South-Central Section - 46th Annual Meeting (8–9 March 2012)
Session No. 1 Thursday, 8 March 2012
9:00 AM-12:00 PM, Sul Ross University: Espino A & B

T2. The Rio Grande and Its Tributaries in the Big Bend Region: Hydrology, Water Quality, and Restoration Efforts

Jeffery Bennett and Joe Sirotnak, Presiding
 Paper #Start Time
1-19:00 AM WATER MANAGEMENT FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION FLOWS IN THE BIG BEND REACH, RIO GRANDE/BRAVO: SANDOVAL SOLIS, Samuel, Land, Air and Water Resources, University of California, Davis, One Shields Avenue - LAWR, PES 1110, Davis, CA 95616, samsandoval@ucdavis.edu and MCKINNEY, Daene C., Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station C1786, Austin, TX 78712-0273
1-29:15 AM INFLUENCE OF GROUND AND SURFACE WATER INTERACTIONS ON ALGAL COMMUNITIES IN THE RIO GRANDE: PORTER, Stephen D. and LONGLEY, Glenn, Edwards Aquifer Research & Data Center, Texas State University, 248 Freeman Aquatic Building, San Marcos, TX 78666, sp31@txstate.edu
1-39:30 AM NEAR-CONTINUOUS SUSPENDED SEDIMENT MONITORING OF THE RIO GRANDE USING MULTI-FREQUENCY ACOUSTIC INSTRUMENTATION in BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK, USA: DEAN, David J.1, TOPPING, David J.2, SCHMIDT, John C.2, SABOL, Thomas A.2, and GRIFFITHS, Ronald E.2, (1) Watershed Sciences, Utah State University, 5210 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322-5210, david.dean@usu.edu, (2) United States Geological Survey, Grand Canyon Research and Monitoring Center, 2255 N. Gemini Dr, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
1-49:45 AM DEVELOPMENT OF A SEEPS AND SPRINGS MONITORING PROTOCOL FOR BACKCOUNTRY SPRINGS: JACKSON, Chris, Natural Resource Management, Sul Ross State University, 400 North Harrison, Alpine, TX 79830, cjackson2@sulross.edu, URBANCZYK, Kevin M., Department of Earth and Physical Sciences, Sul Ross State Univ, Box C-139, Alpine, TX 79832, and GALLO, Kirsten, National Park Service, Chihuahuan Desert Network, NMSU, 3655 Research Drive, Genesis Bldg. C, Las Cruces, NM 88003
 10:00 AM Break
1-510:30 AM HYDROLOGIC, GEOMORPHOLOGIC AND GIS ANALYSIS AND DEVELOPMENT OF AN INTERFACED SEDIMENT/DISCHARGE SAMPLING STATION AS A MEANS TO QUANTIFYING A SEDIMENT BUDGET FOR THE UPPER TERLINGUA CREEK WATERSHED: HERMOSILLO, Jesús F., Sul Ross State University, Earth & Physical Sciences, Box C-139, Alpine, TX 79832, herj984@sulross.edu, URBANCZYK, Kevin M., Department of Earth and Physical Sciences, Sul Ross State University, Box C-139, Alpine, TX 79832, and WARNOCK, Bonnie J., Department of Natural Resource Management, Sul Ross State University, Box C-16, Alpine, TX 79832
1-610:45 AM HYDROGEOLOGIC FRAMEWORK OF SPRINGS IN THE LOWER CANYONS OF THE RIO GRANDE, RIO GRANDE WILD AND SCENIC RIVER, TEXAS: BRAUCH, Billie1, BENNETT, Jeffery1, and URBANCZYK, Kevin2, (1) Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River, National Park Service, BBNP-ScRM, 1 Mesquite Road, Big Bend National Park, TX 79834, billie_brauch@nps.gov, (2) Earth and Physical Science, Sul Ross State University, Box C-139, Alpine, TX 79832
1-711:00 AM GEOMORPHOLOGY OF SAND BARS IN BOQUILLAS CANYON, BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK: URBANCZYK, Kevin M., Department of Earth and Physical Sciences, Sul Ross State Univ, Box C-139, Alpine, TX 79832, kevinu@sulross.edu and BENNETT, Jeffery, Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River, National Park Service, BBNP-ScRM, 1 Mesquite Road, Big Bend National Park, TX 79834
1-811:15 AM A STUDY OF HYPORHEIC WATERS FROM BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK SANDBARS: WHEAT, Julian, Earth and Physical Sciences, Sul Ross State University, 400 North Harrison, Box C-139 SRSU, Alpine, TX 79832, jwheat@sulross.edu, URBANCZYK, Kevin M., Department of Earth and Physical Sciences, Sul Ross State Univ, Box C-139, Alpine, TX 79832, and BENNETT, Jeffery, Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River, National Park Service, BBNP-ScRM, 1 Mesquite Road, Big Bend National Park, TX 79834
1-911:30 AM ESTIMATING GROUND WATER CONTRIBUTION FROM THE EDWARDS-TRINITY PLATEAU AQUIFER TO THE BIG BEND REACH OF THE RIO GRANDE, TEXAS: BENNETT, Jeffery1, BRAUCH, Billie1, and URBANCZYK, Kevin M.2, (1) Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River, National Park Service, BBNP-ScRM, 1 Mesquite Road, Big Bend National Park, TX 79834, jeffery_bennett@nps.gov, (2) Department of Earth and Physical Sciences, Sul Ross State Univ, Box C-139, Alpine, TX 79832
 11:45 AM Concluding Remarks

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