References for SWlakesUSA.com

This page contains all the references from the link at the bottom of all pages in this swlakesusa.com website needed references. They are listed here below, by Page Title, alphabetically.


Arizona Climate

1 Geology (n.d.). Arid and semi-arid region landforms. National Park Service. Retrieved from nps.gov/subjects/geology/arid-landforms.htm

2 Frankson, R., Kunkel, K.E., Stevens, L.E., Easterling, D.R., Brown, T., Selover, N. & Saffell, E. (2022). Arizona State climate summary 2022. NOAA Technical Report NESDIS 150-AZ.  Silver Spring, MD: NOAA/NESDIS.

3 Donnelly, J. (2021, Aug. 26). Tucson passes average annual rainfall total. Weather Alert. Arizona Daily Star. Retrieved from tucson.com/news/local/tucson-passes-average-annual-rainfall-total/article_bb7f6fc4-fd23-11eb-9d21-e32548f20e56.html

4 Osborn, L. (2022). Average yearly precipitation for Arizona. Current Results. Weather and Science Facts. Retrieved from currentresults.com/Weather/Arizona/yearly-average-precipitation.php#w

5 Holzapfel, C. (2008). Deserts. In Encyclopedia of Ecology (Second Edition). Elsevier B.V. ISBN 978-0-444-64130-4

6 Walsberg, G. (2000). Small mammals in hot deserts: Some generalizations revisited. BioScience. 50. pp. 109-120. 10.1641/0006-3568(2000)050[0109:SMIHDS]2.3.CO;2.

7 Elias, S.A. (2015) Chihuahuan Desert. In Plant macrofossils from rodent middens: Reference module in earth systems and environmental sciences. ISBN 9780124095489, doi B978-0-12-409548-9.09542-7

8 Nature Works (2022). Deserts. New Hampshire PBS. Retrieved from nhpbs.org/natureworks/nwep8f.htm#:~:text=Subtropical%20deserts%20the%20hottest%20deserts,still%20dry%20in%20the%20winter.

9 World Atlas (2022). Where is the Arctic Desert? The Reunion Technology Team. Retrieved from worldatlas.com/articles/where-is-the-arctic-desert.html

All Arizona Quotes courtesy of Anjali Chawla (2021, Sept. 30) at travelmelodies.com/arizona-quotes/

Arizona Boating Lakes

1 Williams, T. (2009). Paddling Arizona: A guide to lakes, rivers, and creeks. Flagstaff, AZ: Funhog Press.

2 Coconino National Forest (n.d.) C.C. Cragin (Blue Ridge) Reservoir. / Kinnikinick Lake. USDA Forest Service. Retrieved from fs.usda.gov/recarea/coconino/recarea/?recid=54898 / fs.usda.gov/recarea/coconino/recarea/?recid=55002

3 Walter, N. (2018, June 26). Fishing Report: Carnero Lake. Fish AZ. Arizona Game & Fish.

4 Lowe, C.H. (1964). Arizona's natural environment. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press.

5 Recreation Areas (n.d.). Watson Lake Park. City of Prescott. Retrieved from prescott-az.gov/recreation-area/watson-lake-park/

6 Coconino National Forest (n.d.). Stoneman Lake. USDA Forest Service. Retrieved from fs.usda.gov/recarea/coconino/recarea/?recid=55402

7 White Mountain Online (2010). Reservation Lake. White Mountain Computers. Retrieved from wmonline.com/area/camping/reservat.htm

8 Boating and Fishing (2021). Boating and Fishing Locations. City of Tucson. Retrieved from tucsonaz.gov/parks/BoatingFishing

Arizona Lakes and Rivers

1 Tucson Parks and Recreation (2021). Parks: Find a Park. City of Tucson. Retrieved from tucsonaz.gov/parks/parks

2 Parks and Recreation (2021) Find a Park Near You. City of Phoenix. Retrieved from phoenix.gov/parks/parks

3 Parks (n.d.). Enjoy your tempe parks! Tempe. Retrieved from tempe.gov/government/ community-services/parks

4 Parks (n.d.) Find a park near you. Mesa AZ Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities. Retrieved from mesaparks.com/parks-facilities/parks

5 Tucson Audubon Society (n.d.). Sweetwater Wetlands. Retrieved from tucsonaudubon.org/go-birding/get-started-with-birding/great-places-to-bird/sweetwater-wetlands/

6 City of Tucson (2021). About Sweetwater Wetlands and access. Tucson Water. Retrieved from tucsonaz.gov/water/about-sweetwater-wetlands-and-access

7 Pima County (2021). River parks and greenways. Pima County Arizona. Retrieved from webcms.pima.gov/cms/One.aspx?portalId=169&pageId=631

8 Water Services (2021). Tres Rios Wetlands. City of Phoenix. Retrieved from phoenix.gov/waterservices/tresrios

9 Parks and Recreation (n.d.) Park & recreation locations. City of Yuma. Retrieved from yumaaz.gov/government/parks-recreation/park-recreation-locations

10 Community (n.d.) Park directory. Bullhead City, Arizona. Retrieved from bullheadcity.com/community/park-directory

11 Arizona Camping Regions (2021). Wheatfields Lake camping area. & Tsaile Lake Camping Area. Indian Country. AZCampGuide.com Retrieved from azcampguide.com/arizona-camping-regions/indian-country/

Arizona Monsoon Season

1 National Weather Service (n.d.). Dew point vs humidity. U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved from weather.gov/arx/why_dewpoint_vs_humidity

2 Ackerman, S.A. & Martin, J. (2013, July 22). What is a monsoon? The Weather Guys, Retrieved from wxguys.ssec.wisc.edu/2013/07/22/what-is-a-monsoon/

3 National Weather Service (n.d.). Northern Arizona Monsoon Season. U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.  Retrieved from weather.gov/fgz/Monsoon

4 Reed, K. (2020). North American Monsoon. Southwest Weather, Agua Fria Ranch Youngstown AZ 85363. Retrieved from southwestweather.com/wx/wxmonsoon.php

5 Demaria E.M.C., Hazenberg P., Scott R.L., Meles M.B., Nichols M., & Goodrich D. (16 May, 2019). Intensification of the North American monsoon rainfall as observed from a long‐term high‐density gauge network. Geophysical Research Letters,  Volume46, Issue12, 28 June 2019, pp. 6839-6847. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1029/2019GL082461

6 Teresa (2019, Aug. 30). A guide to Arizona's monsoon season. Visit Chandler Arizona retrieved from visitchandler.com/blog/post/a-guide-to-arizonas-monsoon-season/

7 National Weather Service (n.d.). Yearly Monsoon Statistics for Tucson. U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.  Retrieved from wrh.noaa.gov/twc/monsoon/monsoon.php

8 National Severe Storms Laboratory (n.d.) Severe weather 101: Lightning basics. U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved from nssl.noaa.gov/education/svrwx101/lightning/

9 Yu Media Group (2002-2021). Monthly weather forecast and climate Arizona, USA. The Climate of Arizona. Weather Atlas. Retrieved from weather-us.com/en/arizona-usa-climate

Arizona Rivers

1 Harrison-Atlas, D., Theobald, D.M., Dickson, B.G., Landau, V. & Leinwand, I. (n.d.) The Disappearing West. Chapter 1: The Big Picture. Center for American Progress. Retrieved from disappearingwest.org/rivers.html#big_picture

2 : Harrison-Atlas, D., Theobald, D.M., Dickson, B.G., Landau, V. & Leinwand, I. (2017). Description of the approach, data, and analytical methods used to evaluate river systems in the western U.S. Truckee, CA: Conservation Science Partners.

3 Brown, David E. (1985). Arizona wetlands and waterfowl. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press.

4 Fradkin, P.L. (1981). A river no more. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press.

5 Atkins, W.A. (2018, May 8). Colorado River Basin. Water: Science and Issues. Encyclopedia.com. Retrieved from encyclopedia.com/science/news-wires-white-papers-and-books/colorado-river-basin

6 Richards, R. (2018, April 9). Restoring Balance: Healthier rivers and secure water supplies in the American west. Center for American Progress. Retrieved from americanprogress.org/article/restoring-balance/

7 National Wild & Scenic Rivers System (n.d.) Arizona. Nationwide Rivers Inventory. Retrieved from rivers.gov/arizona.php

8 Bureau of Land Management (n.d.). Arizona national conservation lands. U.S. Department of the Interior. Retrieved from blm.gov/programs/national-conservation-lands/arizona

9 BLM/AZ/GI-01/010 (2006, Oct.). Let's explore the Gila Box. Brochure/Map. National Landscape Conservation System, Bureau of Land Management.

10 NWIS-Web for the Arizona Water Science Center (2021, Dec. 14). Current Conditions for Arizona: Streamflow. USGS. Retrieved from waterdata.usgs.gov/az/nwis/current/?type=flow&group_key=basin_cd

Arizona Rivers and Lakes

1 NWIS-Web for the Arizona Water Science Center (2021, Dec. 14). Current Conditions for Arizona: Streamflow. USGS. Retrieved from waterdata.usgs.gov/az/nwis/current/?type=flow&group_key=basin_cd

2 Annerino, J. (1991). Adventuring in Arizona: The Sierra Club guide to the Grand Canyon state. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books.

3 Kammerer, J.C. (1990, May). Largest rivers in the United States. Water Fact Sheet. Geological Survey. U.S. Department of the Interior.

4 Arizona Geological Survey (2021). Confluence of the Little Colorado River and the Colorado River, Arizona. University of Arizona College of Science. Retrieved from azgs.arizona.edu/photo/confluence-little-colorado-river-and-colorado-river-arizona

5 Grand Canyon 6 or 7 Day Rafting Vacation (n.d.) Mile 61.5: Little Colorado River & Sipapu. Western River Expeditions. Retrieved from westernriver.com/grand-canyon-vacation/mile-by-mile-61-little-colorado-river-and-sipapu

6 Granger, B.H. (1983). Arizona's names: X marks the place; Historical names of places in Arizona. Tucson, AZ: Falconer Publishing Co.

7  Meck, C.R. & Rohmer, J. (1998). Arizona trout streams and their hatches. Woodstock, VT: Backcountry Guides, Division of Countryman Press.

8 ssk44 (2009, 4-6) Inner beauty: Pinal Creek Canyon, AZ. HAZ. Retrieved from hikearizona.com/decoder.php?ZTN=2023

Arizona Swimming Lakes

1 United States Department of Agriculture (n.d.) Lake Mary Recreation Corridor. Coconino National Forest. Retrieved from fs.usda.gov/recarea/coconino/recreation/wateractivities/ recarea/?recid=82341&actid=82

2 United States Department of Agriculture (n.d.) Swimming: Prescott NF to allow swimming in forest lakes. Prescott National Forest. Retrieved from fs.usda.gov/activity/prescott/ recreation/wateractivities/?recid=67155&actid=82

3 AZ.gov (2021). Arizona State Parks and Trails. Retrieved from azstateparks.com/

4 United States Department of Agriculture (n.d.) Roosevelt Lake Day Use and Camping Areas. Tonto National Forest. Retrieved from fs.usda.gov/recarea/tonto/recreation/camping-cabins/recarea/?recid=35797&actid=29

5 Lara, D. (2021). Bartlett Lake: Tonto National Forest. Outdoor Project. Retrieved from outdoorproject.com/united-states/arizona/bartlett-lake

6 Pittenger, A. (2019, June 4). 4 nearby Arizona lakes for swimming this summer. Updated June 21, 2021. This Is Tucson. Retrieved from thisistucson.com/tucsonlife/4-nearby-arizona-lakes-for-swimming-this-summer/article_02ce0c80-825d-11e9-8f31-c30fc13a9fec.html

7 National Park Service (2019, July 1). Swimming. Glen Canyon National Recreation Area AZ, UT. Retrieved from nps.gov/glca/planyourvisit/swimming.htm

8 United States Department of Agriculture (n.d.). Saguaro Lake. Tonto National Forest. Retrieved from fs.usda.gov/recarea/tonto/recarea/?recid=35547

Beautiful Lakes in California

1 Behan, R., Munson, M., & Schwartz, S. (2012). The most scenic drives in America. New York: The Readers Digest Association Inc.

2 Core Lakes Gateway (n.d.). Lake Kaweah, CA. US Army Corp. of Engineers. Retrieved from corpslakes.erdc.dren.mil/visitors/projects.cfm?Id=L218090

3 San Bernardino National Forest (n.d.). Lake Hemet Day Use Area. USDA Forest Service. Retrieved from fs.usda.gov/recarea/sbnf/recarea/?recid=26469

4 California Department of Parks and Recreation (2022). Oso Flaco Lake. CA.gov. Retrieved from parks.ca.gov/?page_id=30597

5 Six Rivers National Forest (n.d.). Dry Lake. USDA Forest Service. Retrieved from fs.usda.gov/recarea/srnf/recreation/wateractivities/recarea/?recid=11471&actid=82

Beautiful Lakes in Colorado

1 Behan, R., Munson, M., & Schwartz, S. (2012). The most scenic drives in America. New York: The Readers Digest Association Inc.

2 Grand Lake Area Info (1996-2021). Outdoor recreation. Grand Lake Colorado. Retrieved from grandlakecolorado.com/info-map

3 Overland Trail Recreation Area (2021). Official visitor info. Come to Life Colorado. Retrieved from colorado.com/hiking/overland-trail-recreation-area

4 Crawford State Park (2021, June 23). Park activities. Colorado Parks & Wildlife. Retrieved from cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks/Crawford/Pages/ParkActivities.aspx

5 Eastern Plains (2017). Cheraw Lake. Colorado Birding Trail. Retrieved from coloradobirdingtrail.com/site/lake-cheraw/

6 Sightings (n.d.). Cheraw Lake. eBird Explore. Retrieved from ebird.org/hotspot/L131620?yr=all&m=&rank=mrec&hs_sortBy=date&hs_o=desc

7 Hook and Bullet (n.d.). Cheraw Lake Fishing. Busy Pixel Brand. Elite Cafemedia Publisher. Retrieved from hookandbullet.com/fishing-cheraw-lake-la-junta-co/

8 Enjoy Your State Parks (Jan. 2021). Highline Lake State Park. Colorado Parks & Wildlife. Retrieved from cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks/HighlineLake/ Documents/ HighlineBrochure.pdf

9 Rocky Mountain Hiking Trails (2022). Sprague Lake Loop. RockyMountainHikingTrails.com Retrieved from rockymountainhikingtrails.com/sprague-lake.htm

10 Johnson, A. (2010-2020). Sprague Lake loop hike in Rocky Mountain National Park. Day Hikes Near Denver. Retrieved from dayhikesneardenver.com/sprague-lake-rocky-mountain-national-park/

11 Fish Survey and Management Data (n.d.). Chambers Lake. Colorado Parks & Wildlife. Retrieved from cpw.state.co.us/thingstodo/Fishery%20Survey%20Summaries/ChambersLake.pdf

12 White River National Forest (n.d.). Lost Man Campground. USDA Forest Service. Retrieved from fs.usda.gov/recarea/whiteriver/recarea/?recid=40513

13 Kuta, S. (2021, Dec. 28). Aspen's best hikes for an exhilarating breath of fresh air. Lonely Planet. Retrieved from lonelyplanet.com/articles/best-hikes-in-aspen

14 Bastone, K. (2018, July 26). 5 Aspen-area lakes perfect for wetting a line.  High Angling: Lakes. Aspen Sojourner. Retrieved from aspensojo.com/travel-and-outdoors/2018/07/5-aspen-area-lakes-to-wet-a-line

Best Arizona Lakes

1 Parks and Recreation (n.d.). Swimming. Maricopa County. Retrieved from maricopacountyparks.net/things-to-do/activity/swimming/

2 Anderson, M (2016). Arizona's lakes. AZBW/Arizona Western Outdoor Times Weekly. Arizona Boating & Watersports. Retrieved from azbw.com/Arizona_Lake_List.php

3 Parks and Trails (2021). City parks. Official Website of Lake Havasu City. Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Retrieved from lhcaz.gov/parks-recreation/parks-trails

4 Jernigan, M. (2018, May 18). Cliff jumping & swimming in Lake Powell. Travel Tips. USA Today. Retrieved from traveltips.usatoday.com/cliff-jumping-swimming-lake-powell-27607.html

5 Tonto National Forest (n.d.). Swimming. USDA Forest Service. Retrieved from fs.usda.gov/activity/tonto/recreation/wateractivities/?recid=35199&actid=82

6 SRP (1996). Bartlett Dam. SRP: Delivering water and power. Retrieved from srpnet.com/water/dams/bartlett.aspx

7 Arizona Camping Regions (2022). SB Cove shoreline area. Valley of the Sun. AZ Camp Guide. Retrieved from azcampguide.com/arizona-camping-regions/valley-of-the-sun/sb-cove-shoreline-area

8 Williams, T. (2009). Paddling Arizona: A guide to lakes, rivers, and creeks. Flagstaff, AZ: Funhog Press.

9 Sagi, G.J. (1992). Fishing Arizona: THE guide to Arizona's best fishing! Phoenix: Golden West Publishers.

10 Reinhardt, J., Reinhardt, G., & Hudnall, St. (1993). Recreational lakes of Arizona. Sacramento: Griffin Printing/Phoenix: Sunflower Sales.

11 Patagonia Lake State Park (2022). Boating. Arizona State Parks. Retrieved from azstateparks.com/patagonia-lake/on-the-water/boating

Best Lake Camping in Arizona

1 Arizona State Parks & Trails (2020). Patagonia Lake State Park Map. Copy of PALA_Park Map_2020_Fall_FINAL_01.pdf

2 Yuma USMC (n.d.) FAQ. Venture Lodging at Martinez Lake. Venture Lodging FAQs pdf Brochure.

3 Arizona State Parks (2021). Lyman Lake State Park. Retrieved from azstateparks.com/lyman-lake

4 Camping (n.d.) Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, AZ,UT. Beehives Campground retrieved from nps.gov/glca/planyourvisit/camping.htm

Best Lakes in Colorado

1 Epic Adventures (2017). Turquoise Lake: Leadville's sparkling gem. Leadville Colorado. Leadville.com Retrieved from leadville.com/turquoise-lake-leadvilles-sparkling-gem/

2 Sandbeach Lake (2022). Trail description. Rocky Mountain Hiking Trails. Retrieved from rockymountainhikingtrails.com/sandbeach-lake.htm

3 San Juan National Forest (n.d.) McPhee Campground. USDA Forest Service. Retrieved from fs.usda.gov/recarea/sanjuan/recarea/?recid=43054

Best Lakes in Nevada

1 Behan, R., Munson, M., & Schwartz, S. (2012). The most scenic drives in America. New York: The Readers Digest Association Inc.

2 Nevada States Parks (n.d.) Echo Canyon. Travel Nevada. Retrieved from parks.nv.gov/parks/echo-canyon

3 Lahontan State Recreation Area (n.d.). About Lahontan. Nevada State Parks. Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved from parks.nv.gov/parks/lahontan4

4 Get Outside All Regions (2022). Fishing and stocking reports database. Nevada Department of Wildlife. Retrieved from ndow.org/get-outside/fishing/fishing-stocking-reports/ database/?region=all&water-body=3091&show_all=true

5 Hunter, S. (2021) Dave Deacon campground. Outdoor Project. Retrieved from outdoorproject.com/united-states/nevada/dave-deacon-campground

6 Parks (n.d.). Find your next adventure. Nevada State Parks. Retrieved from parks.nv.gov/parks

Best Lakes in Oklahoma

1 Tulsa District Website (n.d.). Fort Gibson Lake Recreation. US Army Corps of Engineers. Retrieved from swt.usace.army.mil/Locations/Tulsa-District-Lakes/Oklahoma/Fort-Gibson-Lake/Fort-Gibson-Lake-Recreation/

2 Pushmataha (2021). ODWC Wildlife Management Areas: Where to Hunt. Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. Retrieved from wildlifedepartment.com/hunting/wma/ southeast/pushmataha

3 LaGasse, G.P. (n.d.) Broken Bow. Oklahoma Historical Society. The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture. Retrieved from okhistory.org/publications/enc/entry?entry=BR020.

4 Where to Fish (n.d.). Find out where to go for your next fishing trip. Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. Retrieved from wildlifedepartment.com/fishing/wheretofish/ odwc-lakes

5 Corps Lakes Gateway (n.d.). Great Salt Plains Lake. US Army Corps of Engineers. Retrieved from corpslakes.erdc.dren.mil/visitors/projects.cfm?Id=M506850

6 Salt Plains (2013, Sept. 28). About the refuge. National Wildlife Refuge, Oklahoma. US Fish & Wildlife Service. Retrieved from fws.gov/refuge/Salt_Plains/about/selenite.html

Best Lakes in Utah

1 Behan, R., Munson, M., & Schwartz, S. (2012). The most scenic drives in America. New York: The Readers Digest Association Inc.

2 Millard County (n.d.). Gunnison Bend Reservoir. West Millard Home. Retrieved from millardcounty.org/your-government/recreation/gunnison-bend-reservoir/

3 Kirchner, B. (2016, June 16). Burraston Ponds. The Historical Marker Database. HMbd.org. Retrieved from hmdb.org/m.asp?m=75277

4 Road Trippers (n.d.). Burraston Ponds. Roadtrippers LLC. Retrieved from maps.roadtrippers.com/us/nephi-ut/food-drink/burraston-ponds

5 Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (2022). 2022 fish stocking information. Division of Natural Resources. Retrieved from dwrapps.utah.gov/fishstocking/Fish

6 Junesucker (2022). Jensen Nature Pond Park. / Cottonwood Reservoir. / Leigh Hill Reservoir. Utah's Premier Fishing Blog. A Utah fishing and outdoor index. Retrieved from junesucker.com/lakes/northern/jensen-nature-park-pond/ - junesucker.com/lakes/northeastern/cottonwood-reservoir/ - junesucker.com/lakes/southern/leigh-hill-reservoir/

7 C.R. Lazo, T.S. Guillot, G.W. Miller (2017). Rotenone. Editors: Michael J. Aminoff, Robert B. Daroff,Encyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences (Second Edition), Academic Press. Pp. 74-75. ISBN 9780123851581. doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-385157-4.00273-6.

8 St. George Field Office (n.d.). Baker Dam Recreation Area. BLM. Public Lands USA. Retrieved from blm.gov/sites/blm.gov/files/documents/files/ Baker%20Dam%20Recreation%20 Area_brochure.pdf

9 Farr West City Parks (n.d.). Smith Family Park. Farr West City. Retrieved from farrwestcity.net/parks.html

10 Kane County Water Conservancy District (n.d.) Jackson Flat Reservoir. Retrieved from kcwcd.com/jackson-flat-reservoir/

11 Herndon, R. (2018, June 28). Ken’s Lake at 25%; Further restrictions possible. Moab Sun News. Retrieved from moabsunnews.com/news/article_4f5d1c1c-7aed-11e8-a63b-437d3397f75e.html

12 Bureau of Land Management (n.d.). Ken's Lake Campground. US Dept. of the Interior. Retrieved from blm.gov/visit/kens-lake-campground

13 Virtual Visitor Guide (2021, Sept. 10). The fishes of San Juan County. Utah's Canyon Country. Retrieved from utahscanyoncountry.com/fishing-in-san-juan

14 Lakes and Ponds (n.d.). Alpine Pond. Cedar Breaks. Utah National Monument. National Park Service. Retrieved from nps.gov/cebr/learn/nature/lakesandponds.htm

15 Cedar City Overview (2022). Alpine pond nature trail. Utah.com Retrieved from utah.com/destinations/cities-towns/cedar-city/hiking/alpine-pond-nature-trail/

16 Ashley National Forest (n.d.) Moon Lake Campground. USDA Forest Service. Retrieved from fs.usda.gov/recarea/ashley/recreation/wateractivities/recarea/?recid=72249&actid=82

17 Dixie National Forest (n.d.). Panguitch Lake. USDA Forest Service. Retrieved from fs.usda.gov/recarea/dixie/recreation/wateractivities/recarea/?recid=71021&actid=79

18 Utah Water Watch (2017). Water bodies. Extension: Utah State University. Retrieved from extension.usu.edu/utahwaterwatch/photosandvideos/waterbodies/

19 Utah Hot Springs (2021). Blue Lake Wildlife Management Area. Utah Outdoor Activities. Retrieved from utahoutdooractivities.com/bluelake.html

Best Texas Lakes

1 Texas Water Development Board (n.d.). Lake Bob Sandlin (Cypress River Basin). / Sabine-Neches Estuary. Texas.gov. Retrieved from twdb.texas.gov/surfacewater/rivers/reservoirs/bob_sandlin/index.asp / twdb.texas.gov/surfacewater/bays/major_estuaries/sabine_neches/index.asp

2 Lake Bob Sandlin State Park (n.d.). Overview. Texas Parks and Wildlife. Retrieved from tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/lake-bob-sandlin

3 TexasOutside (1996-2021). Whitney, TX. Get Outside! Retrieved from texasoutside.com/texas-lake-reviews/whitney-in-whitney

 4 McCown Valley (2022). Campground/Day use. Whitney Lake. Recreation.gov. Retrieved from recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/232637?tab=info

5 Fort Worth District: Whitney Lake (n.d.). Corps Parks at Whitney Lake. US Army Corp of Engineers. Retrieved from swf-wc.usace.army.mil/whitney/recreation/parks/corpsparks.asp

6 Thornton, J.J. (n.d.) Sandy Beaches in Palo Pinto County, Texas. Travel Tips. USA Today. Retrieved from traveltips.usatoday.com/beaches-near-houston-texas-106753.html

7 Possum Kingdom Lake Public Use Areas (2022). About us. Brazos River Authority. Retrieved from brazos.org/About-Us/Reservoirs/Possum-Kingdom-Lake/Amenities/Public-Use-Areas

8 Possum Kingdom Lake (2008-2022). What to do at Possum Kingdom Lake. Lake Hub LLC. Retrieved from possumkingdomtexas.com/things-to-do

9 Texas Parks and Wildlife (n.d.). Hubbard Creek Reservoir. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Retrieved from tpwd.texas.gov/fishboat/fish/recreational/lakes/hubbard_creek/

10 Wooster, R. (2019, Feb. 5). Sabine Pass. Handbook of Texas Online. Published by the Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved from tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/sabine-pass.

11 Uzzle, C. (2018, April). Something for everyone on Sabine Lake. Texas Saltwater Fishing Magazine. Retrieved from texassaltwaterfishingmagazine.com/fishing/features/chuck-uzzle/something-for-everyone-on-sabine-lake

12 Norris, J. (n.d.). Texas and Louisiana saltwater fishing guides. The Original Sabine Lake Guide Service. Retrieved from sabinefishing.com/

Boating Lakes in New Mexico

1 Stone Lake (Jicarilla) (2021-2022). Stone Lake. EMNRD. Retrieved from emnrd.nm.gov/spd/activities/boating-2/boating-waters/stone-lake-jicarilla/

2 Fishing the Jicarilla (2022). Stone Lake. Jicarilla Apache Game and Fish. Retrieved from jicarillahunt.com/fishing

3 Gila National Forest (n.d.) Dipping Vat Campground. USDA Forest Service. Retrieved from fs.usda.gov/recarea/gila/recreation/recarea/?recid=1979&actid=42

4 All About Fishing (2004-2020). Fishing at Red Bluff Reservoir. The Guru Group Inc. Retrieved from .aa-fishing.com/nm/nm-fishing-lake-red-bluff.html#lakesall

5 Bureau of Land Management (n.d.). Pecos River Corridor Recreation Area. U.S. Department of the Interior. Retrieved from blm.gov/visit/pecos-river-corridor-recreation-area

6 Avalon Reservoir (2021-2022). Description. EMNRD. Retrieved from emnrd.nm.gov/spd/activities/boating-2/boating-waters/avalon-reservoir/

7 Corps Lakes Gateway (n.d.). Cochiti Lake. US Army Corps of Engineers. Retrieved from corpslakes.erdc.dren.mil/visitors/projects.cfm?Id=L403520

8 Campground (2022). Cochiti Campground. Recreation.gov. Retrieved from recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/233461?tab=info

9 Romero, L. (2021, Aug. 23). Latir Lakes Trail. AllTrails LLC. Retrieved from alltrails.com/trail/us/new-mexico/latir-lakes-trail

10 Find A Park (2021-2022). Ute Lake State Park. ENMRD Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department. Retrieved from emnrd.nm.gov/spd/find-a-park/ute-lake-state-park/

Kid Friendly Lakes

1 Open Space and Natural Parks (n.d.). Carson City open space properties. Carson City Nevada. Retrieved from carson.org/government/departments-g-z/parks-recreation-open-space /parks-and-places/parks-and-open-spaces

2 Sequoia National Forest (n.d.) Hume Lake. USDA Forest Service. Retrieved from fs.usda.gov/recarea/sequoia/recarea/?recid=79939

3 Lake Siskiyou Trail Loop (n.d.) Trail Highlights. Mount Shasta Trail Association. Retrieved from mountshastatrailassociation.org/trails/west-of-mt-shasta/lake-siskiyou/

4 LakeTahoe.com (2021). The top 10 best swimming spots in Lake Tahoe. Tahoe Keys Resort and Lake Tahoe Reservations Bureau. Retrieved from laketahoe.com/top-10-places-to-go-swimming-in-lake-tahoe

5 Fishing Lake Travis (n.d.). Lake Travis. Freshwater Links. Texas Parks and Wildlife. Retrieved from tpwd.texas.gov/fishboat/fish/recreational/lakes/travis/

6 Parks & Recreation (2022). Parks. City of Albuquerque. Retrieved from cabq.gov/parksandrecreation/parks

7 Arcadia Lake (n.d.). Lake Parks. Edmond: A Great Place to Grow. Retrieved from edmondok.gov/338/Arcadia-Lake

Major Lakes in New Mexico

1 New Mexico EMNRD (2021). Navajo Lake State Park Energy. Minerals and Natural Resources Department. Retrieved from emnrd.nm.gov/spd/find-a-park/navajo-lake-state-park/

2 Gila National Forest (n.d.) Lake Roberts. United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service. Retrieved from fs.usda.gov/recarea/gila/recarea/?recid=79491

3 Ruidoso Parks and Recreation (n.d.). Grindstone Lake Recreation Area and trail system. Village of Ruidoso Government. Retrieved from ruidosoparksandrec.com/grindstone-lake-trail-system

4 Redfield, G.B. (1952, Aug. 31). Historically Speaking: The founding of Dexter. El Paso Times. As reported by Stock, C. in Aug. 24, 2020 Roswell Daily Record. RDR Online. Retrieved from rdrnews.com/2020/08/24/historically-speaking-the-founding-of-dexter/

5 Conserving America's Fisheries (2021, Aug. 2). Southwestern Native Aquatic Resources and Recovery Service: Overview. Southwest Region. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Home Page. Retrieved from fws.gov/southwest/fisheries/dexter/

6 Strudolyubov (n.d.) East Pecos Baldy. Sangre de Cristo Mountains. SummitPost.org. Retrieved from summitpost.org/east-pecos-baldy/709223

8 Pecos Wilderness (2022). Pecos Baldy Lake. New Mexico. All Trails LLC. Retrieved from alltrails.com/trail/us/new-mexico/pecos-baldy-lake

9 Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge (n.d.). Plan your visit. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Retrieved from fws.gov/refuge/Las_Vegas/visit/plan_your_visit.html

10 Dahlseid, M. (2021, Aug. 8). New Mexico’s alpine lakes offer a breathtaking payoff that must be earned. Santa Fe New Mexican. Retrieved from santafenewmexican.com/news/ adventure/new-mexico-s-alpine-lakes-offer-a-breathtaking-payoff-that-must-be-earned/article_aa3091b0-f794-11eb-b17c-671d4624f3a6.html

11 Santa Fe National Forest (n.d.). Lake Katherine Trail #242. USDA Forest Service. Retrieved from fs.usda.gov/recarea/santafe/recarea/?recid=75946

12 Schultz, J. (2022). Backpack to Lake Katherine in the Pecos Wilderness. Santa Fe New Mexico. The Outbound Collective. Retrieved from theoutbound.com/new-mexico/backpacking/ backpack-to-lake-katherine-in-the-pecos-wilderness

Man Made Lakes in California

1 Rutledge, K., Ramroop, T., Boudreau, D., McDaniel, M., Teng, S., Sprout, E., Costa, H., Hall,H. & Hunt, J. Reservoir. Resource Library. National Geographic. Retrieved from nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/reservoir/

2 Topozone (nd) California Topographic Maps. Locality LLC. Retrieved from topozone.com/california/

3 Internet Archive (2012, Oct. 5). Dams within the jurisdiction of the state of California. Wayback Machine. Retrieved from web.archive.org/web/20121005023207/http://www. water.ca.gov/damsafety/docs/Juris%28N-S%292010.pdf

4 Newsround (2020, July 30). Why you shouldn't go swimming in reservoirs! BBC. Retrieved from bbc.co.uk/newsround/53595703

5 Sacramento District Website (n.d.). Black Butte Lake. US Army Corp of Engineers. Retrieved from spk.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/Black-Butte-Lake/

6 Camanche Reservoir (2022). Park details. East Bay Municipal Utility District. Retrieved from ebmud.com/recreation/sierra-foothills/camanche-reservoir

7 Maness, C. (2016, Jan. 21). Rich history beneath Camanche Reservoir waters. Calaveras Enterprise. Retrieved from calaverasenterprise.com/news/article_b8bfdb8c-c09a-11e5-9db4-bb5d1b3de0d8.html

8 Discover Lake Camanche (2022). Home of the monster fish. Lake Camanche Recreation Company. Retrieved from golakecamanche.com/

9 Sierra National Forest (n.d.). Courtright Reservoir. USDA Forest Service. Retrieved from fs.usda.gov/detail/sierra/recreation/?cid=stelprdb5245570

10 California Recreation (2022). Our parks and river access areas. PacifiCorp, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy. Retrieved from pacificorp.com/community/recreation/ california.html

Red River in Texas

1 Texas Almanac (2021, Oct.). Major rivers. Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved from texasalmanac.com/articles/rivers

2 Hunter, M.J. (2014, July 8). Doan's Store on Red River. Cattlemen and Drives. Republished by Unknown from Frontier Times Magazine, 1927 Oct. Retrieved from frontiertimesmagazine.com/blog/doans-store-red-river

3 Texas Historic Sites Atlas (2022). Details for Red River Station. Texas Historical Commission. Retrieved from atlas.thc.state.tx.us/Details/5337004220

Rivers and Lakes in California

1 Breton, C. & Pappalardo, S. (2019) Map and guide. Smith River National Recreation Area. USDA. Retrieved from fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd776582.pdf

2 USGS Water Data (2021, Dec. 28). Link River at Klamath Falls, OR. U.S. Dept. of the Interior. Retrieved from waterdata.usgs.gov/monitoring-location/11507500/#parameterCode= 00065&period=P7D

3 California Wilderness Coalition (2020). Quick Facts. Klamath Wild & Scenic River. / San Gabriel River Proposed Wild & Scenic Rivers (East, West, and North Forks) Retrieved from calwild.org/portfolio/fact-sheet-klamath-wild-scenic-river / calwild.org/portfolio/fact-sheet-san-gabriel-river-proposed-wild-scenic-rivers-east-west-and-north-forks

4 Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest (n.d.) Applegate River. USDA Forest Service. Retrieved from fs.usda.gov/recarea/rogue-siskiyou/recreation/fishing/recarea/?recid=74287 &actid=43

5 Aquapedia background (2021). Pit River. / Kings River. Water Education Foundation. Retrieved from watereducation.org/aquapedia-background/pit-river / watereducation.org/ aquapedia/kings-river

6 Oswalt, R. (1981). Southern Pomo word list and map of native place names in the Warm Springs Dam area. San Francisco: US Army Corps of Engineers.

7 Gudde, E.G. & Bright, W. (2004). California place names: The origin and etymology of current geographical names. Berkeley, California: University of California Press.

8 NOAA Fisheries (n.d.) San Joaquin River Basin. U.S. Department of Commerce. Retrieved from fisheries.noaa.gov/west-coast/habitat-conservation/san-joaquin-river-basin#san-joaquin-river

9 National Wild and Scenic Rivers System (n.d.). Kings River California. / Kern River California. / Feather River (Middle Fork) California. Nationwide Rivers Inventory. Retrieved from rivers.gov/rivers/kings.php / rivers.gov/rivers/kern.php / rivers.gov/rivers/feather.php

10 About the Salinas River (2021). Salinas River: The "upside down river." Ecologistics: Convene, Collaborate, Act. Retrieved from ecologistics.org/about-the-salinas-river/

11 Santa Clara River Watershed (n.d.). Watershed description. California State Government. Retrieved from waterboards.ca.gov/rwqcb4/water_issues/programs/regional_program/ Water_Quality_and_Watersheds/santa_clara_river_watershed/summary.shtml

12 Connect. Create. Conserve. (2021). News & Updates: Make an impact. San Diego River Park Foundation. Retrieved from sandiegoriver.org/index.html

13 Plumas County (n.d.). Feather River Canyon community. Northern California Tourism Recreation & Hospitality Council. Retrieved from plumascounty.org/Communities-Feather-River-Canyon

14 Singer, E. (2009, June 1) Ancient Lake Cahuilla. As referenced from Eugene Singer's Geology of the Imperial Valley. Retrieved from web.archive.org/web/ 20090601123522/ http://home.att.net/~amcimages/singer.html

15 Kennan, G. (1917). The Salton Sea: An account of Harriman's fight with the Colorado River. New York: The MacMillan Co.

16 Visit (n.d.) Activities in the Area. Lake Arrowhead Village. Retrieved from thelakearrowheadvillage.com/activities

17 O'Keefe,T.C., Elliott,S.R. & Naiman,R.J. (n.d.) Introduction to watershed ecology. Watershed Academy Web. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

18 California Department of Water Resources (2021). Pyramid Lake recreation. Water.CA.gov Retrieved from water.ca.gov/What-We-Do/Recreation/Pyramid-Lake-Recreation

19 Eldorado National Forest (n.d.). Stumpy Meadows campground. USDA Forest Service. Retrieved from fs.usda.gov/recarea/eldorado/recarea/?recid=77626

California State Park with Lakes

1 Benson, P., Connell, M. & DuBose, F. (2009). Off the beaten path: A travel guide to more than 1000 scenic and interesting places still uncrowded and inviting. New York: The Readers Digest Association Inc.

2 Garwood, R. (2005). Fishes of Espa Lagoon and East Creek, Prairie Creek Redwood State Park, Humboldt County, CA.

3 Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park (2021). Park Info. State of California. Retrieved from parks.ca.gov/?page_id=415

4 Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve (2021). Park Info. State of California. Retrieved from parks.ca.gov/?page_id=514

5 Clear Lake State Park (2021). Park Info. State of California. Retrieved from parks.ca.gov/?page_id=473

6 Ed Z'berg Sugar Pine Point State Park (2021). Park Info. State of California. Retrieved from parks.ca.gov/?page_id=510

7 Google Maps (2021). Gaviota State Park Beach & Campground. Map Data. Retrieved from google.com/maps/place/Gaviota+State+Park+Beach+ %26+Campground

8 Gaviota State Park (2021). Park Info. State of California. Retrieved from parks.ca.gov/?page_id=606

9 Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (2021). Park Info. State of California. Retrieved from parks.ca.gov/?page_id=638

10 California State Parks (2015). Anderson Marsh State Historic Park Brochure. Retrieved from parks.ca.gov/pages/483/files/ AndersonMarshSHPWebLayout2015.pdf

11 Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park (2021). Park Info. State of California. Retrieved from parks.ca.gov/?page_id=464

12 Folsom Lake State Recreation Area (2021). Park Info. State of California. Retrieved from parks.ca.gov/?page_id=500

13 State of California (2006). Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area Brochure. Retrieved from parks.ca.gov/pages/650/files/ SilverwoodLakeSRAWeb2016.pdf

Drought in Western USA

1 Selover, N.J. (n.d.). Methods for determining drought status. Arizona Drought Task Force Monitoring Technical Committee. Retrieved from infoshare.azwater.gov/docushare/dsweb/ Get/Document-9796/MethodsForDeterminingDroughtStatus&LDIGs.pdf

2 Arizona Department of Water Resources (2015, March). Method for determining long-term drought status. Retrieved from infoshare.azwater.gov/docushare/dsweb/Get/Document-9794/MethodsForDeterminingLong-TermDrought.pdf

3 Arizona Department of Water Resources (1980-2021). Drought frequently asked questions. Drought. Retrieved from new.azwater.gov/drought/faq

4 USGS (n.d.). 2012-2016 California drought: Historical perspective. California Drought, California Water Science Center. Retrieved from ca.water.usgs.gov/california-drought/ california-drought -comparisons.html

5 State Impact (n.d.). Everything you need to know about the Texas drought. Texas: Energy and Environment Reporting for Texas. A reporting project of NPR member stations. Retrieved from stateimpact.npr.org/texas/tag/drought/

6 Water Resources (n.d.) Drought. Utah DNR. Utah.gov. Retrieved from water.utah.gov/water-data/drought/

7 Glen Canyon (n.d.). Alerts in Effect. National Recreation Area, AZ UT. National Park Service. Retrieved from nps.gov/glca/planyourvisit/lake-powell-marinas.htm

8 Canyonlands National Park Utah (n.d.). Rivers. National Park Service. Retrieved from nps.gov/cany/planyourvisit/rivers.htm

Fishing Big Lake Arizona

1 Reinhardt, J., Reinhardt, G., & Hudnall, St. (1993). Recreational lakes of Arizona. Sacramento: Griffin Printing/Phoenix: Sunflower Sales.

2 USDA Forest Service (n.d.). Big Lake Recreation Area. Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests. Retrieved from fs.usda.gov/recarea/asnf/recreation/camping-cabins/recarea/?recid=80836&actid=29

3 Meck, C.R. & Rohmer, J. (1998). Arizona trout streams and their hatches. Woodstock Vermont: Backcountry Publications.

4 Lopez, M., Corbett, V. & Follmuth, R. (2020, March 1). Big Lake Fisheries Management Plan 2020-2030. Sport Fish & Wildlife Restoration. Arizona Game & Fish.

5 AZGFD (n.d.) 2021 Community fishing guidebook. WWW.AZGFD.GOV. Retrieved from azgfd.com/fishing/regulations/

6 Kaminsky, P. (1997). Fishing for dummies. New York: Hungry Minds Inc.

7 Sagi, G.J. (1992). Fishing Arizona: THE guide to Arizona's best fishing! Phoenix: Golden West Publishers.

Lake Cabins in Arizona

1 Arizona Leisure (2000-2021). Rainbow Lake. Lakeside AZ in the White Mountains. Arizona Vacation Guide. The Guru Group Inc. Retrieved from arizona-leisure.com/rainbow-lake.html

2 Central Arizona Project (n.d.) Lake Pleasant. CAP. Retrieved from cap-az.com/water/cap-system/water-operations/lake-pleasant/

3 Maricopa County (n.d.) Waddell Dam. Parks and Recreation. Retrieved from maricopacountyparks.net/park-locator/lake-pleasant-regional-park/park-information/waddell-dam/

Lakes in New Mexico

1 New Mexico Lakes (2022). Mims Lake Sierra County NM. Lake-Link New Mexico. Lake-Link Inc. Retrieved from lake-link.com/new-mexico-lakes/sierra-county/mims-lake/329465/

2 Benjamin, S. (2020, July 29). Mims Lake. Questions & Answers. Trip Answer. Retrieved from emnrd.nm.gov/spd/find-a-park/elephant-butte-lake-state-park/

3 Mims Lake Fishing (n.d.). Details for Mims Lake. Hook and Bullet. Retrieved from hookandbullet.com/fishing-mims-lake-elephant-butte-nm/

4 McLemore, V.T. (1999, Aug.). Leasburg Dam State Park and Fort Selden State Monument. New Mexico State Park Series. Retrieved from geoinfo.nmt.edu/publications/periodicals/nmg/21/n3/nmg_v21_n3_p66.pdf

5 Sun News Reports (2017, March 3). Leasburg Dam State Park is getting an upgrade. Local. Las Cruces Sun News. Retrieved from lcsun-news.com/story/news/local/2017/03/03/leasburg-dam-state-park-getting-upgrade/98669200/

6 One Albuquerque (2022). ABQ Biopark. City of Albuquerque. Retrieved from cabq.gov/artsculture/biopark/discover-the-biopark

7 New Mexico (2022). Jemez Canyon Dam. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). Recreation.gov. Retrieved from recreation.gov/camping/gateways/488

8 Welcome to Jemez Canyon Dam Reservoir (n.d.). Welcome to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jemez Canyon Dam day use area. US Army Corps of Engineers-Albuquerque District Website. Retrieved from spa.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Recreation/Jemez-Canyon-Dam/

9 Hot Info (n.d.). Welcome to Cochiti Lake Recreation Area. US Army Corps of Engineers-Albuquerque District Website. Retrieved from spa.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Recreation/Cochiti-Lake/

10 All About Fishing (2004-2020). Fishing at Sumner Lake. Sumner Lake in New Mexico. All types of fishing in all 50 states. The Guru Group dba AA Fishing. Retrieved from aa-fishing.com/nm/nm-fishing-lake-sumner.html

11 Moffatt, K. (2016, Spring). Brantley Lake. New Mexico Wildlife. Vol 59, #1. Retrieved from magazine.wildlife.state.nm.us/time-right-reacquaint-brantley-lake/

12 Modified from McLemore, V.T. (2001). Brantley Lake State Park. V.23, No.4, p.123-128. New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources

13 McCord, M.W. (2003, March 3). Raton to Springer (Taylor Springs) ~ 50 miles. Canadian River. Southwest Paddles. Marc W. McCord dba CobraGraphics. Retrieved from southwestpaddler.com/docs/canadiannm2.html

14 Modified from McLemore, V.T. (1997). Ute Lake. V.19, No.4, p.96-98. New Mexico Geology.

15 emnrd (2021-2022). Ute Lake State Park. New Mexico Energy Minerals and Natural Resources Department. Retrieved from emnrd.nm.gov/spd/find-a-park/ute-lake-state-park/

16 Linenberger, T.R. (1998). The Navajo Unit: Colorado River Storage Project. Research on Historic Reclamation Projects. Bureau of Reclamation History Program. Denver, Colorado: Bureau of Reclamation, United States Department of the Interior.

17 Northwest New Mexico Water Recreation (n.d.). Navajo Lake (Map #1). Lakes and Reservoirs. Explore Aztec. Retrieved from aztecnm.com/fourcorners/newmexico/water/NavajoLake.html

18 emnrd (2021-2022). Navajo Lake State Park. New Mexico Energy Minerals and Natural Resources Department. Retrieved from emnrd.nm.gov/spd/find-a-park/navajo-lake-state-park/

19 Fallstead, C. (2020, March 10). New Mexico by water: A watersports guide. SantaFe.com Retrieved from santafe.com/new-mexico-by-water-a-watersports-guide/

Lake Mead Arizona

1  Comparison of lake by the dam: retrieved from nps.gov/lake/learn/drought.htm

2 Cart, J. (2007, July 7). Tribe’s canyon Skywalk opens one deep divide. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved from latimes.com/la-na-skywalk11feb11-story.html#page=1

3 Lake Mead Weather, Lake Levels, and Temperature: retrieved from nps.gov/lake/ planyourvisit/weather.htm

4 Lake Mead Blue-Green Algae: retrieved from nps.gov/lake/planyourvisit/algae.htm

5 Lupiani, J. (2017, Mar 8). Lake Mead named deadliest national park in America. Local News. ABC 13 KTNV Las Vegas. Retrieved from ktnv.com/news/lake-mead-named-deadliest-national-park-in-america

6 American Red Cross (n.d.) Swimming Safety Tips. Retrieved from redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/water-safety/swim-safety.html

7 Torres-Cortez, R. (2021, May 28). Warden: Safety tips for those heading to Lake Mead for holiday weekend. Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved from lasvegassun.com/news/ 2021/may/28/nevada-warden-reminds-lake-mead-visitors-to-be-saf/

8 Lake Mead Swimmer's Itch: Retrieved from nps.gov/lake/planyourvisit/swimmers-itch.htm

Lakes in Nevada

1 The Largest Alpine Lake in the U.S. (2021). About Lake Tahoe. North Lake Tahoe. Retrieved from gotahoenorth.com/lake-tahoe/

2 Bahouth, B. (2020, Sept. 29). Walker Lake: The legal saga continues with the endgame in question. Sierra Nevada Ally. Retrieved from sierranevadaally.org/2020/09/29/walker-lake-the-legal-saga-continues-with-the-end-game-in-question/

3 Plan Your Visit (n.d.) Swimming & beaches. Lake Mead National Recreation Area NV AZ. National Park Service. Retrieved from nps.gov/lake/planyourvisit/swimming.htm

4 National Park Nevada (n.d.). The Great Basin Desert. Deserts. Great Basin. National Park Service. Retrieved from nps.gov/grba/learn/nature/deserts.htm

5  Twidale, C.R. & Campbell, E.M. (2005) Australian landforms: Understanding a low, flat, arid and old landscape. Kenthurst, NSW Australia: Rosenberg Publishing

6 Rugg, K. (Oct. 17, 2020). Lake hopping in Reno. Reno This Week. OneBoat Tahoe LLC. Retrieved from renothisweek.com/blog/lake-hopping-reno

7 Alexander Lake Plan (n.d.) Microsoft Word Doc. Retrieved from reno.gov/home/showpublisheddocument/16130/637184171656270000

8 The Great City Plan (2007, March 7). Open space and greenways plan. The City of Reno Master Plan. Retrieved from reno.gov/home/showdocument?id=7203

9 Marinas (n.d.). Lake Las Vegas Marina. W News. Retrieved from westrec.com/marina/lake-las-vegas-marina/

Lakes to Visit in Texas

1 Texas Parks and Wildlife (n.d.). Canyon Lake. Lakes. Retrieved from tpwd.texas.gov/fishboat/fish/recreational/lakes/canyon/index.phtml

2 Visit Canyon Lake (2022). Things to do. Canyon Lake Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center. Retrieved from canyonlakechamber.com/

3 Texas Parks and Wildlife (n.d.) Texas freshwater lakes. Alphabetical List. Retrieved from tpwd.texas.gov/fishboat/fish/recreational/lakes/lakelist.phtml

Largest Lake in Arizona

1 Reinhardt, J., Reinhardt, G., & Hudnall, St. (1993). Recreational lakes of Arizona. Sacramento: Griffin Printing/Phoenix: Sunflower Sales.

2 Williams, T. (2009). Paddling Arizona: A guide to lakes, rivers, and creeks. Flagstaff, AZ: Funhog Press.

3 Sagi, G.J. (1992). Fishing Arizona: THE guide to Arizona's best fishing! Phoenix: Golden West Publishers.

4 Tonto National Forest (n.d.). Roosevelt Lake day use and camping areas. USDA Forest Service. Retrieved from fs.usda.gov/recarea/tonto/recreation/fishing/recarea/?recid= 35797&actid=42

5 Livingston, M. (2021, Sept. 1). At Spring Creek Inn and RV and Boat Storage come visit Dena and Scott! Welcome to Roosevelt, Arizona. Parkbench. Retrieved from parkbench.com/ blog/spring-creek-inn-and-rv-resort-roosevelt-dena-phillips

6 Crosby, M.M. (2016, Sept. 12). Guardian Angel combat leaders course put into action. Air Combat Command. Retrieved from acc.af.mil/News/Article/941239/guardian-angel-combat-leaders-course-put-into-action/

NM State Parks Camping

All referenced (not original from page author) information from this page sourced from the following, along with park links within:

Find A Park (2021-2022). Find a New Mexico state park. New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department. Retrieved from emnrd.nm.gov/spd/find-a-park/

Oklahoma Lakes With Swimming Beaches

State Park References (n.d.) Find a State Park. All State Parks. Retrieved from travelok.com/state-parks/search#state-park-menu-tabs

1 Daily Press (2014, Dec. 28). Local history lies below waters of ‘Lake Tenkiller.’ Tahlequah Daily Press E-Paper. Retrieved from tahlequahdailypress.com/news/local-history-lies-below-waters-of-lake-tenkiller/article_23a75cd2-7efb-11e4-8f93-1b01a163cf00.html

2 I Want To (n.d.). Lake rules and regulations. City of Guthrie Oklahoma. Retrieved from cityofguthrie.com/254/Lake-Rules-and-Regulations

3 Fishing/Where To Fish (n.d.). Perry CCC. Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation. Retrieved from   wildlifedepartment.com/fishing/wheretofish/northeast/perry-ccc

4 Visitors (n.d.). Perry Lake / CCC Lake and Park. City of Perry OK. Retrieved from cityofperryok.com/visitors#PerryLake

Pecos River Texas

1 Texas Time Travel (2022). Pecos River Highway Bridge Overlook and Pecos High Bridge. Texas Historical Commission. Retrieved from texastimetravel.com/directory/pecos-river-overlook-pecos-high-bridge/

2 National Recreation Area Texas (n.d.). Amistad. National Park Service. nps.gov/amis/index.htm

3 Texas Lakes and Reservoirs (n.d.). History of reservoir construction in Texas. Texas Water Development Board. Retrieved from twdb.texas.gov/surfacewater/rivers/reservoirs/index.asp

Prettiest Lakes in Texas

1 Welcome to Kendall County, Texas (2021). Joshua Springs Park & Preserve. Kendall County Texas. Retrieved from co.kendall.tx.us/page/Parks.Department

2 Childress TX - A Great Place to Stay and Play (n.d.) Fair Park. Culture and Recreation. Retrieved from cityofchildress.com/culture-recreation

3 City of Kerrville Texas (n.d.). Knapp Crossing Park. Kerrville, Texas. Retrieved from kerrvilletx.gov/1087/Knapp-Crossing-Park

4 Lake Nasworthy (n.d.). Public access facilities. Texas Parks and Wildlife. Retrieved from tpwd.texas.gov/fishboat/fish/recreational/lakes/nasworthy/access.phtml

5 Departments and Services (2022). Lake Parks. City of San Angelo TX. Retrieved from cosatx.us/departments-services/parks/lake-parks

Roper Lake State Park

1 Roper Lake (2021). Science: Ecology overview. Arizona State Parks. Retrieved from azstateparks.com/roper-lake/explore/science

2 Nico, L., Fuller, P., Jacobs, G., Cannister, M., Larson, J., Fusaro, A., Makled, T.H. & Neilson, M.E. (2021) Gambusia affinis (Baird and Girard, 1853). Peer Review Date: 1/25/2016, Revision Date: 2/8/2021. Gainesville, FL: U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Retrieved from nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/factsheet.aspx?SpeciesID=846

3 Fuller, P., Cannister, M. & Neilson, M. (2021) Lepomis cyanellus Rafinesque, 1819. Peer Review Date: 1/20/2012, Revision Date: 8/14/2019. Gainesville, FL: U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Retrieved from nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/ FactSheet.aspx?SpeciesID=380

4 Arizona State Parks (2021). Unforgettable fishing at Roper Lake. Roper Lake State Park. Retrieved from azstateparks.com/roper-lake

5 Arizona Fish and Game (2021) Sending water for wildlife. Arizona Fish & Game Department. Retrieved from azwildlifehero.com/programs/lifesaving-water

Southwest Region Climate

1 Phillips, J. (2015). Growing the southwest garden. Portland, OR: Timber Press.

2 Sheppard, P, Comrie, AC, Packin, G, Angersbach & K, Hughes, M. (2002). The climate of the U.S. Southwest. 21:3, pp. 219-318. Climate Research.

3 Gutro, R. (2017, Aug. 7). NASA - What's the difference between weather and climate? NASA. Retrieved from nasa.gov/mission_pages/noaa-n/climate/climate_weather.html

4 The Paleontological Research Institution (n.d.). The Teacher-Friendly Guide. National Science Foundation. Museumoftheearth.org. Retrieved from geology.teacherfriendlyguide.org/ index.php/81-southwestern/climate-sw/629-climate-present-sw

5 Western Region Climate Center (2016-2022). Climate of Nevada. / Climate of Utah. WRCC. Retrieved from wrcc.dri.edu/Climate/narrative_nv.php /  wrcc.dri.edu/Climate/ narrative_ut.php

6 Climas (n.d.). Climate assessment for the Southwest: Temperature. A NOAA Rising Team. Arizona Board of Regents | Arizona Institutes for Resilience. Retrieved from climas. arizona.edu/book/export/html/3228

7 Encyclopedic Entry (2019, Oct. 24). Köppen Climate Classification System. Resource Library. National Geographic. Retrieved from nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/koppen-climate-classification-system/

8 Fahys, J. (2021, July 2). Rising spring temperatures turn Southwest summers hotter and drier, researchers say. Environment. AZ Central. Retrieved from azcentral.com/story/news/ local/arizona-environment/2021/07/02/warmer-springs-mean-southwest-summers-turn-hotter-and-drier/7833706002/

9 Climate Change Indicators (2021, Sept. 23). A closer look: Temperature and drought in the Southwest. EPA. Retrieved from epa.gov/climate-indicators/southwest

10 Peel,M.C., Finlayson,B.L. & McMahon,T.A. (2007) Updated world map of the Köppen-Geiger climate classification. Hydrol Earth Syst Sci 11: 1633–1644

11 Belda,M., Holtanová,E., Halenka,T. & Kalvová,J. (2014, Jan. 13). Climate classification revisited: From Köppen to Trewartha.

Texas Colorado River

1 Texas Lakes and Reservoirs (n.d.). History of reservoir construction in Texas. Texas Water Development Board. Retrieved from twdb.texas.gov/surfacewater/rivers/

reservoirs/index.asp

2 Texas Almanac (2021, Oct.). Major rivers. Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved from texasalmanac.com/articles/rivers

3 Reservoirs (n.d.). Lake J.B. Thomas. Water Data For Texas. Texas Water Development Board. Retrieved from waterdatafortexas.org/reservoirs/individual/j-b-thomas

4 Taylor, T. (2021, May 26). Visiting Lake Travis. Lake Travis. Thin Air Solutions LLC. Retrieved from laketravis.com/visiting-lake-travis/

Texas Lakes and Rivers

1 Texas Almanac (2021, Oct.). Major rivers. Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved from texasalmanac.com/articles/rivers

2 NOAA (n.d.). Sabine Lake. User's Guide. NOAA Hazardous Materials Response Division. Retrieved from response.restoration.noaa.gov/sites/default/files/Gnome_SabineLake_UG.pdf

3 Boyett, J. (2019, June 30). 5 Hidden Gem Texas Lakes. texashighways.com. Retrieved from texashighways.com/things-to-do/on-the-water/lakes/5-hidden-gem-texas-lakes/

4 USGS (n.d.). W Fk Trinity Rv nr Jacksboro, TX. U.S. Department of the Interior. Retrieved from waterdata.usgs.gov/monitoring location/08042800/#parameterCode=00065& period=P365D

5 Watershed Academy Web (2022, July 17). Fundamentals of Rosgen Stream Classification System. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved from cfpub.epa.gov/watertrain/ moduleFrame.cfm?module_id=27&parent_object_id=1189&object_id=1189

6 Texas Lakes and Reservoirs (n.d.). History of reservoir construction in Texas. Texas Water Development Board. Retrieved from twdb.texas.gov/surfacewater/rivers/reservoirs/ index.asp

7 Hendrickson, K.E.Jr (2019, April 25). Brazos River. TSHA: Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved from tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/brazos-river

8 River Basins and Reservoirs (n.d.) Brazos River Basin. Texas Water Development Board. Retrieved from twdb.texas.gov/surfacewater/rivers/river_basins/brazos/index.asp

Texas Trinity River

1 Trinity River Corridor (n.d.). Explore the Trinity! City of Dallas. Retrieved from trinityrivercorridor.com/explore-the-trinity

2 USGS (n.d.). W Fk Trinity Rv nr Jacksboro, TX. U.S. Department of the Interior. Retrieved from waterdata.usgs.gov/monitoring-location/08042800/#parameterCode=00065& period=P365D

3 Fishing (n.d.). Lake Bridgeport. Texas Parks and Wildlife. Retrieved from tpwd.texas.gov/fishboat/fish/recreational/lakes/bridgeport/

4 Chambers County (2022). Fort Anahuac Park. Departments/Directory. Retrieved from co.chambers.tx.us/page/parks.fort_anahuac_park

Things to do at Lakes

1 Tucson Parks and Recreation (2021). Parks: Find a Park. City of Tucson. Retrieved from tucsonaz.gov/parks/parks

2 Parks and Recreation (2021) Find a Park Near You. City of Phoenix. Retrieved from phoenix.gov/parks/parks

3 Parks (n.d.). Enjoy your tempe parks! Tempe. Retrieved from tempe.gov/government/ community-services/parks

4 Parks (n.d.) Find a park near you. Mesa AZ Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities. Retrieved from mesaparks.com/parks-facilities/parks

5 Parks and Recreation Department (n.d.) City Parks. City of Flagstaff. Retrieved from flagstaff.az.gov/1923/City-Parks-Ramadas

6 Behan, R., Munson, M., & Schwartz, S. (2012). The most scenic drives in America. New York: The Readers Digest Association Inc.

7 California Department of Fish and Wildlife (2021, Nov. 1). Lake Earl Wildlife Area: Description. Wildlife Branch - Lands Program. State of California. Retrieved from wildlife.ca.gov/Lands/Places-to-Visit/Lake-Earl-WA

8 California Department of Parks and Recreation (2021). McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park. State of California. Retrieved from parks.ca.gov/?page_id=455

9 Grand Lake Area Info (1996-2021). Outdoor recreation. Grand Lake Colorado. Retrieved from grandlakecolorado.com/info-map

10 Overland Trail Recreation Area (2021). Official visitor info. Come to Life Colorado. Retrieved from colorado.com/hiking/overland-trail-recreation-area

11 New Mexico EMNRD (2021). Navajo Lake State Park Energy. Minerals and Natural Resources Department. Retrieved from emnrd.nm.gov/spd/find-a-park/navajo-lake-state-park/

12 Gila National Forest (n.d.) Lake Roberts. United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service. Retrieved from fs.usda.gov/recarea/gila/recarea/?recid=79491

13 Nevada States Parks (n.d.) Echo Canyon. Travel Nevada. Retrieved from parks.nv.gov/parks/echo-canyon

14 Welcome to Kendall County, Texas (2021). Joshua Springs Park & Preserve. Kendall County Texas. Retrieved from co.kendall.tx.us/page/Parks.Department

15 Millard County (n.d.). Gunnison Bend Reservoir. West Millard Home. Retrieved from millardcounty.org/your-government/recreation/gunnison-bend-reservoir/

16 Sequoia National Forest (n.d.) Hume Lake. USDA Forest Service. Retrieved from fs.usda.gov/recarea/sequoia/recarea/?recid=79939

17 Lake Siskiyou Trail Loop (n.d.) Trail Highlights. Mount Shasta Trail Association. Retrieved from mountshastatrailassociation.org/trails/west-of-mt-shasta/lake-siskiyou/

18 LakeTahoe.com (2021). The top 10 best swimming spots in Lake Tahoe. Tahoe Keys Resort and Lake Tahoe Reservations Bureau. Retrieved from laketahoe.com/top-10-places-to-go-swimming-in-lake-tahoe

Utah State Parks With Cabins

https://www.reserveamerica.com/explore/fred-hayes-state-park-at-starvation/UT/342801/overview

https://utahstateparks.reserveamerica.com/camping/Utah/r/campgroundDirectoryList.do?contractCode=UT

https://utahstateparks.reserveamerica.com/unifSearchResults.do

https://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/

Utah Lakes and Rivers

1 Stimage, K. (2018, Jan. 9). The 10 longest rivers of Utah. World Facts. World Atlas. Retrieved from worldatlas.com/articles/the-10-longest-rivers-of-utah.html

2 Davis, J. (2009, Jan. 1). Why does a river run through it? Survey Notes. Utah Geological Survey. Retrieved from web.archive.org/web/20190209043301/ https://geology.utah.gov/ map-pub/survey-notes/glad-you-asked/why-does-a-river-run-through-it/

3 Fradkin, P.H. (1981). A river no more: The Colorado River and the west. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.

4 Potts, D. (2021, July 8). The story of Utah Lake: Murky and misunderstood. Utah Stories. New Wave Media. Retrieved from utahstories.com/2021/07/story-of-utah-lake-murky-and-misunderstood/

5 Landmark Design (2008, June). Salt Lake County Jordan River trail master plan. Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation. Retrieved from web.archive.org/web/20100705101436/ http://www.recreation.slco.org/planning/PDFdocs/JRT_Master_Plan.pdf

6 Utah.com (2022). The Great Salt Lake. Utah Travel Industry. Simpleview. Retrieved from utah.com/destinations/state-parks/great-salt-lake-state-park/

7 Van Cott, J.W. (1991). Utah Place Names. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press.

8 Strawberry River WMA (2021, June 25). Habitat management plan. Northeast Region Habitat Section. Utah DNR Wildlife Resources. Retrieved from wildlife.utah.gov/ public_meetings/rac_minutes/2021-06-strawberry-river-habitat-management-plan.pdf

9 Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (2021). Fishing Guidebook. Utah Fishing. Retrieved from wildlife.utah.gov/guidebooks/2021_fishing_guidebook.pdf