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White Salmon River Riverine Dune Formation/Destruction

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Title: White Salmon River Riverine Dune Formation/Destruction


Following the Condit Dam removal, a significant amount of bedload sediment was transported downstream. As the material moved along the river bottom, dunes began to form then collapse. This dune formation is seen through the waveform action as the stream's normal laminar flow is replaced by whitecap wave forms before returning, once again, to laminar flow.

Location: White Salmon, WA, USA

Date Taken: 10/28/2011

Length: 1:28

Video Producer: Heather M. Bragg , U.S. Geological Survey

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Editor: Steven Sobieszczyk

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