Biological and contaminant investigations, Upper Colorado River Basin : what's been done and how can the information be used?

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Title Biological and contaminant investigations, Upper Colorado River Basin : what's been done and how can the information be used?
Creator Deacon, Jeffrey R.
Subject Water quality; Hydrology; Water -- Purification -- Biological treatment; Water -- Pollution; Trace elements
Spatial Coverage Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico); Colorado; Colorado Plateau
Description The NAWQA program is designed to integrate physical, chemical, and biological components to assess water quality in 60 river basins nationwide. The biological component of this program focuses on 1. Biological communities (algae, macroinvertebrates, and fish); 2. stream habitat characterizations; and 3. trace-element and organic contaminants in aquatic tissues and bed sediment (Gurtz, 1994). Existing biological and contaminant information was inventoried as the first step for implementation of the biological component of the NAWQA program for the UCOL study unit. The inventory of the historical data indicated the types of biological information available for the basin, the gaps in this information, and the implications for water-quality issues. Hydrology, climate, geology, topography, and land use vary substantially within the UCOL study unit and directly affect stream biology in the study unit. Therefore, these natural and human factors (Apodaca and others, 1996) were important in the information inventory.
Publisher U. S. Geological Survey
Date 1997
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Digitization Specifications pdf file copied from USGS website (http://water.usgs.gov/pubs/fs/fs032-97/). Uploaded into CONTENTdm version 3.7.
Identifier http://water.usgs.gov/pubs/fs/fs032-97/
Source Deacon, Jeffrey R., Biological and contaminant investigations, Upper Colorado River Basin : what's been done and how can the information be used?, Lakewood, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 032-97, 2 p.
Language eng
Rights Management Public Domain, Courtesy of the USGS
Holding Institution University of Utah
Metadata Cataloger Kristin Willmore
ARK ark:/87278/s6pn94kz
Setname wwdl_er
Date Created 2005-08-10
Date Modified 2005-10-19
ID 1145870
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6pn94kz
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