USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2000-071-FA

Other ID: IB T-71-00-CT

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s):

Location: Connecticut River, Deerfield River, Turners Falls, Franklin County, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): Richard Rendigs

Affiliate Investigator(s): Ted Santos - BRD

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Chemistry, Sampling: Geology

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Install/recover instrument package.


Start Date: 2000-08-23

Start Port/Location: confluence of Connecticut/Deerfield Rivers Montague City

End Date: 2000-08-23

End Port/Location: confluence of Connecticut/Deerfield Rivers Montague City

Equipment Used: SCUBA

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: After two radial searches at each of two sites in the river, we determined that the instrument was probably buried by the mega sand waves that were encountered. These were about 4-6 ft. in height and approximately 8-10 ft. crest to crest. Extremely high flow velocities had been recorded for the river during late spring/early summer.

Staff: Barry Irwin, Richard Rendigs

Affiliate Staff:
Ted Castro Santos - fish biologist

Notes: Original Center People field contained: R. Rick Rendigs - diver, driver, and mobilizer; B. Barry Irwin - ditto.

Location Map:


Turners Falls


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
SCUBA --- Biology