Examination of the relationship between bottom sediment and overlying water quality in recreational waters

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Title:
Examination of the relationship between bottom sediment and overlying water quality in recreational waters
Author:
Kramer, Ricky Earl.
Issue Date:
1983
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:
Bottom sediment and overlying water fecal coliform (FC) densities were quantified to determine relative stability relationships between these two populations in two central Arizona pumped storage reservoirs. Several environmental parameters were also examined to assess their relative influences on overlying water and bottom sediment FC densities. Bottom sediment FC densities were not found to be more stable than or to provide an index of FC densities in overlying waters. Beach slope, beach configuration, and pool elevations were the environmental parameters which appeared to influence FC densities. In contrast to previous research speculations, these results do not support the use of bottom sediment FC densities as a more stable index of overlying water FC densities. In addition, overlying water FC densities were significantly correlated with pool elevations and were concentrated in tidal zone areas of pumped storage reservoirs.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Recreation areas -- Health aspects -- Arizona.; Sediments (Geology) -- Arizona.; Water -- Pollution -- Arizona -- Measurement.; Water quality -- Arizona -- 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.titleExamination of the relationship between bottom sediment and overlying water quality in recreational watersen_US
dc.creatorKramer, Ricky Earl.en_US
dc.contributor.authorKramer, Ricky Earl.en_US
dc.date.issued1983en_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.abstractBottom sediment and overlying water fecal coliform (FC) densities were quantified to determine relative stability relationships between these two populations in two central Arizona pumped storage reservoirs. Several environmental parameters were also examined to assess their relative influences on overlying water and bottom sediment FC densities. Bottom sediment FC densities were not found to be more stable than or to provide an index of FC densities in overlying waters. Beach slope, beach configuration, and pool elevations were the environmental parameters which appeared to influence FC densities. In contrast to previous research speculations, these results do not support the use of bottom sediment FC densities as a more stable index of overlying water FC densities. In addition, overlying water FC densities were significantly correlated with pool elevations and were concentrated in tidal zone areas of pumped storage reservoirs.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshRecreation areas -- Health aspects -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSediments (Geology) -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWater -- Pollution -- Arizona -- Measurement.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWater quality -- Arizona -- 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.committeememberFogel, Martin M.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMatter, William J.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc212931506en_US
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