Field Activity 2020-627-FA

Identifier 2020-627-FA
Also known as Whiskeytown reservoir
Purpose Map bathymetry and sediment thickness of Whiskeytown reservoir to assess post-fire runoff after Carr Fire, major disaster of summer 2018
Location Whiskeytown reservoir, northern California
Summary Bathymetry data successfully collected, sediment samples processed by PCMSC sediment lab.
Info derived Bathymetric surface map of reservoir; sediment samples to characterize surface material (0-10 cm deep)
Comments Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2018-686-FA
15-ft Whaler
F350 G43-2783H
Start Whiskeytown National Recreation Area 2020-09-13
End Whiskeytown National Recreation Area 2020-09-19
Days in the field 5
West -122.60499716
East -122.51648694
North 40.65396202
South 40.59500793
Marine operations Yes


2885 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, CA95060
(831) 460-7401
Principal investigators Amy East
Crew members
Peter Dartnell
Scientist, Staff
Peter Dal Ferro
Scientist, Staff
Rachel K Marcuson
Scientist, Staff
Information specialist(s)
Peter Dartnell
Specialist, Information

Data types and categories

Data category: Location-Elevation, Sampling, Sonar
Data type: Navigation, Geology, Interferometric

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
POS MV Navigation (no data reported)
Van Veen Biology, Geology (no data reported)
SWATH plus-M Interferometric 1


Datasets produced in this activity

Dataset name Equipment Description Dataset contact
Bathymetric data for Whiskeytown Lake, September 2020 SWATH plus-M These metadata describe bathymetric data collected during a September 2021 SWATHPlus survey of Whiskeytown Lake, California. Data were collected and processed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center (PCMSC) during fieldwork activity number 2018-686-FA. The bathymetric data are provided as a GeoTIFF image. Peter Dartnell


Samples collected during this field activity