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Velocity and Bathymetry Surveys of the Columbia River near Northport, Washington, May 2018


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Anderson, S.W. and Elwell, N., 2019, Velocity and bathymetry surveys of the Columbia River near Northport, WA, May 2018: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Boat-mounted acoustic doppler current profilers (ADCPs) were used to collect velocity data on the Columbia River in a small area near Northport, WA. Velocity surveys were collected during two surveys at high-flow, high-stage conditions in May 2018. Bathymetric data were also collected during one of the surveys using a single-beam echo-sounder. The datasets here provide 1) raw ADCP and single-beam survey data, 2) processed summaries of the data, primarily in geospatial data formats, and 3) summary visualizations of transect-averaged velocity and depth characteristics of the surveyed reach.


Point of Contact :
Scott W Anderson
Originator :
Scott W Anderson, Nick Elwell
Metadata Contact :
Scott W Anderson
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
SDC Data Owner :
Washington Water Science Center
USGS Mission Area :
Water Resources

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“All data for 2018-05-09 survey”
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“All data for 2018-05-31 survey”
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Northport velocity summary Anderson Elwell 2018.pdf 2.25 MB
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Data were collected to characterize high-discharge, near-bed velocities over a gravel bar downstream of the Northport Smelter (de-commissioned 1921) in order to inform potential restoration projects.

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DOI doi:10.5066/P9U6Z8QH

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