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Turbidity and suspended-sediment transport in the Russian River Basin, California

Open-File Report 72-316

Prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
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Abstract

The Russian River in north coastal California has a persistent turbidness, which has reportedly caused a decline in the success of the sports fishermen. As a consequence, the number of sports fishermen angling in the river has declined, and industries dependent on their business have suffered. To determine the source of the turbidity and the rate of sediment transport in the basin, a network of sampling station was established in February 1964 along the river, on some of its tributaries, and near Lake Pillsbury in the upper Eel River basin.

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Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Turbidity and suspended-sediment transport in the Russian River Basin, California
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
72-316
Year Published:
1971
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
vi, 100 p.
Country:
United States
State:
California
Other Geospatial:
Russian River Basin