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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park

  Partnership Projects in Yellowstone National Park


  • 1999 - Collecting Water-Quality Information on Soda Butte Creek at the Boundary

  • 1999 - Effect of Changing Atmospheric Deposition on the Chemistry of Lakes in National Parks in the Intermountain Region (multi-park project)

  • 2003 - State of Montana Water Right Compact

  • 2008 - Continuous Chloride Measurement as an Indicator of Geothermal and Volcanic Hazards


Clow, D.W., J.O. Sickman, R.G. Striegl, D.P. Krabbenhoft, J.G. Elliott, M. Dornblaser, D.A. Roth, and D.H. Campbell. 2003. Changes in the chemistry of lakes and precipitation in high-elevation national parks in the western United States, 1985-1999. Water Resources Research, 39(6), 1171, doi: 10.1029/2002WR001533.

Clow, D.W., R.G. Striegl, L. Nanus, M.A. Mast, D.H. Campbell, and D.P. Krabbenhoft. 2002. Current status of high-elevation lake chemistry in seven national parks in the western United States. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution: Focus 2(2) 139-164. U.S. Geological Survey.

Boughton, G.K. 2001 . Metal loading in Soda Butte Creek upstream of Yellowstone National Park, Montana and Wyoming: A retrospective analysis of previous research; and quantification of metal loading, August 1999. U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 01-4170. 68 p.


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