Fraser River watershed, Colorado : assessment of available water-quantity and water-quality data through water year 1997

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Title Fraser River watershed, Colorado : assessment of available water-quantity and water-quality data through water year 1997
Creator Apodaca, Lori Estelle; Bails, Jeffrey B.
Subject Water quality; Water quality monitoring stations; Watershed management; Water -- Analysis; Water -- Pollution
Spatial Coverage Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico); Colorado River (Wyo.-Utah); Colorado
Description The water-quantity and water-quality data for the Fraser River watershed through water year 1997 were compiled for ground-water and surface-water sites. In order to assess the water-quality data, the data were related to land use/land cover in the watershed. Data from 81 water-quantity and water-quality sites, which consisted of 9 ground-water sites and 72 surface-water sites, were available for analysis. However, the data were limited and frequently contained only one or two water-quality analyses per site. The Fraser River flows about 28 miles from its headwaters at the Continental Divide to the confluence with the Colorado River. Ground-water resources in the watershed are used for residential and municipal drinking-water supplies. Surface water is available for use, but water diversions in the upper parts of the watershed reduce the flow in the river. Land use/land cover in the watershed is predominantly forested land, but increasing urban development has the potential to affect th
Publisher U. S. Geological Survey
Contributors Grand County; Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Date 1999
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Digitization Specifications pdf file copied from USGS website (http://water.usgs.gov/pubs/wri/wri98-4255/). Uploaded into CONTENTdm version 3.7.
Identifier http://water.usgs.gov/pubs/wri/wri98-4255/
Source Apodaca, Lori Estelle; Bails, Jeffrey B., Fraser River watershed, Colorado : assessment of available water-quantity and water-quality data through water year 1997, Denver, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigation 98-4255, 58 p.
Language eng
Rights Management Public Domain, Courtesy of the USGS
Holding Institution University of Utah
Metadata Cataloger Kristin Willmore
ARK ark:/87278/s68g8jn0
Setname wwdl_er
Date Created 2005-08-10
Date Modified 2005-10-19
ID 1145881
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s68g8jn0