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NIWQP Project/Study Area—
Tulare Lake Bed Area, California
LocationThe location of this study is in the Tulare Lake basin near the southern margin of the dry Tulare Lake Bed. The Tulare basin constitutes the southern half of the San Joaquin Valley, which in turn constitutes the southern two-thirds of the Central Valley in California. (Detail map)
StatusBased on the studies for this Project, the NIWQP is no longer involved at this location.
Phases 2 and 3 DataChemical Data From Water:
ASCII - 4 KB .dat File or Microsoft Excel - 27 KB .xls File
ASCII - 7 KB .dat File or Microsoft Excel - 40 KB .xls File
ASCII - 15 KB .dat File or Microsoft Excel - 70 KB .xls File
ASCII - 10 KB .dat File or Microsoft Excel - 41 KB .xls File
DocumentsFujii, R. and Swain, W.C., 1995, Areal Distribution of Selected Trace Elements, Salinity, and Major Ions in Shallow Ground Water, Tulare Basin, Southern San Joaquin Valley, California: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 95-4048, 67 p.
Gilliom, R.J. and others, 1989, Preliminary Assessment of Sources, Distribution, and Mobility of Selenium in the San Joaquin Valley, California: US Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 88-4186, 129 p.
Schroeder, R.A., Palawski, D.U., And Skorupa, J.P., 1989, Selected toxic trace-element and pesticide concentrations in water, sediment, and biota, from the southern Tulare Lake area near Kern National Wildlife Refuge, California, in Howard, A. Q., ed., Selenium in Agricultural Drainage: Implications for San Francisco Bay and the California Environment: Proceedings of the Fourth Selenium Symposium, Berkeley, California, March 21, 1987, p. 142-162.
Committee on Irrigation-Induced Water Quality Problems, 1988, Irrigation-induced water quality problems - what can be learned from the San Joaquin Valley experience: Washington, D.C., National Research Council, National Academy Press, 157 p.
Schroeder, R.A., Palawski, D.U., And Skorupa, JP, 1988, Reconnaissance investigation of water quality, bottom sediment, and biota associated with irrigation drainage in the Tulare Lake Bed area, southern San Joaquin Valley, California: US Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 88-4001, 86 p.
Schroeder, R.A., And Palawski, D.U., 1987, Preliminary survey of selected toxic trace-element and pesticide concentrations in water, sediment, and biota near the southern Tulare Lake Bed: 1986-87 Department of the Interior Irrigation Drainage Program: Selenium IV Symposium, University of California (Berkeley), March 21, 1987, 3 p.