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Chemical and physical characteristics of water and sediment in Scofield Reservoir, Carbon County, Utah

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Chemical and physical characteristics of water and sediment in Scofield Reservoir, Carbon County, Utah; 1985; WSP; 2247; Waddell, Kidd M.; Darby, D. W.; Theobald, S. M.

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Evaluations based on the nutrient content of the inflow, outflow, water in storage, and the dissolved-oxygen depletion during the summer indicate that the trophic state of Scofield Reservoir is borderline between mesotrophic and eutrophic and may become highly eutrophic unless corrective measures are taken to limit nutrient inflow.Sediment deposition in Scofield Reservoir during 1943-79 is estimated to be 3,000 acre-feet, and has decreased the original storage capacity of the reservoir by 4 percent. The sediment contains some coal, and age dating of those sediments (based on the radioisotope lead-210) indicates that most of the coal was deposited prior to about 1950.Scofield Reservoir is dimictic, with turnovers occurring in the spring [...]

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