Lake Mead Group Travels to Las Vegas, NV
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.
in this issue:
African Sahel Dust
Radio Interview Explores African Dust
Florida Coastal Storm Defenses
Oceans Day 2002
Black History Month
Environmental Academy Web Site
Regional Science Fair
Congressional BriefingSea Otter Research
Law of the Sea
Bill Dillon Retires
John Hughes Clarke"Imaging Water Mass Variability"
March Publications List