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Survey transect data along the Carmel River, central California, 2013 to 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,


Topographic surveys were completed during four summer surveys (in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017) at 10 sites along the Carmel River, CA. Topographic measurements were made at multiple locations along four to six transects per site using a total station (at sites CR, RS, DM and SH) and with an auto level and survey rod (at sites DDU, DDL, BW, SR, SC and CRO). This dataset contains the cross-sectional elevation measurements for each transect and survey year. The elevation measurement locations along each transect were located by measuring distances between corresponding endpoint coordinates, starting from river left (see for transect endpoint locations). Transect coordinates [...]


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Data were collected to study changes to the Carmel River, central California, associated with the removal of the San Clemente Dam.

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