Field Site Research - Early June
The team visited Outlook in an effort to acquire data during a period of high flows. An above average snowpack in the Rocky Mountain headwaters facilitated flows of approximately 400 m3/s which were much higher than during previous visits (~ 70 m3/s).
A LISST, AquaScat, M9 aDcp and Isco sampler were used in a variety of different morphologic zones to characterise morphodynamics. This data will complement and expand on similar data collected in previous visits at lower flows. We now have a nicely rounded dataset covering a wide range of flow conditions.
Two aerial photography sorties were flown 4-days apart to characterize movement of larger scale features such as unit bars over the entire study reach. These data are complemented by numerous eBee Plus and eBee RTK flights covering smaller areas but at a much higher frequency in order to quantify bedform migration rates.