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Selenium concentrations in Yuma Ridgway's Rails occupying managed and unmanaged emergent marshes at the Salton Sea

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2016-02-01
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2016-07-30

Citation

Ricca, M.A., Overton, C.T., Anderson, T.W., Merritt, A., Harrity, E., Matchett, E., and Casazza, M.L., 2022, Selenium concentrations in Yuma Ridgway's Rails occupying managed and unmanaged emergent marshes at the Salton Sea: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9R39F33.

Summary

Yuma Ridgway’s rail (Rallus obsoletus yumanensis, hereafter, "rail") are an endangered species for which patches of emergent marsh within the Salton Sea watershed comprise a substantial portion of habitat for the species’ disjointed range in the southwestern United States. These areas of emergent marsh include: 1) marshes managed by federal (particularly the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge (SBSSNWR), state (California Department of Fish and Wildlife), and local (Imperial Irrigation District) resource agencies that are sustained by direct deliveries of Colorado River water; and 2) unmanaged marshes sustained by agricultural drainage water. Management of rail habitat in this arid environment [...]

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SaltonSea_RidgwaysYumaRail_Se.csv 69.91 KB text/csv

Purpose

These data were collected to help quantify selenium risk to Yuma Ridgway's rail occupying managed and unmanaged emergent marshes surrounding the southeastern shoreline of the Salton Sea.

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