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Anderson, Chauncey, Williamson, A.K., Carpenter, Kurt, Black, R.W., Finella, Frank, Morace, Jennifer, Clark, Greg, and Johnson, Hank, 2005, Pesticides in surface waters of the Pacific Northwest -- Overview of USGS Regional Findings: Presentation by the U.S. Geological Survey at the 5th Washington Hydrogeology Symposium, Tacoma, Washington, April 12-14, 2005, 38 p. (PDF, 2 MB)

Anderson, Chauncey, Williamson, A.K., Carpenter, Kurt, Black, R.W., Finella, Frank, Morace, Jennifer, Clark, Greg, and Johnson, Hank, 2005, Pesticides in surface waters of the Pacific Northwest -- Overview of USGS Regional Findings [abs.]: 5th Washington Hydrogeology Symposium, Tacoma, Washington, April 12-14, 2005, Program, p. 33. (PDF, 2.13 MB)

Black, R.W., Haggland, A.L., and Voss, F.D., 2000, Predicting the probability of detecting organochlorine pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls in stream systems on the basis of land use in the Pacific Northwest, USA: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, v. 19, no. 4, p. 1044 - 1054.

Black, R.W., Moran, P.W., and Frankforter, J.D., 2010, Response of algal metrics to nutrients and physical factors and identification of nutrient thresholds in agricultural streams: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, doi:10.1007/s10661-010-1539-8

Block, Elizabeth, 1993, Aquatic biota within the central Columbia Plateau NAWQA study unit: A review of existing information: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 92 p.

Bortleson, G.C., 1991, National Water - Quality Assessment Program - Mid-Columbia River basin, Washington and Idaho: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 91-164, 2 p.

Carter, J.L., Fend, S.V., and Kennelly, S.S., 1996, The relationships among three habitat scales and stream benthic invertebrate community structure: Freshwater Biology, v. 35, p. 281 - 299.

Ebbert, J.C., 1995, Inputs of nitrogen and changes of nitrate concentrations in ground water underlying irrigated cropland in parts of eastern Washington: Nitrogen Environment and People Conference, Everett, Washington, February 1995, p. 52.

Ebbert, J.C., Embrey, S.S., and Kelley, J.A., 2003, Concentrations and loads of sediment and nutrients in surface water of the Yakima River basin, Washington, 1999 - 2000 -- With an analysis of trends in concentrations: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 03-4026, 100 p.

Ebbert, J.C., Jones, J.L., 1997, Sampling irrigation wasteways, surface and subsurface drains to monitor ground-water quality in the Quincy and Pasco Basins, Washington: Symposium on the Hydrogeology of Washington State, 2nd, Aug. 25-27, 1997, 2 p.

Ebbert, J.C., and Kim, M.H., 1998, Relation between irrigation method, sediment yields, and losses of pesticides and nitrogen: Journal of Environmental Quality, v. 27, no. 2, p. 372 - 380.

Ebbert, J.C., and Roe, D.R., 1998, Soil erosion in the Palouse River basin: Indications of improvement: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-069-98, 4 p.

Fuhrer, G.J., Morace, J.L., Johnson, H.M., Rinella, J.F., Ebbert, J. C., Embrey, S.S., Waite, I.R., Carpenter, K.D., Wise, D.R., Hughes, C.A., 2004, Water Quality in the Yakima River Basin, Washington, 1999-2000: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1237, 44 p.

Greene, K.E., Ebbert, J.C., and Munn, M.D., 1996, Nutrients, suspended sediment, and pesticides in streams and irrigation systems in the central Columbia Plateau in Washington and Idaho, 1959-1991: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 94-4215, 125 p.

Greene, K.E., Munn, M.D., and Ebbert, J.C., 1997, Nutrients, benthic algae, and stream quality during low streamflow in the Palouse River basin, Washington and Idaho: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 96-4078, 38 p.

Gruber, S.J., and Munn, M.D., 1996, Organochlorine pesticides and PCB's in aquatic ecosystems of the central Columbia Plateau: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-170-96, 4 p.

Hughes, C.A., 2003, Occurrence and distribution of dissolved trace elements in the surface water of the Yakima River basin, Washington, 1999 - 2000: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 02-4177, 76 p.

Jones, J.L., Roberts, L.M., 1996, Agricultural pesticides in shallow ground water of the Quincy and Pasco Basins, Washington: Oral presentation at Conference on Agriculture and Water Quality in the Pacific Northwest, 1st, Yakima, Washington, Oct. 22-23, 1996, 2 p.

Jones, J.L., and Roberts, L.M., 1998, Shallow ground-water quality beneath row crops and orchards in the Columbia Basin Irrigation Project area, Washington: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 97-4238, 29 p.

Jones, J.L., and Roberts, L.M., 1999, The relative merits of monitoring and domestic wells for ground water quality investigations: Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation, v. 19, no. 3, Summer 1999.

Jones, J.L., and Wagner, R.J., 1995, Water quality assessment of the central Columbia Plateau in Washington and Idaho: Analysis of available nutrient and pesticide data for ground water 1942-1992: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 94-4258, 119 p.

Kim, M.H., and Ebbert, J.C., 1997, Irrigation and surface - water quality in the Quincy and Pasco basins, Washington: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-080-97, 2 p.

Maret, T.R., and Skinner, K.D., 2000, Concentrations of selected trace elements in fish tissue and streambed sediment in the Clark Fork-Pend Oreille and Spokane River basins, Washington, Idaho, and Montana, 1998: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 00-4159, 26 p.

McKenzie, S.W., and Curtiss, D.A., 1989, Surface - water quality assessment of the Yakima River basin, Washington: A pilot study: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 89-60, (pamphlet).

McKenzie, S.W., and Rinella, J.F., 1987, Surface - water quality assessment of the Yakima River basin, Washington: Project description: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 87-238, 35 p.

Moran, P.W. and Black, R.W., 2003, Mercury and organochlorines in fish from high-elevation lakes of Washington’s National Parks: 24th Symposium of the Annual Meeting in North America, November 9-13, 2003, Austin, Texas.

Munn, M.D., 1996, Environmental factors affecting benthic algae in the Palouse River Basin, Idaho and Washington: U.S. Geological Survey, 1 p.

Munn, M.D., 2004, New studies initiated by the U.S. Geological Survey--Effects of nutrient enrichment on stream ecosystems [abs.]: North American Benthological Society, Annual Meeting, June 6-10, 2004, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Munn, M.D., and Gruber, S.J., 1997, The relationship between land use and organochlorine compounds in streambed sediment and fish in the central Columbia Plateau, Washington and Idaho, USA: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, v. 16, no. 9, p. 1877 - 1887.

Munn, M.D., and Hamilton, P.A., 2004, Effects of nutrient enrichment on stream ecosystems -- National Water-Quality Assessment [poster]: Workshop on Nutrients Issues and Science Strategy for the Upper Mississippi River Basin May 10-11, 2004, Bloomington, Minnesota.

Pankow, J.F., and McKenzie, S.W., 1991, Parameterizing the equilibrium distribution of chemicals between the dissolved, solid particulate matter, and colloidal matter compartments in aqueous systems: Environmental Science and Technology, v. 25, p. 2046 - 2053.

Rinella, J.F., Crawford, J.K., McKenzie, S.W., and Fuhrer, G.J., 1991, Occurrence and distribution of DDT compunds in surface water, sediment, and fish from the Yakima River basin, Washington, 1970-1990: in Proceedings of the 27th Annual Conf. - Water Management of River Systems and Symposium-Resource Development of the lower Mississippi River, American Water Resources Assoc. and AWRA LA State Section, New Orleans, LA, Sept. 8-13, 1991, p. 347 - 348.

Roberts, L.M., and Jones, J.L., 1996, Agricultural pesticides found in groundwater of the Quincy and Pasco basins: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-240-95, 2 p.

Roberts, L.M., and Jones, J.L., 1996, Pesticides found in ground water below orchards in the Quincy and Pasco basins: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-171-96, 4 p.

Roberts, L.M., and Wagner, R.J., 1996, Pesticides and volatile organic compounds in surface water of the Palouse Subunit, Washington and Idaho: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-204-96, 2 p.

Ryker, S.J., Williamson, A.K., 1996, Pesticides in public supply wells of Washington State: Agriculture and Water Quality in the Pacific Northwest Conference Proceedings, Yakima, Washington, October 1996, p. 19.

Ryker, S.J., and Frans, L.M., 2000, Summary of nitrate concentrations in ground water of Adams, Franklin, and Grant Counties, Washington, Fall 1998 -- A baseline for future trend analysis: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 99-4288, 39 p.

Ryker, S.J., and Jones, J.L., 1995, Nitrate concentrations in ground water of the central Columbia Plateau: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 95-445, 4 p.

Ryker, S.J., and Williamson, A.K., 1996, Pesticides in public supply wells in Washington State: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-122-96, 2 p.

Ryker, S.J., and Williamson, A.K., 1996, Pesticides in public supply wells of the central Columbia Plateau: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-205-96, 4 p.

Voss, F.D., 2005, Linking ArcGIS to SQL server to merge and analyze large geodata sets [abs.]: 5th Washington Hydrogeology Symposium, Tacoma, Washington, April 12-14, 2005, Program, p. 72. (PDF, 2.13 MB)

Voss, F.D., 2005, Using emerging GIS and database technologies to develop and manage large datasets and geographic information for a national-scale ground-water quality study [abs.]: 5th Washington Hydrogeology Symposium, Tacoma, Washington, April 12-14, 2005, Program, p. 100 (PDF, 2.13 MB)

Voss, F.D., 2005, Linking ArcGIS to SQL server to merge and analyze large geodata sets: Presentation by the U.S. Geological Survey at the 5th Washington Hydrogeology Symposium, Tacoma, Washington, April 12-14, 2005, 22 p. (PDF, 233 KB)

Voss, Frank, 2005, Taming large datasets with SQL Server Lessons learned from a national ground-water quality study [poster]: 5th Washington Hydrogeology Symposium, Tacoma, Washington, April 12-14, 2005. (PDF, 255 KB)

Wagner, R.J., Ebbert, J.C., Roberts, L.M., and Ryker, S.J., 1996, Agricultural pesticide applications and observed concentrations in surface waters from four drainage basins in the central Columbia Plateau, Washington and Idaho, 1993-94: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 95-4285, 52 p.

Wagner, R.J., Ebbert, J.C., and Roberts, L.M., 1996, Are agricultural pesticides in surface waters of the central Columbia Plateau?: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-241-95, 4 p.

Wagner, R.J., and Roberts, L.M., 1998, Pesticides and volatile organic compounds in surface and ground water of the Palouse Subunit, central Columbia Plateau, Washington and Idaho, 1993-1995: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 97-4285, 53 p.

Williamson, A.K., Munn, M.D., Ryker, S.J., Wagner, R.J., Ebbert, J.C., and Vanderpool, A.M., 1998, Water quality in the central Columbia Plateau, Washington and Idaho, 1992 - 95: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1144, 35 p.

Wise, D.R., Rinella, F.A., III, Rinella, J.F., Fuhrer, G.J., Embrey, S.S., Clark, G.E., Schwarz, G.E., Sobieszczyk, S., 2007, Nutrient and suspended-sediment transport and trends in the Columbia River and Puget Sound Basins, 1993–2003: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5186, 116 p.

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