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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...
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Predictions from statistical modeling of floodplains, streambanks, and streambeds 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 characteristics (d50, cover by fine sediment, cover by fine and sand...
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Time-series of sediment chemistry, including organic biomarker composition and bulk inorganic geochemical analytes, from samples collected over a one-year period in a sediment trap. The sediment traps were deployed at a depth between 603 m to 1318 m, and they were programmed to rotate a 250 mL sample bottle at 30 d intervals, delivering 12 samples during the 1-year deployment between August 2012 and June 2013. In addition, dissolved water column nutrient concentrations and water column trace element particulate concentrations were collected in Baltimore Canyon on the U.S. Mid-Atlantic Bight (MAB).
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This dataset describes field-measured qualitative stream channel characteristics indicative of incision and remotely-measured predictions of channel incision from lidar in three headwater streams in the Piedmont physiographic region of Maryland. The files within the field-measured channel incision folder include 1) a point file of original survey locations with a description of channel characteristics and 2) a stream network file with the field-surveyed degree of channel incision classified by stream reach. The file within the model-predicted channel incision folder includes stream networks for each watershed, and the incision prediction from lidar for the years 2002, 2008, 2013, and 2018.
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The acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP) data were collected and compiled to characterize the velocity patterns in channel of the Colorado River and in an adjacent zone of laterally recirculating flow (eddy). 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). Profiles of suspended-sediment concentration were also collected and compiled to characterize suspended sediment in the Colorado River. These datasets were collected during both average flow conditions and during a controlled flood that occurred in March 2008. Objectives of the study were to measure...
Tags: Arizona, Colorado River, Eminence Break, Eminence Break field site, Geochemistry, All tags...
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Dataset includes site averages of measurements of floodplain and streambank sediment physico-chemistry and long-term (dendrogeomorphic) vertical and lateral geomorphic change, and reach scale floodplain width, streambank height, channel width, and streambed particle size. This information was used to calculate fluxes of sediment, fine sediment, sediment-C, sediment-N, and sediment-C of floodplains and of streambanks at each site. Sixty-eight sites were sampled in the USGS Chesapeake and Delaware Floodplain Network. Sites were chosen to have largely unmodified geomorphology, permission to access, and presence of woody vegetation to enable the dendrogeomorphic technique.
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 five times between January 22nd, 2020 and March 11th, 2020 for a total of 10 experiments and 20 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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Input data on watershed drainage area characteristics and stream reach geomorphometry for statistical modeling of floodplains, streambanks, and streambeds in the Chesapeake Bay and Delaware River watersheds of the U.S. Mid-Atlantic. Characteristics include selected upstream accumulated attributes (with divergence routing) describing geology, topography, soils, hydrology, and land use for each NHDPlusV2 stream reach from Wieczorek et al. (2018), and the geomorphometry of the local stream reach summarized from Hopkins et al. (2020). These potential predictors were tested for incorporation into Random Forest statistical models to explain and predict spatial variation in floodplain and streambank flux of sediment, fine...


    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 Physico-chemical characteristics and sediment and nutrient fluxes of floodplains, streambanks, and streambeds in the Chesapeake Bay and Delaware River watersheds 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 Watershed characteristics of upstream drainage areas and geomorphometry of stream reaches in the Chesapeake Bay and Delaware River watersheds Predictions of floodplain and streambank geomorphic change and flux, streambed characteristics, and catchment inputs and exports of sediment and nutrients 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 Erodibility Data from Gust Erosion Chamber Experiments in Grizzly Bay and San Pablo Bay, California, Winter 2020 Repeat measurements of bathymetry, streamflow velocity and sediment concentration made during a high flow experiment on the Colorado River in Grand Canyon, March 2008 Digital Elevation Models (DEM) Data Channel incision characteristics in Clarksburg, MD 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 Channel incision characteristics in Clarksburg, MD Erodibility Data from Gust Erosion Chamber Experiments in Grizzly Bay and San Pablo Bay, California, Summer 2019 Erodibility Data from Gust Erosion Chamber Experiments in Grizzly Bay and San Pablo Bay, California, Winter 2020 Repeat measurements of bathymetry, streamflow velocity and sediment concentration made during a high flow experiment on the Colorado River in Grand Canyon, March 2008 Digital Elevation Models (DEM) Data Physico-chemical characteristics and sediment and nutrient fluxes of floodplains, streambanks, and streambeds in the Chesapeake Bay and Delaware River watersheds 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 Watershed characteristics of upstream drainage areas and geomorphometry of stream reaches in the Chesapeake Bay and Delaware River watersheds Predictions of floodplain and streambank geomorphic change and flux, streambed characteristics, and catchment inputs and exports of sediment and nutrients for stream reaches in the Chesapeake Bay and Delaware River watersheds