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These topographic/bathymetric digital elevation models (DEMs) were collected and compiled to characterize erosion and deposition in the Colorado River and in an adjacent zone of laterally recirculating flow (eddy) during both average flow conditions and during a controlled flood that occurred in March 2008. The objectives of the study were to measure changes sandbar morphology that occurred during changes in discharge associated with the controlled flood. These data were collected between February 6 and March 31, 2008 in a 1-mile study reach on the Colorado River within Grand Canyon National Park beginning 44.5 miles downstream from Lees Ferry, Arizona. These data were collected by the USGS Grand Canyon Monitoring...
Tags: Arizona, Colorado River, Eminence Break, Eminence Break field site, Glen Canyon Dam, All tags...
A Gust erosion chamber was used to apply horizontal shear stress to sediment cores obtained from San Pablo and Grizzly (within Suisun) Bays in California. A pair of sediment cores were collected from the same approximate locations in each bay six times between June 12th, 2019 and August 15th, 2019 for a total of 12 experiments and 24 sediment core results. Locations were chosen to capture the benthic variability along the estuarine salinity gradient, are established benthic monitoring stations, proximity to historic/restored wetlands, and practicality for field operations. Sampling dates targeted spring and neap tide conditions. An onshore experiment was conducted on each core to apply shear stresses with stepwise...
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High-resolution, terrestrial laser scanning (TLS), was used to quantify the volume of sediment eroded from outcrops at Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park, located about 17 kilometers (km) northeast of Grass Valley, California. TLS was used to create centimeter-scale, three-dimensional (3-D) maps of the complex outcrop surfaces, which could not be mapped non-destructively or in sufficient detail with traditional surveying techniques. To develop a comprehensive sediment budget for the Malakoff Diggins mine pit that will help identify sources of sediment and metals within the pit that comprise the suspended sediment discharged from the pit into Humbug Creek, the USGS used TLS technology to quantify the eroded volumes...
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High-resolution, terrestrial laser scanning, also known as ground-based lidar (light detection and ranging), was used to quantify the volume of mercury-contaminated sediment eroded from an outcrop of historical placer-mining debris at the confluence of the South Yuba River and Humbug Creek in the Sierra Nevada mountains, about 17 kilometers northeast of Grass Valley, California. The outcrop could not be mapped non-destructively or in sufficient detail by traditional surveying techniques. Terrestrial laser scanning was used to produce centimeter-scale, three-dimensional maps of the complex outcrop surface at the study site, which was approximately 70 meters long, 30 meters wide and 20 meters high. The outcrop surface...
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Input predictor variables and output predictions from statistical modeling of floodplains, streambanks, and streambeds for each NHDPlusV2 stream reach in the Chesapeake Bay and Delaware River watersheds of the U.S. Mid-Atlantic. Random Forest statistical models using either 1) characteristics of upstream drainage area, or 2) characteristics of upstream drainage area (Wieczorek et al. 2018, https://doi.org/10.5066/f7765d7v) and reach geomorphometry (Hopkins et al. 2020, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9RQJPT1), were used to explain and predict spatial variation in measured floodplain and streambank flux of sediment, fine sediment, sediment-C, sediment-N, and sediment-P and rates of geomorphic change, and streambed sediment...


map background search result map search result map Terrestrial Laser Scanning Data from the Confluence of the South Yuba River and Humbug Creek, Nevada County, California, 2011-2013 Terrestrial Laser Scanning Data from Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park, Nevada County, California, 2014-17 Predictions of floodplain and streambank geomorphic change and flux of sediment and nutrients, and streambed characteristics, for stream reaches in the Chesapeake Bay and Delaware River watersheds Erodibility Data from Gust Erosion Chamber Experiments in Grizzly Bay and San Pablo Bay, California, Summer 2019 Digital Elevation Models (DEM) Data Terrestrial Laser Scanning Data from the Confluence of the South Yuba River and Humbug Creek, Nevada County, California, 2011-2013 Terrestrial Laser Scanning Data from Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park, Nevada County, California, 2014-17 Erodibility Data from Gust Erosion Chamber Experiments in Grizzly Bay and San Pablo Bay, California, Summer 2019 Digital Elevation Models (DEM) Data Predictions of floodplain and streambank geomorphic change and flux of sediment and nutrients, and streambed characteristics, for stream reaches in the Chesapeake Bay and Delaware River watersheds