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Channel Mapping of the Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona - May 2009, river miles 29 to 62Data

March 24, 2017

Bathymetric, topographic, and grain-size data were collected in May 2009 along a 33-mi reach of the Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. The study reach is located from river miles 29 to 62 at the confluence of the Colorado and Little Colorado Rivers. Channel bathymetry was mapped using multibeam and singlebeam echosounders, subaerial topography was mapped using ground-based total-stations, and bed-sediment grain-size data were collected using an underwater digital microscope system. These data were combined to produce digital elevation models, spatially variable estimates of digital elevation model uncertainty, georeferenced grain-size data, and bed-sediment distribution maps. These data are associated with the USGS Open File Report: Kaplinski, M., Hazel, J.E., Jr., Grams, P.E., Kohl, Keith, Buscombe, D.D., and Tusso, R.B., 2017, Channel mapping river miles 2962 of the Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, May 2009: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 20171030, 35 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20171030.