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Field Campaigns

June 2004

June 1st

One AM. All field personnel, supplies, and equipment in Fairbanks, AK

June 2nd

Yukon River trip preparations.

Rig boats, set up mobile processing Lab

Shop for dry goods.

June 3rd

Mobilize field and lab crews and boats to Whitehorse, Yukon Territory.

Field and lab crews and boats move to Whitehorse, Yukon Territory.
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June 4th

Crew arrives in Whitehorse.

Set up lab truck. Run field blank.

June 5th

Drove boats and lab truck to Carcross.

Sampled Nares River at Carcross. ADCP and EDI.

Lab crew processed sample on site.

All crews returned to Whitehorse. Stored boats at Water Survey of Canada (WSC).

EDI sampling of Nares River at Carcross.
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June 6th

Drove boats and lab truck to Atlin.

Sampled Atlin River. ADCP and EDI.

Lab crew processed sample on site.

All crews returned to Whitehorse. Stored boats at WSC.

Sampling location on the Atlin River.
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June 7th

Drove boats to Takhini Landing outside Whitehorse.

Sampled Yukon River below Whitehorse and Takhini River near Yukon confluence. ADCP and EDI.

Collected grab samples from Yukon below Takhini.

Lab crew processed sample on site.

All crews returned to Whitehorse. Stored boats at WSC.

Sampling the Yukon River below Whitehorse
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Preparing to sample the Takhini River near Yukon River confluence.
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June 8th

Staged out of WSC office. Organized, washed coolers. Shipped samples.

Thankful assistance from the WSC people.


Staging operations out of WSC office
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Thankful assistance from the WSC staff and family
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June 9th

Early am, entire crew mobilizes to Lake LaBerge boat landing.

Field crew sampled Teslin River. ADCP and EDI.

Collected grab samples from Yukon below Teslin.

Continued to Big Salmon River. 48 miles. Camped at mouth of Big Salmon.

Lab crew shuttled trucks to Carmacks.


Field crew calculates discharge on the Teslin River.
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Camping at mouth of Big Salmon River
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June 10th

Field crew sampled Big Salmon and Little Salmon Rivers. ADCP and EDI.

Collected grab samples from Yukon below Big and Little Salmon Rivers.

Part of field crew meets lab crew at Little Salmon Village and turns over samples.

Lab crew returns to Carmacks (Coal Mine Camground) to start processing.

Field crew arrives at campground in mid afternoon. Traveled 100 miles.

Lab crew finishes processing in late evening.


Field crew sampling the Big Salmon River
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Lab crew processing samples in mobile lab at Coal Mine Campground, Carmacks, YT
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Sampling the Yukon River in front of Coal Mine Campground, Carmacks, YT
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June 11th

Sampled Yukon River at Carmacks and Nordenskiold River. ADCD and EDI.

Collected grab samples from Yukon below Nordenskiold.

Lab crew processed samples at campground. Finished in evening.

Sampling the Yukon River in front of Coal Mine Campground, Carmacks, YT
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Lab dance
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June 12th

Entire crew drove to Pelly River at the bridge crossing.

Sampled Pelly River. ADCP and EDI.

Lab crew processed on site. Finished mid afternoon.

Field crew continued down river and collected grab samples from Yukon below Pelly.

Made camp on bank of Yukon River near WSC gage. Traveled 120 miles.

Lab crew shuttled trucks to Dawson.

Preparing to sample the Pelly River
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June 13th

Field crew sampled Yukon River above the White River. ADCP and EDI.

Lab crew shuttled trucks. Set up lab in Dawson.

Field crew sampled White River. ADCP and EWI.

Collected grab samples from Yukon below White.

Camped at Frisco camp near mouth of Stewart River. Traveled 20 miles.

Areial view of Yukon River sampling site above the White River.  WSC gage on bank
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Aerial view of the confluence of the White River with the Yukon River
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Aerial view of USGS camp at Frisco mining camp near mouth of Stewart River.
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June 14th

Field crew sampled Stewart River. ADCP and EDI.

Collected grab samples from Yukon below Stewart

Field crew sampled Sixty Mile River. ADCP and Grab sample.

Field crew arrives at Dawson in late afternoon. Traveled 64 miles.

Lab crew processes four samples. Finished processing at 1 am.

Field crew sampling the Stewart River.
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Looking down at Dawson City with the Yukon River in background
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June 15th

Field crew sampled Klondike River below Bonanza Creek. ADCP and EDI.

Field crew sampled Klondike River above Bonanza Creek. WSC gage and Grab sample.

Lab crew processes samples. Finished processing in evening.

June 16th

Field crew collected grab samples from Yukon below Klondike.

Sampled Forty Mile River. ADCP and grab sample. Continued to Eagle.

Lab crew shuttles trucks to Eagle.

Field and lab crew meet in Eagle in late afternoon. Boats traveled 100 miles.

Lab crew processes samples. Finished processing in evening.

Sampling crew crossing the International border on their way to Eagle.
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Lab crew shuttling USGS trucks to Eagle (Dawson Ferry crossing the Yukon River)
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Lab crew processing samples at Flacon Inn, Eagle, Alaska
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June 17th

Some crew return to Fairbanks

Crew sampled Yukon River at Eagle. ADCP and EDI.

Crew collected several permafrost samples.

Lab crew processed sample and blank.

Looking back up toward the sampling site on the Yukon River at Eagle, Alaska
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Drilling to collect permafrost core samples.
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June 18th

All crew return to Fairbanks.

Forest fires threaten drive.

Forest fires threaten drive back from Eagle
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June 19th

Pack and ship samples.

Break down all equipment. Inventory for August trip.

June 20th

All crew fly home.


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