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Field Activity Details for field activity 2018-609-FA


Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): Sediment Transport in Coastal Environments (ZP00FDB)

Principal Investigator(s): Jessica Lacy

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Joanne C. Ferreira

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Sonar: Interferometric, Sonar: Sound Velocity, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Determine the influence of aquatic vegetation on turbidity and sediment transport.

Vehicle(s): MarFac; Chevy Suburban - gray; 7 pass; G62-2874L, MarFac; Expedition G62-3094P

Start Port/Location: Isleton, CA

End Port/Location: Isleton, CA

Start Date: 2018-03-12

End Date: 2018-03-30

Equipment Used: sampling equipment, Hand-grab sample, Moorings - Tripods, GPS, SWATH plus-M , POS MV, soundvelocityprofiler, YoNav, OBS

Information to be Derived: Current speed and suspended sediment concentration.

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 2018-609-FA_Postprocessed data submitted to FAD 10/2/2018 GIS, POS-MV, SVP, SWATHPlus, Tides and YoNav folders submitted to FAD by Pete Dartnell 4/2/2018 2018-609-FA SSC data submitted from Mike Torresan to FAD

Staff: Joanne C. Ferreira, Cordell Johnson, Jessica Lacy, Daniel Powers

Affiliate Staff:



Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, California, United States

North: 38.133 South: 37.93 West: -121.6 East: -121.48


photo of Fast Eddy (SC)
Fast Eddy (SC)
photo of Parke Snavely
Parke Snavely


Drexler, J.Z., Khanna, S., and Lacy, J.R., 2021, Carbon storage and sediment trapping by a globally invasive freshwater macrophyte: Science of the Total Environment, v. 755, doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.142602.

Fregoso, T.A., and Jaffe, B.E., 2020, Pilot study on bathymetric change analyses in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, California: U.S. Geological Survey data release,

Lacy, J.R., Ferreira, J.C.T., Dailey, E.T., Dartnell, P., Drexler, J.Z., Allen, R.M., and Stevens, A., 2020, Sediment transport and aquatic vegetation data from three locations in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, California, 2017 to 2018: U.S. Geological Survey data release,

Lacy, J.R., Foster-Martinez, M., Allen, R.M., and Drexler, J.Z., 2021, Influence of invasive submerged aquatic vegetation (E. densa) on currents and sediment transport in a freshwater tidal system: Water Resources Research, v. 57, e2020WR028789 p., doi: 10.1029/2020WR028789.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
sampling equipment --- Biology
Hand-grab sample --- Biology
Moorings - Tripods --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
GPS --- Navigation
SWATH plus-M --- Interferometric
POS MV --- Navigation
soundvelocityprofiler --- Sound Velocity
YoNav --- Navigation
OBS --- Sediment Properties

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