NASQAN National Stream Quality Accounting Network
Battaglin, W.A., Aulenbach, B.T., Vecchia, A., and Buxton, H.T., 2010, Changes in streamflow and the flux of nutrients in the Mississippi-Atchafalaya River Basin, USA, 1980-2007: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2009-5164, Reston, Virginia, 48 p.
Dodds, W.K., Bouska, W.W., Eitzmann, J.L., Pilger, T.J., Pitts K.L., Riley, A.J., Schloesser, J.T., Thornbrugh, D.J., 2009, Eutrophication of U.S. freshwaters-analysis of potential economic damages: Environmental Science and Technology, v. 43, no. 1, p. 12–19.
Horowitz, A.J., 2009, A quarter century of declining suspended sediment fluxes in the Mississippi River and the effect of the 1993 flood: Hydrological Processes, DOI: 10.1002/hyp.7425.
Alexander, R.B., Smith, R.A., Schwarz, G.E., Boyer, E.W., Nolan, J.V., and Brakebill, J.W., 2008, Differences in phosphorus and nitrogen delivery to the Gulf of Mexico from the Mississippi River Basin: Environmental Science and Technology, v. 42, no. 3, p. 822-830.
Del Castillo, C.E., and Miller, R.L., 2008, On the use of ocean color remote sensing to measure the transport of dissolved organic carbon by the Mississippi River Plume: Remote Sensing of Environment, v. 112, no. 3, p. 836-844.
Raymond, P.A., Oh, N.-H., Turner, R.E., and Broussard, Whitney, 2008, Anthropogenically enhanced fluxes of water and carbon from the Mississippi River: Nature, v. 451, p. 449-452.
Stone, W.W., Gilliom, R.J., and Crawford, C.G. 2008, Watershed Regressions for Pesticides (WARP) for Predicting Annual Maximum and Maximum Moving-Average Concentrations of Atrazine in Streams: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 08-1186, 19 p.
The H. John Heinz III Centre for Science, Economics and Environment, 2008, Highlights from The state of the nation's ecosystems--Measuring the lands, waters, and living resources of the United States: The Heinz Center, 34 p.
Turner, R.E., Rabalais, N.N., and Justic, Dubravko, 2008, Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia--Alternate States and a Legacy: Environmental Science and Technology, v. 42, no. 7, p. 2323–2327.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2008, Hypoxia in the Northern Gulf of Mexico--An update by the EPA Science Advisory Board: Environmental Protection Agency Report EPA-SAB-08-003, 333p.
Whittier, T.R., Ringold, P.L., Herlihy, A.T., Pierson, S.M., 2008, A calcium-based invasion risk assessment for zebra and quagga mussels (Dreissena spp): Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, v. 6, no. 4, p. 180-184.
Wickham, J.D., Wade, T.G., Riitters, K.H., 2008, Detecting Temporal Change in Watershed Nutrient Yields: Environmental Management, v. 42, p. 223-231.
Aulenbach, B.T., Buxton, H.T., Battaglin, W.A., and Coupe, R.H., 2007, Streamflow and nutrient fluxes of the Mississippi-Atchafalaya River Basin and subbasins for the period of record through 2005: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2007-1080 [online report]
Dornblaser, M.M., and Striegl, R.G., 2007, Nutrient (N, P) loads and yields at multiple scales and subbasin types in the Yukon River basin, Alaska: Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 112, G04S57, doi:10.1029/2006JG000366.
Halm, D.R., and Dornblaser, M.M., 2007, Water and sediment quality in the Yukon River and its tributaries between Atlin, British Columbia, Canada, and Eagle, Alaska, USA, 2004: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2007-1197, 120 p.
Lower Columbia River Estuary Partnership, 2007, Lower Columbia River Estuary Ecosystem Monitoring--Water Quality and Salmon Sampling Report: Lower Columbia River Estuary Partnership, Portland, OR, 70 p.
Striegl, R.G., Dornblaser, M.M., Aiken, G.R., Wickland, K.P., and Raymond, P.A., 2007, Carbon export and cycling by the Yukon, Tanana, and Porcupine rivers, Alaska, 2001-2005: Water Resources Research, v. 43, W02411, doi:10.1029/2006WR005201.
Turner, R.E., Rabalais, N.N., Alexander, R.B., McIsaac, G., Howarth, R.W., 2007, Characterization of nutrient, organic carbon, and sediment loads and concentrations from the Mississippi River into the northern Gulf of Mexico: Estuaries and Coasts, v. 30, no. 5, p. 773-790.
Walks, D.J., 2007, Persistence of plankton in flowing water: Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, v. 64, p. 1693-1702.
Weaver, T.L. and Fuller, L.M., 2007, Stream-water quality during storm-runoff events and low-flow periods in the St. Clair River/Lake St. Clair Basin, Michigan: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2007-1201, 13 p.
Alexander, R. B., and Smith, R.A., 2006, Trends in the nutrient enrichment of U.S. rivers during the late 20th century and their relation to changes in probable stream trophic conditions: Limnology and Oceanography, v. 51, no. 1 (part 2), p. 639-654.
Aulenbach, B.T., 2006, Annual dissolved nitrite plus nitrate and total phosphorous loads for the Susquehanna, St. Lawrence, Mississippi-Atchafalaya, and Columbia River Basins, 1968-2004: U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 2006-1087, 16 p.
Dornblaser, M.M., Halm, D.R., ed., 2006, Water and sediment quality of the Yukon River and its tributaries, from Eagle to St. Marys, Alaska, 2002-2003: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1228, 201 p.
Morace, J.L., 2006, Water-quality data, Columbia River Estuary, 2004-05: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 213, 18 p.
Turner, R. E., Rabalais, N.N., and Justic, D., 2006, Predicting summer hypoxia in the northern Gulf of Mexico: riverine N, P and Si loading: Marine Pollution Bulletin, v. 52, p. 139-148.
Vecchia, A.V., and Crawford, C.G., 2006, Simulation of daily pesticide concentrations from watershed characteristics and monthly climatic data: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2006-5181, 60 p.
Bauch, N.J., Schmitt, C.J., and Crawford, C.G., 2005, Development of an approach for integrating components of the U.S. Geological Survey Biomonitoring of Environmental Status and Trends (BEST) and National Stream Quantity Accounting Network (NASQAN) programs for large U.S. rivers: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2005-5083, 53 p.
Bernot, M.J. and Dodds, W.K., 2005, Nitrogen retention, removal, and saturation in lotic ecosystems: Ecosystems, v. 8, p. 442-453.
Smith, S.V., Sleezer, R.O., Renwick, W.H., and Buddemeier, R.W., 2005, Fates of eroded soil organic carbon--Mississippi Basin case study: MISSISSIPPI BASIN CASE STUDY: Ecological Applications, v. 15, no. 6, p. 1929-1940.
Syed, A.U., and Fogarty, L.R., 2005, Trends in Surface-Water Quality at Selected National Stream Quality Accounting Network(NASQAN) Stations, in Michigan: Date Posted: September 14, 2005, U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2005-5158, 38 p.
Dodds, W.K., and Whiles, M.R., 2004, Quality and quantity of suspended particles in rivers: Continent-scale patterns in the United States: Environmental Management v. 33, p. 355-367.
Larson, S.J., Crawford, C.G., and Gilliom, R.J., 2004, Development and application of watershed regressions for pesticides (WARP) for estimating atrazine concentration distributions in streams U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resouces Investigations Report 03-4047, 68 p.
Passell, H.D., Dahm, C.N., and Bedrick, E.J., 2004, Hydrological and geochemical trends and patterns in the upper Rio Grande, 1975 to 1999, Journal of the American Water Resoures Association, v. 40, p. 111-127.
Castro, M.S., Driscoll, C.T., Jordan, T.E., Reay, W.G., and Boynton, W.R., 2003, Sources of Nitrogen to Estuaries in the United States: Estuaries and Coasts, v. 26, p. 803-814.
Jones, J.B., Jr., Stanley, E.H., and Mulholland, P.J., 2003, Long-term decline in carbon dioxide supersaturation in rivers across the contiguous United States: Geophysical Research Letters, v. 30, no. 10, 1495, doi:10.1029/2003GL017056.
Putnam, J.E., and Pope, L.M., 2003, Trends in suspended-sediment concentration at selected stream sites in Kansas, 1970–2002: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 03-4150, 36 p.
Raymond, P.A., and Cole, J.J., 2003, Increase in the export of alkalinity from North America’s largest river: Science, v. 301, p. 88-91.
Santos-Roman, D.M., Warner, G.S., Scatena, Frederick, 2003, Multivariate analysis of water quality and physical characteristics of selected watersheds in Puerto Rico: Journal of the American Water Resources Association, v. 39, no. 4, p. 829-839.
Scavia, Donald, Rabalais, N.N., Turner, R.E., Justic, Dubravko, and Wiseman, W.J., Jr., 2003, Predicting the response of Gulf of Mexico hypoxia to variations in Mississippi River nitrogen load: Limnology and Oceanography, v. 48, no.3, p. 951-956.
Winston, W.E., and Criss, R.E., 2003, Oxygen isotope and geochemical variations in the Missouri River: Environmental Geology, v. 43, no. 5, p. 546-556.
Clark, G.M., Broshears, R.E., Hooper, R.P., and Goolsby, D.A., 2002, Evaluating the influence of source basins on downstream water quality in the Mississippi River: Journal of the American Water Resources Association, v. 38, no. 3, p. 803-818.
Crain, A.S., 2002, The loads of selected herbicides in the Ohio River basin, 1997-2000: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 089-02, 4 p.
Melillo, J.M., and Cowling, E.B., 2002, Reactive Nitrogen and Public Policies for Environmental Protection: Ambio, v. 31, no. 2, p.150-158.
Mullaney, J.R., Schwarz, G.E., and Trench, E.C.T., 2002, Estimation of nitrogen yields and loads from basins draining to Long Island Sound, 1988-98: U.S. Geological Water-Resources Investigations Report 02-4044, 86 p.
The H. John Heinz III Centre for Science, Economics and Environment, 2002, The state of the nation's ecosystems--Measuring the lands, waters, and living resources of the United States: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 270 p.
Battaglin, W.A., Kendall, Carol, Chang, C.C.Y., Silva, S.R., and Cambell, D.H., 2001, Chemical and isotopic evidence of nitrogen transformation in the Mississippi River, 1997-98: Hydrological Processes, v. 15, no. 7, p. 1285-1300.
Blevins, Dale, and Fairchild, James, 2001, Applicability of NASQAN data for ecosystem assessments on the Missouri River: Hydrological Processes, v. 15, no. 7, p. 1347-1362.
Broshears, R.E., Clark, G.M., and Jobson, H.E., 2001, Simulation of stream discharge and transport of nitrate and selected herbicides in the Mississippi River Basin: Hydrological Processes, v. 15, no. 7, p. 1157-1167.
Capel, P.D., Larson, S.J., and Winterstein, T.A., 2001, The behaviour of 39 pesticides in surface waters as a function of scale: Hydrological Processes, v. 15, no. 7, p. 1251-1269.
Goolsby, D.A., and Battaglin, W.A., 2001, Long-term changes in concentrations and flux of nitrogen in the Mississippi River Basin, USA: Hydrological Processes, v. 15, no. 7, p. 1209-1226.
Hirsch, R.M., 2001, Water quality of large U.S. rivers: results from the U.S. Geological Survey's National Stream Quality Accounting Network: Hydrological Processes, v. 15, no. 7, p. 1085-1087.
Holtschlag, D.J., 2001, Optimal estimation of suspended-sediment concentrations in streams: Hydrological Processes, v. 15, no. 7, p. 1133-1155.
Hooper, R.P., Aulenbach, B.T., and Kelly, V.J., 2001, The National Stream Quality Accounting Network: a flux-based approach to monitoring the water quality of large rivers: Hydrological Processes, v. 15, no. 7, p. 1089-1106.
Horowitz, A.J., Elrick, K.A., and Smith, J.J., 2001, Estimating suspended sediment and trace element fluxes in large river basins: methodological considerations as applied to the NASQAN programme: Hydrological Processes, v. 15, no. 7, p. 1107-1132.
Horowitz, A.J., Elrick, K.A., and Smith, J.J., 2001, Annual suspended sediment and trace element fluxes in the Mississippi, Columbia, Colorado, and Rio Grande drainage basins: Hydrological Processes, v. 15, no. 7, p. 1169-1207.
Kelly, V.J., 2001, Influence of reservoirs on solute transport: a regional-scale approach: Hydrological Processes, v. 15, no. 7, p. 1227-1249.
Kelly, V.J., Hooper, R.P., Aulenbach, B.T., and Janet, Mary, 2001, Concentrations and annual fluxes for selected water-quality constituents from the USGS National Stream Quality Accounting Network (NASQAN), 1996-2000: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 01-4255 [online report]
Kendall, Carol, and Coplen, T.B., 2001,Distribution of oxygen-18 and deuterium in river waters across the United States: Hydrological Processes, v. 15, no. 7, p. 1363-1393.
Kendall, Carol, Silva, S.R., and Kelly, V.J., 2001, Carbon and nitrogen isotopic compositions of particulate organic matter in four large river systems across the United States: Hydrological Processes, v. 15, no. 7, p. 1301-1346.
McCarthy, K.A., and Gale, R.W., 2001, Evaluation of persistent hydrophobic organic compounds in the Columbia River Basin using semipermeable-membrane devices: Hydrological Processes, v. 15, no. 7, p. 1271-1283.
Alexander, R.B., Smith, R.A., and Schwarz, G.E., 2000, Effect of stream channel size on the delivery of nitrogen to the Gulf of Mexico: Nature, v. 403, p. 758-761.
Brabets, T.P., Wang, B., and Meade, R.H., 2000, Environmental and hydrologic overview of the Yukon River Basin, Alaska and Canada: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 99-4204, 106 p.
Clark, G.M., Mueller, D.K., and Mast M.A., 2000, Nutrient concentrations and yields in undeveloped stream basins of the United States: Journal of the American Water Resources Association, v. 36, no. 4, p. 849-860.
Coplen, T.B., and Kendall, C., 2000, Stable hydrogen isotope and oxygen isotope ratios for selected sites of the U.S. Geological Survey's NASQAN and Benchmark surface-water networks: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 00-160, 409 p.
Goolsby, D.A., Battaglin, W.A., Lawrence, G.B., Artz, R.S., Aulenbach, B.T., Hooper, R.P., Keeney, D.R., and Stensland, G.J., 1999, Flux and sources of nutrients in the Mississippi-Atchafalaya River Basin--Topic 3, Report for the integrated assessment on hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA Coastal Ocean Program Decision Analysis Series No. 17, 129 p.
Schnoebelen, D.J., Becher, K.D., Bobier, M.W., and Wilton, Thomas, 1999, Selected nutrients and pesticides in streams of the Eastern Iowa Basins, 1970-95: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 99-4028, 65 p.
McMahon, Gerard and Woodside, M.D., 1997, Nutrient mass balance for the Albemarle-Pamlico Drainage Basin, North Carolina and Virginia, 1990: Journal of the American Water Resources Association, v. 33, no. 3, p. 573-590.
Smith, R.A., Schwarz, G.E., and Alexander, R.B., 1997, Regional interpretation of water-quality monitoring data: Water Resources Research, v. 33, no. 12, p. 2781-2798.
Alexander, R.B., Ludtke, A.S., Fitzgerald, K.K., and Schertz, T.L., 1996, Data from selected U.S. Geological Survey National Stream Water-Quality Monitoring Networks (WQN) on CD-ROM: Open-File Report 96-337, 85 p.
Fuhrer, G.J., Tanner, D.Q., Morace, J.L., McKenzie, S.W., and Skach, K.A., 1996, Water Quality of the Lower Columbia River Basin--Analysis of Current and Historical Water-Quality Data through 1994: USGS Water-Resources Investigations Report 95-4294, 157 p.
Lettenmaier, D.P., Hooper, E.R., Wagoner, Colin, and Faris, K.B., 1991, Trends in stream quality in the continental United States, 1978-1987: Water Resources Research, v. 27, no. 3, p. 327-339.
Peterson, C.G., and Stevenson, R.J., 1989, Seasonality in river phytoplankton--multivariate analyses of data from the Ohio River and six Kentucky tributaries: Hydrobiologia, v. 182, no. 2, p. 99-114.
German, E.R., and Schiffer, D.M., 1988, Application of National Stream Quality Accounting Network (NASQAN) station data for assessing water quality in the Peace River basin, Florida: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 87-4167, 73 p.
Smith, R.A., Alexander, R.B., and Wolman, M.G., 1987, Water-quality trends in the Nation's rivers: Science, v. 235, p. 1607-1615.
Evaldi, R.D., and Lewis, J.G., 1986, Water-quality appraisal of NASQAN stations below impoundments, Eastern Tennessee: U.S. Geological Survey Water Resources Investigations Report 85-4171, 50 p.
Gilliom, R.J., Alexander, R.B., and Smith, R.A., 1985, Pesticides in the nation's rivers, 1975-80, and implications for future monitoring: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Supply Paper 2271, 26 p.
Goetz, C.L., and Abeyta, C.G., 1987, Adequacy of NASQAN data to describe areal and temporal variability of water quality of the San Juan River drainage basin upstream from Shiprock, New Mexico: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 85-4043, 89 p.
Siegel, D.I., and Livermore, D., 1984, A chloride budget for the Mississippi River, headwaters to mouth: Water Resources Bulletin, v. 20, no. 4, p. 503-509.
Wells, F. C., and Schertz, T. L., 1983, Statistical summary of daily values data and trend analysis of dissolved-solids data at National Stream Quality Accounting Network (NASQAN) stations: U. S. Geological Survey Water Resources Investigations 83-4172, 526 p.
Smith, R. A., and Alexander, R. B., 1982, A study of trends in dissolved oxygen and fecal coliform bacteria at NASQAN stations: U.S. Geological Survery Open-File Report 82-1019, 6 p.
Smith, R.A., Hirsch, R.M., and Slack, J.R., 1982, A study of trends in total phosphorus measurements at NASQAN stations: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Supply Paper 2190, 34 p.
Ficke, J.F., Hawkinson, R.O., 1975, The national stream quality accounting network (NASQAN)--Some questions and answers: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 719, 23 p.