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Authors: Jezra Beaulieu
Owners: Jezra Beaulieu
Resource type:Generic
Created:May 6, 2016, 7:59 p.m.
Last updated: June 2, 2016, 4:30 p.m. by Christina Bandaragoda

Abstract

This resource includes both GIS location data and data associated with sediment and turbidity monitoring in the Nooksack River watershed.

Subject

sediment,turbidity,GIS,Nooksack

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Beaulieu, J. (2016). Turbidity and Sediment Monitoring , HydroShare, http://www.hydroshare.org/resource/99a170544d2741ac983a1f25b2f38451

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Spatial:

 Coordinate System/Geographic Projection:  WGS 84 EPSG:4326
 Coordinate Units:  Decimal degrees
Place/Area Name: Deming, WA

Longitude
-122.1899°
Latitude
48.8647°

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Name Organization Address Phone
Jezra Beaulieu Nooksack Indian Tribe
This resource belongs to the following collections:
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Nooksack River Basin Observatory Christina Bandaragoda  Public &  Shareable Open Access
Sediment Transport CEE 474, Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Washington Christina Bandaragoda  Public &  Shareable Open Access

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This resource was created using funding from the following sources:
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EPA Clean Water Act 319

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Christina Bandaragoda 1 year, 6 months ago

Thanks for uploading Jezra!! Go HydroShare!

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Jezra Beaulieu 1 year, 6 months ago

The Excel spreadsheet includes the hourly turbidity and discharge at Cedarville (Mainstem) location with a separate sheet with the suspended sediment sample data at this location.

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Christina Bandaragoda 1 year, 6 months ago

What is the second column in the sediment sample data sheet? Also, what are the units for the sand and fines columns?
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Christina Bandaragoda 1 year, 6 months ago

Alex - hit reply and see if that works.

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Christina Bandaragoda 1 year, 6 months ago

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Christina Bandaragoda 1 year, 6 months ago

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Christina Bandaragoda 1 year, 6 months ago

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Jezra Beaulieu 1 year, 6 months ago

I asked the USGS lab and they said the sand and Fines column are in grams.

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Claire Beveridge 1 year, 6 months ago

Hello! Our project topic is "Release of Glacier Sediment in Summer 2015." Our general idea is to compare summer 2015 streamflow/sediment data between glaciated and non-glaciated tributaries in North Fork. We will also look at water year 2015 compared to water years 2010-2014, if possible. Here are our questions and data requests:

1. Do you have recommendations on which streamflow, sediment, and weather stations to use?
a. For the glaciated tributary we plan to use the "Glacier Creek" station- is this reasonable? Do you have a recommendation for the non-glaciated tributary? Would the North Cedarville station data be relevant?
b. If you have it handy, could you provide us with this streamflow, sediment, and weather station data for WY 2010-2015? (If not it's okay- we can download it online!)
2. Can you provide us with sediment data (2012-2015 if possible) from the following locations that are on the Google Map you shared?: North Fork, Glacier Creek and Canyon Creek
3. Is there any other grab sediment sample data you have from the relevant tributaries (North Fork, glaciated and non-glaciated tributary) from 2010-2015 that you could provide us with?
4. Do you have relevant glacier measurements (area, volume) and/or glacier pictures from 2010-2015?
5. Do you have pictures of the sediment released from glaciers in WY 2015? Any data or written descriptions on it?
6. Do you have cross section data at relevant streamflow and sediment stations, and locations in between the stations and glaciers?
7. What turbidity meter(s) did you use from 2010-2015? Do you have any calibration data?

Thanks so much!! -- Claire

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Jezra Beaulieu 1 year, 6 months ago

I just uploaded a spreadsheet with our glacier monitoring locations. Also there is a new KMZ file to show you where they are as they were not shown in the last map. We have two glacier stream sites that each have a paired snow-fed stream. All four sites have continuous discharge, and grab samples of turbidity and SSC. The glacier streams have discharge for both 2014-2015, and the non-glacier sites only have discharge for 2015, however we did collect sediment samples for those sites in 2014 as well. This was a pilot project so not everything is perfect. I included all four sites in this spreadsheet along with our weather station data from summer 2015 and ablation data from the Sholes glacier from 2015. I will have the North Fork gage site data up by the end of the day, which is one of our routine monitoring sites with continuous discharge (USGS) and turbidity at 15 m or hourly intervals.

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Claire Beveridge 1 year, 6 months ago

Awesome- this data is very helpful and we will start digging into it! Thank you, Jezra!

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Christina Bandaragoda 1 year, 6 months ago

My +1 worked!
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Claire Beveridge 1 year, 6 months ago

Hi Jezra,

Thanks for being an awesome tour guide of the Nooksack on Friday and for your insight on our glacier project. We have a few follow-up questions:
1. In the UW_glacier_project file, are SSC concentrations in units of mg/L?
2. We would like to look at precipitation data to get a sense of when storms occurred that flushed sediment into the stream. You provided us with Sholes weather station data, but it does not include precipitation. Could you also provide us with precipitation data for this station? Alternatively, we can download it ourselves from online if you point us in the right direction- is there a particular SNOTEL or other gauging site that this weather data comes from?
3. Regarding the 2015 "big storm" that flushed sediment into the stream- do you know the exact date of this storm? Or generally when it was (early or late August?)?
4. Regarding the Sholes glacier data that you provided us with- how do you measure ablation? Is this the rate that the toe of the glacier is receding in in/day? Or are you also taking other glacier measurements (e.g., height) into account? Also, the data is provided in time periods- how frequently did you make measurements in each of these different time periods?

Thank you!
Claire

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Jezra Beaulieu 1 year, 6 months ago


1. yes in mg/L
2. I just uploaded the precip for 2015, thought it was in that file. If you want more than that, like 2014, you can get it from the Wells Creek Snotel (http://wcc.sc.egov.usda.gov/nwcc/site?sitenum=909).
3. I'm not sure what you are referring to exactly, but if you plot the timeseries, you can get the date when there is an obvious spike in the hydrograph.
4. Ablation is measured from stakes that are installed in the ice at various elevations. the date ranges are the dates between our field visits, so the table is showing how much melted over those dates, then we calculated the inches per day from that.

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Jezra Beaulieu 1 year, 6 months ago

Here is the link to the USGS discharge data. The Ferndale location on the Mainstem Nooksack River also has turbidity.
http://waterdata.usgs.gov/wa/nwis/current/?type=flow

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