A comparative water quality analysis of selected recreation lakes and streams in the White Mountains of Arizona.

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Title:
A comparative water quality analysis of selected recreation lakes and streams in the White Mountains of Arizona.
Author:
Utter, Jack
Issue Date:
1975
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Participation in water-based recreation has increased greatly in recent years. In some areas use and development pressures have reached levels which have caused land managers serious concerns regarding the capabilities of water recreation sites under their control to sustain such heavy impacting. These concerns have led to the generation of a number of research efforts to determine the various effects of recreation use and development on water quality. This study examines the water quality issue in relation to selected recreation lakes and streams in the White Mountains of Arizona. Four major parameters of water quality were investigated: (1) physical environmental factors, (2) chemical nutrient concentrations, (3) fecal bacterial contamination, and (4) visitor use effects. Data were collected through field and laboratory analyses conducted over the 1973 summer recreation season. Results of the study indicate intensive recreational use and development may be reflected by decreased water quality. For example, the research lake exhibiting the most intensive use and development showed significantly greater fecal bacterial contamination in the concentrated use area. Management considerations developed in this report are directed toward assisting recreation land managers in recognizing and preventing present and future water quality problems.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Water quality -- Arizona -- White Mountains.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Renewable Natural Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Brickler, Stanley K.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleA comparative water quality analysis of selected recreation lakes and streams in the White Mountains of Arizona.en_US
dc.creatorUtter, Jacken_US
dc.contributor.authorUtter, Jacken_US
dc.date.issued1975en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractParticipation in water-based recreation has increased greatly in recent years. In some areas use and development pressures have reached levels which have caused land managers serious concerns regarding the capabilities of water recreation sites under their control to sustain such heavy impacting. These concerns have led to the generation of a number of research efforts to determine the various effects of recreation use and development on water quality. This study examines the water quality issue in relation to selected recreation lakes and streams in the White Mountains of Arizona. Four major parameters of water quality were investigated: (1) physical environmental factors, (2) chemical nutrient concentrations, (3) fecal bacterial contamination, and (4) visitor use effects. Data were collected through field and laboratory analyses conducted over the 1973 summer recreation season. Results of the study indicate intensive recreational use and development may be reflected by decreased water quality. For example, the research lake exhibiting the most intensive use and development showed significantly greater fecal bacterial contamination in the concentrated use area. Management considerations developed in this report are directed toward assisting recreation land managers in recognizing and preventing present and future water quality problems.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWater quality -- Arizona -- White Mountains.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineRenewable Natural Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairBrickler, Stanley K.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc212907087en_US
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