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Monitoring The Water Quality of the Nation's Large Rivers Colorado River NASQAN Program

Fact Sheet 014-00

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Abstract

Since 1995, the National Stream Quality Accounting Network (NASQAN) of the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS) has focused on monitoring the water quality of the Nation's largest rivers including the Colorado, Columbia, Mississippi, and Rio Grande. The NASQAN program in the Colorado River Basin consists of eight stations that span seven basin States including Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, and California. Data collected from these stations are used to quantify the transport of chemical constituents and evaluate trends in water quality of the river. Currently, the NASQAN program in the Colorado River Basin is providing necessary data and information required by resource managers of the river who are responsible for meeting longstanding legal agreements that regulate the flow and quality of the river water.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Monitoring The Water Quality of the Nation's Large Rivers Colorado River NASQAN Program
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
014-00
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2000
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
1 folded sheet ([4] p.) : col. ill., col. maps ; 28 x 43 cm. folded to 28 x 22 cm.