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Water quality and hydrology of the Silver River watershed, Baraga County, Michigan, 2005-8

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2009

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Weaver, Thomas L.; Sullivan, Daniel J.; Rachol, Cynthia M.; Ellis, James M., 2009, Water quality and hydrology of the Silver River watershed, Baraga County, Michigan, 2005-8: "Michigan Water Science Center , GGEMNH0000".

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The Silver River Watershed comprises about 69 square miles and drains part of northeastern Baraga County, Michigan. For generations, tribal members of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community have hunted and fished in the watershed. Tribal government and members of Keweenaw Bay Indian Community are concerned about the effect of any development within the watershed, which is rural, isolated, and lightly populated. For decades, the area has been explored for various minerals. Since 2004, several mineral-exploration firms have been actively investigating areas within the watershed; property acquisition, road construction, and subsurface drilling have taken place close to tributary streams of the Silver River. The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation [...]

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  • National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers
  • Northeast CASC

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