Water quality analyses of the recreational waters of Sabino and Bear Creeks

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Title:
Water quality analyses of the recreational waters of Sabino and Bear Creeks
Author:
Motschall, Robert Michael,1950-
Issue Date:
1976
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:
Sabino Canyon Recreation Area has received over 600,000 visitors per year. Sabino and Bear Creeks flow through the area creating a diverse habitat for vegetation and wildlife, and a unique desert setting for water-based recreation. Proximity to the city of Tucson places constant user pressure on the water resources and prime concern in a water-based recreation area is water quality. An intensive study of existing water quality status of Sabino and Bear Creeks was conducted because the quality of water in Sabino and Bear Creeks was unknown. This study examines bacterial, chemical, and physical parameters. Data were collected twice a week on Sundays and Wednesdays for a year. Results of the study indicate there were: (1) no major chemical problems, (2) highest turbidity values occurred during the warm weather months, and (3) high concentrations of fecal coliform in the bottom sediment and periodically in overlying water indicate major sources of fecal contamination have access into Sabino Creek. This study provides the United States Forest Service with baseline water quality data and a benchmark from which to continue an efficient water quality monitoring program.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Water quality -- Arizona -- Tucson.
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.titleWater quality analyses of the recreational waters of Sabino and Bear Creeksen_US
dc.creatorMotschall, Robert Michael,1950-en_US
dc.contributor.authorMotschall, Robert Michael,1950-en_US
dc.date.issued1976en_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.abstractSabino Canyon Recreation Area has received over 600,000 visitors per year. Sabino and Bear Creeks flow through the area creating a diverse habitat for vegetation and wildlife, and a unique desert setting for water-based recreation. Proximity to the city of Tucson places constant user pressure on the water resources and prime concern in a water-based recreation area is water quality. An intensive study of existing water quality status of Sabino and Bear Creeks was conducted because the quality of water in Sabino and Bear Creeks was unknown. This study examines bacterial, chemical, and physical parameters. Data were collected twice a week on Sundays and Wednesdays for a year. Results of the study indicate there were: (1) no major chemical problems, (2) highest turbidity values occurred during the warm weather months, and (3) high concentrations of fecal coliform in the bottom sediment and periodically in overlying water indicate major sources of fecal contamination have access into Sabino Creek. This study provides the United States Forest Service with baseline water quality data and a benchmark from which to continue an efficient water quality monitoring program.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 -- Tucson.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.oclc212755452en_US
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