Algal Data from Selected Sites in the Upper Colorado River Basin, Colorado, Water Years 1996-97

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Title Algal Data from Selected Sites in the Upper Colorado River Basin, Colorado, Water Years 1996-97
Creator Mize, Scott V.; Deacon, Jeffrey R.
Subject Water quality; Trace elements -- Analysis; Trace elements; Hydrology; Mines and mineral resources
Spatial Coverage Colorado River (Wyo.-Utah); Colorado; Colorado Plateau; Rocky Mountains
Description Algal community samples were collected at 15 sites in the Upper Colorado River Basin in Colorado as part of the National Water-Quality Assessment Program during water years 1996-97. Sites sampled were located in two physiographic provinces, the Southern Rocky Mountains and the Colorado Plateaus, and represented agricultural, mining, urban, and mixed land uses and background conditions. Algal samples were collected once per year during low-flow conditions. Quantitative algal samples were collected within two targeted instream habitat types including a taxonomically richest-targeted habitat and a depositional-targeted habitat. This report presents the algal community data collected at the fixed sites in the Upper Colorado River Basin study unit. Algal data include densities (abundance of cells per square centimeter of substrate) and biovolumes (cubic micrometers of cells per square centimeter of substrate) for the two habitat types. Quality-assurance and quality-control results for algal samples indicate that the largest sampling variability tends to occur in samples from small streams.
Publisher U. S. Geological Survey
Date 2001
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Digitization Specifications pdf file copied from USGS website (http://water.usgs.gov/pubs/of/ofr00-266/). Uploaded into CONTENTdm version 3.7.
Identifier http://water.usgs.gov/pubs/of/ofr00-266/
Source Mize, Scott V.; Deacon, Jeffrey R., Algal Data from Selected Sites in the Upper Colorado River Basin, Colorado, Water Years 1996-97, Denver, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey OPEN-FILE Report 2000-266, 63 p.
Language eng
Rights Management Public Domain, Courtesy of the USGS
Holding Institution University of Utah
Metadata Cataloger Kristin Willmore
ARK ark:/87278/s6z60mz8
Setname wwdl_er
Date Created 2005-08-10
Date Modified 2005-10-19
ID 1145868
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6z60mz8
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