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Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area


  Partnership Projects in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area


  • 2001 - Evaluation of Water-Quality Impacts From Visitation & Recreational Use Within Side Canyons

  • 2001 - Assessment of Sediment Chemistry in the Colorado River Delta

  • 2004 - Evaluate Hydrocarbon Contamination in Lake Powell

  • 2010 - Determination of Presence of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Trace Elements in Sediments & Potentail for Bioaccumulation in Biota

  • 2010 - Improve Visitor Experience Through Water Quality and Sediment Studies of River Deltas

  • 2014 - Biogeochemical and physical processes controlling mercury methylation and bioaccumulation in Lake Powell, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

  • 2016 - Hydrocarbon Monitoring in Response to Personal Watercraft Regulation at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

  • 2021 - Utilization and Method Development of Non-native Quagga Mussels (Dreissena bugensis) as a Monitoring Tool for Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons Affecting Water Resources and Biota in the Lake Powell Reservoir Ecosystem






Partnership Publications

Brown, J.B, 2008, Review of available water-quality data for the Southern Colorado Plateau Network and Characterization of Water Quality in Five Selected Park Units in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah, 1925-2004: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2008-5130, 119 p.

Coes, A.L., Paretti, N.V., Alvarez, D.A., and Macy, J.P., 2019, Assessment of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon concentrations in southern Lake Powell, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Arizona and Utah, 2016–17: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2019–5065, 26 p.

Hart, R.J., Taylor, H.E., and Anderson, G.M., 2012, Establishment of sentinel sampling sites to monitor changes in water and sediment quality and biota related to visitor use at Lake Powell, Arizona and Utah, 2004–2006: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012–1237, 25 p.

Hart, R.J., Taylor, H.E., Antweiler, R.C., Fisk, G.G., Anderson, G.M., Roth, D.E., Flynn, M.E., Peart, D.B., M. Truini, and L.B. Barber, 2005, Physical and chemical characteristics of Knowles, Forgotten, and Moqui Canyons, and effects of recreational use on water quality, Lake Powell, Arizona and Utah. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2004-5120. 43p

Hart, R.J., Taylor, H.E., Antweiler, R.C., Graham, D.D., Fisk, G.G., Riggins, S.G., and Flynn, M.E., 2005, Sediment chemistry of the Colorado River Delta of Lake Powell, Utah, 2001. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1178. 33 p.

Hornewer, N.J., 2014, Sediment and water chemistry of the San Juan River and Escalante River deltas of Lake Powell, Utah, 2010–2011: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014-1096, 7 p.

Mayo, J.P., Coes, A.L., Paretti, N.V., Macy, J.P., Alvarez, D.A., 2018, Supplemental Continuous Temperature Data, Temperature Profile Data, SPMD Environmental Concentration Data and SPMD Quality-control Data for the Assessment of Hydrocarbon Concentrations in Southern Lake Powell (2016-2017): U.S. Geological Survey data release

Naftz, D.L., Marvin-DiPasquale, M., Krabbenhoft, D.P., Aiken, G., Boyd, E.S., Conaway, C.H., Ogorek, J., and Anderson, G.M., 2019, Biogeochemical and physical processes controlling mercury methylation and bioaccumulation in Lake Powell, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah and Arizona, 2014 and 2015: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2018–1159, 81 p.

Schonauer, K.T., Hart, R.J., and Antweiler, R.C., 2014, The presence and distribution of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and inorganic elements in water and lakebed materials and the potential for bioconcentration in biota at established sampling sites on Lake Powell, Utah and Arizona: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013–1299, 28 p.

 

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