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Year Published: 2010

Assessment of Energetic Compounds, Semi-volatile Organic Compounds, and Trace Elements in Streambed Sediment and Stream Water from Streams Draining Munitions Firing Points and Impact Areas, Fort Riley, Kansas, 2007-08

An assessment of energetic compounds (explosive and propellant residues) and associated semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs) and trace elements in streambed sediment and stream water from streams draining munitions firing points and impact areas at Fort Riley, northeast Kansas, was performed during 2007-08 by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)...

Coiner, R.L.; Pope, L.M.; Mehl, H.E.
Assessment of Energetic Compounds, Semi-volatile Organic Compounds, and Trace Elements in Streambed Sediment and Stream Water from Streams Draining Munitions Firing Points and Impact Areas, Fort Riley, Kansas, 2007-08; 2010; SIR; 2010-5021; Coiner, R. L.; Pope, L. M.; Mehl, H. E.

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Cyanotoxin mixtures and taste-and-odor compounds in cyanobacterial blooms from the midwestern united states

The mixtures of toxins and taste-and-odor compounds present during cyanobacterial blooms are not well characterized and of particular concern when evaluating potential human health risks. Cyanobacterial blooms were sampled in twenty-three Midwestern United States lakes and analyzed for community composition, thirteen cyanotoxins by liquid...

Graham, Jennifer L.; Loftin, Keith A.; Meyer, Michael T.; Ziegler, Andrew C.
Cyanotoxin mixtures and taste-and-odor compounds in cyanobacterial blooms from the midwestern united states; 2010; Article; Journal; Environmental Science and Technology; Graham, J. L.; Loftin, K. A.; Meyer, M. T.; Ziegler, A. C.

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Determination of antibiotics in sewage from hospitals, nursery and slaughter house, wastewater treatment plant and source water in Chongqing region of Three Gorge Reservoir in China

Sewage samples from 4 hospitals, 1 nursery, 1 slaughter house, 1 wastewater treatment plant and 5 source water samples of Chongqing region of Three Gorge Reservoir were analyzed for macrolide, lincosamide, trimethoprim, fluorouinolone, sulfonamide and tetracycline antibiotics by online solid-phase extraction and liquid...

Chang, Xiaotian; Meyer, Michael T.; Liu, Xiuying; Zhao, Q.; Hao, Chen; Chen, J.-a.; Qiu, Z.; Yang, L.; Cao, J.; Shu, W.
Determination of antibiotics in sewage from hospitals, nursery and slaughter house, wastewater treatment plant and source water in Chongqing region of Three Gorge Reservoir in China; 2010; Article; Journal; Environmental Pollution; Chang, X.; Meyer, M. T.; Liu, X.; Zhao, Q.; Chen, H.; Chen, J. -a.; Qiu, Z.; Yang, L.; Cao, J.; Shu, W.

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Phytoestrogens and mycotoxins in Iowa streams: An examination of underinvestigated compounds in agricultural basins

This study provides the first broad-scale investigation on the spatial and temporal occurrence of phytoestrogens and mycotoxins in streams in the United States. Fifteen stream sites across Iowa were sampled five times throughout the 2008 growing season to capture a range of climatic and crop-growth conditions. Basin size upstream from sampling...

Kolpin, D.W.; Hoerger, C.C.; Meyer, M.T.; Wettstein, F.E.; Hubbard, L.E.; Bucheli, T.D.
Phytoestrogens and mycotoxins in Iowa streams: An examination of underinvestigated compounds in agricultural basins; 2010; Article; Journal; Journal of Environmental Quality; Kolpin, D. W.; Hoerger, C. C.; Meyer, M. T.; Wettstein, F. E.; Hubbard, L. E.; Bucheli, T. D.

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Tet and sul antibiotic resistance genes in livestock lagoons of various operation type, configuration, and antibiotic occurrence

Although livestock operations are known to harbor elevated levels of antibiotic resistant bacteria, few studies have examined the potential of livestock waste lagoons to reduce antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs). The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence and examine the behavior of tetracycline [tet(O) and tet(W)] and sulfonamide [...

McKinney, C.W.; Loftin, Keith A.; Meyer, Michael T.; Davis, J.G.; Pruden, A.
Tet and sul antibiotic resistance genes in livestock lagoons of various operation type, configuration, and antibiotic occurrence; 2010; Article; Journal; Environmental Science and Technology; McKinney, C. W.; Loftin, K. A.; Meyer, M. T.; Davis, J. G.; Pruden, A.

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Year Published: 2009

Streamflow of 2008--Water year summary

The maps and graphs appearing in this summary describe streamflow conditions for water-year 2008 (October 1, 2007 to September 30, 2008) in the context of the 79-year period 1930-2008, unless otherwise noted. The illustrations are based on observed data from the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) National Streamflow Information Program. The period...

Xiaodong, Jian; Wolock, David M.; Lins, Harry F.; Brady, Steve
Streamflow of 2008--Water year summary; 2009; FS; 2009-3003; Xiaodong, Jian ; Wolock, David M. ; Lins, Harry F. ; Brady, Steve

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Year Published: 2009

Occurrence and Trends of Selected Chemical Constituents in Bottom Sediment, Grand Lake O' the Cherokees, Northeast Oklahoma, 1940-2008

After over 100 years of continuous activity, lead and zinc mining in the Tri-State Mining District (hereafter referred to as the TSMD) in parts of southeast Kansas, southwest Missouri, and northeast Oklahoma ended in the 1970s. The mining activity resulted in substantial historical and ongoing input of cadmium, lead, and zinc to the environment...

Juracek, Kyle E.; Becker, Mark F.
Occurrence and Trends of Selected Chemical Constituents in Bottom Sediment, Grand Lake O' the Cherokees, Northeast Oklahoma, 1940-2008; 2009; SIR; 2009-5258; Juracek, Kyle E.; Becker, Mark F.

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Year Published: 2009

Stormwater Runoff: What it is and Why it is Important in Johnson County, Kansas

Stormwater runoff is a leading contributor to pollution in streams, rivers, and lakes in Johnson County, Kansas, and nationwide. Because stormwater runoff contains pollutants from many different sources, decreasing pollution from stormwater runoff is a challenging task. It requires cooperation from residents, businesses, and municipalities. An...

Rasmussen, Teresa J.; Schmidt, Heather C.
Stormwater Runoff: What it is and Why it is Important in Johnson County, Kansas; 2009; FS; 2009-3103; Rasmussen, Teresa J.; Schmidt, Heather C.

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Estimated use of water in the United States in 2005

Estimates of water use in the United States indicate that about 410 billion gallons per day (Bgal/d) were withdrawn in 2005 for all categories summarized in this report. This total is slightly less than the estimate for 2000, and about 5 percent less than total withdrawals in the peak year of 1980. Freshwater withdrawals in 2005 were 349 Bgal/d,...

Kenny, Joan F.; Barber, Nancy L.; Hutson, Susan S.; Linsey, Kristin S.; Lovelace, John K.; Maupin, Molly A.
Estimated use of water in the United States in 2005; 2009; CIR; 1344; Kenny, Joan F.; Barber, Nancy L.; Hutson, Susan S.; Linsey, Kristin S.; Lovelace, John K.; Maupin, Molly A.

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Quality of Streams in Johnson County, Kansas, and Relations to Environmental Variables, 2003-07

The quality of streams and relations to environmental variables in Johnson County, northeastern Kansas, were evaluated using water, streambed sediment, land use, streamflow, habitat, algal periphyton (benthic algae), and benthic macroinvertebrate data. Water, streambed sediment, and macroinvertebrate samples were collected in March 2007 during...

Rasmussen, Teresa J.; Poulton, Barry C.; Graham, Jennifer L.
Quality of Streams in Johnson County, Kansas, and Relations to Environmental Variables, 2003-07; 2009; SIR; 2009-5235; Rasmussen, Teresa J.; Poulton, Barry C.; Graham, Jennifer L.

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Determination of glyphosate, its degradation product aminomethylphosphonic acid, and glufosinate, in water by isotope dilution and online solid-phase extraction and liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry

The U.S. Geological Survey method (0-2141-09) presented is approved for the determination of glyphosate, its degradation product aminomethylphosphonic acid (AMPA), and glufosinate in water. It was was validated to demonstrate the method detection levels (MDL), compare isotope dilution to standard addition, and evaluate method and compound...

Meyer, Michael T.; Loftin, Keith A.; Lee, Edward A.; Hinshaw, Gary H.; Dietze, Julie E.; Scribner, Elisabeth A.
Determination of Glyphosate, its Degradation Product Aminomethylphosphonic Acid, and Glufosinate, in Water by Isotope Dilution and Online Solid-Phase Extraction and Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry; 2009; TM; 5-A10; Meyer, Michael T.; Loftin, Keith A.; Lee, Edward A.; Hinshaw, Gary H.; Dietze, Julie E.; Scribner, Elisabeth A.

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Twelve Years of Monitoring Phosphorus and Suspended-Solids Concentrations and Yields in the North Fork Ninnescah River above Cheney Reservoir, South-Central Kansas 1997-2008

Cheney Reservoir, located on the North Fork Ninnescah River in south-central Kansas, is the primary water supply for the city of Wichita and an important recreational resource. Concerns about taste-and-odor occurrences in Cheney Reservoir have drawn attention to potential pollutants, including total phosphorus (TP) and total suspended solids (TSS...

Stone, Mandy L.; Graham, Jennifer L.; Ziegler, Andrew C.
Twelve Years of Monitoring Phosphorus and Suspended-Solids Concentrations and Yields in the North Fork Ninnescah River above Cheney Reservoir, South-Central Kansas 1997-2008; 2009; FS; 2009-3073; Stone, Mandy L.; Graham, Jennifer L.; Ziegler, Andrew C.