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Multibeam Data and Socio-Economic Issues in West-Central San Francisco Bay, California

Open-File Report 98-139

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Abstract

San Francisco Bay is the largest estuary on the conterminous U.S. Pacific Coast and is one of the world's largest natural harbors. It is a biologically productive and diverse environment. San Francisco Bay has a maritime economy that annually generates over $7.5 billion, handles 50 million tons of cargo, and involves thousands of jobs. Recent investigations by the USGS in this estuary help address both socio-economic and scientific issues: *Trimming pinnacles may prevent a calamitous oil spill. *Can San Francisco Bay accept more dredge spoil? *Bay floor biological habitats are quite varied. *How thick and how variable is the sediment fill in central San Francisco Bay?

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Multibeam Data and Socio-Economic Issues in West-Central San Francisco Bay, California
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
98-139
Edition:
Version 1.0
Year Published:
1998
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
Geological Survey (U.S.)
Contributing office(s):
Western Coastal and Marine Geology
Description:
Available online
Online Only (Y/N):
Y
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
Y