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This page contains a bibliography of OTEQ applications that have been published as USGS reports or as journal articles. Access to HTML and PDF versions of the publications is provided where possible. Note that access to journal articles may be restricted to site visitors with personal or institutional subscriptions to the specific journals. Access to PDF files () requires Adobe Reader or an alternate PDF viewer.

Ball, J.W., Nordstrom, D.K., and Runkel, R.L., 2000,
Reactive and non-reactive transport modeling for Wightman Fork, Summitville Mine, Colorado—Application of the OTIS/OTEQ model to a low-flow synoptic study in Proceedings from the Fifth International Conference on Acid Rock Drainage, Denver, Colorado, May 21-24, 2000: Littleton, Colo., Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, v. 1 of 2, p. 125-134.

Ball, J.W., Runkel, R.L., and Nordstrom, D.K., 2005,
Questa baseline and pre-mining ground-water quality investigation. 12. Geochemical and reactive-transport modeling based on tracer injection-synoptic sampling studies for the Red river, New Mexico, 2001-2002: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2005-5149, 78 p.
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Ball, J.W., Runkel, R.L., and Nordstrom, D.K., 2004,
Evaluating remedial alternatives for the Alamosa River and Wightman Fork, near Summitville Mine, Colorado—Application of a reactive transport model to low- and high-flow simulations, in Zannetti, P., ed., Environmental Sciences and Environmental Computing: The EnviroComp Institute, v. II, p. 1-54.

Ball, J.W., Runkel, R.L., and Nordstrom, D.K., 2001,
Reactive transport modeling at high-flow - Wightman Fork/Alamosa River, USA, in Cidu, R., ed., Proceedings of the Tenth International Symposium on Water - Rock Interaction, Villasimius, Italy, July 10-15, 2001: A.A. Balkema Publishers, v. 2, p. 1181-1184.

Ball, J.W., Runkel, R.L., and Nordstrom, D.K., 1999,
Transport modeling of reactive and non-reactive constituents from Summitville, Colorado—Preliminary results from the application of the OTIS/OTEQ model to the Wightman Fork/Alamosa River System, in Morganwalp, D.W., and Buxton, H.T., eds., U.S. Geological Survey Toxic Substances Hydrology Program—Proceedings of the Technical Meeting, Charleston, South Carolina, March 8-12, 1999—Volume 1 of 3—Contamination from Hardrock Mining: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 99-4018A, p. 305-311.
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Broshears, R.E., 1996,
Reactive solute transport in acidic streams: Water, Air, and Soil Pollution, v. 90, no. 1-2, p. 195-204.
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Broshears, R.E., Kimball, B.A., and Runkel, R.L., 1996,
Simulation of reactive transport during a pH modification experiment in a mountain stream affected by acid mine drainage, in Morganwalp, D.W., and Aronson, D.A., eds., U.S. Geological Survey Toxic Substances Hydrology Program—Proceedings of the technical meeting, Colorado Springs, Colorado, September 20-24, 1993: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 94-4015, v. 2, p. 781-788.
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Broshears, R.E., Runkel, R.L., and Kimball, B.A., 1995,
Interpreting spatial profiles of concentration in acid mine drainage streams, in Hotchkiss, W.R., Downey, J.S., Gutentag, E.D., and Moore, J.E., eds., Water resources at risk, Denver, Colo.: Minneapolis, Minnesota, American Institute of Hydrology, p. LL-10-21.

Broshears, R.E., Runkel, R.L., and Kimball, B.A., 1994,
Development and application of a reactive solute transport model for trace metals in mountain streams, in Dutton, A.R., ed., Toxic Substances and the Hydrologic Sciences—Proceedings of the conference, Austin, Texas, April 10-13, 1994: Minneapolis, Minn., American Institute of Hydrology, p. 19-34.

Broshears, R.E., Runkel, R.L., Kimball, B.A., Bencala, K.E., and McKnight, D.M., 1996,
Reactive solute transport in an acidic stream—Experimental pH increase and simulation of controls on pH, aluminum, and iron: Environmental Science and Technology, v. 30, no. 10, p. 3016-24, doi:10.1021/es960055u.
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Kimball, B.A., and Runkel, R.L., 2010,
Evaluating remediation alternatives for mine drainage, Little Cottonwood Creek, Utah, USA: Environmental Earth Sciences, v. 60, no. 5, p. 1021-1036, doi: 10.1007/s12665-009-0240-0
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Kimball, B.A., Runkel, R.L., Wanty, R.B., and Verplanck,P.L., 2010
Reactive solute-transport simulation of pre-mining metal concentrations in mine-impacted catchments: Redwell Basin, Colorado, USA: Chemical Geology, v. 269, p. 124-136, doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2009.05.024
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Runkel, R.L., 1993,
Development and application of an equilibrium-based simulation model for reactive solute transport in small streams: University of Colorado, unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, 202 p.

Runkel, R.L., Bencala, K.E., Broshears, R.E., and Chapra, S.C., 1996,
Reactive solute transport in streams 1. Development of an equilibrium-based model: Water Resources Research, v. 32, no. 2, p. 409-418.
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Runkel, R.L., and Kimball, B.A., 2002,
Evaluating remedial alternatives for an acid mine drainage stream: Application of a reactive transport model: Environmental Science and Technology, v. 36, no. 5, p. 1093-1101.
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Runkel, R.L., Kimball, B.A., McKnight, D.M., and Bencala, K.E., 1999,
Reactive solute transport in streams: A surface complexation approach for trace metal sorption: Water Resources Research, v. 35, no. 12, p. 3829-3840.
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Runkel, R.L., Kimball, B.A., Walton-Day, K., and Verplanck, P.L., 2007,
A simulation-based approach for estimating premining water quality: Red Mountain Creek, Colorado: Applied Geochemistry, v. 22, no. 9, p. 1899-1918.
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Runkel, R.L., Kimball, B.A., Walton-Day, K., Verplanck, P.L., and Broshears R.E., 2012,
Evaluating Remedial Alternatives for an Acid Mine Drainage Stream: A Model Post Audit : Environmental Science and Technology, v. 46, no. 1, pp 340-347. DOI: 10.1021/es2038504
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Runkel, R.L., McKnight, D.M., Bencala, K.E., and Chapra, S.C., 1996,
Reactive solute transport in streams 2. Simulation of a pH-modification experiment: Water Resources Research, v. 32, no. 2, p. 419-430.
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