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Title: Spatial distribution and thickness of fine-grained sediment along the United States portion of the upper Niagara River, New York
Authors: Wadman, Heidi M.
McNinch, Jesse E.
Keywords: Contaminated sediments
Geophysical surveys
Niagara River (N.Y. and Ont.)
River channels
Sedimentation and deposition
Publisher: Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Report (Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC/CHL TR-21-13
Abstract: Over 220 linear miles of geophysical data, including sidescan sonar and chirp sub-bottom profiles, were collected in 2016 and 2017 by the US Army Corps of Engineers and the US Fish and Wildlife Service in the upper Niagara River. In addition, 36 sediment grab samples were collected to groundtruth the geophysical data. These data were used to map the spatial distribution of fine-grained sediment, including volume data in certain locations, along the shallow shorelines of the upper Niagara River. Overall, the most extensive deposits were spatially associated with either small tributaries or with man-made structures that modified the natural flow of the system. Extensive beds of submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) were also mapped. Although always associated with a fine-grained matrix, the SAV beds were patchy in distribution, which might reflect subtle differences in the grain size of the sediment matrix or could simply be a function of variations in species or growth. The maps generated from this effort can be used to guide sampling plans for future studies of contamination in fine-grained sediment regions.
Description: Technical Report
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/CHL TR-21-13
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
Size: 116 pages / 11.45 MB
Types of Materials: PDF
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