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The Potential for Quagga Mussel Survival in Canyon Lake

Abstract Quagga mussels are an aquatic invasive species capable of causing economic and ecological damage. Despite the quagga mussels’ ability to rapidly spread, two watersheds, the Salt River system and the Verde River system of Arizona, both had no quagga mussel detections for 8 years. The main factor thought to deter quagga mussels was the stratification of the two watersheds during the summer, resulting in high temperatures in the epilimnion and low dissolved oxygen in the hypolimnion. In 2015, Canyon Lake, a reservoir of the Salt River watershed, tested positive for quagga mussel veligers. In this study, I used Landsat 7 and Landsat 8 satellite data to determine if changes in the surface temperature have caused a change to the reservoir allowin... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Lau, Theresa (Author) / Fox, Peter (Advisor) / Neuer, Susanne (Committee member) / Abbaszadegan, Morteza (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Environmental engineering / Arizona / Canyon Lake / Dreissena rostriformis bugensis / Invasive Species / Quagga Mussel / Reservoir
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 116 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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