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National Park Service / US Geological Survey - Water Quality Partnership


Mount Rainier National Park

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  Partnership Projects in Mount Rainier National Park

  • 2002 - Persistent organic pollution and heavy metals in glacial fed lakes and aquatic biota (multi-park project)
  • 2007 - Develop Multivariate Tool for Classifying Aquatic Ecosystems and Predicting Response to Climate Change
  • 2008 - Developing Critical Loads for Atmospheric Deposition of Inorganic Nitrogen in Network Lakes (multi-park project)


Moran, P.W., A. Neelakanteswar, R.W. Black, and M.M. Vijayan, 2007, Tissue contaminants and associated transcriptional response in trout liver from high elevation lakes of Washington. Environmental Science and Technology, 41(18) 6591-6597, doi: 10.1021/es070550y.

Sheibley, R.W., Enache, M., Swarzenski, P.W., Moran, P.W. and Foreman, J.R., 2014, Nitrogen deposition effects on diatom communities in lakes from three national parks in Washington State. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution, Feb. 2014, 225:1857.

Sheibley, R.W., Foreman, J.R., Moran, P.W., Swarzenski, P.W., 2012 Atmospheric deposition, water-quality, and sediment data for selected lakes in Mount Rainer, North Cascades, and Olympic National Parks, Washington, 2008-10: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series: 2012-721, 46 p.


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