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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

Culbertson, C.W., T.G. Huntington, and J.M. Caldwell. 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.

Caldwell, J.M. and C.W. Culbertson. 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.

Nielsen, M.J. and J.S. Kahl. 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.

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.
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Nielsen, M.J., J.M Caldwell, C.W. Culbertson, and M. Handley. 2002 . Hydrologic data collected in small watersheds on Mount Desert Island, Maine, 1999-2000. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-416. 47 p.


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