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RMRS-GTR-291: Synthesis of Upper Verde River research and monitoring 1993-2008


Neary, Daniel G.; Medina, Alvin L.; Rinne, John N., eds. 2012. Synthesis of Upper Verde River research and monitoring 1993-2008. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-291. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 296 p.

This volume is a state-of-knowledge synthesis of monitoring and research conducted on the Upper Verde River (UVR) of Arizona. It contains information on the history, hydrology, soils, geomorphology, vegetation, and fish fauna of the area that can help land managers and other scientists in successfully conducting ecosystem management and future monitoring and research in this important Southwest river ecosystem. Chapter 1 provides an introduction to the UVR's location, vegetation, climate, soils, and watersheds. A historical and pictorial perspective of the UVR is presented in Chapter 2. The hydrology of the watershed and its current physical condition are covered in Chapters 3 and 4. Geomorphic relationships of the UVR channels are described in Chapter 5. The woody and herbaceous vegetation of the UVR are presented in Chapters 6 and 7. Water quality status and issues of the river are discussed in Chapter 8. The status of the fish fauna and other aquatic organisms are described in Chapter 9. Chapters 10 through 12 present summaries of information resources, research recommendations, a summary of this volume, and conclusions.

Keywords: fluvial ecosystem, history, climate, soils, vegetation, geomorphology, watersheds, water quality, fish fauna, Upper Verde River


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Contents
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Chapter 1: Introduction
Daniel G. Neary, John N. Rinne, Alvin L. Medina, Malchus B. Baker, Jr.
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Chapter 2: Historical and Pictorial Perspective of the Upper Verde River
Alvin L. Medina, Daniel G. Neary
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Chapter 3: Verde River Hydrology
Daniel G. Neary, Alvin L. Medina
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Chapter 4: Watershed Condition
Daniel G. Neary, Jonathan W. Long, Malchus B. Baker, Jr.
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Chapter 5: Channel Morphology
Jonathan W. Long, Alvin L. Medina, Daniel G. Neary
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Chapter 6: Woody Vegetation of the Upper Verde River: 1996-2007
Alvin L. Medina
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Chapter 7: Spatial and Temporal Variation In Streamside Herbaceous Vegetation of the Upper Verde River: 1996-2001
Alvin L. Medina, Jonathan W. Long
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Chapter 8: A Preliminary View of Water Quality Conditions of the Upper Verde River
Alvin L. Medina
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Chapter 9: Fish and Aquatic Organisms
John N. Rinne
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Chapter 10: Research Recommendations
Daniel G. Neary, Alvin L. Medina, John N. Rinne
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Chapter 11: Summary and Conclusions
Daniel G. Neary, John N. Rinne, Alvin L. Medina
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Chapter 12: Information Sources
Daniel G. Neary, John N. Rinne, Alvin L. Medina
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Literature Cited
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Glossary
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Title: RMRS-GTR-269: Threats to western United States riparian ecosystems: A bibliography
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