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Field Activity Details for field activity 2018-686-FA

AKA: none

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): Amy East

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Peter Dartnell

Data Type(s): Sonar: Interferometric, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Sampling: Geology, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Imagery: Photo

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Map bathymetry and sediment thickness of Whiskeytown reservoir to assess post-fire runoff after Carr Fire, major disaster of summer 2018

Vehicle(s): F350 G43-2783H

Start Port/Location: Whiskeytown National Recreation Area

End Port/Location: Whiskeytown National Recreation Area

Start Date: 2018-12-10

End Date: 2019-05-31

Equipment Used: 512 chirp, 512 chirp-source, Structure from Motion-manned-aircraft, Van Veen, YoNav, SWATH plus-M

Information to be Derived: Bathymetric surface map of reservoir; sediment samples to characterize surface material (0-10 cm deep)

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Cruise data from 2018 including sonar data submitted to FAD 3/15/2019 by Pete Dartnell.

Staff: Timothy Elfers

Affiliate Staff:



Whiskeytown reservoir, northern California

North: 40.65396202 South: 40.59500793 West: -122.60499716 East: -122.51648694


15-ft Whaler



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
512 chirp --- Sub Bottom Profiler
512 chirp-source --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Structure from Motion-manned-aircraft --- Photo
Van Veen --- Biology
YoNav --- Navigation
SWATH plus-M --- Interferometric

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