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US Geological Survey / National Park Service - Water Quality Partnership


Curecanti National Recreation Area


  Partnership Projects in Curecanti National Recreation Area

  • 1999 - Nutrient Enrichment and Productivity Study

  • 2003 - Quality Assurance and Publication of Water Quality Data Collected From Streams, Rivers and Reservoirs

  • 2005 - USGS Data Collection and Analysis of Required Water Quality Parameters: Outstanding Waters Designation

  • 2014 - Occurrence, sources, and persistence of  endocrine disrupting chemicals in  surface-water bed sediment in the Northern Colorado Plateau Network

  • 2021 - Rapid Response Strategy for Potential Toxin Exposures from HABs in Coastal and Shoreline Areas of National Parks

  • 2021 - Combining Water-Quality Data with Remote Sensing to Improve Detection and Monitoring of Algal Blooms in Blue Mesa Reservoir Curecanti National Recreation Area, Colorado


Bauch, N.J., and M. Malick. 2003. Limnology of Blue Mesa, Morrow Point, and Crystal Reservoirs, Curecanti National Recreation Area, during 1999, and a 25-year retrospective of nutrient conditions in Blue Mesa Reservoir, Colorado. U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 02-4199. 101 p.

Gurdak, J.J., A.I. Greve, and N.E. Spahr. 2002 . Water-quality data analysis of the Upper Gunnison River Watershed, Colorado, 1989-99. U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 02-4001. 61 p.

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Novemeber 30, 2020