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View Resource Controlled Flooding of the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon

The controlled flood of the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon can be monitored in real time on the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) Web site. Starting on March 26 and continuing for seven days, the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) is releasing approximately 45,000 cubic feet of water per second from Glen Canyon Dam. Line graphs of provisional stream flow data at 15 sites in Arizona are being made...

https://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/FS-089-96/
View Resource The Stream Study

Based on material developed by the Save Our Streams program (Izaak Walton League of America), this educational resource on streams is provided by the University of Virginia at Charlotteville. The Stream Study homepage is an online guide for determining the water quality of streams, based on collecting and identifying stream-bottom macroinvertebrates (e.g., crayfish, mussels, and larvae of aquatic...

http://people.virginia.edu/~alr8m/POST/scripts/overview.php
View Resource Effect of stream channel size on the delivery of nitrogen to the gulf of Mexico

This journal article, "Effect of stream channel size on the delivery of nitrogen to the gulf of Mexico," recently published in Nature, provides data and discussion on the means of distribution and significant sources of an increased flux of nitrogen from the Mississippi River into the Gulf of Mexico during the latter half of the 20th century. The paper analyzes data taken from 374 US monitoring...

https://water.usgs.gov/nawqa/sparrow/nature/nature.html
View Resource Urban Rivers Awareness

The Academy of Natural Sciences (Philadelphia) hosts this page on Urban Rivers Awareness. Offering information both general (e.g., the importance of water and watersheds) and specific (e.g., Manatwany Creek dam study), the site introduces viewers to urban river issues via an ecological study on the removal of a dam in Pennsylvania. Site content is directed towards raising awareness of urban rivers...

http://www.ansp.org/research/environmental-research/
View Resource International Rivers Network

In part, the International Rivers Network's mission is to halt and reverse the degradation of river systems and to foster greater understanding, awareness and respect for rivers. The Web site offers news articles, information, and publications related to the organization's work and related topics around the world. These include the World Rivers Review, which is devoted to river issues and...

https://www.internationalrivers.org/