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Stream Drift Sampling in Arizona, 2014Data

March 14, 2017

These data were compiled from field drift collections and from a meta-analysis of published drift literature. Field data were collected in 2014 from the Colorado River downstream of Glen Canyon Dam, Arizona, from the Salt River downstream of Stewart Mountain Dam, Arizona, and from Wet Beaver Creek near the Village of Oak Creek, Arizona. These data represent flow meter measurements taken at the mouth and adjacent to a drift net, and suspended solids concentrations collected by the drift net, over varying net deployment durations. The purpose of these data is to establish the factors influencing drift net clogging. The meta-analysis data represent characteristics of drift net samples published in the existing literature. The purpose of these data is to explore typical characteristics of drift sampling to establish the extent to which net clogging is considered within the drift literature. These data are associated with the journal manuscript: Muehlbauer, J. D., Kennedy, T.A., Copp, A.J., and Sabol, T.A., 2016, Deleterious effects of net clogging on the quantification of stream drift, Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci., https://doi.org/10.1139/cjfas-2016-0365.