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Title:
Baseline water quality analyses of Madera Creek, Madera Canyon
Author:
Morse, Darwin Woodson.
Issue Date:
1979
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:
Madera Canyon Recreation Area, located forty-five miles south of Tucson, Arizona, lies within the Santa Rita Mountains of the Coronado National Forest. The Canyon has second home development and various recreational activities occurring in close proximity to Madera Creek, the only water resource in the Canyon. A water quality sampling program was designed to establish a baseline water quality profile of Madera Creek. A sampling program was conducted from January 1978 through December 1978 which measured various climatic, physical, biological, and chemical parameters. Fecal coliform and fecal streptococcus organisms were monitored bi-weekly and observed as indicator organisms of human and animal sources of contamination. Data analysis showed that the water quality status of Madera Creek met recreational standards for partial and full body contact; however, the stream did not exhibit characteristics of a natural mountain stream. While second homes may have had some impact on the water resource, recreational use patterns were identified as a possible major contributor of contamination in Madera Creek.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Water quality -- Arizona -- Madera Creek Measurement.
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.titleBaseline water quality analyses of Madera Creek, Madera Canyonen_US
dc.creatorMorse, Darwin Woodson.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMorse, Darwin Woodson.en_US
dc.date.issued1979en_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.abstractMadera Canyon Recreation Area, located forty-five miles south of Tucson, Arizona, lies within the Santa Rita Mountains of the Coronado National Forest. The Canyon has second home development and various recreational activities occurring in close proximity to Madera Creek, the only water resource in the Canyon. A water quality sampling program was designed to establish a baseline water quality profile of Madera Creek. A sampling program was conducted from January 1978 through December 1978 which measured various climatic, physical, biological, and chemical parameters. Fecal coliform and fecal streptococcus organisms were monitored bi-weekly and observed as indicator organisms of human and animal sources of contamination. Data analysis showed that the water quality status of Madera Creek met recreational standards for partial and full body contact; however, the stream did not exhibit characteristics of a natural mountain stream. While second homes may have had some impact on the water resource, recreational use patterns were identified as a possible major contributor of contamination in Madera Creek.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 -- Madera Creek Measurement.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.contributor.committeememberWagle, Roberten_US
dc.contributor.committeememberRodiek, Jonen_US
dc.identifier.oclc212782310en_US
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