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Project 1

• Technical assistance with the implementation of the Interagency Monitoring Action Plan (I-MAP) for Quagga Mussels is ongoing. Three sampling events took place this quarter and analysis of all samples (fall 2009 – spring 2010) is underway.

• Two graduate students are undergoing necessary training for the two small-scale research projects funded by this task agreement. Sampling is anticipated to begin in June 2010.

• The quarterly Interagency Quagga Mussel Meeting was held in March 2010.

Project 2

• Protocols relevant to the Long-term Limnological Aquatic Resource Monitoring and Research Plan (Plan) for Lakes Mead and Mohave have been identified.

• A meeting has been scheduled to develop topics and processes for synthetic analysis and report development as prescribed by the Plan.

• A concept for developing and organizing NPS limnology-related web pages has been documented and will be finalized next quarter.

• Relevant other interagency monitoring meetings were attended.


Aquatic resources; Dreissena; Freshwater ecology; Introduced aquatic organisms; Limnology; Quagga mussel; United States – Lake Mead National Recreation Area


Environmental Health and Protection | Environmental Monitoring | Fresh Water Studies | Natural Resources and Conservation | Natural Resources Management and Policy | Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecology




Cooperative Agreement Number H8360090007

Task Agreement Number J8360100020

Signatures have been redacted for privacy and security measures.