sedimentparticles of clay, silt, sand, gravel, or cobble, transported by water, are called sediment. deposited at the coastline, are often broad and low-lying, and represent the marine extension of alluvial floodplains. Many have been heavily modified for agricultural and urban uses. Deltas can be distinguished based on the relative influence of waves, tides and river processes in their formation. (from Shipman 2008).
Simenstad et al 2011 identifies 16 river deltas. Large coastal inlets wetlands associated with large watersheds (see Cereghino et al 2012) like Union, Tahuya or the Snow-Salmon, could be considered part of this population. PSNERP identifies recovery of lost delta tidal marsh and a primary target for restoration of Puget Sound nearshore ecosystems. A separate page describing Restoration of Puget Sound River Deltas provides an overview of goals, resources and efforts.
River Delta Core Topics
- Restoration of Puget Sound River Deltas provides an overview of restoration efforts.
- The following core topics and related topic pages are being developed for the wiki as part of the ESRP River Delta Adaptive Management Strategy
Other River Delta Topic Pages
- Beneficial use of dredge materials
- Fish sampling design in river deltas
- Nearshore Monitoring Strategy
- Restoration of Puget Sound River Deltas
- River Delta Reference List