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  Kamishak River
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  Kenai River @ Jims Landing
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  Kenai River @ Soldotna
  Swanson River
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  SF Campbell nr Anchorage
  Campbell Creek @ C St
  Campbell Creek @ New
    Seward Highway
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  Chester Creek @ Boniface
  Chester Creek @ Arctic Blvd
  L Rabbit Creek @ Nickleen
  L Rabbit Creek @ Goldenview
  L Rabbit Creek nr Anchorage
  Rabbit Creek @ Hillside Dr
  Rabbit Creek @ E 140th
  Rabbit Creek @ Porcupine Tr
  Ship Creek @ Glenn Hwy
  Ship Creek below powerplant
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Site map of the Cook Inlet Basin study unit (5573 bytes)

NAtional Water-Quality Assessment Program

The Cook Inlet Basin (COOK) study unit in southcentral Alaska, is part of the U.S. Geological Survey's National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program. The long-term goals of this program are to describe the status and trends in the quality of a large, representative part of the Nation's surface- and ground-water resources, and to provide a sound, scientific understanding of the primary factors affecting the quality of these resources. This website will provide a focus for people who are interested in obtaining information about the program and obtaining access to data and publications relevant to water quality in the Cook Inlet Basin. The Cook Inlet program began in 1997 and ended in 2004.

Cook Inlet Basin NAWQA Study Sites

The clickable map below shows areas in the Cook Inlet Basin Study Unit where data has been collected using NAWQA protocols.

Cook Inlet Basin Study Unit boundaryKenai River @ Jims LandingTalkeetna River @ TakleetnaMoose Creek near PalmerDeshka River near WillowCostello Creek near ColoradoColorado Creek near ColoradoKenai River below Skilak LakeKenai River @ SoldotnaJohnson River near Tuxedni BaySwanson River near KenaiNinilchik River @ Ninilchik

Cook Inlet Basin Surface-Water Sites

This map and table of surface-water sites discussed in reports by the Cook Inlet Basin NAWQA staff is used to provide consistent site references throughout all reports.

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