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Willard Spur Research Program: Science Documents


Research Program


The following links are to Websites maintained by other agencies. All data is subject to revision.

Flow Data

The USGS maintained flow gages along the D-line dike of the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge from April 2011 - March 2013. Below are links to available gage data.

The United States Bureau of Reclamation measures outflow from Willard Bay at its three outlets; one of these outlets goes to Willard Spur.

Water Level

The USGS maintained a lake stage gage in Willard Spur adjacent to the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge Unit 5C Outflow from April 2011 - March 2013. Below is a link to available water level data:

Weather Conditions

The USGS maintained a meteorological station adjacent to the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge Unit 5C Outflow. The final climate data are now available through the NWISWeb. A query can be made to access  the data.

Research Area No. 1—Food Web

Bird Literature Review, Use and Diet Studies

Fish Literature Review, Use Studies

Macroinvertebrate Studies

Habitat/Vegetation Studies

Research Area No. 2—Water and Nutrient Budget

Research Area No. 3 – Eutrophication Responses

  • Hoven, H., Johnson, W., Richards, D., Rushforth, S., Rushforth, S., Goel, R., Hogsett, M., Pierson, J. 2014. Willard Spur Nutrient Cycling. Final report submitted to Utah Division of Water Quality. October 2014.
  • Hoven, H., Johnson, W., Richards, D., Rushforth, S., Rushforth, S., Goel, R., Hogsett, M., Pierson, J., Kissell, S., and Nasrabadi, R. 2014. Preliminary Report on Willard Spur Nutrient Cycling. Final report submitted to Utah Division of Water Quality. January 2014.

Please note that all data from this project will first be reviewed, validated, and accepted by the Science Panel before it will be distributed to the public. This is to ensure the data meets the data quality objectives for this project. Please contact Jeff DenBleyker if you have any questions.