Accession Number:

ADA101440

Title:

U. S. Army Dugway Proving Ground, Utah, Environmental and Ecology Branch Triennial Progress Report 1977 through 1979

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jan 77-31 Dec 79

Corporate Author:

ARMY DUGWAY PROVING GROUND UT

Report Date:

1981-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

60.0

Abstract:

The objective of the US Army Dugway Proving Ground, Utah, Environmental and Ecology Branch surveillance program has been to monitor the proving ground and adjacent areas for adverse impacts attributable to human activities or natural events, and to preclude deliterious effects of testing and related operations. As in previous years, the experimental observations recorded in this report show that no adverse impact occurred as a result of the military and civilian activities conducted at the proving ground from 1977 through 1979. It was determined that a there were no abnormal fluctuations of the local jackrabbit populations, b the incidence of tularemia in jackrabbits appeared to decline slightly, c the incidence of tularemia in other species remained relatively unchanged, and d the levels of erythrocytic acetylcholinesterase of cattle and sheep surveyed were well within the baselines established for these animals. As a result of In-house Laboratory Independent Research, epidemiological conditions responsible for maintaining California encephalitis virus in western Utah were determined. In addition valuable data were obtained which extend and refine the historical record of the dynamics of the jackrabbit population. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE