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Project 1

  • Technical assistance with the implementation of the Interagency Monitoring Action Plan (I-MAP) for Quagga Mussels is ongoing. During this quarter, analysis was completed for 42 juvenile/adult samples and analyses of the remaining samples are underway.
  • As of 7/07/11 all sample sets will have been collected for Veliger abundance and settlement at different depths of Lake Mead; sampling continues for Growth of adult quagga mussels within Las Vegas Wash/Las Vegas Bay.
  • The Interagency Quagga Mussel Meeting was held on 05/17/11; the next meeting is scheduled for 08/25/11.

Project 2

  • Appendix 7, an addition to the Long-term Limnological and Aquatic Resource Monitoring and Research Plan for Lakes Mead and Mohave, has been completed and is under review.
  • All associated deliverables from NPS project partners are continuing to be collected for a close-out report to SNPLMA on all Water 2025 Conservation Initiative-funded projects (Rounds 4, 5, and 7); this quarter focused on drafting the narrative portion of the report.
  • A draft interagency quagga mussel needs statement was prepared and will be available for review at the next Interagency Quagga Mussel Meeting.
  • The project group is contributing to the NPS-funded U.S. Geological Survey Circular Report on the science of Lakes Mead and Mohave.
  • Interagency Monitoring and Research Coordination Meetings were held on 4/14/11 and 6/16/11; the next meeting is planned for October.


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


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




Cooperative Agreement Number H8360090007

Task Agreement Number J8360100020

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