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National Park Service / US Geological Survey - Water Quality Partnership


Acadia National Park


  Partnership Projects in Acadia National Park

  • 1999 - Forested Watershed Nitrogen Cycling and Estuarine Nutrient Loading

  • 2000 - Developing Tools to Monitor and Predict Effects of Nutrient Enrichment on Estuaries

  • 2003 - Determine/Model Sources of Groundwater and Nutrients

  • 2010 - Adaptive Management Needs for a Coastal Estuary at Risk

  • 2011 - Addressing Eutrophication and Nuisance Algal Blooms in Bass Harbor Marsh Estuary: Impact of Nitrogen and Sediment

  • 2012 - Assessment of the use of buffered zero valent iron amendments for reduction of mercury methylation in wetland sediments at Acadia National Park

Partnership Publications

Caldwell, J.M. and Culbertson, C.W., 2007, Hydrologic data summary for the Northeast Creek/Fresh Meadow Estuary, Acadia National Park, Maine, 2000-2001. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2007-1035, 81 p.

Culbertson, C.W., Huntington, T.G. and Caldwell, J.M., 2007,. Nutrient enrichment in estuaries from discharge of shallow ground water, Mt. Desert Island, Maine. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5188. 34 p.

Dudley, R.W., and Nielsen, M.G., 2011, Inventory and protection of salt marshes from risks of sea-level rise at Acadia National Park, Maine: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2011–3015, 4 p.

Huntington, T.G., Culbertson, C.W., Fuller, C., Glibert, P., and Sturtevant, L., 2014, Nutrient budgets, marsh inundation under sea-level rise scenarios, and sediment chronologies for the Bass Harbor Marsh estuary at Acadia National Park: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1031, 108 p.

Nielsen, M.J., 2002, Water budget for and nitrogen loads to Northeast Creek, Bar Harbor, Maine. U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 02-4000. 32 p.

Nielsen, M.G., 2006, Hydrogeomorphic Classification of Wetlands on Mt. Desert Island, Maine, including hydrologic susceptibility factors for wetlands in Acadia National Park: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report: 2006-5162, 72 p.

Nielsen, M.J., Caldwell, J.M, Culbertson, C.W. and Handley, M., 2002, Hydrologic data collected in small watersheds on Mount Desert Island, Maine, 1999-2000. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2002-416. 47 p.

Nielsen, M.J. and Kahl, J.S., 2007, Nutrient export from watersheds on Mt. Desert Island, Maine, as a function of land use and fire history. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 126:81-96.


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