Dataset description: Grain size, bulk density, and organic carbon of sediment cores from three locations in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, California, 2017 to 2018

Bed sediment samples were collected in Lindsey Slough in April 2017, and Middle River and the Mokelumne River in March 2018, to analyze for sediment properties, including bulk density, particle size distribution, and percent organic carbon. Sediment samples were collected within the vegetation with push corers deployed from a small vessel, and in the unvegetated channel with a Gomex box corer, which was subsampled with three push cores per Gomex core. Data are provided in a comma-delimited values spreadsheet. These data were collected as part of a cooperative project, with the USGS California Water Science Center and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, on the effects of invasive aquatic vegetation on sediment transport in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
Keywordssea-floor characteristics, sediment transport, unconsolidated deposits, carbon, bulk density, dissolved organic compounds, push coring, grab sampling, grain-size analysis
Data typesGeology
Formatcomma-delimited text;
Amount1.4 MB


Activities and equipment

Atterburg samples
2017-675-FAGomex Core
2017-675-FAPush corer
Core inserted into the sediment 'by hand'
2018-609-FAsampling equipment