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Multimedia Slide Shows

Thumbnail image of slideshow.Sealife of the Elwha
Containing some stunning photography and showing the rich diversity of life that can be found in the waters of Puget Sound, this slide show is a taxonomic inventory of the sea life encountered thus far in the USGS Elwha River Scuba Dive surveys. Intended as a photographic training manual for project staff and partners, the slide show is a great educational and outreach tool.
http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2011/5120/seaLife/

Videos

Thumbnail image of video.An Update of Dam Removal Activities in the Elwha River: dam removal, sediment dispersal, and fish relocations
Jeff Duda gives an invited 25-minute presentation at the 30th annual Salmonid Restoration Federation conference in Davis, California, that provides an overview of the collaborative monitoring and activities on the Elwha River.
http://goo.gl/Tlkbe

Thumbnail of video.Public Lectures — 2012 Elwha Science Symposium
This video shows the three lectures given during the evening public event of the 2012 Elwha Science Symposium at Peninsula College on August 20, 2012. Speakers include Lynda Mapes (Seattle Times), Jeff Duda (USGS), and John Gussman (Doubleclick Productions).
http://vimeo.com/48310841

Thumbnail of video.Science Forum — 2012 Elwha Science Symposium
This video shows the presentations given during the morning science forum of the 2012 Elwha Science Symposium at Peninsula College on August 22, 2012. Speakers include Brian Krohmer (Barnard Construction), Time Randle (Reclamation), George Pess (NOAA), Guy Gelfenbaum (USGS), Mike McHenry (LEKT), Josh Chenoweth (NPS), and Jeff Duda (USGS).
http://vimeo.com/48413674

Click to go to video page.Lower Elwha River, Ground-Based Lidar Fly-Through
This animation shows a virtual fly-through of a detailed, highly accurate three-dimensional map of the lower Elwha River. The data shown were collected using a ground-based lidar scanner, which uses pulses of light to accurately map the riparian environment.
http://youtu.be/0tEvz-rEz3Q

Click to go to video page.Elwha River floating weir: a tool to study adult salmon during and following dam removal
This video introduces a multi-agency team of scientists and their project to install and operate a resistance board floating weir in the Elwha River. The weir is a fish trap used within a larger program for monitoring salmon populations in the Nation's largest dam removal and river restoration project.
http://youtu.be/N7WuO8n5CQE

Click to go to video page.Dam Removal in the Pacific Northwest—A new tool for river restoration?
A Public Lecture by Dr. Jonathan Warrick, USGS, from October 28, 2010 is available at:
http://online.wr.usgs.gov/calendar/2010/oct10.html

Click for video.Simulated coastal currents in the Strait of Juan de Fuca offshore of the Elwha River delta over a 6-day interval of time
http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/elwha/animations/Elwha-Currents/player.html

Click for video.Simulated coastal currents and suspended-sediment concentrations offshore of the Elwha River delta in the Strait of Juan de Fuca from turbid outflow from the Elwha River
http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/elwha/animations/Elwha-Sediment/player.html

Click for video.Distributed Temperature Sensing in the Elwha River Estuary
http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/elwha/animations/Distrib-Temp-Sensing/player.html

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Web Cams

To see recent images of the Elwha River web cam, go to:
http://wa.water.usgs.gov/projects/elwhasediment/webcams.htm

Real-time Data

Recent and historical Elwha River gage readings* available at:

Elwha River at Diversion (below both dam sites)
http://waterdata.usgs.gov/wa/nwis/uv/?site_no=12046260&PARAmeter_cd=00065,63680

Elwha River above Lake Mills (above both dam sites)
http://waterdata.usgs.gov/wa/nwis/uv/?site_no=12044900

Elwha River at McDonald Bridge (between dam sites)
http://waterdata.usgs.gov/wa/nwis/uv/?site_no=12045500&PARAmeter_cd=00060,00065

*Gage records are provisional and subject to revision.

River Data

Historical river gage readings and sample results available at:

Elwha River at Diversion (below both dam sites)
http://waterdata.usgs.gov/wa/nwis/nwisman/?site_no=12046260

Elwha River above Lake Mills (above both dam sites)
http://waterdata.usgs.gov/wa/nwis/nwisman/?site_no=12044900

Elwha River at McDonald Bridge (between dam sites)
http://waterdata.usgs.gov/wa/nwis/nwisman/?site_no=12045500

Coastal Data

Beach surveys of topography and bathymetry data from the Elwha River delta shoreline available at:
http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/288/

Seafloor mapping and benthic habitat data available at:
http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/320/

Publications

A list of publications, organized by topic, are available here.

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