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Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center

PCMSC Seminar Series

Upcoming Seminar

Coastal and nearshore response to dam removal on the Elwha River

Melissa Foley
USGS PCMSC Research Ecologist

Weds., March 4, 2015, 2:00 pm

Photograph from the Elwha River.

Abstract: The removal of the Elwha and Glines Canyon dams on the Elwha River in Washington caused a massive amount of sediment to be mobilized and transported downstream. The physical effects of increased sediment—including deposition and high suspended sediment concentrations—have altered the physical and biological conditions in the two coastal estuaries and nearshore hard-bottom habitat. Linking changes in physical conditions to biological changes in these habitats is a critical component of monitoring the response and recovery of the system as time progresses.

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Directions and Parking

Street map of our location.
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From the San Francisco Bay Area:
Take your favorite highway to Hwy 17 South to Hwy 1
At the Hwys 17+1 merge, keep right
Follow signs to “Hwy 1 North, Half Moon Bay, UC Santa Cruz”
Stay on Hwy 1 North (keep in right-most lanes)
Hwy 1 is also named Mission St. — Follow Mission for about 2 miles
At the Western Drive stop light, turn left onto Western Drive
The building right in front of you is the
USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
2885 Mission St. Extension
at the intersection of Western and Mission St. Extension

From the south coast:
Take Hwy 1 North to west Santa Cruz
At the Western Drive stop light, turn left onto Western
The building right in front of you is the USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, at the intersection of Western and Mission St. Extension

From the north coast:
Take Hwy 1 South to west Santa Cruz
At the Western Drive stop light, turn right onto Western
The building right in front of you is the
USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
2885 Mission St. Extension
at the intersection of Western and Mission St. Extension

Parking:
You may park in the parking lot located on the NE corner of Western Drive and Mission St. Extension
Limited parking is available along Mission St. Extension and along Natural Bridges Drive
Entrance to PCMSC is at 2885 Mission St. Extension (small green star with arrow, on the map), at the intersection of Western and Mission St. Extension

Photograph of Natural Bridges, photo by Laura Torresan. 

Schedule

Weds., March 4, 2015, 2:00 pm

Melissa Foley

USGS PCMSC Research Ecologist

Weds., March 18, 2015, 2:00 pm

Tom Parsons

USGS PCMSC Research Geophysicist

See a list of all Seminars previously presented.

 

 

 

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