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Project 1: Eighteen advisory team meetings were attended this year; technical input was provided as appropriate; and summaries were prepared and delivered to Kent Turner. The SCOP Selenium Management Plan has been reviewed and a report is in preparation.

Project 2: A formal report titled, Surface Water Monitoring for Indicator Bacteria in High-use Sites of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, was delivered in the second quarter of this year. Subsequently, a poster presentation on this topic was delivered at the Lake Mead Science Symposium and a manuscript has been prepared for submission to the journal, Lake and Reservoir Management.

Project 3: An Interagency Monitoring Action Plan (I-MAP) has been prepared and is near completion. The document has undergone a review and comment period by sub-committees of agency staff formed for this purpose; review comments have been received, which are being incorporated. Six interagency meetings were organized and facilitated.

Project 4: A poster presentation summarizing the bibliographic database created for this project was presented at the Lake Mead Science Symposium. Data mining for 1980’s Lake Mead benthos study has been completed. A draft Access database and associated metadata record was sent to researchers conducting current Benthos studies on Lake Mead for review and input. The field data portion of the database is undergoing quality control for finalization next quarter.

Project 5: The Lake Mead Science Symposium was delivered on January 14-15, 2009. The technical committee invited the development of 14 articles based on presentations for submission to Lake and Reservoir Management by August 1, 2009. A special issue of this journal will serve as symposium proceedings.

Project 6: Five Interagency “Water 2025” Team meetings were coordinated for project information sharing and input into the ecological monitoring plan for Lakes Mead and Mohave. An expanded framework for the plan has been prepared, circulated, and is currently under review.


Bacterial pollution of water; Benthos; Dreissena; Freshwater ecology; Introduced aquatic organisms; Limnology; Quagga mussel; Selenium; United States – Lake Mead National Recreation Area; Water quality


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




Cooperative Agreement Number H8R07060001

Task Agreement Number J8R07070010

Signatures have been redacted for privacy and security measures.