Measuring suspended sediment in San Francisco Bay

Scientist sample for suspended sediment by boat near the Golden Gate Bridge on a calm sunny day.

Detailed Description

USGS researchers collect water samples from the Research Vessel Dorah Henry to measure suspended sediment concentration in Central San Francisco Bay. Samples were collected using a D-96 sampler that collects samples over the entire depth of the water column allowing for a  depth-integrated sample.


Image Dimensions: 3141 x 2355

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Location Taken: CA, US

Continuous Monitoring of Water Quality and Suspended-Sediment Transport in the San Francisco Bay and Delta