USGS routinely measures the daily suspended sediment load entering the delta with the flows of the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers. Most of the suspended sediment that flows into the delta is carried by these two rivers, but it also enters from Yolo Bypass; the Mokelumne, Calaveras, and Cosumnes rivers; and several smaller streams. This article presents suspended sediment data for the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers, and compares the data collected during the water year 1995 to statistically analyzed data from the long-term record.
|Title||Sediment inflow to the delta from the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers|
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Series Title||Interagency Ecological Program Newsletter|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|
|USGS Organization||San Francisco Bay-Delta; Pacific Regional Director's Office|