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Maumee River, Toledo, Ohio Mixing Data 2013


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Schaeffer, J.S., 2018, Maumee River, Toledo, Ohio Mixing Data 2013: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


These data were collected to examine water mixing in the lower Maumee River to determine the extent to which water from Lake Erie backflows into the river, and under what conditions this occurs. We used a combination of fixed hydrologic gauges; water chemistry including stable isotopes and conservative tracers; and direct physical measurements to estimate the percentages of lake and river water at both fixed sites and transects. Those results were compared with concurrent flows and estimates of seiche activity. Data suggest that during 2013 mixing did occur, but was confined to the lowest river reach within the city limits of Toledo, Ohio. This tabular data set could be used for any questions involving large river water chemistry or [...]


Point of Contact :
Jeff Schaeffer
Originator :
Jeff Schaeffer
Metadata Contact :
Sara N Diller, U.S. Geological Survey, Great Lakes Science Center
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
SDC Data Owner :
Great Lakes Science Center
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2013 Maumee Mg and B.csv 56.79 KB
2013 Maumee River Isotope Data.csv 16.14 KB
2013 Maumee Sonde Vertical Profiles.csv 5.06 MB
2013 Maumee Sonde Transects.csv 7.93 MB
Maumee Metadata.xml
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Data were collected as a part of a larger effort to study mixing zones, which were formerly biological centers of production in the Great Lakes. There is tremendous interest in habitat restoration within these areas, but almost no information on what processes are ongoing there that would guide restoration efforts.



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DOI doi:10.5066/F71Z43QR

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