Oregon Water Science Center

Publications

All of our publications are accessible through the USGS Publication Warehouse. Publications by scientists of the Oregon Water Science Center are listed below.

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Modeling water quality, temperature, and flow in Link River, south-central Oregon

The 2.1-km (1.3-mi) Link River connects Upper Klamath Lake to the Klamath River in south-central Oregon. A CE-QUAL-W2 flow and water-quality model of Link River was developed to provide a connection between an existing model of the upper Klamath River and any existing or future models of Upper Klamath Lake. Water-quality sampling at six locations...

Sullivan, Annett B.; Rounds, Stewart A.
Sullivan, A.B., and Rounds, S.A., 2016, Modeling water quality, temperature, and flow in Link River, south-central Oregon: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–1146, 31 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161146.

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Metformin and other pharmaceuticals widespread in wadeable streams of the southeastern United States

Pharmaceutical contaminants are growing aquatic-health concerns and largely attributed to wastewater treatment facility (WWTF) discharges. Five biweekly water samples from 59 small Piedmont (United States) streams were analyzed for 108 pharmaceuticals and degradates using high-performance liquid chromatography and tandem mass spectrometry. The...

Bradley, Paul M.; Journey, Celeste A.; Button, Daniel T.; Carlisle, Daren; Clark, Jimmy M.; Mahler, Barbara; Nakagaki, Naomi; Qi, Sharon L.; Waite, Ian R.; Van Metre, Peter C.

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Year-round monitoring of contaminants in Neal and Rogers Creeks, Hood River Basin, Oregon, 2011-12, and assessment of risks to salmonids

Pesticide presence in streams is a potential threat to Endangered Species Act listed salmonids in the Hood River basin, Oregon, a primarily forested and agricultural basin. Two types of passive samplers, polar organic chemical integrative samplers (POCIS) and semipermeable membrane devices (SPMDs), were simultaneously deployed at four sites in the...

Temple, Whitney B.; Morace, Jennifer L.; Nilsen, Elena B.; Alvarez, David; Masterson, Kevin

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A spatially explicit suspended-sediment load model for western Oregon

We calibrated the watershed model SPARROW (Spatially Referenced Regressions on Watershed attributes) to give estimates of suspended-sediment loads for western Oregon and parts of northwestern California. Estimates of suspended-sediment loads were derived from a nonlinear least squares regression that related explanatory variables representing...

Wise, Daniel R.; O'Connor, Jim
Wise, D.R., and O’Connor, J.E., 2016, A spatially explicit suspended-sediment load model for western Oregon: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5079, 25 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20165079.

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Evaluation of flood inundation in Crystal Springs Creek, Portland, Oregon

Efforts to improve fish passage have resulted in the replacement of six culverts in Crystal Springs Creek in Portland, Oregon. Two more culverts are scheduled to be replaced at Glenwood Street and Bybee Boulevard (Glenwood/Bybee project) in 2016. Recently acquired data have allowed for a more comprehensive understanding of the hydrology of the...

Stonewall, Adam; Hess, Glen
Stonewall, Adam, and Hess, Glen, 2016, Evaluation of flood inundation in Crystal Springs Creek, Portland, Oregon: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016-1079, 33 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161079.

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Development of a CE-QUAL-W2 temperature model for Crystal Springs Lake, Portland, Oregon

During summer 2014, lake level, streamflow, and water temperature in and around Crystal Springs Lake in Portland, Oregon, were measured by the U.S. Geological Survey and the City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services to better understand the effect of the lake on Crystal Springs Creek and Johnson Creek downstream. Johnson Creek is listed as...

Buccola, Norman L.; Stonewall, Adam J.
Buccola, N.L., and Stonewall, A.J., 2016, Development of a CE-QUAL-W2 temperature model for Crystal Springs Lake, Portland, Oregon: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016‒1076, 26 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161076.

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Storm-event-transport of urban-use pesticides to streams likely impairs invertebrate assemblages

Insecticide use in urban areas results in the detection of these compounds in streams following stormwater runoff at concentrations likely to cause toxicity for stream invertebrates. In this 2013 study, stormwater runoff and streambed sediments were analyzed for 91 pesticides dissolved in water and 118 pesticides on sediment. Detections included...

Carpenter, Kurt; Kuivila, Kathryn ; Hladik, Michelle; Haluska, Tana; Michael B. Cole
Carpenter, K.D., Kuivila, K.M., Hladik, M.L., Haluska, T., Cole, M.B., 2016, Storm-event-transport of urban-use pesticides to streams likely impairs invertebrate assemblages: Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, v. 188, no. 345, DOI: 10.1007/s10661-016-5215-5.

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Simulation of deep ventilation in Crater Lake, Oregon, 1951–2099

The frequency of deep ventilation events in Crater Lake, a caldera lake in the Oregon Cascade Mountains, was simulated in six future climate scenarios, using a 1-dimensional deep ventilation model (1DDV) that was developed to simulate the ventilation of deep water initiated by reverse stratification and subsequent thermobaric instability. The...

Wood, Tamara M.; Wherry, Susan A.; Piccolroaz, Sebastiano; Girdner, Scott F
Ellison, C.A., Groten, J.T., Lorenz, D.L., and Koller, K.S., 2016, Application of dimensionless sediment rating curves to predict suspended-sediment concentrations, bedload, and annual sediment loads for rivers in Minnesota (ver. 1.1, January 2020): U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5146, 68 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20165146.

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A method for characterizing late-season low-flow regime in the upper Grand Ronde River Basin, Oregon

This report describes a method for estimating ecologically relevant low-flow metrics that quantify late‑season streamflow regime for ungaged sites in the upper Grande Ronde River Basin, Oregon. The analysis presented here focuses on sites sampled by the Columbia River Inter‑Tribal Fish Commission as part of their efforts to monitor habitat...

Kelly, Valerie J.; White, Seth
Kelly, V.J., and White, Seth, 2016, A method for characterizing late-season low-flow regime in the upper Grand Ronde River Basin, Oregon: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5041, 41 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20165041.

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Total dissolved gas and water temperature in the lower Columbia River, Oregon and Washington, water year 2015

Significant Findings An analysis of total-dissolved-gas (TDG) and water-temperature data collected at eight fixed monitoring stations on the lower Columbia River in Oregon and Washington in water year 2015 indicated the following: All but 1 of the 85 TDG sensor laboratory checks that were performed after field deployment were within ±0.5-...

Bragg, Heather M.; Johnston, Matthew W.
Bragg, H.M., and Johnston, M.W., 2016, Total dissolved gas and water temperature in the lower Columbia River, Oregon and Washington, water year 2015: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015-1212, 26 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151212.

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Flood-inundation maps for a 9.1-mile reach of the Coast Fork Willamette River near Creswell and Goshen, Lane County, Oregon

Digital flood-inundation maps for a 9.1-mile reach of the Coast Fork Willamette River near Creswell and Goshen, Oregon, were developed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). The inundation maps, which can be accessed through the USGS Flood Inundation Mapping Science Web site at http://...

Hess, Glen W.; Haluska, Tana
Hess, G.W., and Haluska, T.L., 2016, Flood-inundation maps for a 9.1-mile reach of the Coast Fork Willamette River near Creswell and Goshen, Lane County, Oregon: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5029, 8 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20165029.

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Are the Columbia River Basalts, Columbia Plateau, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, USA, a viable geothermal target? A preliminary analysis

The successful development of a geothermal electric power generation facility relies on (1) the identification of sufficiently high temperatures at an economically viable depth and (2) the existence of or potential to create and maintain a permeable zone (permeability >10-14 m2) of sufficient size to allow efficient long-term extraction of heat...

Burns, Erick R.; Williams, Colin F.; Tolan, Terry; Kaven, Joern Ole
Burns, E.R., Williams, C.F., Tolan, T., and Kavan, J.O., 2016, Are the Columbia River Basalts, Columbia Plateau, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, USA, a viable geothermal target? A preliminary analysis: PROCEEDINGS, 41st Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering Stanford University, Stanford, California, February 22-24, 2016 SGP-TR-209