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Open-File Report 2010-1241

In collaboration with the Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council
National Research Program

Water Quality in the Yukon River Basin, Alaska, Water Years 2006 – 2008

By Paul F. Schuster, Karonhiakta’tie Bryan Maracle, and Nicole Herman-Mercer

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The Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council and the U.S. Geological Survey developed a water-quality monitoring program to address a shared interest in the water quality of the Yukon River and its relation to climate. This report contains water-quality data from samples collected in the Yukon River Basin during water years 2006 through 2008. A broad range of chemical analyses from 44 stations throughout the YRB are presented. On August 8, 2009 the USGS signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council representing the culmination of 5 years of dedicated efforts to forge a working collaboration and partnership with expectations of continuing into the foreseeable future. The Memorandum of Understanding may be viewed at

Revised December 6, 2012

First posted October 21, 2010

For additional information contact:

Chief, Branch of Regional Research, Central Region
Box 25049, Mail Stop 418
Denver, CO 80225

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Suggested citation:

Schuster, P.F., Maracle, K.B., and Herman-Mercer, Nicole, 2010, Water quality in the Yukon River Basin, Alaska, water years 2006–2008: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2010–1241, 220 p.




Sample Locations and Analytical Methods

Water - Quality Data 2006 - 2008

Quality Assurance/Quality Control 2006 - 2008


References Cited

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