Sediment diagram, from source to sink

Illustration shows how sediment comes from erosion from slopes (source), is transported, and is deposited in river deltas (sink)

Detailed Description

Sediment is the sand, mud, and pebbles that were once solid rock. Sediment flows in tributary streams and river channels of the Skagit, from the Cascade Mountains to Skagit Bay and Puget Sound. Source: Erosion from slopes and migrating river channels generate a lot of sediment. Transport: Rivers move sediment downstream. Sink: Sediment is deposited across natural river deltas and floodplains. Diagram courtesy of Skagit Climate Science Consortium.


Image Dimensions: 1418 x 748

Location Taken: US