Muddy Creek Synoptic Study

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A synoptic study was conducted June 27-July 1, 2010 in the Muddy Creek drainage basin. The Muddy Creek drainage basin is in an area of energy develoment in south-central Wyoming. The synoptic study was integrated in nature and included the collection of water-quality, basin-sediment, and macroinvertebrate samples. Sampling sites were located on Muddy Creek from the headwaters area to near Baggs, Wyoming. Samples also were collected from three tributaries to Muddy Creek: Cow Creek; Wild Cow Creek; and Cherokee Creek.