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
DOI 10.3133/ofr98139
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
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