Skagit River delta sediment fan

Shallow water in a tidal flat where a pulse of muddy water is mixing with fresh, clear ocean water.

Detailed Description

Photograph from pole-mounted camera, looking west across the Skagit River delta and one of several large sediment fans that are moving 1-2 meters per day across the tidal flats. These fans threaten to bury the last intact stands of eelgrass in Skagit Bay, an important rearing habitat for juvenile salmon, crab, and other marine wildlife.

See also, a photo of the pole-mounted camera.


Image Dimensions: 1500 x 1125

Date Taken:

Location Taken: WA, US