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Sediment load from major rivers into Puget Sound and its adjacent waters

Sediment from rivers has both beneficial and detrimental effects on ecosystems and human activities around Puget Sound. We explain where the sediment comes from, how it is transported, and the nature of the data that we can use to understand it.

by Czuba, Jonathan A.; Magirl, Christopher S.; Czuba, Christiana R.; Grossman, Eric E.; Curran, Christopher A.; Gendaszek, Andrew S.; and Dinicola, Richard S.
U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2011-3083
Related topics:
Estuarine ecosystems, Hydrology, Sediment transport, Stream-gage measurement, Streamflow, Suspended material (water), Bays, Rivers
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Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Mason, Pierce, Skagit, Snohomish, Whatcom

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