Accession Number:

ADA439977

Title:

Summary of Suspended-Sediment Concentration Data, San Francisco Bay, California, Water Year 2001

Descriptive Note:

Open file rept.

Corporate Author:

GEOLOGICAL SURVEY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

55.0

Abstract:

Suspended-sediment concentration data were collected in San Francisco Bay during water year 2001 October 1 2000-September 30 2001. Optical backscatterance sensors and water samples were used to monitor suspended sediment at two sites in Suisun Bay three sites in San Pablo Bay two sites in Central San Francisco Bay and three sites in South San Francisco Bay. Sensors were positioned at two depths at most sites. Water samples were collected periodically and were analyzed for concentrations of suspended sediment. The results of the analyses were used to calibrate the electrical output of the optical backscatterance sensors so that a record of suspended-sediment concentrations could be derived. This report presents the data-collection methods used and summarizes the suspended-sediment concentration data collected fixing October 2000 through September 2001. Calibration curves and plots of edited data for each sensor also are presented.

Subject Categories:

  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE