Bountry, J.A., Hilldale, R.C., Randle, T.J., and Duda, J.J., 2018, Data in support of 5-year sediment budget and morphodynamic analysis of Elwha River following dam removals: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


This data release provides 15-minute data of suspended-sediment concentration and fine (less than 0.0625 mm) suspended-sediment concentration during the removal of 2 large dams on the Elwha River from September 2011 to September 2016. Data are derived from regression relations with turbidity at the USGS gaging station Elwha River at the Diversion (no.12046260).


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“15-minute SSC data at USGS gage 12046260”
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Data were collected for the purpose of estimating the mass flux of suspended sediment in the Elwha River during and following the removal of the Glines Canyon and Elwha River dams.

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