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Ground-Water Flow Direction, Water Quality, Recharge Sources, and Age, Great Sand Dunes National Monument, South-Central Colorado, 2000-2001

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2004

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Rupert, Michael G, and Plummer, L Niel, 2004, Ground-Water Flow Direction, Water Quality, Recharge Sources, and Age, Great Sand Dunes National Monument, South-Central Colorado, 2000-2001: United States Geological Survey.

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Great Sand Dunes National Monument is located in south-central Colorado along the eastern edge of the San Luis Valley. The Great Sand Dunes National Monument contains the tallest sand dunes in North America; some rise up to750 feet. Important ecological features of the Great Sand Dunes National Monument are palustrine wetlands associated with interdunal ponds and depressions along the western edge of the dune field. The existence and natural maintenance of the dune field and the interdunal ponds are dependent on maintaining ground-water levels at historic elevations. To address these concerns, the U.S. Geological Survey conducted a study, in collaboration with the National Park Service, of ground-water flow direction, water quality, [...]

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Added to ScienceBase on Fri Apr 19 09:23:46 MDT 2013 by processing file <b>Kinetics and Thermodynamics of Chemical Evolution in Ground-Water.xml</b> in item <a href="https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/504216bae4b04b508bfd339f">https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/504216bae4b04b508bfd339f</a>

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