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Great Salt Lake Nutrient and Trace Element Cycling
STATUS:   Current

Contact:  David Naftz
Funding Organization:  U.S. Geological Survey

Subject:  limnological processes, nutrient budget
Category:  Implementation
Data Type:  Biology
Start Date:  Monday, July 01, 2002
End Date:  Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Abstract:  These objectives are based on a long-term investigation of Great Salt Lake, Utah. Annual short-term objectives may differ based on budget and results of previous investigations:

Define the physical constraints, circulation, and mixing rates of Great Salt Lake.
Determine the nutrient (nitrogen and phosphorous species) budget.
Quantify the occurrence and distribution of anthropogenic heavy metals, trace elements, and synthetic organic compounds.

Organizations:   U.S. Geological Survey
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

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