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This data release supersedes version 1.0, published in November 2021 at https://doi.org/10.5066/P9CAZIHJ. Versioning details are documented in the accompanying Klamath_Grainsize_VersionHistory.txt file. This data release includes grain-size measurements of sediment samples collected from the substrate surface and uppermost 10 cm of sediment deposits in the Klamath estuary, northern California. Samples were collected using a BMH-60 bed-material sampler deployed from a boat, or by hand trowel from subaerial or shallow-water (less than 0.5 m water depth) regions along the estuary margins and side channels. Sediment grain size was analyzed at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) laboratory in Santa Cruz, Calif. Particles...
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This data release supersedes version 1.0, published in July 2021 at https://doi.org/10.5066/P9BHOPEP. Versioning details are documented in the accompanying Whiskeytown_VersionHistory.txt file The Carr Fire ignited in northern California in July 2018, and ultimately burned almost 300,000 acres (approximately half on federal lands), resulting in a federal major-disaster declaration (DR-4382). Approximately 93% of the area within Whiskeytown National Recreation Area was burned extensively during the Carr Fire, including all of the landscape surrounding and draining into Whiskeytown Lake. Whiskeytown Lake, a federally managed reservoir, subsequently acted as a sediment trap for material eroded from hillslopes and streambeds...
This data release contains luminescence, weather, and sediment grain-size data from eastern Chuckwalla Valley, Riverside County, California. This study investigates sedimentary and geomorphic processes in eastern Chuckwalla Valley, Riverside County, California, a region of arid, basin-and-range terrain where extensive solar-energy development is planned. The objectives were to (1) measure local weather parameters and use them to model aeolian sediment transport potential; (2) identify surface sedimentary characteristics in representative localities; and (3) evaluate longer-term landscape evolution rates and processes by analyzing stratigraphy in combination with luminescence geochronology. These data accompany East...
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Bulk samples of streambed sediment were collected from two reaches of the lower Merced River in California's Central Valley to support research intended to evaluate the extent to which large-scale restoration projects provided improved salmon spawning habitat. A related goal of this study was to improve our understanding of the geomorphic factors influencing spawning site selection by salmon. The bulk samples were acquired during the summer of 2016 at the Merced River Ranch and Robinson Reach field sites using a McNeil sampler [McNeil and Ahnell, 1964]. Before collecting each sample, the surface layer was removed to avoid including surface grains as part of the sample. Surface material was scraped off to a depth...
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Pebble counts were used to characterize the sediment grain size distribution of the bed surface for two reaches of the lower Merced River in California's Central Valley to support research intended to evaluate the extent to which large-scale restoration projects provided improved salmon spawning habitat. A related goal of this study was to improve our understanding of the geomorphic factors influencing spawning site selection by salmon. The pebble counts were performed at the Merced River Ranch and Robinson Reach field sites using the method of Wolman [1954]. Grain diameters (n>100) were measured using a gravelometer by recording the largest opening on the gravelometer that an individual particle did NOT pass...
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Note: this data release has been depecrated. Find the updated version here: https://doi.org/10.5066/P9TUTK7J The Carr Fire ignited in northern California in July 2018, and ultimately burned almost 300,000 acres (approximately half on federal lands), resulting in a federal major-disaster declaration (DR-4382). Approximately 93% of the area within Whiskeytown National Recreation Area was burned extensively during the Carr Fire, including all of the landscape surrounding and draining into Whiskeytown Lake. Whiskeytown Lake, a federally managed reservoir, subsequently acted as a sediment trap for material eroded from hillslopes and streambeds in the aftermath of the Carr Fire. The U.S. Geological Survey measured topographic...
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Field measurements of riverbed grain size were collected from the Merced and Tuolumne Rivers in California to support research on anadromous salmonids. The grain size estimates included in this dataset were obtained from plan-view digital images of grains on exposed gravel and cobble bars (n = 109 for the Merced, n = 26 for the Tuolumne). The images were used to estimate grain-size distributions using the algorithm of Buscombe (2013). In this dataset we report the median grain size (D50), the 16th percentile (D16) and 84th percentile (D84). The spatial location of each measurement was obtained via a Trimble R10 RTK GPS receiver. The map projection and datum for these data from the Merced River are UTM Zone 11 N...
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Note: this data release has been depecrated. Find the updated version here: https://doi.org/10.5066/P9MAJHNI This data release includes grain-size measurements of sediment samples collected from the substrate surface and uppermost 10 cm of sediment deposits in the Klamath estuary, northern California. Samples were collected using a BMH-60 bed-material sampler deployed from a boat, or by hand trowel from subaerial or shallow-water (less than 0.5 m water depth) regions along the estuary margins and side channels. Sediment grain size was analyzed at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) laboratory in Santa Cruz, Calif. Particles coarser than 2 mm were sieved using a RO-TAP sieve shaker, and particles finer than 2 mm were...
This part of the data release contains sediment grain-size data for samples collected in eastern Chuckwalla Valley, Riverside County, California, in 2019 and 2020. Surface and sub-surface samples were analyzed for particle size in support of efforts to characterize landscape processes in areas permitted for future solar-energy development. These data accompany East and others (2021). Reference Cited: East, A.E., Gray, H.J., Redsteer, M.H., and Ballmer, M., 2021, Landscape evolution in eastern Chuckwalla Valley, Riverside County, California: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2021-5017, 46 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20215017
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Force gage measurements were used to parameterize a force balance model for the initiation of sediment motion and thus characterize bed mobility for two reaches of the lower Merced River in California's Central Valley. These data were acquired to support research intended to evaluate the extent to which large-scale restoration projects provided improved salmon spawning habitat. A related goal of this study was to improve our understanding of the geomorphic factors influencing spawning site selection by salmon. The force gage measurements were made at the Merced River Ranch and Robinson Reach field sites and involved using a spring-resisting force gage to push a given submerged particle in a bed-parallel downstream...


    map background search result map search result map Bulk samples of streambed sediment from two restored reaches of the lower Merced River, California Pebble count-based bed surface sediment grain size distributions from two restored reaches of the lower Merced River, California Force gage measurements to characterize bed mobility in two restored reaches of the lower Merced River, California Sediment grain size measurements from the upper Merced and Tuolumne Rivers in California Luminescence, weather, and grain-size data from eastern Chuckwalla Valley, Riverside County, California Grain-size data from eastern Chuckwalla Valley, Riverside County, California Grain-size data for sediment samples collected in Whiskeytown Lake, northern California, in 2018 and 2019 Sediment grain-size data from the Klamath estuary, California Sediment grain-size data from the Klamath estuary, California Grain-size data for sediment samples collected in Whiskeytown Lake, northern California, in 2018 and 2019 Sediment grain-size data from the Klamath estuary, California Sediment grain-size data from the Klamath estuary, California Grain-size data for sediment samples collected in Whiskeytown Lake, northern California, in 2018 and 2019 Grain-size data for sediment samples collected in Whiskeytown Lake, northern California, in 2018 and 2019 Pebble count-based bed surface sediment grain size distributions from two restored reaches of the lower Merced River, California Bulk samples of streambed sediment from two restored reaches of the lower Merced River, California Force gage measurements to characterize bed mobility in two restored reaches of the lower Merced River, California Grain-size data from eastern Chuckwalla Valley, Riverside County, California Sediment grain size measurements from the upper Merced and Tuolumne Rivers in California Luminescence, weather, and grain-size data from eastern Chuckwalla Valley, Riverside County, California