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Lake Mead National Recreation Area

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  Partnership Projects in Lake Mead National Recreation Area

  • 1999 - Occurrence of Organochlorines and Semi-Volatile Compounds at Water Intake Facilities
  • 2001 - Reconnaissance Sampling for Selected Human-Health Pharmaceuticals

  • 2004 - Occurrence and Toxicity of Incomplete Combustion of PWCs

  • 2010 - Incidence and Characterization of Intersex, Testicular Tumors, and Reproductive Condition in Common Carp as Water Quality Indicators

  • 2013 -How Are Endocrine-Disrupting Compounds Moving Through the Food Web in Lake Mead National Recreation Area?


Rosen, M.R., Turner, K., Goodbred, S.L., and Miller, J.M., eds., 2012, A synthesis of aquatic science for management of Lakes Mead and Mohave: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1381, 162 p.

Lico, M.S. and B.T. Johnson.2007. Gasoline-related compounds in Lakes Mead and Mohave, Nevada, 2004-06. U.S. Geological Survey Sceientific Investigations Report 2007-5144. 28 p.

Boyd, R.A. and E.T. Furlong. 2002. Human-health pharmaceutical compounds in Lake Mead, Nevada and Arizona, and Las Vegas Wash, Nevada, October 2000-August 2001. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-385. 18 p.

Bevans, H.E., S.L. Goodbred, J.F. Miesner, S.A. Watkins, T.S. Gross, N.D. Denslow, and T. Schoeb. 1996. Synthetic organic compounds and carp endocrinology and histology in Las Vegas Wash and Las Vegas and Callville Bays of Lake Mead, Nevada, 1992 and 1995. U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 96-4266. 12 p.


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