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Toxic Substances Hydrology Program On-Line Fact Sheets

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2014

Science for the stewardship of the groundwater resources of cape cod, Massachusetts: Barbaro, J.R., Masterson, J.P., and LeBlanc, D.R., 2014, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2014-3067, 6 p.


USGS investigations of water produced during hydrocarbon reservoir development: Engle, M.A., Cozzarelli, I.M., and Smith, B.D., 2014, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2014-3104, 4 p.

Environmental health science at the U.S. Geological Survey: Buxton, H.T., and Bright, P.R., 2013, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2012-3142, 2 p.

Watershed scale response to climate change--East River Basin, Colorado: Battaglin, W.A., Hay, L.E., and Markstrom, S.L., 2012, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2011-3126, 6 p.


Watershed scale response to climate change--Yampa River Basin, Colorado: Hay, W.A., and Battaglin, W.A., 2012, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2011-3117, 6 p.

Amphibian monitoring in the Atchafalaya Basin: Waddle, H., 2011, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2011-3056, 4 p.


The aquatic real-time monitoring network--in-situ optical sensors for monitoring the Nation's water quality: Pellerin, B.A., Bergamaschi, B.A., Murdoch, P.S., Downing, B.D., Saraceno, J.F., Aiken, G.R., and Striegl, R.G., 2011, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2011-3061, 2 p.


Biochar for soil fertility and natural carbon sequestration: Rostad, C.E., and Rutherford, D.W., 2011, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2010-3117, 2 p.

USGS Toxic Substances Hydrology Program, 2010: Buxton, H.T., 2010, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2010-3011, 4 p.


USGS science serves public health: Buxton, H.T., 2010, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2010-3004, 2 p.

Geochemistry of the Arbuckle-Simpson Aquifer: Christenson, S., Hunt, A.G., Parkhurst, D.L., and Osborn, N.I., 2009, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2009-3013, 4 p.

Transport of water, carbon, and sediment through the Yukon River Basin: Brabets, T.P., and Schuster, P.F., 2008, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2008-3005, 4 p.

Contamination in fractured-rock aquifers--Research at the former Naval Air Warfare Center, West Trenton, New Jersey: Goode, D.J., Tiedeman, C.R., Lacombe, P.J., Imbrigiotta, T.E., Shapiro, A.M., and Chapelle, F.H., 2007, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2007-3074, 2 p.


Environmental effects of historical mining in the Animas River watershed, southwestern Colorado: Church, S.E., von Guerard, P., and Finger, S.E., 2007, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2007-3051, 4 p.


Ground-water recharge in humid areas of the United States--A summary of Ground-Water Resources Program studies, 2003-2006: Delin, G.N., and Risser, D.W., 2007, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2007-3007, 4 p.


Investigating atmospheric mercury with the U.S. Geological Survey Mobile Mercury Laboratory: Kolker, A., 2007, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2007-3071, 4 p.


Studies on disinfection by-products and drinking water: Rostad, C.E., 2007, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-2004-3032, 4 p.

Age-dating ground water beneath Tinker Air Force Base, Midwest City, Oklahoma, 2003-04: Christenson, S., Parkhurst, D., Hunt, A.G., and Athay, D., 2006, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2005-3099, 4 p.


Cape Cod Toxic Substances Hydrology research site--Physical, chemical, and biological processes that control the fate of contaminants in ground water: LeBlanc, D.R., 2006, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2006-3096, 2 p.


Water quality in the Blue River Basin, Kansas City metropolitan area, Missouri and Kansas, July 1998 to October 2004: Wilkison, D.H., Armstrong, D.J., Norman, R.D., Polton, B.C., Furlong, E.T., and Zaugg, S.D., 2006, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2006-3103, 6 p.

Changes in streamflow timing in the western United States in recent decades: Dettinger, M.D., 2005, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2005-3018, 4 p.


Environmental effects of historical mining in the Boulder River watershed, southwestern Montana: Nimick, D.A., 2005, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2005-3148, 2 p.


Trends in the water budget of the Mississippi River basin, 1949-1997: Milly, P.C.D., 2005, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2005-3020, 2 p.


Wastewater chemicals in Colorado's streams and ground water: Sprague, L.A., and Battaglin, W.A., 2005, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2004-3127, 4 p.

Ground-water age and flow at the Great Sand Dunes National Monument, south-central Colorado: Rupert, M.G., and Plummer, L.N., 2004, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2004-3051, 2 p.


Is septic waste affecting drinking water from shallow domestic wells along the Platte River in eastern Nebraska?: Verstraeten, I.M., Fetterman, G.S., Sebree, S.K., Meyer, M.T., and Bullen, T.D., 2004, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 072-03, 4 p.


Linking selenium sources to ecosystems--San Francisco Bay-Delta model: Presser, T.S., and Luoma, S.N., 2004, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2004-3091, 4 p.


Natural remediation of arsenic contaminated ground water associated with landfill leachate: Stollenwerk, K.G., and Colman, J.A., 2004, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2004-3057, 4 p.


Using temperature to study stream-ground water exchanges: Stonestrom, D.A., and Constantz, J., 2004, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2004-3010, 4 p.

Diurnal variation in trace-metal concentrations in streams: Nimick, D.A., 2003, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 086-03, 4 p.


Mercury in stream ecosystems--New studies initiated by the U.S. Geological Survey: Brigham, M.E., Krabbenhoft, D.P., and Hamilton, P.A., 2003, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 016-03, 4 p.


New cation-exchange method for field speciation of hexavalent chromium: Ball, J.W., 2003, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 006-03, 4 p.


The Norman Landfill Environmental Research Site--What happens to the waste in landfills?: Christenson, S.C., and Cozzarelli, I.M., 2003, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 040-03, 4 p.


Water quality of the Boulder Creek watershed, Colorado: Verplanck, P.L., Murphy, S.F., and Barber, L.B., 2003, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 043-03, 4 p.

Fractured-rock aquifers--Understanding an increasingly important source of water: Shapiro, A.M., 2002, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 112-02, 2 p.


Glacial ice cores reveal a record of natural and anthropogenic atmospheric mercury deposition for the last 270 years: Krabbenhoft, D., and Schuster, P., 2002, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-051-02, 2 p.


Occurrence of antibiotics in water from fish hatcheries: Thurman, E.M., Dietze, J.E., and Scribner, E.A., 2002, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 120-02, 4 p.


PHREEQCI--A graphical user interface to the geochemical model PHREEQC: Charlton, S.R., and Parkhurst, D.L., 2002, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 031-02, 2 p.


Pharmaceuticals, hormones, and other organic wastewater contaminants in U.S. streams: Buxton, H.T., and Kolpin, D.W., 2002, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-027-02, 2 p.


Robowell--Providing accurate and current water-level and water-quality data in real time for protecting ground-water resources: Granato, G.E., and Smith, K.P., 2002, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-053-02, 6 p.


Use of environmental tracers and isotopes to evaluate sources of water, nitrate, and uranium in an irrigated alluvial valley, Nebraska: Verstraeten, I.M., Böhlke, J.K., Kraemer, T.F., and Cannia, J., 2002, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 100-01, 4 p.

Characterizing ground-water chemistry and hydraulic properties of fractured-rock aquifers using the multifunction bedrock-aquifer transportable testing tool (BAT3): Shapiro, A.M., 2001, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-075-01, 4 p.


Ground-water studies in Fairbanks, Alaska--A better understanding of some of the United States' highest natural arsenic concentrations: Mueller, S.H., Verplanck, P.L., and Goldfarb, R.J., 2001, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 111-01, 2 p.


Malformed frogs in Minnesota--An update: Rosenberry, D.O., 2001, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-043-01, 4 p.


Water quality in the Yukon River basin: Brabets, T.P., Hooper, R.P., and Landa, E.R., 2001, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-050-01.

Borehole-radar methods--Tools for characterization of fractured rock: Singha, K., Kimball, K., and Lane, J.W., 2000, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-054-00, 4 p.


Contaminant sorption by soil and bed sediment--Is there a difference?: Chiou, C.T., and Kile, D.E., 2000, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 087-00, 4 p.


Delta subsidence in California -- The sinking heart of the State: Ingebritsen, S.E., Ikehara, M.E., Galloway, D.L., and Jones, D.R., 2000, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 005-00, 4 p.


Ground-water recharge in the Southern High Plains of Texas and New Mexico: Wood, W.W., 2000, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 127-99.


Mercury contamination from historic gold mining in California: Alpers, C.N., and Hunerlack, M.P., 2000, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-061-00, 6 p.


Mercury studies in the Florida Everglades: Krabbenhoft, D.P., 2000, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 166-96.


Nitrogen in the Mississippi Basin--Estimating sources and predicting flux to the Gulf of Mexico: Goolsby, D.A., and Battaglin, W.A., 2000, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 135-00, 6 p.


USGS Toxic Substances Hydrology Program, 2000: Buxton, H.T., 2000, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-062-00, 4 p.


Using OTIS to model solute transport in streams and rivers: Runkel, R.L., 2000, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 138-99, 4 p.

Discharge of herbicides from the Mississippi River Basin to the Gulf of Mexico, 1991-97: Clark, G.M., and Goolsby, D.A., 1999, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-163-98, 4 p.


Naturally occurring radioactive minerals (NORM) in produced water and oil-field equipment--An issue for the energy industry: Otton, J.K., and Zielinski, R.A., 1999, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-142-99, 4 p.


A process for simultaneous solar distillation and drip irrigation: Constantz, J., 1999, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 144-99, 2 p.


Simulating contaminant attenuation, double-porosity exchange, and water age in aquifers using MOC3D: Goode, D.J., 1999, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 086-99, 4 p.


Tracing and dating young ground water: Plummer, L.N., and Friedman, L.C., 1999, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 134-99, 4 p.


The USGS Abandoned Mine Lands Initiative--Protecting and restoring the environment near abandoned mine lands: U.S. Geological Survey, 1999, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 095-99, 2 p.

Ground water contamination by crude oil near Bemidji, Minnesota: Delin, G.N., Essaid, H.I., Cozzarelli, I.M., Lahvis, M.H., and Bekins, B.A., 1998, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-084-98, 4 p.


Herbicides in Midwestern reservoir outflows, 1992-93: Stamer, J.K., Battaglin, W.A., and Goolsby, D.A., 1998, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-134-98, 4 p.


Herbicides in ground water of the Midwest--A regional study of shallow aquifers, 1991-94: Kolpin, D.W., Stamer, J.K., Goolsby, D.A., and Thurman, E.M., 1998, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-076-98, 4 p.


Herbicides in rain fall across the Midwestern and Northeastern United States, 1990-91: Stamer, J.K., Goolsby, D.A., and Thurman, E.M., 1998, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-181-97, 4 p.


Improving ground-water flow model calibration with the advective-transport observation (ADV) package to MODFLOWP: Anderman, E.R., and Hill, M.C., 1998, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-059-98, 2 p.


Modeling solute-transport and biodegradation with BIOMOC: Essaid, H.L., and Bekins, B.A., 1998, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 095-98, 4 p.


Occurrence of cotton pesticides in surface water of the Mississippi Embayment: Thurman, E.M., Zimmerman, L.R., Scribner, E.A., and Coupe, R.H., Jr., 1998, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-022-98, 4 p.


A reconnaissance for sulfonylurea herbicides in waters of the Midwestern USA--An example of collaboration between the public and private sectors: Battaglin, W.A., Furlong, E.T., and Peter, C.J., 1998, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-046-98, 4 p.


Simulating transport of volatile organic compounds in the unsaturated zone using the computer model R-UNSAT: Lahvis, M.A., and Baehr, A.L., 1998, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-019-98, 4 p.


U.S. Geological Survey research at Management Systems Evaluation Areas, 1991-95: Wilkison, D., 1998, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 042-98, 4 p.

Agricultural chemicals in Iowa's ground water, 1982-95 -- What are the trends: Kolpin, D.W., Hallberg, G., Sneck-Fahrer, D.A., and Libra, R., 1997, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-116-97, 4 p.


Are walleye from Lake Roosevelt contaminated with mercury?: Erwin, M.L., and Munn, M.D., 1997, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-102-97, 4 p.


How does streamflow affect metals in the Upper Arkansas River?: Lewis, M.E., and Clark, M.L., 1997, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-226-96, 4 p.


Methods to identify areas susceptible to irrigation-induced selenium contamination in the Western United States: Seiler, R.L., 1997, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-O38-97, 4 p.


Natural and mining-related sources of dissolved minerals during low-flow in the upper Animas River, Southwestern Colorado: Wright, W.G., 1997, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-148-97, 6 p.


Research on acidic metal contaminants in Pinal Creek Basin near Globe, Arizona: Brown, J.G., Brew, R., and Harvey, J.W., 1997, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-005-97, 4 p.


Source characterization of disinfection byproduct precursors in two Arkansas water-supply reservoirs: Pomes, M.L., Green, W.R., Thurman, E.M., Orem, W.H., and Lerch, H.T., 1997, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 118-97, 4 p.


USGS research on saline waters co-produced with energy resources: Wanty, R.B., and Kharaka, Y.K., 1997, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-003-97.


Use of tracer injections and synoptic sampling to measure metal loading from acid mine drainage: Kimball, B.A., 1997, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-245-96, 4 p.

Mercury Contamination of Aquatic Ecosystems: Krabbenhoft, D.P., and Rickert, D.A., 1996, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-216-95, 4 p.


Naturally occurring and mining-affected dissolved metals in two subbasins of the Upper Animas River Basin, southwestern Colorado: Wright, W.G., and Janik, C.J., 1996, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-243-95, 4 p.


Using Geochemical and Statistical Tools to Identify Irrigated Areas that Might Contain High Selenium Concentrations in Surface Water: Naftz, D.L., 1996, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-O77-96, 4 p.


Vulnerability of public drinking water supplies in New Jersey to pesticides: Vowinkel, E.F., Clawges, R.M., Buxton, D.E., Stedfast, D.A., and Louis, J.B., 1996, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-165-96, 3 p.

Bioremediation--Nature's way to a cleaner environment: Chapelle, F.H., 1995, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-O54-95, 2 p.


The Mirror Lake Fractured-Rock Research Site--A multidisciplinary research effort in characterizing ground-water flow and chemical transport in fractured rock: Shapiro, A.M., Hsieh, P.A., and Winter, T.C., 1995, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-138-95, 2 p.


San Francisco Bay Program--Lessons learned for managing coastal water resources: Cloern, J.E., Luoma, S.N., and Nichols, F.H., 1995, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-053-95, 3 p.


Seasonal/yearly salinity variation in San Francisco Bay: Peterson, D.H., Cayan, D.R., Dettinger, M., DiLeo, J., Hager, S., Knowles, N., Nichols, F., Schemel, L.E., Smith, R.E., and Uncles, R.J., 1995, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-213-95, 4 p.


United States Geological Survey--Toxic Substances Hydrology Program: Anderson, M.T., Buxton, H.T., Rickert, D.A., and Morganwalp, D.W., 1995, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-O64-95, 4 p.


Waste burial in arid environments--Application of information from a field laboratory in the Mojave Desert, southern Nevada: Andraski, B.J., Prudic, D.E., and Nichols, W.D., 1995, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-179-95, 4 p.

Diazinon concentrations in the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers and San Francisco Bay, California, February 1993: Kuivila, K.M., 1993, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 93-440, 2 p.


Effects of recharge on the transport of agricultural chemicals at the Princeton, Minnesota Management Systems Evaluation Area, 1991-92: Delin, G.N., and Landon, M.K., 1993, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 93-79, 2 p.


Ground-water quality at the Management Systems Evaluation Area (MSEA) near Princeton, Minnesota, 1991-92: Landon, M.K., Delin, G.N., Lamb, J.A., and Guo, L., 1993, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 93-80, 2 p.

Hydrologic research at the Princeton, Minnesota Management Systems Evaluation Area: Delin, G.N., Landon, M.K., Anderson, J.L., and Dowdy, R.H., 1992, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 92-107, 2 p.


Management systems evaluation area--Iowa, Walnut Creek Watershed: Soenksen, P.J., Hatfield, J.L., and Baker, J.L., 1992, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 92-167, 2 p.

Toxic Substances Hydrology Program--Surface-water contamination: Mallard, G., 1989, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 89-398, 2 p.

Toxic Waste--Ground-Water Contamination Program, Water Fact Sheet: Ragone, S.E., 1988, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 88-132, 2 p.


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