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US Geological Survey / National Park Service - Water Quality Partnership


Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

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  Partnership Projects in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

  • 1999 - Atmospheric Depostition of Lakes in the Pacific West Region (multi-park project)

  • 2005 - Fire Impacts on Nutrients and Sediments in Redwood Creek Watershed and Lilburn Cave

  • 2009 - Map critical loads of atmospheric nitrogen deposition (multi-park project)
  • 2018 - Are Mountain Lakes on a Trajectory of Rapid Eutrophication toward Harmful Algal Blooms? (ROMO, SEKI, SIEN, YOSE)

  • 2020 - Does a copper-nitrate synergy drive algal blooms and toxicity in Sierra Nevada lakes?


Clow, D.W., Forrester, H., Miller, B., Roop, H., Sickman, J.O. Ryu, H., Santo Domingo, J., 2013, Effects of stock use and backpackers on water quality in wilderness in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, USA, Environmental Management, December 2013, Vol. 52, 6, p. 1400-1414.

Clow, D.W., Sickman, J.O., Striegl, R.G., Krabbenhoft, D.P., Elliott, J.G., Dornblaser, M., Roth, D.A. and Campbell, D.H., 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., Striegl, R.G., Nanus, L, Mast, M.A., Campbell, D.H., and Krabbenhoft, D.P., 2002, Chemistry of Selected High-Elevation Lakes in Seven National Parks in the Western United States, Water, Air, and Soil Pollution: Focus 2(2) 139-164. U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, CO.

Tobin, B.W., 2013, Contributions of karst groundwater to water quality and quantity in a mountain river basin: the Kaweah River, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, California. PhD Dissertation, University of Texas at San marcos, 182 p.

Tobin, B.W. and Doctor, D.H. 2009, Estimating Karst Conduit Length using Conductivity and Discharge Measurements in Lilburn Cave, Kings Canyon National Park, California. In: Proceedings of the Fifteenth International Congress of Speleology, July 19-26, 2015.

Tobin, B.W. and Schwartz, B.F., 2012, Quantifying Concentrated and Diffuse Recharge in Two Marble Karst Aquifers: Big Spring and Tufa Spring, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, California, USA. Journal of Cave and Karst Studies, Volume 74 (2), 18 p.


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November 15, 2019