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Field Activity Details for field activity 2018-057-FA

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Other ID: none

Status: Pending

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

Funding Program(s): Estuarine Processes, Hazards, and Ecosystems (LQ00G3S)

Principal Investigator(s): Neil Kamal Ganju

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Steven Suttles

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: To quantify critical sediment transport parameters of diverse wetland complexes within 4 NCBN parks, Cape Cod NS, Fire Island NS, Gateway NRA and Assateague Island NS in order to inform management efforts. Suspended-sediment concentration data over tidal and seasonal timescales and will directly inform and improve the predications developed as part of the marsh modeling effort for these parks.


Start Port/Location: Wellfleet, MA

End Port/Location: Wellfleet, MA

Start Date: 2018-11-01

End Date: 2018-11-01

Equipment Used: GPS - Handheld

Information to be Derived: Recon trip for site selection.

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: Jonathan Borden, Neil Kamal Ganju, Eric Marsjanik, Steven Suttles

Affiliate Staff:



Herring River, Wellfleet, Massachusetts, United States, Cape Cod National Seashore

North: 41.94398134 South: 41.91391145 West: -70.07816315 East: -70.04793803


photo of Muddy Waters
Muddy Waters


De Meo, O.A., Suttles, S.E., Ganju, N.K., and Marsjanik, E.D., 2023, Water quality data from a multiparameter sonde collected in the Herring River during November 2018 to November 2019 in Wellfleet, MA: U.S. Geological Survey data release,

De Meo, O.A., Suttles, S.E., Ganju, N.K., Marsjanik, E.D., 2022, Suspended-sediment concentrations and loss-on-ignition from water samples collected in the Herring River during 2018-19 in Wellfleet, MA (ver 1.1, March 2023): U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
GPS - Handheld --- Navigation

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