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Environmental flows in the desert rivers of the United States and Mexico: Synthesis of available data and gap analysis

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Creation
2017-08-24 23:56:23
Last Update
2017-09-01 18:05:05
Start Date
2014-10-01
End Date
2016-01-30
Start Date
2014-10-01 05:00:00
End Date
2016-01-30 06:00:00

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LCC Network Data Steward(Point of Contact), Desert Landscape Conservation Cooperative(administrator), Abe Springer(Author), Elia Tapia(Author), Kelly Mott-Lacroix(Author), Northern Arizona University(Cooperator/Partner), University of Arizona - Water Resources Research Center(Cooperator/Partner), 2017-08-24(creation), 2017-09-01(lastUpdate), 2014-10-01(Start), 2016-01-30(End), Environmental flows in the desert rivers of the United States and Mexico: Synthesis of available data and gap analysis, https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/599f67a7e4b0e5eb065f98cc

Summary

Article Abstract: Although riparian and aquatic ecosystems make up a small fraction of the area in arid and semi-arid lands, they are critical for the survival of desert life. There are, however, few compendia of efforts to define the quantity of water needed to maintain these ecosystems and understand the risks and stressors to them. Through our analysis we found that 62% of the rivers examined in the deserts of the U.S. and Mexico have had just one study over the past four decades and 67% of studies used qualitative methods. Furthermore, only one-third of the 312 species catalogued in our work have been studied more than once and only 5% have been considered five or more times. The most common risks or stressors to riparian and aquatic [...]

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