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Big Bend National Park

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  Partnership Projects in Big Bend National Park

  • 1999 - Fixed Station Water Quality Monitoring, Rio Grande Below Rio Conchos

  • 1999 - Baseline Assessment of Instream & Riparian Zone Biological Resources & Estab. of Rio Grande Benchmark Stations

  • 2000 - Monitoring Plan to Support the Assessment of Water Quality Status, Trends, and Degradation, Rio Grande

  • 2005 - Salinity and Source of Nutrients in the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo between Presidio and Amistad Reservoir

  • 2015 - Modeling the connections between hydrology, water quality, and ecosystem health to support coastal preservation efforts across the Northern Gulf Coast (Parks: BITH, BIBE)

Partnership Publications

Moring, J.B. 2002. Baseline assessment of instream and riparian-zone biological resources on the Rio Grande in and near Big Bend National Park, Texas.  U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 02-4106. 33 p.

Moring, J.B., 2001, Identification of issues, monitoring objectives, and approach for development of a water-quality assessment plan for the Rio Grande in Big Bend National Park, Texas. U.S. Geological Survey Administrative Report. 11 p.

Raines, T.H., Turco, M.J., Connor, P.J., and Bennett, J.B., 2012, Streamflow gains and losses and selected water-quality observations in five subreaches of the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo del Norte from near Presidio to Langtry, Texas, Big Bend area, United States and Mexico, 2006: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2012–5125, 30 p.


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