Weiner et al 2018 mapping bluffs and beaches

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Mapping Bluffs and Beaches of Puget Sound to Quantify Sediment Supply

Developed as part of the Mapping Bluffs and Beaches to Quantify Sediment Supply Effort

Link to Document

This report is available on the Washington State Department of Ecology’s website at: https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/summarypages/1806008.html


This report documents the data collection, processing, and results from a series of boat-based lidar surveys conducted by the Washington State Department of Ecology Coastal Monitoring & Analysis Program (CMAP) to produce high-resolution baseline coastal topographic digital elevation models (DEMs) of beaches and bluffs around the Puget Sound and Strait of Juan de Fuca at 16 sites spanning 220 km of shoreline and over two dozen drift cells. Also included are several examples of lidar data applications, such as quantifying physical habitat features like overhanging vegetation and large woody debris, documenting shoreline armor, and beach restoration monitoring.

Recommended Citation

Weiner, H.M., G.M. Kaminsky, A. Hacking, D. McCandless, K. Bolles, M. Gostic, J. Liljegren, and H. Drummond, 2018. Mapping Bluffs and Beaches of Puget Sound to Quantify Sediment Supply, Estuary and Salmon Restoration Program Learning Project Final Report. Shorelands and Environmental Assistance Program, Washington State Department of Ecology, Olympia, WA. Publication #18-06-008.

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