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River-channel topography and sediment grain size on the Elwha River, Washington, 2006 to 2017

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East, A.E., Logan, J.B., and Mastin, M.C., 2018, River-channel topography and sediment grain size on the Elwha River, Washington, 2006 to 2017: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F76972SC.

Summary

The Elwha River, Washington, USA, was the site of the largest dam-removal project to date, in which two dams were removed between 2011 and 2014. Dam removal was made in stages over about a one-year period for the Elwha Dam (32 m high) and a three-year period for the Glines Canyon Dam (64 m high). This data release presents topographic and sediment grain size data collected by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in the Elwha River channel between 2006 and 2017. These data have been used to inform interpretations of geomorphic and sediment evolution in the Elwha River before, during, and after dam removal, including the response to several flood events (Draut and others, 2011; East and others, 2015; Warrick and others, 2015; Ritchie and [...]

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Point of Contact :
Amy East
Originator :
Amy East, Joshua Logan, Mark C Mastin
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
SDC Data Owner :
Coastal and Marine Geology Program
USGS Mission Area :
Natural Hazards

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“Image map showing locations of study reaches and transects along the Elwha River”
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Purpose

Sediment grain size and topographic elevation data were collected to study changes to the Elwha River associated with the removal of the Glines Canyon and Elwha dams.
Image map showing locations of study reaches and transects along the Elwha River
Image map showing locations of study reaches and transects along the Elwha River

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  • Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/F76972SC

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