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Boulder Creek: A stream ecosystem in an urban landscape

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Year
2008

Citation

Verplanck, Philip L, Murphy, Sheila F, Birkeland, Peter W, Pitlick, John, Barber, Larry B, and Schmidt, Travis S, 2008, Boulder Creek: A stream ecosystem in an urban landscape: Field Guides, v. 10, p. 217-233.

Summary

The Boulder Creek Watershed, within the Front Range region of Colorado, is typical of many western watersheds because it is composed of a high-gradient upper reach mostly fed by snowmelt, a substantial change in gradient at the range front, and an urban corridor within the lower gradient section. A stream ecosystem within an urban landscape not only can provide water for municipal, industrial, and agricultural needs, but also can be utilized for recreation, esthetic enjoyment, and wastewater disposal. The purpose of this 26 km bicycle field trip is to explore the hydrology and geochemistry of Boulder and South Boulder Creeks and to discuss topics including flood frequency and hazards, aqueous geochemistry of the watershed, and potential [...]

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  • USGS National Research Program

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Added to ScienceBase on Mon Apr 22 08:29:21 MDT 2013 by processing file <b>Sediment-Water Chemistry in Large River Systems- Biogeochemical, Geomorphic, and Human Controls.xml</b> in item <a href="https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/51118732e4b03611765639fd">https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/51118732e4b03611765639fd</a>

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1130/2008.fld010(11)

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