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Colorado River Eddy Sandbar Dynamics Data

Metadata Updated: September 1, 2023

These data are a compilation of the characteristics of eddy sandbars, eddy sandbar areas and volumes measured between 1990 and 2015, and longitudinal metrics of the Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. These data were used to evaluate the response of sandbars to controlled floods implemented in 1996, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2013, and 2014. These data were also used to characterize the variability in response among the monitoring sites and classify those monitoring sites into six characteristic groupings. Also, these data were used to show that the characteristics of channel width, water-surface-elevation (stage) change between normal flows and controlled floods, and amount of vegetation cover are correlated with sandbar response to controlled floods.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date May 31, 2023
Metadata Updated Date September 1, 2023

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date May 31, 2023
Metadata Updated Date September 1, 2023
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Identifier USGS:57fd5541e4b0824b2d131103
Data Last Modified 20200827
Category geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 010:12
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