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Potential impacts of energy development upon water quality of Lake Powell and the Upper Colorado River

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Allen J Medine, Potential impacts of energy development upon water quality of Lake Powell and the Upper Colorado River: .

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The upper Colorado River system, herein defined as the major tributaries upstream from Lake Powell, includes the Colorado River, Green River, San Juan River, Gunnison River, Dolores River, White River and other tributaries (Figure 1). Lake Powell, created by impoundment of the Colorado River system, by Glen Canyon Dam, has been described as a warm monomictic reservoir [1] although it shows meromictic properties [2] with a distinct chemocline between 50 and 75 meters. The annual average flows (13.8 x 109m3/yr) from major tributaries result in an average detention period of 2.5 yr. including evaporation losses of 570 x 106m tyro There has been substantial research conducted on the Lake Powell system including a major previously funded [...]

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