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A preliminary water quality study of the Rio Sierpe and its tributaries (Costa Rica)

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Arscott, D.B., W. Eldridge, and B.W. Sweeney. 2010. Prepared for the Blue Moon Foundation. Stroud Water Research Center, Avondale, Pennsylvania.

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This report documents the results from a preliminary field study conducted by the Stroud™ Water Research Center in April 2009 in the Rio Sierpe watershed in southwest Costa Rica. The field study was commissioned by the Blue Moon Foundation (Charlottesville, Virginia, USA) as part of their effort to help understand and protect valuable ecosystems. We conducted an initial scoping study that will guide the development of a more rigorous project to measure both the current state and future changes in the health of the stream network within the Rio Sierpe and nearby regions.