Publications - Data Series 363
U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
Data Series 363
By Christopher A. Curran, Christopher P. Konrad, Randal L. Dinehart, and Edward H. Moran
The removal of two dams from the mainstem of the Elwha River is expected to cause a broad range of changes to the river and nearby coastal ecosystem. The U.S. Geological Survey has documented aspects of the condition of the river to allow analysis of ecological responses to dam removal. This report documents the bank topography, river bathymetry, and current velocity data collected along the lower 0.5 kilometer of the Elwha River, May 15–17, 2006. This information supplements nearshore and beach surveys done in 2006 as part of the U.S. Geological Survey Coastal Habitats in Puget Sound program near the Elwha River delta in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Washington.
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Send questions or comments about this report to the author, C.A. Curran, (253) 552-1614.
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