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Title: Turbidity threshold sampling for suspended sediment load estimation

Author: Lewis, Jack; Eads, Rand;

Date: 2001

Source: Pages III-110 - III-117, in: Proceedings of the Seventh Federal Interagency Sedimentation Conference, 25-29 March 2001, Reno, Nevada. Federal Interagency Project, Technical Committee of the Subcommittee on Sedimentation.

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

Description: Abstract - The paper discusses an automated procedure for measuring turbidity and sampling suspended sediment. The basic equipment consists of a programmable data logger, an in situ turbidimeter, a pumping sampler, and a stage-measuring device. The data logger program employs turbidity to govern sample collection during each transport event. Mounting configurations and housings for the turbidimeters have been prototyped and tested or deployed at 16 gaging sites in northwestern California. Operational data are presented with examples illustrating storm load estimation.

Keywords: PSW4351, Caspar Creek, turbidy, suspended sediment, data logger, pumping sampler, storm load estimation, watershed

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Lewis, Jack; Eads, Rand 2001. Turbidity threshold sampling for suspended sediment load estimation. Pages III-110 - III-117, in: Proceedings of the Seventh Federal Interagency Sedimentation Conference, 25-29 March 2001, Reno, Nevada. Federal Interagency Project, Technical Committee of the Subcommittee on Sedimentation.

 


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