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Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Selected References

Arizona Geological Survey, 2000, Geologic Map of Arizona. Available on-line at: http://www.azgs.state.az.us/services_azgeomap.shtml.

Beard, L. S., Anderson, R. E., Block, D. L., Bohannon, R. G., Brady, R. J., Castor, S. B., Duebendorfer, E. M., Faulds, J. E., Felger, T. J., Howard, K. A., Kuntz, M. A., and Williams, V. S., 2007, Preliminary geologic map of the Lake Mead 30' X 60' quadrangle, Clark County, Nevada, and Mohave County, Arizona: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2007-010, 109 p., 3 plates, map scale 1:100,000. Available on-line at: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2007/1010/.

Beard, L. S., 1996, Paleogeography of the Horse Spring Formation in relation to the Lake Mead fault system, Virgin Mountains, Nevada and Arizona,in Reconstructing the History of Basin and Range Extension using sedimentology and stratigraphy, Beratan, K. K., editor, Geological Society of America Special Paper 303, p. 27-60.

Beus, S. S., and Morales, M., editors, 1990, Grand Canyon geology: New York: Oxford University Press, 518 p.

Billingsley, G. H. and Wellmeyer, J. L., 2003, Geologic map of the Mount Trumbull 30 X 60 quadrangle, Mohave and Coconino Counties, Northwestern Arizona: U.S. Geological Survey Geologic Investigations Series I-2766, map scale 1:100,000; 36 p. pamphlet. Available on-line at:
http://pubs.usgs.gov/imap/i2766/.

Blair, W. N., and Armstrong, A .K., 1979, Hualapai Limestone Member of the Muddy Creek Formation: The youngest deposit predating the Grand Canyon, southeastern Nevada and Northwestern Arizona: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1111, 14.

Bohannon, R. G., 1984, Nonmarine sedimentary rocks of Tertiary age in the Lake Mead region, southeastern Nevada and northwestern Arizona: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1259, 72 p.

Castor, S. B., Faulds, J. E., Rowland, S. M., and de Polo, C. M., 2000, Geologic map of the Frenchman Mountain Quadrangle, Clark County, Nevada: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Map 127, 1:24,000.

Choukroune, P. and Smith, E. I., 1985, Detachment faulting and its relationship to older structural events on Saddle Island, River Mountains, Clark County, Nevada: Geology, v. 13, p. 421-424.

Crafford, A. E. J., 2007, Geologic Map of Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 249, 1 CD-ROM, 46 p., 1 plate. Available on-line at: http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/2007/249/.

Easterbrook, D. J., 1999, Surface processes and landforms: Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 546 p.

Faulds, J. E., Keith A. Howard K. A., and Duebendorfer, E. M., 2008, and the nascent Colorado River deposits, northwest Arizona: A tale of three basins, immense lacustrine-evaporite deposits, and the nascent Colorado River: in Field Guide to Plutons, Volcanoes, Faults, Reefs, Dinosaurs, and Possible Glaciation in Selected Areas of Arizona, California, and Nevada, Duebendorfer, E. M. and Smith, E. I., editors, Boulder, Colorado: Geological Society of America, Field Guide 11, p. 119-151.

Honn, D. and Smith, E. I., 2008. The mid-Miocene Wilson Ridge pluton and River Mountains volcanic section, Lake Mead area of Nevada and Arizona: Linking a volcanic and plutonic section: in Field Guide to Plutons, Volcanoes, Faults, Reefs, Dinosaurs, and Possible Glaciation in Selected Areas of Arizona, California, and Nevada, Duebendorfer, E. M. and Smith, E. I., editors, Boulder, Colorado: Geological Society of America, Field Guide 11, p.1-20.

House, P. K., Pearthree, P. A., Howard, K. A., Bell, J. W., Perkins, M. E., Faulds, J. E., Brock, A. L., 2005, Birth of the lower Colorado River - Stratigraphic and geomorphic evidence for its inception near the conjunction of Nevada, Arizona, and California: Geological Society of America Field Guide 6, p. 357-418

Howard, J. L., 1992, Washingtonia filifera (California fan palm). In: Fire Effects Information System, [Online]: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory (Producer, 2010). Available on-line at: http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/tree/wasfil/introductory.html.

Howard, K. A., Lundstrom, S. C., Malmon, D. V., and Hook, S. J., 2008, Age, distribution, and formation of late Cenozoic paleovalleys of the lower Colorado River and their relation to river aggradation and degradation: in Late Cenozoic Drainage History of Southwestern Great Basin and Lower Colorado River Region: Geologic and Biotic Perspectives, Reheis, M. C., Hershler, R., and Miller, D. M., Boulder, Colorado: Geological Society of America Special Papers 439, p. 391-410.

Lang, N. P., Walker, B. J., Claiborne, L. L., Miller, C. F., Hazlett, R. W., and Heizler, M. T., , 2008, The Spirit Mountain Batholith and Secret Pass Canyon volcanic center: A cross-sectional view of the magmatic architecture of the uppermost crust of an extensional terrain, Colorado River, Nevada-Arizona: in Field Guide to Plutons, Volcanoes, Faults, Reefs, Dinosaurs, and Possible Glaciation in Selected Areas of Arizona, California, and Nevada, Duebendorfer, E. M. and Smith, E. I., editors, Boulder, Colorado: Geological Society of America, Field Guide 11, p. 187-214.

Langenheim, R. L. and Schulmeister, M. K., 1987, Virgin River Gorge; Boundary between the Colorado Plateau and the Great Basin in northwestern Arizona: Geological Society of America Centennial Field Guide--Cordilleran Section, p. 43-46.

Mathis, A. and Bowman, C., 2005, What's in a number? Numeric ages for rocks exposed within the Grand Canyon, Part 2: Nature Notes (Grand Canyon National Park), v. 21, no. 2, p. 1-5. available on-line at: http://www.grandcanyon.org/canyonviews/NNWinter05.pdf.

McCay, W. A. and Zimmerman, D. E., 1983, Hydrogeochemical investigation of thermal springs in the Black Canyon-Hoover Dam area, Nevada and Arizona: University of Nevada, Reno: Desert Research Institute, DRI Publication v. 41092, 40 p.

McNab, W. H, and Avers, P. E., compilers, 1994, Chapter 40, American Semi-Desert and Desert: in Ecological Subregions of the United States: U.S. Forest Service, Available on-line at: http://www.fs.fed.us/land/pubs/ecoregions/ch40.html.

Paces, J., and Beard, S., 2008, Hydrogeology of perennial hot and cold springs in Black Canyon below Hoover Dam, Nevada and Arizona: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 40, no. 1, p. 80.

Page, W. R., Scheirer, D. S., and Langenheim, V. E., 2006, Geologic Cross Sections of Parts of the Colorado, White River, and Death Valley Regional Ground-Water Flow Systems, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1040, 23 p., 1 plate. Available on-line at: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1040/.

Purkey, B. W., Duebendorfer, E. M., Smith, E. I., Price, J. G., and Castor, S. B., 1994, Geologic Tours In the Las Vegas Area: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Special Publication 16, 156 p.

Roach, J. 2008, Oldest rocks on Earth discovered? National Geographic News website. Available on-line at: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/09/080925-oldest-rocks.html.

Taylor, W. J., 2000, Mesozoic and Cenozoic tectonics and structures of southern Nevada, in Geology of the Las Vegas Area, Clark County Nevada, Goodman, B., ed., South Coast Geological Society Annual Field Trip Guidebook no. 28, p. 31-43.

Tingley, J. V., Purkey, B. W., Duebendorfer, E. M., Smith, E. I., Price, J. G., and Castor, S. B., 2001, Geologic tours in the Las Vegas area, expanded edition: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Special Publication 16, 140 p.

Turkington, A. V., 1998, Cavernous weathering in sandstone: lessons to be learned from natural exposure: Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology & Hydrology, v. 31, no. 4, p. 375-383.

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, 1941, Lake Mead - The Story of Boulder Dam: Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, Bureau of Reclamation Conservation Bulletin No. 9 [website version, 2008]. Available on-line at: http://www.nps.gov/history/history/online_books/dams/boulder_dam2/index.htm.

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, 2008, Lower Colorado River Operations - Hoover Dam - Frequently Asked Questions and Answers - Lake Mead (website). Available on-line at: http://www.usbr.gov/lc/hooverdam/faqs/lakefaqs.html.

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, 2008b, Davis Dam and Powerplant brochure (website). Available on-line at: http://www.usbr.gov/lc/region/pao/brochures/davis.html.

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, 2010, Lower Colorado River Operations - Data and information about our management of this natural resource: Water Control Operations Center website. Available on-line at: http://www.usbr.gov/lc/riverops.html.

USDA, [2010], Yucca brevifolia Engelm. (Joshua tree): U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service Plants Database. Available on-line at: http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=YUBR.

USDA, [2010b], Cylindropuntia bigelovii (Engelm.) F.M. Knuth (teddybear cholla): U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service Plants Database. Available on-line at:
http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=CYBI9.

USDA, [2010c], Larrea tridentata (DC.) Coville (creosote bush): U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service Plants Database. Available on-line at: http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=LATR2.

USDA, [2010d], Ephedra viridis Coville (mormon tea): U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Plants Database: Available on-line at: http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=EPVI.


USDA, [2010e], Ferocactus cylindraceus (Engelm.) Orcutt (California barrel cactus): U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Plants Database: Available on-line at: http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=FECY.

USDA, [2010f], Yucca schidigera Roezl ex Ortgies (Mojave yucca): U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Plants Database: Available on-line at: http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=YUSC2.

US EPA, 2009, Nevada: Las Vegas Wash - Best management practices drastically reduce sediment and restore water quality in Las Vegas Wash: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Nonpoint Source Success Stories website. Available on-line at: http://water.epa.gov/polwaste/nps/success319/state_nv.cfm.

Verlander, J. E., 2008, The Navajo Sandstone: Geology Today, v. 11, Issue 4, p. 143-146.

Volborth, 1973, Geology of the granite complex of the Eldorado, Newberry, and northern Dead Mountains, Clark County, Nevada: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Bulletin, v. 80, 40 p.

Walker, B. A., Jr., Miller, C. F., Claiborne, L. L., Wooden, J. L., and Miller, J. S., 2007, Geology ad geochronology of the Spirit Mountain batholith, southern Nevada: Implications for timescales and physical processes of batholith construction: Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research v. 167, p. 239-262.

Young, R. A., 2008, Pre-Colorado River drainage in western Grand Canyon: Potential influence on Miocene stratigraphy in Grand Wash Trough: in Late Cenozoic Drainage History of Southwestern Great Basin and Lower Colorado River Region: Geologic and Biotic Perspectives, Reheis, M. C., Hershler, R., and Miller, D. M., Boulder, Colorado: Geological Society of America Special Paper 439, p. 319-333.

Young, R. A., and Spanner, E. E., editors, 2001, Colorado River origin and evolution: Grand Canyon Association, 280 p.

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