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Water-Velocity Data for Currituck Sound, North Carolina, 2011-18

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2011
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2018

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Cain, J.L., Harden, S.L., Bristow, E.L., and Fitzgerald, S.A., 2020, Datasets for Characterization of Water-Quality and Bed-Sediment Conditions in Currituck Sound, North Carolina, 2011-18: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9XBVLPV.

Summary

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the North Carolina Turnpike Authority, conducted a study to establish baseline water-quality conditions and bed-sediment chemistry in Currituck Sound, North Carolina, prior to construction of the Mid-Currituck Bridge. This Data Release contains the associated data described in the Open-File Report, “Characterization of Water-Quality and Bed-Sediment Conditions in Currituck Sound, North Carolina, Prior to the Mid-Currituck Bridge Construction, 2011-18”. These datasets contain information on analytical constituents measured in samples, surface-water environmental and quality-assurance sample results, bed-sediment environmental and quality-assurance sample results, phytoplankton taxonomy [...]

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ReadMe_Transect_Velocity_Data.txt 2.45 KB text/plain
Transect Velocity Data 2011-18.zip 6.78 MB application/zip
ReadMe_Profile_Velocity_Data.txt 4.48 KB text/plain
Profile Velocity Data 2016-18.zip 40.51 MB application/zip

Purpose

The purpose of this study was to establish baseline water-quality conditions and bed-sediment chemistry prior to the planned construction of the Mid-Currituck Bridge in Currituck Sound, North Carolina. These datasets contain the acoustic doppler current profiler (ADCP) velocity data collected in Currituck Sound to examine water circulation dynamics in the vicinity of the planned Mid-Currituck Bridge alignment. During the 2011 to 2018 sampling events, water velocity magnitudes and directions were continuously collected along a transect connecting the five water-quality monitoring stations. Additional velocity data collected during October 2016 to January 2018 included measurements of stationary velocity profiles at each site while water-quality samples were collected. Datasets are provided separately for the transect velocity data files and the profile velocity data files.

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