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An Investigation of Factors Affecting the Spread of D. bugensis in Arizona's Reservoirs

Abstract Quagga Mussels (Dreissena bugensis) are an invasive species of mollusk that have established themselves within the Colorado River system of Arizona since 2007. However, despite close proximity and frequent travel by recreational boaters between reservoirs, they have not yet infested the Salt River or Verde River systems. Laboratory experimentation was done to test the survival rate of adult D. bugensis specimens in waters collected from Bartlett Lake (Verde River), Saguaro Lake (Salt River), and Salt River Project (SRP) canals (Salt River/Verde River/Colorado River blend) as well as Central Arizona Project (CAP) canals with the addition of turbidity to simulate high runoff storm events. Under each condition, adult survival for a time period... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Sokolowski, Matthew (Author) / Fox, Peter (Advisor) / Abbaszadegan, Morteza (Advisor) / Alum, Absar (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Environmental engineering / Environmental management / Ecology
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 105 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Civil and Environmental Engineering 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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