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Summary of suspended-sediment concentration data, San Francisco Bay, California, water year 2009

Data Series 744

Prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco District
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Abstract

Suspended-sediment concentration data were collected by the U.S. Geological Survey in San Francisco Bay during water year 2009 (October 1, 2008–September 30, 2009). Optical sensors and water samples were used to monitor suspended-sediment concentration at two sites in Suisun Bay, one site in San Pablo Bay, two sites in Central San Francisco Bay, and one site in South San Francisco Bay. Sensors were positioned at two depths at most sites to help define the vertical variability of suspended sediments. Water samples were collected periodically and analyzed for concentrations of suspended sediment. The results of the analyses were used to calibrate the output of the optical sensors so that a record of suspended-sediment concentrations could be derived. This report presents the data-collection methods used and summarizes, in graphs, the suspended-sediment concentration data collected from October 2008 through September 2009. Calibration curves and plots of the processed data for each sensor also are presented.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Summary of suspended-sediment concentration data, San Francisco Bay, California, water year 2009
Series title:
Data Series
Series number:
744
Year Published:
2012
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
California Water Science Center
Description:
viii, 26 p.
Country:
United States
State:
California
Other Geospatial:
San Francisco Bay
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
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