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Water and Air Temperature Throughout the Range of Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout in Colorado and New Mexico; 2010-2015 V2


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Todd, A.S., McGee, B.N., Zeigler, M.P., and Caldwell, C.A., 2016, Water and Air Temperature Throughout the Range of Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout in Colorado and New Mexico; 2010-2015: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


This data set characterizes the thermal regime in a number of Colorado and New Mexico streams that contain populations of Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii virginalis) or have been considered potential restoration areas for the fish. The majority of these streams had no previous record of continual temperature records. When compared to Colorado water temperature criteria (Cold Tier 1), a portion of these populations appeared to be at risk from elevated stream temperatures, as indicated by exceedance of both acute and chronic water quality metrics. Summer water temperature profiles recorded at sites within current Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout habitat indicated that although the majority of currently occupied conservation [...]


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U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
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Andrew Todd, Ben N Mcgee, Mathew Zeigler, Colleen A Caldwell
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Andrew Todd
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Ben N Mcgee
USGS Mission Area :
Land Resources
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Climate Adaptation Science Centers

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The purpose of this data release is to provide general access to these stream temperature data sets. The dataset facilitates the comparison of stream temperature with the acute and chronic temperature threshold of Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout in order to identify at risk populations. This comparison can be used by managers for decisions regarding the current and future thermal suitability of existing Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout populations as well as potential restoration sites.


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doi doi:10.5066/F73R0QZC

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