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Conceptual diagram of primary production dynamics in the Colorado River

June 2022 (approx.)

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A conceptual diagram showing how load following flows reduces light availability to the benthos, thus reducing gross primary production. More information about this study can be found in this publication: Deemer, B.R., Yackulic, C.B., Hall, R.O., Jr., Dodrill, M.J., Kennedy, T.A., Muehlbauer, J.D., Topping, D.J., Voichick, N., and Yard, M.D., 2022, Experimental reductions in sub-daily flow fluctuations increased gross primary productivity for 425 river kilometers downstream: PNAS Nexus, v. 1, no. 3, pgac094,


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