These Applied Geomorphology Guidelines will be used by the ESA team’s conceptual designs. The Guidelines will be used as needed in the designs and to aid in quality control review. These guidelines may be revised to account for lessons learned during Phase 2 and for subsequent use. The guidelines are intended only for conceptual design by the PSNERP team. These guidelines are established partly to provide a means of developing uniform designs, for quality control and precision, but also to facilitating future refinements. Further research and data collection are required to develop guidelines for broader application. These guidelines use empirical models calibrated with data collected from field sites. Therefore, these guidelines are most useful when the site parameters lie within the range of the calibration data. Parameters include tide range, sediment and vegetation, fluvial effects, salinity (which affects plant types and geomorphology), and in some cases wave and littoral climate. Comprehensive data sets are not presently available for Puget Sound. The guidelines are based on both local data sets and data sets from other locations, with some adjustments, primarily for tide range. Therefore, the accuracy of the regressions provided here can be considered approximate. Historic data from the site (e.g. channel width from a T‐Sheet) or nearby reference data (e.g. Hood’s data for the Skagit, Barnard’s data fo
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