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Central Nebraska Basins NAWQA Study Unit - Publications

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New Publications

The relative influence of nutrients and habitat on stream metabolism in agricultural streams: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, v. 168, p. 461-479.
Frankforter, J.D., Weyers, Holly S., Bales, Jerad D., Moran, Patrick W., and Calhoun, Daniel L., 2009
Vogel, J.R., Majewski, M.S., and Capel, P.D., 2008, Pesticides in rain in four agricultural watersheds in the United States: J. Environ. Qual., v. 37, no. 3, p. 1101-1115.
Steele, G.V., Johnson, H.M., Sandstrom, M.W., Capel, P.D., and Barbash, J.E., 2008, Occurrence and fate of pesticides in four contrasting agricultural settings in the United States: J. Environ. Qual., v. 37, no. 3, p. 1116-1132.
Landon, M.K., Clark, B.R., McMahon, P.B., McGuire, V.L., and Turco, M.J., 2008 Hydrogeology, Chemical Characteristics, and Transport Processes in the Zone of Contribution of a Public-Supply Well in York, Nebraska: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report SIR 306, 149 p.
Johnson, M.R., Buell, G.R., Kim, M.H., and Nardi, M.R., 2007, Riparian Land Use/Land Cover Data for Five Study Units in the Nutrient Enrichment Effects Topical Study of the National Water-Quality Assessment Program: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series DS 306, 9 p.
Fredrick, B.S., Linard, J.I., Carpenter, J.L., 2006, Environmental setting of Maple Creek Watershed, Nebraska: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report SIR 2006-5037, 22 p.
Sprague, L.A., Clark, M.L., Zelt, R.B., Flynn, J.L., and Davis, J.V., 2006, Nutrient and Suspended-Sediment Trends in the Missouri River Basin, 1993-2003: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report SIR 2006-5231, 80 p.
Johnson, M.R., and Zelt, R.B., 2005, Protocols for Mapping and Characterizing Land Use/Land Cover in Riparian Zones, Open-File Report 20051302, 16 p. ONLINE ONLY

Frankforter, J.D., Johnson, M.R., and Zelt, R.B., 2003, Nutrient concentration gradients and biological response in central Nebraska streams, in Agricultural Hydrology and Water Quality, Kansas City, 2003, Proceedings: Middleburg, Va., Amer. Water Resources Assn.
Zelt, R.B., and Frankforter, J.D., 2003, Water-quality assessment of the Central Nebraska Basins--Entering a new decade: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-013-03, 6 p.

Fact Sheets

U.S. Geological Survey, 2003, Maple Creek Watershed selected for a national water-quality study: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 083-03, 2 p.
Emmons, P.J., 1996, Water quality in a wet meadow, Platte River Valley, Central Nebraska: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-097-96, 4 p.
Emmons, P.J., and Bowman, P.R., 2000, Ground-water flow and water quality of the Indian Island well field near Grand Island, Nebraska, 1994-95: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-179-99, 4 p.

Parnell, J.M., 2000, Shallow ground-water quality in the Platte River Valley alluvium, Nebraska, October-November 1997: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-151-00, 6 p.

Stamer, J.K., and Wieczorek, M.E., 1995, Pesticides in streams in Central Nebraska: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-232-95, 4 p.
Zelt, R.B., and Frankforter, J.D., 2003, Water-quality assessment of the Central Nebraska Basins--Entering a new decade: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-013-03, 6 p.

Topical Papers

Boyd, R.A., 1996, Distribution of nitrate and othophosphate in selected streams in central Nebraska: Water Resources Bulletin, v. 32, no. 6, December 1996, p. 1247-1257.
Frankforter, J.D., 1995, Association between local land use and herbicide concentrations in wetlands of the Platte River Basin, Nebraska, in Campbell, K.L., ed., Versatility of wetlands in the agricultural landscape: American Water Resources Association and American Society of Agricultural Engineers Joint Conference, Tampa, Fla., 1995 [Proceedings], p. 539-547. Downloadable HERE (pdf format)
Frankforter, J.D., Johnson, M.R., and Zelt, R.B., in 2003, Nutrient concentration gradients and biological response in central Nebraska streams(.pdf), in Agricultural Hydrology and Water Quality, Kansas City, 2003, Proceedings: Middleburg, Va., Amer. Water Resources Assn.
Frenzel, S.A., and Swanson, R.B., 1996, Relations of fish community composition to environmental variables in Central Nebraska streams: Environmental Management, v. 20, no. 5, p. 689-705.
Helgesen, J.O., Zelt, R.B., and Stamer, J.K., 1994, Nitrogen and phosphorus in water as related to environmental setting in Nebraska: Water Resources Bulletin, v. 30, no. 5, p. 809-822.
Huntzinger, T.L., and Ellis, M.J., 1993, Central Nebraska river basins, Nebraska: Water Resources Bulletin, v. 29, no. 4, p. 533-574.
Huntzinger, T.L., and Stamer, J.K., 1995, Herbicides and nitrates in water supply sources in Central Nebraska, in Clean Water--Clean Environment--21st Century, Kansas City, Mo., 1995, Proceedings Vol. 3: St. Joseph, Mich., American Society of Agricultural Engineers, p. 149-152.
Lee, K.E., Huggins, D.G., and Thurman, E.M., 1995, Effects of hydrophyte community structure on atrazine and alachlor degradation in wetlands, in Campbell, K.L., ed., Versatility of wetlands in the agricultural landscape: American Water Resources Association and American Society of Agricultural Engineers Joint Conference, Tampa, Fla., 1995 [Proceedings], p. 525-538. Downloadable HERE (pdf format)
Stamer, J.K., 1996, Water-supply implications of herbicide sampling: Journal American Water Works Association, v. 88, no. 2, p. 76-85.
Stamer, J.K., and Huntzinger, T.L., 1994, Spring herbicide "flush" may deal cities a problem: Nebraska Farmer, v. 136, no. 8, p. 10-11,13.
Stamer, J.K., Swanson, R.B., and Jordan, P.R., 1994, Atrazine in spring runoff as related to environmental setting in Nebraska, 1992: Water Resources Bulletin, v. 30, no. 5, p. 823-831.
Stamer, J.K., and Wieczorek, M.E., 1996, Pesticide distributions in surface water: Journal of American Water Works Association, v. 88, no. 11, p. 79-87.
Stamer, J.K., and Zelt, R.B., 1994, Organonitrogen herbicides in the Lower Kansas River basin: Journal American Water Works Association, Janurary 1994, p. 93
Swanson, R.B., 1995, Methods for monitoring physical, chemical, and biological characteristics at selected wetlands in the Platte River Basin, Nebraska, in Campbell, K.L., ed., Versatility of wetlands in the agricultural landscape: American Water Resources Association and American Society of Agricultural Engineers Joint Conference, Tampa, Fla., 1995 [Proceedings], p. 515-524. Downloadable HERE (pdf format)
Zelt, R.B., and Frenzel, S.A., 1996, Physical-habitat characteristics of the Platte River, Nebraska--Assessment using surveys and spatial analyses: ESRI User Conference, 16th, Palm Springs, Calif., 1996 [Proceedings], compact disc.
Zelt, R.B., Brown, J.F., and Kelley, M.S., 1995, Validation of national land-cover characteristics data for regional water-quality assessment: Geocarto International, v. 10, no. 4, p. 69-80.

Reports

Fredrick, B.S., Linard, J.I., Carpenter, J.L., 2006, Environmental setting of Maple Creek Watershed, Nebraska: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report SIR 2006-5037, 22 p.
Sprague, L.A., Clark, M.L., Zelt, R.B., Flynn, J.L., and Davis, J.V., 2006, Nutrient and Suspended-Sediment Trends in the Missouri River Basin, 1993-2003: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report SIR 2006-5231, 80 p.
Frenzel, S.A., Swanson, R.B., Huntzinger, T.L., Stamer, J.K., Emmons, P.J., and Zelt, R.B., 1998, Water quality in the Central Nebraska Basins, Nebraska, 1992-95, U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1163, 33 p.
Frenzel, S.A., 1996, Occurrence of selected contaminants in water, fish tissue, and streambed sediments in Central Nebraska, 1992-95: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 96-223, 6 p.
Huntzinger, T.L., 1991, National Water-Quality Assessment Program--The Central Nebraska Basins: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 91-97, 2 p.
Huntzinger, T.L., and Stamer, J.K., 1996, Science for a sustainable future of the Great Plains--Water-Quality Assessment in Central Nebraska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 96-140, 4 p.
Johnson, M.R., and Zelt, R.B., 2005, Protocols for Mapping and Characterizing Land Use/Land Cover in Riparian Zones, Open-File Report 20051302, 16 p. ONLINE ONLY

Johnson, S.M., and Swanson, R.B., 1994, Operational procedures for collecting water-quality samples at monitoring sites on Maple Creek near Nickerson and the Platte River at Louisville, eastern Nebraska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 94-121, 24 p.
Swanson, R.B., and Emmons, P.J., 2000 Water-quality assessment of the Central Nebraska Basins--design for field operations, 1992 through 1995: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 99-454, 27p.
Zelt, R.B., 1995, Elevation contours of the bedrock surface, North Platte 1- by 2-degree quadrangle, Nebraska, digitized from a published 1:250,000-scale geologic map: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 95-330, diskette.
Zelt, R.B., 1996, Basin-level habitat characteristics of selected streams in Central Nebraska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 96-361, 25 p.
Zelt, R.B., 2000, Land cover data for Central Nebraska, 1993, classified from Landsat-5 Thematic Mapper imagery-- Path-30, Row-32 quadrilateral: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 96-369, compact disc.
Zelt, R.B., Dugan, J.T., and Kelley, M.S., 1995, Land-cover sampling designs, data-collection procedures, and land-cover data for the Central Nebraska Basins, 1993-94: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 95-166, diskette.
Zelt, R.B., and Jordan, P.R., 1993, Water-quality assessment of the Central Nebraska Basins--Summary of data for recent conditions through 1990: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 93-422, 179 p.
Zelt, R.B., and Patton, E.J., 1995, Isopachs of Quaternary deposits, Fremont 1- by 2-degree quadrangle and part of Omaha quadrangle, Nebraska, digitized from a published 1:250,000-scale geologic map: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 95-721, diskette.
Zelt, R.B., and Sharpe, J.B., 2000, Land cover data for Central Nebraska, 1991, classified from Landsat-5 Thematic Mapper imagery-- Path-31, Row-31 quadrilateral: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 96-323, compact disc.

Abstracts

Emmons, P.J., 1996, Water quality in a wet meadow, Platte River Valley, Central Nebraska [abs.]: 1996 Platte River Basin Ecosystem Symposium, Kearney, Nebr., 1996, Proceedings, p 63.
Frankforter, J.D., and Frenzel, S.A., 1995, Wetland water quality: Effect of local land use in the Platte River Basin, Nebraska [abs.]: Bulletin of the North American Benthological Society, v. 12, no. 1, p. 161.
Frenzel, S.A., 1993, Multivariate analysis of macroinvertebrate communities and environmental variables in Central Nebraska stream [abs.]: Platte River Basin Ecosystem Symposium, Grand Island, Nebraska, 1993, Program and Abstracts, p. 24.
Frenzel, S.A., 1994, Application of multivariate techniques to environmental and macroinvertebrate data from streams in Central Nebraska [abs.]: Bulletin of the North American Benthological Society, v. 11, no. 1, p. 104.
Frenzel, S.A., 1995, Fish community composition--A Tool for Regional Water-Quality Assessment in the Platte River Basin, Nebraska [abs.]: Bulletin of the North American Benthological Society, v. 12, no. 1, p. 157.
Huntzinger, Thomas, 1995, Water-quality assessment in the Great Plains-- Assurance of a sustainable future [abs.]: Lincoln, Nebr. Planning for a sustainable future--, The case of the North American Great Plains, 1995, Proceedings, p. 169-171.
Johnson, S.M. and Swanson, R.B., 1994, Sampling procedures studied [abs.]: Water Environment Federation Water Environment & Technology, December, p. 31-32.
Lee, K.E., 1995, Occurrence and degradation of herbicides in wetlands in Central Nebraska [abs.]: Bulletin of the North American Benthological Society, v. 12, no. 1, p. 160.
Linard, J.I., Webb, R.M.T., Wieczorek, M.E., and Wolock, D.M., 2004, Rainfall-runoff modeling to compare hydrological processes governing solute transport in five different agricultural watersheds [abs.]: Eos Trans. AGU, 85(47), Fall Meet.Suppl., Abstract H44B-09.
Swanson, R.B., and Frenzel, S.A., 1994, Relation of fish communities to physical and chemical variables at nine stream sites in the Platte River Basin [abs.], in Sorenson, S.K., ed., 1994, Proceedings abstracts American Water Resources Association's symposium on the National Water-Quality Assessment Program--November 7-9, 1994, Chicago, Illinois: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 94-397, p. 19.
Swanson, R.B., and Frenzel, S.A., 1995, Methods for characterizing physical, chemical, and biological conditions of wetlands in Central Nebraska [abs.]: Bulletin of the North American Benthological Society, v. 12, no. 1, p. 202.
Swanson, R.B., 1998, Water quality in the Central Nebraska Basins, Nebraska, 1992-1995 [abs.]: Ninth Platte River Basin Ecosystem Symposium, Kearney, Nebr., 1998, Proceedings, p 61.
Webb, R.M.T., Wolock, D.M., Linard, J.I., and Wieczorek, M.E., 2004, Use of the water, energy, and biogeochemical model (WEBMOD) and the soil and water assessment tool (SWAT) to identify hydrologic flow paths at five agricultural sites included in the U.S. Geological Survey National Water-Quality Assessment: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 36, no. 5, p. 565.
Webb, R.M.T., Wolock, D.M., Linard, J.I., and Wieczorek, M.E., 2004, The Water, Energy, and Biogeochemical Model (WEBMOD), a TOPMODEL application developed within the Modular Modeling System [abs.]: Eos Trans. AGU, 85(47), Fall Meet.Suppl., Abstract H44B-03.
Zelt, R.B., and Frenzel, S.A., 1995, Reach surveys and GIS analysis of stream habitat in the lower Platte River Basin, Nebraska [abs.]: Bulletin of the North American Benthological Society, v. 12, no. 1, p. 203.
Zelt, R.B., 1995, Reach surveys and GIS analysis of stream habitat in the lower Platte River Basin, Nebraska [abs.]: Platte River Basin Ecosystem Symposium, Kearney, Nebr., 1995, Proceedings, p. 158.
Zelt, R.B., and Brown, J.F., 1993, National land-cover characteristics data--Refinement for the Platte River Basin, Nebraska [abs.]: Platte River Basin Ecosystem Symposium, Grand Island, Nebr., 1993, Program and Abstracts, p. 6.
Zelt, R.B., and Frankforter, J.D., in press, Survey of mercury contamination in stream ecosystems [abs.], in Platte River Basin Ecosystem Symposium, 12th, Kearney, Nebr., 2003: Lincoln, Univ. of Nebraska Cooperative Extension, p. 14.

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