Santa Cruz River Research Days - an annual event allowing partners to share their work.
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Reports / Publications
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A Living River: Charting the Health of the Upper Santa Cruz River
Read more about this report series.
2010 Water Year - year three of annual report shows continued improvement on the Upper Santa Cruz River
Santa Cruz County Water Harvesting Guidance Manual
"State of" Reports Bibliography
2012 Annotated Bibliographyof reports summarizing the "State of....".
Riparian Health Score Card Bibliography
2012 List of Example Scorecards, with summaries and analyses.
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Santa Cruz River Researchers' Day 2012 - 4th Annual
Santa Cruz River Researchers' Day is an annual event sponsored by Tumacácori National Historical Park, Sonoran Institute, and Friends of the Santa Cruz River. This annual meeting provides an important opportunity to share updates on new and ongoing regional work pertaining to the Santa Cruz River as well as provide an opportunity for collaboration. Presentations focus on research, monitoring, restoration, and other conservation work along the Santa Cruz River.
Each year a short proceedings is produced including abstracts of work presented, as well as other work in the region that could not be shared at the event. To read about previous Santa Cruz Researchers' Day events, use the links in the Resources - Santa Cruz River section on the right side of the page.
This year's event:
March 29, 2012 from 9:30am - 4:00pm
Joel D. Valdez Main Library - Lower Level Meeting Room
101 N. Stone Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701
2012 Call for Papers - download here (pdf)
2012 Schedule - download here (pdf)
2012 Proceedings - download here (pdf)
Indicators of organic contamination in the Lower Santa Cruz River (2.17 MB)
Lief Abrell, University of Arizona, Arizona Laboratory for Emerging Contaminants
Investigating Water Quality in Private Domestic Wells in Santa Cruz County, Arizona (1.87 MB)
Sofia Grigera, University of Arizona
Composting Toilets in Nogales, Sonora: Results of a Pilot Study (411.74 kB)
Carolyn Lipnick, University of Arizona
Indicators of organic contamination in the Lower Santa Cruz River (not available)
Eleanor McCallum, University of Arizona
Conserve to Enhance: An Innovative Pilot Program in Tucson to Conserve Water for the Environment (2.79 MB)
Candice Rupprecht, University of Arizona
Land use matters: Private and public land stewardship efforts moderate the effects of drought and resource consumption on watershed habitat loss (2.32 MB)
Miguel Villarreal, US Geological Survey
Santa Cruz River Conservation Symposium - update and invitation (1.07 MB)
Emily Brott, Sonoran Institute
Update on surface-water-to-groundwater transport of contaminants at Tumacácori National Historical Park (3.76 MB)
James Callegary, US Geological Survey
Modeling Changes in Infiltration in the Lower Santa Cruz River (1.56 MB)
Evan Canfield, Pima County Regional Flood Control District
Annual Total Sediment Load in Santa Cruz River (636.25 kB)
Jennifer Duan, University of Arizona
A River Runs Through It…Usually: Ecosystem Monitoring at Tumacácori NHP 2007 to 2012 (4.34 MB)
Evan Gwilliam, National Park Service Sonoran Desert Network
Historical Changes in the Lower Santa Cruz River (1.25 MB)
Akitsu Kimoto, Pima County Regional Flood Control District
Coping with a String of Nasty Breakups (4.21 MB)
Mark Krieski, Pima County Regional Flood Control District
The Santa Cruz Watershed Ecosystem Portfolio Model (SCWEPM); Progress and Future (6.5 MB)
Laura Norman, US Geological Survey
Avian monitoring and restoration of Esperanza Ranch in the Upper Santa Cruz River Important Bird Area (3.04 MB)
Jennie MacFarland and Kendell Kroesen, Tucson Audubon Society
Hydrological Modeling of a Semi-arid Santa Cruz Basin (1.42 MB)
Rewati Niraula, University of Arizona
Hydrologic Evaluation of the Tres Rios Del Norte Area (2.07 MB)
Frank Postillion, Pima County Regional Flood Control District
The Borderlands Habitat Restoration Initiative (2.43 MB)
Ron Pulliam, University of Georgia
Fate of Emerging Contaminants along the Lower Santa Cruz River, Arizona (1.25 MB)
David Quanrud, University of Arizona