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Reconnaissance of chemical and biological quality in the Owyhee River from the Oregon State line to the Owyhee Reservoir, Oregon, 2001–02

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Reconnaissance of chemical and biological quality in the Owyhee River from the Oregon State line to the Owyhee Reservoir, Oregon, 2001–02; 2004; WRI; 2003-4327; Hardy, Mark A.; Maret, Terry R.; George, David L.

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The Owyhee River drains an extremely rugged and sparsely populated landscape in northern Nevada, southwestern Idaho, and eastern Oregon. Most of the segment between the Oregon State line and Lake Owyhee is part of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, and few water-quality data exist for evaluating environmental impacts. As a result, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management, assessed this river segment to characterize chemical and biological quality of the river, identify where designated beneficial uses are met and where changes in stream quality occur, and provide data needed to address activities related to environmental impact assessments and Total Maximum Daily Loads. Water-quality issues [...]

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local-index unknown wri034327
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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.3133/wri034327
series unknown Water-Resources Investigations Report

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journalWater-Resources Investigations Report
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valueReston, VA
editionRevised December 7, 2004
languageEnglish
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