Side-scan sonar imaging of the Colorado River, Grand Canyon

Open-File Report 2007-1216
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This paper presents data collection methods and side-scan sonar data collected along the Colorado River in Grand Canyon in August and September of 2000. The purpose of the data collection effort was to image the distribution of sand between Glen Canyon Dam and river mile 87.4 before and after the 31,600 cfs flow of September 6-8. The side-scan sonar imaging focused on pools between rapids but included smaller rapids where possible.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Side-scan sonar imaging of the Colorado River, Grand Canyon
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2007-1216
DOI 10.3133/ofr20071216
Edition Version 1.0
Year Published 2007
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Description Report: 15 p.; Images
Time Range Start 2000-08-01
Time Range End 2000-09-30
Country United States
State Arizona
Other Geospatial Colorado River;Grand Canyon
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) Y