Measuring Sediment on the Atchafalaya Basin

Image: Measuring Sediment on the Atchafalaya Basin

Detailed Description

USGS Hydrological Technician Travis Brown drives a USGS boat out onto the Atchafalaya River to measure sediment.

In late 2015/early 2016 unusually large rainfall in the Upper Mississippi River Valley led to significant flooding in Arkansas, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee. USGS crews responded to the flooding by collecting streamflow and water quality information and providing it to emergency responders.


Image Dimensions: 315 x 472

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Location Taken: Simmesport, LA, US