The State of #Utah, @USGS, @NatlParkService, and @USBR to study effects of mining pollution on #LakePowell #ColoradoRiver #COriver

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From the Associated Press via The Sante Fe New Mexican:

The study will provide information about how mining affects the lake and the fish that live in it. Researchers will test for levels of arsenic, cadmium, copper, mercury and lead…

[The Utah Division of Water Quality] will join the U.S. Geological Society, the National Park Service and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation on the project.

“This is the first study to collect and characterize sediment through the full thickness of the San Juan and Colorado river deltas,” said Scott Hynek, a scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey.

Preliminary findings of the study are expected in 2020.

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