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Field Activity Details for field activity 2019-631-FA

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AKA: Carmel River fieldwork

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): Lee Harrison (NMFS)

Information Specialist(s): Joshua Logan

Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: Benchmarks, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Location-Elevation: Profiles

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Measure topography and sediment properties of the Carmel River channel, studying watershed response to disturbances including dam removal and large floods.

Vehicle(s): None

Start Port/Location: Carmel, CA

End Port/Location: Carmel, CA

Start Date: 2019-07-15

End Date: 2019-07-19

Equipment Used: Structure from Motion - UAS, Total Station, totalstation

Information to be Derived: Topography, Turbidity, Imagery

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Topo benchmark and profile and UAS imagery collected.

Staff: Joshua Logan

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Location-Elevation - Profiles: TOTAL STATION
Location-Elevation - Benchmarks: TOTAL STATION

Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2015-638-FA

Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2016-638-FA

Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2017-635-FA


Carmel River, California, USA

North: 36.56060076 South: 36.37770156 West: -121.855 East: -121.62661133


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East, A., Harrison, L.R., Smith, D.P., Bond, R., Logan, J., Nicol, C., and Chow, K., 2017, River-channel topography, grain size, and turbidity records from the Carmel River, California, before, during, and after removal of San Clemente Dam (ver. 2.0, March 2022): U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Structure from Motion - UAS --- Photo
Total Station --- Benchmarks
totalstation --- Navigation

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