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Title: The Grand Canyon National Park (USA) water corridor: water supply, water quality, and recharge along the Bright Angel Fault
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1955078 0538304
Author(s) / Creator(s):
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Journal Name:
Hydrogeology Journal
Medium: X
Sponsoring Org:
National Science Foundation
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