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Middle Arkansas River Basin, Colorado - Kansas

Location
The study area comprises parts of the Arkansas River Basin in southeastern Colorado and southwestern Kansas. It extends along the Arkansas River from the foothills of the Rocky Mountains near Pueblo to Garden City, a distance of about 250 miles. (Detail map pdf)


Status
During the reconnaissance investigations, no evidence of deformity or reproductive failure was observed for any bird or fish species. The study was not designed to assess reproduction or to determine the extent of embryonic deformities. The NIWQP is no longer involved at this location.


Phases 2 and 3 Data
Chemical Data From Water:
ASCII - 98 KB .dat File  or  Microsoft Excel - 389 KB .xls File

Bottom Material:
ASCII - 10 KB .dat File  or  Microsoft Excel - 54 KB .xls File

Inorganic:
ASCII - 38 KB .dat File  or  Microsoft Excel - 159 KB .xls File

Organic:
ASCII - 9 KB .dat File  or  Microsoft Excel - 36 KB .xls File


Documents
Mueller, D.K., DeWeese, L.R., Garner, A.J., and Spruill, T.B., 1991, Reconnaissance investigation of water quality, bottom sediment, and biota associated with irrigation drainage in the Middle Arkansas River Basin, Colorado and Kansas, 1988-89: U.S. Geological Survey Water Resources Investigation Report 91-4060, 84 p.


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