The data release presents observations of riparian vegetation, topography, sediment quality, and river corridor geomorphology in four river reaches of the Lower Virgin River extending downstream 62 river kilometers (rkm) from near the town of Littlefield (AZ) and the Arizona-Nevada border at rkm 119. Methods included field observations and analysis of remotely-sensed data before (2010) and after (2011-2012) a 40-year return period flood (December 2010, at the gaging station 'Virgin River near Littlefield'; (USGS gage #09415000)).
The data release includes four .csv files related to field observations: UTM coordinates of field transect locations; vegetation and geomorphology; species codes; and sediment quality. The data release also includes three shapefiles describing the river corridor geomorphology obtained through the interpretation of airborne color orthophotography: before the flood; after the flood; and the union of these two. Finally, there are four metadata (.xml) files - one associated with all four of the .csv files, and one for each of the shapefiles.
|Title||Riparian vegetation, topography, sediment quality, and river corridor geomorphology in the Lower Virgin River, Nevada and Arizona, before (2010) and after (2011-2012) a 40-year return period flood|
|Authors||Patrick B. Shafroth, Eduardo Gonzalzez, Steven R. Lee, Glen Leverich, Rafael Real de Asua, Karley Rodriguez, Steven M. Ostoja, Bruce K. Orr, Eric Wahlig|
|Product Type||Data Release|
|Record Source||USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog|
|USGS Organization||Fort Collins Science Center|