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Title: Continuous turbidity monitoring in streams of northwestern California

Author: Eads, Rand; Lewis, Jack;

Date: 2002

Source: In: Turbidity and other sediment surrogates workshop (ed. by G.D. Glysson & J.R. Gray). 30 April - 02 May 2002, Reno, Nevada. 3 p.

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

Description: Abstract - Redwood Sciences Laboratory, a field office of the USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station has developed and refined methods and instrumentation to monitor turbidity and suspended sediment in streams of northern California since 1996. Currently we operate 21 stations and have provided assistance in the installation of 6 gaging stations for agencies, municipalities, universities, and citizens groups. These installations employ a method called Turbidity Threshold Sampling (TTS), an automated data collection and sampling system in which a data logger employs real-time turbidity to control a pumping sampler (Lewis and Eads, 2001; Lewis, 1996). It is common in streams and rivers for most of the annual suspended sediment to be transported during a few, large rainstorm events. Automated data collection is essential to effectively capture such events.

Keywords: PSW4351, sediment, water, turbidity threshold sampling, suspended sediment, data logger, data collection

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Eads, Rand; Lewis, Jack 2002. Continuous turbidity monitoring in streams of northwestern California. In: Turbidity and other sediment surrogates workshop (ed. by G.D. Glysson & J.R. Gray). 30 April - 02 May 2002, Reno, Nevada. 3 p.

 


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