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Surface-sediment grain-size distributions of the Elwha River delta, Washington, July 2016


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Stevens, A.W., Gelfenbaum, G., Warrick, J.A., Miller, I.M., and Weiner, H.M., 2016, Bathymetry, topography, and sediment grain-size data from the Elwha River delta, Washington, July 2016: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


This portion of the USGS data release presents sediment grain-size data from samples collected on the Elwha River delta, Washington, in July 2016 (USGS Field Activity Number 2016-653-FA). Surface sediment was collected on July 20, 2016 at a total of 67 locations using a small ponar, or 'grab', sampler from the R/V Frontier in water depths between about 1 and 17 m around the delta. An additional 38 samples were collected by hand at low tide. A handheld global satellite navigation system (GNSS) receiver was used to determine the locations of sediment samples. Grab samples that yielded less than 50 g of sediment were omitted from analysis and are classified as "no sample". The grain-size distributions of samples that yielded more than [...]


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Data were obtained to assess the ecosystem response following the removal of two dams on the Elwha River. These data are intended for science researchers, students, policy makers, and the general public.

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