Long-term change along the Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park (1889-2011)

Boatman’s Quarterly Review
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Abstract

The Colorado River and its riverine resources have undergone profound changes since completion of Glen Canyon Dam in 1963, as every river runner with any history in Grand Canyon will attest. Long-term monitoring data are difficult to obtain for high-value resource areas (Webb et al. 2009), particularly in remote parts of national parks, yet these data are important to determining appropriate actions for restoration of resources and (or) potential modifications of flow releases on regulated rivers. The river corridor through the bottom of Grand Canyon creates a challenging environment for change-detection monitoring techniques (Belnap et al. 2008).

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Long-term change along the Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park (1889-2011)
Series title Boatman’s Quarterly Review
Volume 25
Issue 4
Year Published 2013
Language English
Publisher Grand Canyon River Guides, Inc.
Contributing office(s) Fort Collins Science Center
Description 7 p.
First page 24
Last page 30
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N