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Lake Mead Group Travels to Las Vegas, NV

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In late January, Dave Twichell, VeeAnn Cross, and Ken Parolski (Woods Hole Field Center) were in Las Vegas, NV, to plan this spring's work on Lake Mead and Lake Mohave. The group also gave talks on results from Lake Mead research and coordinated GIS (Geographic Information Systems) activities with other Federal and State agencies.

Dave gave two talks during the trip. The first was delivered to the Geology Department at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), on "Turbidities in Lake Mead." The second was given to the Las Vegas Wash Coordinating Committee (one of the principal groups overseeing water-quality issues in Lake Mead), entitled "Sedimentation in Las Vegas Bay."

Meanwhile, VeeAnn met with GIS specialists at UNLV, Southern Nevada Water Authority, the National Park Service (NPS), and the Nevada Bureau of Reclamation to discuss data exchange and data standards and to coordinate GIS efforts between the various agencies. Ken met with a cast of people regarding the coring platform that UNLV and NPS are outfitting for work on Lake Mead and Lake Mohave. Ken's level of expertise and commonsense approach to oceanographic equipment impressed the desert engineers.

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