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Salmon River RCC Transported Organic Matter

The data presented here represent the transported organic matter data collected from 1976 to 1979 along the Salmon River mainstem. These data were part of the original river continuum concept (RCC) project. Seven sites were sampled seasonally over multiple years. Four sites on the upper Salmon River mainstem (i.e., Camp, Smiley, Obsidian, and Casino) were sampled in Feb/Mar, May/Jun, Jul/Aug, and Sept/Oct of 1976. Four sites on the mid to lower Salmon River were sampled in March/April, July, and September/October of 1977 (i.e., Casino, Deadman's hole, Shoup, and Slate). Additional samples were collected in 1978 and 1979 at various sites and seasons. Some of these additional sites were not included in the RCC data papers and are unpublished. Eight different size classes of transport were analyzed separately for ash free dry mass and chlorophyll-a.

These data formed the basis of the following manuscripts: Minshall GW, Petersen RC, Bott TL, Cushing CE, Cummins KW, Vannote RL, Sedell JR (1992) Stream ecosystem dynamics of the Salmon River, Idaho: An 8th order system. J. N. Am. Benthol. Soc. 11:111-137 Minshall GW, Petersen RC, Cummins KW, Bott TL, Sedell JR, Cushing CE, Vannote RL (1983) Interbiome comparison of stream ecosystem dynamics. Ecol. Monogr. 53:1-25

Other constraints: constraints: Data will be provided to all who agree to appropriately acknowledge the National Science Foundation (NSF), Idaho EPSCoR and the individual investigators responsible for the data set. By downloading these data and using them to produce further analysis and/or products, users agree to appropriately acknowledge the National Science Foundation (NSF), Idaho EPSCoR and the individual investigators responsible for the data set. | Use constraints: Acceptable uses of data provided by Idaho EPSCoR include any academic, research, educational, governmental, recreational, or other not-for-profit activities. Any use of data provided by the Idaho EPSCoR must acknowledge Idaho EPSCoR and the funding source(s) that contributed to the collection of the data. Users are expected to inform the Idaho EPSCoR Office and the PI(s) responsible for the data of any work or publications based on data provided. | For more information, see

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POLYGON ((-116.34521484375 43.818674855453, -116.34521484375 45.661023134947, -114.2578125 45.661023134947, -114.2578125 43.818674855453))
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location
Salmon River, Idaho, USA
Temporal Coverage
Monday, March 1, 1976 - 00:00 to Monday, July 23, 1979 - 00:00
English (United States)
Colden Baxter, John Davis, G. Wayne Minshall
Contact Name
Colden Baxter
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