Tag Archives: Conservation of Natural resources

Multi-Centered Tree-Ring Reconstructions of Colorado Streamflow for Water Resource Planning.

Abstract (Water Management, Conservation of Natural Resources) Water resource management requires knowledge of the natural variability in streamflow over multiple time scales. Reconstructions of streamflow derived from moisture-sensitive trees extend, in both time and magnitude, the variability provided by relatively … Continue reading

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A Tree-Ring Reconstruction of Streamflow for the Colorado Front Range.

ABSTRACT (Water Management, Conservation of Natural Resources) Water resource planning is based primarily on 20th century instrumental records of climate and streamflow. These records are limited in length to approximately 100 years, in the best cases, and can reflect only … Continue reading

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Greater Platte River Basins – Science to Sustain Ecosystems and Communities.

  Abstract (Conservation of Natural Resources, Valuable Resources, Community Education) The Greater Platte River Basins (GPRB), located in the heartland of the United States, provides a collaborative opportunity for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and its partners to understand the … Continue reading

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Potential Habitat Loss and Population Fragmentation for Cold Water Fish in the North Platte River Drainage of the Rocky Mountains: Response to Climate Warming.

Abstract (Aquatic Life, Conservation of Natural Resources, Pollution – Climate) We used three approaches to examine potential habitat loss in relation to climate warming for cold water species of fish in the North Platte River drainage in Wyoming. The projected … Continue reading

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Nonpoint and Point Sources of Nitrogen in Major Watersheds of the United States.

Abstract (Pollution – Humans, Conservation of Natural Resources) Estimates of nonpoint and point sources of nitrogen were made for 107 watersheds located in the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Water Quality Assessment Program study units throughout the conterminous United States.  The … Continue reading

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Fecal Coliform Densities in a Western Watershed.

Abstract (Pollution Human/Bacteria, Conservation of Natural Resources, Water Law, Community Education) This paper describes the areal distribution of fecal coliform densities within the stream system of the South Platte River basin in Colorado. Low densities, e.g., 0 to 99 fecal … Continue reading

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Case Study of the Upper South Platte Watershed, Colorado.

Abstract (Restoration Areas, Watershed planning, Conservation of Natural Resources) Watershed Assessments are an excellent method of identifying landscape-scale environmental issues and targeting restoration projects that address those issues. Foster Wheeler Environmental conducted a landscape assessment on the 640,000 acre Upper … Continue reading

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). Resource Management at the Watershed Level: An Assessment of the Changing Federal Role in the Emerging Era of Community-Based Watershed Management.

Abstract (Water Law, Conservation of Natural Resources) Under the Western Water Policy Review Act of 1992 (P.L. 102-575, Title XXX), Congress directed the President to undertake a comprehensive review of Federal activities in the 19 Western States that directly or … Continue reading

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Response of Streamflow to Weather Variability under Climate Change in the Colorado Rockies.

Abstract (Conservation of Natural Resources, Economic Redevelopment, Forest Mangement) We examine the response of streamflow to long-term rainfall variability under climate change by coupling downscaled global climate model precipitation to a distributed hydrologic model. We use daily output of the … Continue reading

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Watershed Models and Their Applicability to Conjunctive Use Management.

Abstract (Water Management, Conservation of Natural Resources) Techniques employed to simulate infiltration and subsurface ground-water flow were examined for a number of available watershed models. The large number of processes that these models simulate prohibits detailed analysis of subsurface flow, … Continue reading

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