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Title: Stable Water Isotope Data for the East River Watershed, Colorado.

Abstract

The stable water isotope data for the East River Watershed, Colorado, consists of delta2H (hydrogen) and delta18O (oxygen) values from samples collected at multiple, long-term monitoring sites including streams, groundwater wells, springs, and a precipitation collector used to establish a local meteoric water line (LMWL) for the watershed. These locations represent important and/or unique end-member locations for which stable isotope values can be diagnostic of the connection between precipitation inputs as snow and rain and riverine export. Such locations include drainages underline entirely or largely by shale bedrock, land covered dominated by conifers, aspens, or meadows, and drainages impacted by historic mining activity and the presence of naturally mineralized rock. Developing a long-term record of water isotope values from a diversity of environments is a critical component of quantifying the impacts of both climate change and discrete climate perturbations, such as drought, forest mortality, and wildfire, on water export. Such data may be combined with stream gaging stations co-located at each surface water monitoring site to relate seasonal variations in water export to their stable isotopic signature. Data for liquid water delta2H and delta18O values are reported in units of parts per thousand (per-mil; ‰). This data set contains isotopemore » data from across the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Watershed Scientific Focus Area (SFA). Data are reported in .csv files per location. The latitude and longitude of each location are given in a file called locations.csv.« less

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  1. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Publication Date:
DOE Contract Number:  
DEAC0205CH11231
Research Org.:
Environmental System Science Data Infrastructure for a Virtual Ecosystem (ESS-DIVE) (United States); Watershed Function SFA
Sponsoring Org.:
U.S. DOE > Office of Science > Biological and Environmental Research (BER)
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
Keywords:
EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > GROUND WATER; EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER; geochemical; isotopes; EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > GROUND WATER > GROUNDWATER CHEMISTRY; EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > SURFACE WATER CHEMISTRY; Isotopes; delta2H; delta18O
Geolocation:
39.034, (-106.88
OSTI Identifier:
1668053
DOI:
https://doi.org/10.15485/1668053
Project Location:
The East River (ER) is a snow‐dominated, headwater basin of the Upper Colorado River Basin (UCRB) located in the western United States. The ER is the designated testbed of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's Watershed Function Scientific Focus Area (WFSFA). Through WFSFA, observational networks have been established to measure stream discharge and precipitation chemistry.The ER is considered representative of many snow‐dominated headwaters of the Rocky Mountains. The study domain encompasses nearly 85 square km, a 1.4‐km vertical drop in elevation (4,120 to 2,760 m) and pristine alpine, subalpine, montane, and riparian ecosystems. The ER contains high‐energy mountain streams to low‐energy meandering floodplains and is eroding primarily into the Cretaceous, carbon‐rich, marine shale of the Mancos Formation. Specific locations sampled within the watershed are listed in the file locations.csv and include surface waters, groundwater, and springs.
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Citation Formats

Williams, Kenneth, Beutler, Curtis, Bill, Markus, Brown, Wendy, Newman, Alexander, and Versteeg, Roelof. Stable Water Isotope Data for the East River Watershed, Colorado.. United States: N. p., 2020. Web. doi:10.15485/1668053.
Williams, Kenneth, Beutler, Curtis, Bill, Markus, Brown, Wendy, Newman, Alexander, & Versteeg, Roelof. Stable Water Isotope Data for the East River Watershed, Colorado.. United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.15485/1668053
Williams, Kenneth, Beutler, Curtis, Bill, Markus, Brown, Wendy, Newman, Alexander, and Versteeg, Roelof. 2020. "Stable Water Isotope Data for the East River Watershed, Colorado.". United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.15485/1668053. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1668053. Pub date:Wed Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2020
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title = {Stable Water Isotope Data for the East River Watershed, Colorado.},
author = {Williams, Kenneth and Beutler, Curtis and Bill, Markus and Brown, Wendy and Newman, Alexander and Versteeg, Roelof},
abstractNote = {The stable water isotope data for the East River Watershed, Colorado, consists of delta2H (hydrogen) and delta18O (oxygen) values from samples collected at multiple, long-term monitoring sites including streams, groundwater wells, springs, and a precipitation collector used to establish a local meteoric water line (LMWL) for the watershed. These locations represent important and/or unique end-member locations for which stable isotope values can be diagnostic of the connection between precipitation inputs as snow and rain and riverine export. Such locations include drainages underline entirely or largely by shale bedrock, land covered dominated by conifers, aspens, or meadows, and drainages impacted by historic mining activity and the presence of naturally mineralized rock. Developing a long-term record of water isotope values from a diversity of environments is a critical component of quantifying the impacts of both climate change and discrete climate perturbations, such as drought, forest mortality, and wildfire, on water export. Such data may be combined with stream gaging stations co-located at each surface water monitoring site to relate seasonal variations in water export to their stable isotopic signature. Data for liquid water delta2H and delta18O values are reported in units of parts per thousand (per-mil; ‰). This data set contains isotope data from across the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Watershed Scientific Focus Area (SFA). Data are reported in .csv files per location. The latitude and longitude of each location are given in a file called locations.csv.},
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