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Fact Sheet 2015–3043

Sediment Conditions in the San Antonio River Basin Downstream from San Antonio, Texas, 2000–13

By Darwin J. Ockerman, J. Ryan Banta, Cassi L. Crow, and Stephen P. Opsahl

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Sediment plays an important role in the ecological health of rivers and estuaries and consequently is an important issue for water-resource managers. To better understand sediment characteristics in the San Antonio River Basin, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the San Antonio River Authority, completed a two-part study in the San Antonio River Basin downstream from San Antonio, Texas, to (1) collect and analyze sediment data to characterize sediment conditions and (2) develop and calibrate a watershed model to simulate hydrologic conditions and suspended-sediment loads during 2000–12.

First posted June 30, 2015

For additional information, contact:
Director, Texas Water Science Center
U.S. Geological Survey
1505 Ferguson Lane
Austin, Texas 78754-4501

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Suggested citation:

Ockerman, D.J., Banta, J.R., Crow, C.L., and Opsahl, S.P., 2015, Sediment conditions in the San Antonio River Basin downstream from San Antonio, Texas, 2000–13: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2015–3043, 4 p.,

ISSN 2327-6916 (print)

ISSN 2327-6932 (online)

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