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Using geochemical and statistical tools to identify irrigated areas that might contain high selenium concentrations in surface water

Irrigated agriculture has a long history in the Western United States, beginning with Native American Indians. After passage of the Reclamation Act of 1902, the United States Government began building and subsidizing irrigation projects to foster settlement and development of the arid and semi-arid areas of the Western United States (National...

Naftz, David L.
Using Geochemical and Statistical Tools to Identify Irrigated Areas That Might Contain High Selenium Concentrations in Surface Water; 1996; FS; 077-96; Naftz, David L.

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Concentrations of selected herbicides, herbicide metabolites, and nutrients in outflow from selected midwestern reservoirs, April 1992 through September 1993

This data set consists of digital aquifer boundaries for the High Plains aquifer in the central United States. The High Plains aquifer extends from south of 32 degrees to almost 45 degrees north latitude and from 96 degrees 30 minutes to almost 104 degrees west longitude. The area covers 174,000 square miles and is present in Texas, Oklahoma, New...

Scribner, E.A.; Goolsby, D.A.; Thurman, E.M.; Meyer, M.T.; Battaglin, W.A.
Concentrations of selected herbicides, herbicide metabolites, and nutrients in outflow from selected midwestern reservoirs, April 1992 through September 1993; 1996; OFR; 96-393; Scribner, E. A.; Goolsby, D. A.; Thurman, E. M.; Meyer, M. T.; Battaglin, W. A.

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Inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometric method for the determination of dissolved trace elements in natural water

An inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry method was developed for the determination of dissolved Al, As, B, Ba, Be, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Li, Mn, Mo, Ni, Pb, Sr, Tl, U, V, and Zn in natural waters. Detection limits are generally in the 50-100 picogram per milliliter (pg/mL) range, with the exception of As which is in the 1 microgram per liter (ug...

Garbarino, J.R.; Taylor, Howard E.
Inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometric method for the determination of dissolved trace elements in natural water; 1996; OFR; 94-358; Garbarino, J. R.; Taylor, Howard E.

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Schlumberger soundings at the Norman Landfill, Norman, Oklahoma

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Bisdorf, R.J.
Schlumberger soundings at the Norman Landfill, Norman, Oklahoma; 1996; OFR; 96-668; Bisdorf, R. J.

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Spatial and temporal distribution of specific conductance, boron, and phosphorus in a sewage-contaminated aquifer near Ashumet Pond, Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Spatial and temporal distributions of specific conductance, boron, and phosphorus were determined in a sewage-contaminated sand and gravel aquifer near Ashumet Pond, Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The source of contamination is secondarily treated sewage that has been discharged onto rapid- infiltration sand beds at the Massachusetts Military...

Bussey, K.W.; Walter, D.A.
Spatial and temporal distribution of specific conductance, boron, and phosphorus in a sewage-contaminated aquifer near Ashumet Pond, Cape Cod, Massachusetts; 1996; OFR; 96-472; Bussey, K. W.; Walter, D. A.

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Assessment of intrinsic bioremediation of gasoline contamination in the shallow aquifer, Laurel Bay Exchange, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina

Laboratory, field, and digital solute-transport- modeling studies demonstrate that microorganisms indigenous to the shallow ground-water system at Laurel Bay Exchange, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina, can degrade petroleum hydrocarbons in gasoline released at the site. Microorganisms in aquifer sediments incubated in the...

Landmeyer, J.E.; Chapelle, Francis; Bradley, P.M.
Assessment of intrinsic bioremediation of gasoline contamination in the shallow aquifer, Laurel Bay Exchange, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina; 1996; WRI; 96-4026; Landmeyer, J. E.; Chapelle, Francis; Bradley, P. M.

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Transport of agricultural chemicals in surface flow, tileflow, and streamflow of Walnut Creek Watershed near Ames, Iowa, April 1991-September 1993

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the National Soil Tilth Laboratory of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, conducted a study as part of the multi-scale, inter-agency Management Systems Evaluation Area (MSEA) program to evaluate the effects of agricultural management (farming) systems on water quality....

Soenksen, P.J.
Transport of agricultural chemicals in surface flow, tileflow, and streamflow of Walnut Creek Watershed near Ames, Iowa, April 1991-September 1993; 1996; WRI; 96-4017; Soenksen, P. J.

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Selected meteorological and micrometeorological data for an arid site near Beatty, Nye County, Nevada, calendar year 1992

il-heat-flux data were collected at a study site adjacent to a low-level radioactive-waste burial facility near Beatty, Nevada, for calendar year 1992. Data were collected in support of ongoing studies to estimate the potential for downward movement of radionuclides into the unsaturated sediments beneath waste-burial trenches at the arid facility...

Wood, James L.
Selected meteorological and micrometeorological data for an arid site near Beatty, Nye County, Nevada, calendar year 1992; 1996; OFR; 96-434; Wood, J. L.

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Water-quality, bed-sediment, and biological data (October 1994 through September 1995) and statistical summaries of data for streams in the upper Clark Fork basin, Montana

Water, bed sediment, and biota were sampled in streams from Butte to below Missoula as part of a program to characterize aquatic resources in the upper Clark Fork basin of western Montana. Sampling stations were located on the Clark Fork and major tributaries. Water-quality data were obtained periodically at 16 stations during October 1994 through...

Dodge, K.A.; Hornberger, Michelle I.; Axtmann, E.V.
Water-quality, bed-sediment, and biological data (October 1994 through September 1995) and statistical summaries of data for streams in the upper Clark Fork basin, Montana; 1996; OFR; 96-432; Dodge, K. A.; Hornberger, M. I.; Axtmann, E. V.

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Flexible digestion strategies and trace metal assimilation in marine bivalves

Pulse-chase experiments show that two marine bivalves take optimal advantage of different types of particulate food by varying food retention time in a flexible two-phase digestive system. For example, carbon is efficiently assimilated from bacteria by subjecting nearly all the ingested bacteria to prolonged digestion. Prolonging digestion also...

Decho, Alan W.; Luoma, Samuel N.

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Importance of dissolved sulfides and organic substances in controlling the chemical speciation of heavy metals in San Francisco Bay

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Hollibaugh, J.T.; Kuwabara, J.S.; Chang, C.C.Y.; Khechfe, A.I.; Hunter, Y.R.

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Interannual climate variability and snowpack in the western United States

An important part of the water supply in the western United States is derived from runoff fed by mountain snowmelt Snow accumulation responds to both precipitation and temperature variations, and forms an interesting climatic index, since it integrates these influences over the entire late fall-spring period. Here, effects of cool season climate...

Cayan, Daniel R.