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North Cascades National Park

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  Partnership Projects in North Cascades National Park

  • 2002 - Persistent Organic Pollution and Heavy Metals in Glacial Fed Lakes and Aquatic Biota (multi-park project)

  • 2008 - Developing Critical Loads for Atmospheric Deposition of Inorganic Nitrogen in Network Lakes (multi-park project)

  • 2013 - Contaminant Transport from a Lakeside Landfill on Gorge Lake, North Cascades National Park

  • 2017 - Impacts of shallow groundwater contamination to Goodell Creek, North Cascades National Park


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., 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.

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., and Foreman, J.R., 2019, Preliminary assessment of shallow groundwater chemistry near Goodell Creek, North Cascades National Park, Washington: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2019–1144, 14 p.


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