UNM WR 573: Field Methods Fall 2021

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DOI: 10.4211/hs.6bc577cabe0341398f78d976e23f51c7
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The hydrology, chemistry, and biology of a stream are strongly interconnected, and must all be considered when assessing the overall state of a water body. In this investigation, we seek to answer the following research question:

What are the differences in water quality and quantity between a rural headwater stream and an urban main-stem river?

For our investigation, we measured, analyzed, and compared water quality and quantity characteristics in a rural headwater stream (Las Huertas Creek, abbreviated as LH) and an urban main-stem river (The Rio Grande, abbreviated as RG) located near and in Albuquerque, New Mexico. At each of our two locations, we measured water quality and quantity at a downstream site (abbreviated as D), a midstream site (abbreviated as M), and an upstream site (abbreviated as U) for a total of six sites in our study. We defined these areas as the location abbreviation followed by the site abbreviation; for example, the Las Huertas Downstream site was defined as LH_D while the Rio Grande Upstream site was defined as RG_U.

To answer our research question, we measured hydrologic, chemical, and biological parameters at each of our six sites. For hydrology, we measured discharge and soil hydraulic conductivity; for chemistry, we measured temperature, specific conductivity, conductivity, total dissolved solids, salinity, dissolved oxygen, pH, turbidity, alkalinity, anions, and cations; for biology, we measured chlorophyll a, benthic macroinvertebrates, organic matter, and riparian vegetation. Below is a description of our study locations and our parameter methods followed by parameter results and a discussion.

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Coordinate System/Geographic Projection:
WGS84 EPSG:4326
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['Decimal degrees']
North Latitude
East Longitude
South Latitude
West Longitude


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UNM WR 573 Fall 2021 - Las Huertas data Resource Wesley Noe Published & Shareable
UNM WR 573 Fall 2021 - Rio Grande data Resource Wesley Noe Published & Shareable

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Name Organization Address Phone Author Identifiers
Brennan Davis University of New Mexico New Mexico (NM), US
Ryan Webb University of New Mexico New Mexico, US
Mollie Hanttula UNM New Mexico, US
Christopher Traft University of New Mexico NM, US
Annalise Porter University of New Mexico New Mexico, US
Lindsey Rotche University of New Mexico NM, US
Natalie Gayoso University of New Mexico NM, US
Kambray Townsend University of New Mexico New Mexico, US
Becky Bixby University of New Mexico New Mexico, US

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Noe, W., K. Townsend, B. Davis, C. Traft, L. Rotche, N. Gayoso, A. Porter, M. Hanttula, B. Bixby, R. Webb (2021). UNM WR 573: Field Methods Fall 2021, HydroShare, https://doi.org/10.4211/hs.6bc577cabe0341398f78d976e23f51c7

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