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Field Activity Details for field activity 2014-675-FA

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AKA: none

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): Coastal Habitats in Puget Sound (ZP00AZZ)

Principal Investigator(s): Eric Grossman

Affiliate Investigator(s): Steve Rubin, USGS-WFRC

Information Specialist(s): Eric Grossman

Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Examine delta nearshore habitat structure, facies, sediment transport, and benthic invertebrate community composition in response to estuary restoration and sediment disturbance related to the March 22, 2014 Oso (SR530) landslide

Vehicle(s): None

Start Port/Location: Stanwood, WA

End Port/Location: Stanwood, WA

Start Date: 2014-10-08

End Date: 2014-10-17

Equipment Used: Push corer, camera, Handheld GPS

Information to be Derived: Sediment particle size; carbon content; benthic invertebrate community composition

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: samples submitted for grainsize analysis; on FAD June 4, 2015

Staff: Eric Grossman

Affiliate Staff:



Port Susan Bay, Stillaguamish Delta, WA

North: 48.2502835 South: 48.16526094 West: -122.47 East: -122.31506348


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Nowacki, D.J., and Grossman, E.E., 2020, Sediment transport in a restored, river-influenced Pacific Northwest estuary: Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 106869 p., URL:

Nowacki, D.J., Grossman, E.E., and Curran, C.A., 2020, Oceanographic measurements collected in the Stillaguamish River Delta, Port Susan, Washington, USA from March 2014 to July 2015: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Push corer --- Surveys (geochemical)
Surveys (biological)
camera --- Photo
Handheld GPS --- Navigation

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