Monitoring Suspended Sediment and Flow along the Mississippi River: Bonus Episode
In this video segment, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Lower Mississippi Gulf Water Science Center (LMGWSC) scientists give a preview of how the USGS is currently working to design a new generation large river sampler. This new sampler will incorporate all functions of previously developed USGS depth and point samplers. The USGS is working to incorporate within this sampler suspended sediment surrogate recording devices like acoustic backscatter and or turbidity. This new technologically advanced sampler will be made using 3-D printers.
Created as part of the Memorandum of Understanding between the USGS and the National Water Agency and Geological Survey of Brazil to support sediment and flow monitoring practices in Brazil.