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As of fiscal year 2005,
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NIWQP Project/Study Area—


Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Oregon

Location
Malheur National Wildlife Refuge is located in Harney Basin in southeastern Oregon and is one of the largest inland wetlands in the United States. The Refuge spans an area 40 miles long by 39 miles wide and is shaped like a lopsided "T." (Detail map pdf)


Status
During the reconnaissance studies, there was no evidence that irrigation drainage was causing significant harmful effects. The NIWQP is no longer involved at this location.


Phases 2 and 3 Data
Chemical Data From Water:
ASCII - 13 KB .dat File  or  Microsoft Excel - 60 KB .xls File

Bottom Material:
ASCII - 5 KB .dat File  or  Microsoft Excel - 32 KB .xls File

Inorganic:
ASCII - 23 KB .dat File  or  Microsoft Excel - 98 KB .xls File

Organic:
ASCII - 9 KB .dat File  or  Microsoft Excel - 39 KB .xls File


Documents
Rinella, F.A., and Schuler, C.A., 1992, Reconnaissance investigation of water quality, bottom sediment, and biota associated with irrigation drainage in the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Harney County, Oregon, 1988-89: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 91-4085, 106 p.


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