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Limnological and water-quality data from Wonder Lake, Chilchukabena Lake, and Lake Minchumina, Denali National Park and Preserve and surrounding area, Alaska, June 2006-August 2008

Open-File Report 2010-1322

Prepared in cooperation with the National Park Service
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Abstract

Growing visitor traffic and resource use, as well as natural and anthropogenic land and climatic changes, can place increasing stress on lake ecosystems in Denali National Park and Preserve. Baseline data required to substantiate impact assessment in this sub-arctic region is sparse to non-existent. The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the National Park Service, conducted a water-quality assessment of several large lakes in and around the Park from June 2006 to August 2008. Discrete water-quality samples, lake profiles of pH, specific conductivity, dissolved-oxygen concentration, water temperature, turbidity, and continuous-record temperature profile data were collected from Wonder Lake, Chilchukabena Lake, and Lake Minchumina. In addition, zooplankton, snow chemistry data, fecal coliform, and inflow/outflow water-quality samples also were collected from Wonder Lake.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Limnological and water-quality data from Wonder Lake, Chilchukabena Lake, and Lake Minchumina, Denali National Park and Preserve and surrounding area, Alaska, June 2006-August 2008
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2010-1322
Year Published:
2011
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
Alaska Science Center Water
Description:
vi, 30 p.
Number of Pages:
30
Time Range Start:
2006-06-01
Time Range End:
2008-08-31
Country:
United States
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
N