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Acoustic-backscatter data collected in the Cache Slough Complex and the Sacramento River Deep Water Ship Channel, California, during field activity 2018-684-FA


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Fregoso, T.A., Stevens, A.W., Wang, R-F., Handley, T., Dartnell, P., Lacy, J.R., Ateljevich, E., and Dailey, E.T., 2020, Bathymetry, topography, and acoustic backscatter data, and a digital elevation model (DEM) of the Cache Slough Complex and Sacramento River Deep Water Ship Channel, Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, California: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Acoustic-backscatter data were collected during a 2018 swath survey in the Cache Slough Complex and the Sacramento River Deep Water Ship Channel, California. Data were collected by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) during USGS field activity 2018-684-FA, using interferometric bathymetric sidescan sonar systems mounded to the USGS R/V San Lorenzo and the R/V Kelpfly. The backscatter data are provided as GeoTIFF images.


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These data were collected in support of ongoing field experiments and numerical modeling with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to improve our understanding of habitat quality, the influence on various landscape features on ecosystem function, and the effects of restoration actions in the Sacramento�San Joaquin Delta. These data are intended for science researchers, students, policy makers, and the general public.

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