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This page contains a bibliography of LOADEST 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.

Aulenbach, B.T., 2006,
Annual dissolved nitrite plus nitrate and total phosphorus 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.
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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, http://toxics.usgs.gov/pubs/of-2007-1080/index.html
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Battaglin, W.A., Aulenbach, B.T., Vecchia, A., and Buxton, H.T., 2009,
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, 48 p.
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Brown, C.A., and Ozretich, R.J., 2009,
Coupling between the coastal ocean and Yaquina Bay, Oregon: Importance of oceanic inputs relative to other nitrogen sources: Estuaries and Coasts, v. 32, no. 2, p. 219-237, doi: 10.1007/s12237-008-9128-6
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Clark, M.L., and Mason, J.P., 2006,
Water-quality characteristics, including sodium-adsorption ratios, for four sites in the Powder River drainage basin, Wyoming and Montana, water years 2001-2004: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2006-5113, 22 p.
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Crain, A.S., and Martin, G.R., 2009,
Concentrations, and estimated loads and yields of total nitrogen and total phosphorus at selected stations in Kentucky, 1979–2004: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2009–5240, 48 p.
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Dalby, C., 2006,
Use of regression and time-series methods to estimate a sediment budget for Nevada Creek Reservoir, Montana, USA: Proceedings of the 2006 AWRA Summer Specialty Conference: Adaptive Management of Water Resources
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Deacon, J.R., Smith, T.E., Johnston, C.M., Moore, R.B., Weidman, R.M., and Blake, L.J., 2006,
Assessment of total nitrogen in the Upper Connecticut River Basin in New Hampshire, Vermont, and Massachusetts, December 2002-September 2005: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2006-5144, 89 p.
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Debele, B., Srinivasan, R., Parlange, J.-Y., 2009,
Hourly analyses of hydrological and water quality simulations using the ESWAT model: Water Resources Management, v. 23, no. 2, p. 303-324, doi: 10.1007/s11269-008-9276-2
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Diaz, X., Johnson, W.P., Naftz, D.L., 2009,
Selenium mass balance in the Great Salt Lake, Utah : Science of The Total Environment, v. 407, no. 7, p. 2333-2341, doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2008.11.029
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Donato, M.M., 2006,
Annual trace-metal load estimates and flow-weighted concentrations of cadmium, lead, and zinc in the Spokane River Basin, Idaho and Washington, 1999-2004: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2006-5188, 38 p.
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Donato, M.M., and MacCoy, D.E., 2005,
Phosphorus and suspended sediment load estimates for the lower Boise River, Idaho, 1994-2002 (version 2.00): U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2004-5235, 30 p.
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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.
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Dornblaser, M. M., and R. G. Striegl, 2009,
Suspended sediment and carbonate transport in the Yukon River Basin, Alaska: Fluxes and potential future responses to climate change: Water Resources Research, v. 45, W06411, doi:10.1029/2008WR007546
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Eshleman, K.N., Kline, K.M., Morgan II, R.P., Castro, N.M., and Negley, T.L., 2008
Contemporary trends in the acid-base status of two acid-sensitive streams in western Maryland: Environmental Science & Technology, v. 42, no. 1, p. 56-61, doi:10.1021/es071195e.
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Foster, K., and Kenney, T.A., 2010,
Dissolved-solids load in Henrys Fork upstream from the confluence with Antelope Wash, Wyoming, water years 1970–2009: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010–5048, 16 p.
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Jacobson, R.B., Blevins, D.W. and Bitner, C.J., 2009,
Sediment regime constraints on river restoration--An example from the Lower Missouri River: Geological Society of America Special Paper 451, p. 1-22. (in Management and Restoration of Fluvial Systems with Broad Historical Changes and Human Impacts, James, L.A., Rathburn, S.L., and Whittecar, G.R., eds.)
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Johnson, M.S., Woodbury, P.B., Pell, A.N., Lehmann, J., 2007,
Land-use change and stream water fluxes: Decadal dynamics in watershed nitrate exports: Ecosystems, v. 10, no. 7, p. 1182-1196, doi: 10.1007/s10021-007-9091-2
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Kenney T.A., Gerner S.J., Buto S.G., and Spangler L.E., 2009,
Spatially referenced statistical assessment of dissolved-solids load sources and transport in streams of the Upper Colorado River Basin: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2009-5007, 50 p.
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Leib, K.J., 2008,
Concentrations and loads of selenium in selected tributaries to the Colorado River in the Grand Valley, western Colorado, 2004-2006: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2008-5036, 36 p.
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Lewis, T., Lamoureux, S.F., 2010,
Twenty-first century discharge and sediment yield predictions in a small high Arctic watershed: Global and Planetary Change, v. 71, p. 27-41, doi: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2009.12.006
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Lorenz, D.L., Robertson, D.M., Hall, D.W., and Saad, D.A., 2009,
Trends in streamflow and nutrient and suspended-sediment concentrations and loads in the Upper Mississippi, Ohio, Red, and Great Lakes River Basins, 1975–2004: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2008–5213, 81 p.
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Maret, T.R., MacCoy, D.E., and Carlisle, D.M., 2008,
Long-term water quality and biological responses to multiple best management practices in Rock Creek, Idaho: Journal of the American Water Resources Association, v. 44, no. 5, p. 1248-1269, doi:10.1111/j.1752-1688.2008.00221.x
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McClelland, J. W., Stieglitz, M., Pan, F., Holmes, R.M., and Peterson, B.J., 2007,
Recent changes in nitrate and dissolved organic carbon export from the upper Kuparuk River, North Slope, Alaska: Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 112, G04S60, doi:10.1029/2006JG000371.
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Medalie, L., 2007,
Concentrations and loads of nutrients and suspended sediments in Englesby Brook and Little Otter Creek, Lake Champlain Basin, Vermont, 2000–2005: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007–5074, 50 p.
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Miller, C.V., Gutierrez-Magness, A.L., Feit Majedi, B.L., and Foster, G.D., 2007,
Water quality in the Upper Anacostia River, Maryland: Continuous and discrete monitoring with simulations to estimate concentrations and yields, 2003–05 : U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007–5142, 43 p.
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Morrison, J., and Colombo, M.J., 2006,
Surface-water quality and nutrient loads in the Nepaug Reservoir watershed, northwestern Connecticut, 1999-2001: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2006-5272, 36 p.
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Morrison, J., and Colombo, M.J., 2008,
Nutrient loading and algal response in West Thompson Lake, Thompson, Connecticut, 2003–2005: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2008–5072, 79 p.
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Mueller, D.K., and Spahr, N.E., 2006,
Nutrients in streams and rivers across the Nation -- 1992-2001: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2006-5107, 44 p.
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Naftz, D.L., Bullen, T.D., Stolp, B.J., Wilkowske, C.D., 2008,
Utilizing geochemical, hydrologic, and boron isotopic data to assess the success of a salinity and selenium remediation project, Upper Colorado River Basin, Utah: Science of The Total Environment, v. 392, no. 1, p. 1-11, doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2007.10.047
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Naftz, D.L., Johnson, W.P., Freeman, M.L., Beisner, K., Diaz, X., and Cross, V.A., 2009,
Estimation of Selenium Loads Entering the South Arm of Great Salt Lake, Utah, from May 2006 through March 2008: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2008–5069, 40 p.
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Oh, N.-H., and Raymond, P.A., 2006,
Contribution of agricultural liming to riverine bicarbonate export and CO2 sequestration in the Ohio River basin: Global Biogeochemical Cycles, v. 20, GB3012, doi:10.1029/2005GB002565.
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Qian, Y., Migliaccio, K.W., Wan, Y., Li, Y., 2007,
Trend analysis of nutrient concentrations and loads in selected canals of the Southern Indian River Lagoon, Florida: Water, Air, & Soil Pollution, v. 186, no. 1, p. 195-208, doi: 10.1007/s11270-007-9477-y
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Raymond, P.A., and Oh, N.-H., 2007,
An empirical study of climatic controls on riverine C export from three major U.S. watersheds: Global Biogeochemical Cycles, v. 21, GB2022, doi:10.1029/2006GB002783.
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Rebich, R.A., and Demcheck, D.K., 2007,
Trends in nutrient and sediment concentrations and loads in major river basins of the south-central United States, 1993-2004: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5090, 112 p.
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Schaefer, S.C., Hollibaugh, J.T., Alber, M., 2009,
Watershed nitrogen input and riverine export on the west coast of the US: Biogeochemistry, v. 93, no. 3, p. 219-233, doi: 10.1007/s10533-009-9299-7
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Sen, S., Haggard, B.E., Chaubey, I., Brye, K.R., Costello, T.A., Matlock, M.D., 2007,
Sediment phosphorus release at Beaver Reservoir, Northwest Arkansas, USA, 2002–2003: A Preliminary Investigation: Water, Air, & Soil Pollution, v. 179, no. 1, p. 67-77, doi: 10.1007/s11270-006-9214-y
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Shields, F.D. Jr., Lizotte, R.E. Jr., Knight, S.S., Cooper, C.M., Wilcox, D., 2010,
The stream channel incision syndrome and water quality: Ecological Engineering, v. 36, no. 1, p. 78-90, doi: 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2009.09.014
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Sickman, J.O., Zanoli, M.J., and Mann, H.L., 2007,
Effects of urbanization on organic carbon loads in the Sacramento River, California: Water Resources Research, v. 43, W11422, doi:10.1029/2007WR005954
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Sprague, L.A., Clark, M.L., Rus, D.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 2006-5231, 80 p.
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Spruill, T.B., Jen, P.S., and Rasmussen, R.B., 2006,
Suspended sediment and nutrients in the upper Cape Fear River basin, North Carolina, 2002-04, with an analysis of temporal changes, 1976-2004: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2005-5271, 40 p.
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Stets, E.G., Striegl, R.G., Aiken, G.R., Rosenberry, D.O., Winter, T.C., 2009,
Hydrologic support of carbon dioxide flux revealed by whole-lake carbon budgets: Journal of Geophysical Research Biogeosciences, v. 114 G01008 doi: 10.1029/2008JG000783
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Striegl, R.G., Aiken, G.R., Dornblaser, M.M., Raymond, P.A., and Wickland, K.P., 2005,
A decrease in discharge-normalized DOC export by the Yukon River during summer through autumn: Geophysical Research Letters, v. 32, L21413, doi:10.1029/2005GL024413
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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
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Tamm, T., Noges, T., Jarvet, A., Bouraoui, F., 2008,
Contributions of DOC from surface and groundflow into Lake Vortsjarv (Estonia): Hydrobiologia, v. 599, no. 1, p. 213-220, doi: 10.1007/s10750-007-9189-8
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Tesoriero, A.J., Duff, J.H., Wolock, D.M., Spahr, N.E., and Almendinger, J.E., 2009,
Identifying pathways and processes affecting nitrate and orthophosphate inputs to streams in agricultural watersheds: Journal of Environmental Quality, v. 38, p. 1892-1900, doi:10.2134/jeq2008.0484
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Thomas, J.C., 2009,
Analysis of dissolved selenium loading from surface water and groundwater to Sweitzer Lake, Colorado, 2006–07: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2009–5048, 19 p.
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Thomas, J.C., Leib, K.J., and Mayo, J.W., 2008
Analysis of dissolved selenium loading for selected sites in the lower Gunnison River basin, Colorado, 1978-2005: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5287, 25 p.
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Tortorelli, R.L., 2006,
Nutrient concentrations, loads, and yields in the Eucha-Spavinaw basin, Arkansas and Oklahoma, 2002-2004: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2006-5250, 44 p.
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Tortorelli, R.L., 2008,
Nutrient concentrations, loads, and yields in the Eucha-Spavinaw Basin, Arkansas and Oklahoma, 2002–2006: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2008–5174, 56 p.
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Tortorelli, R.L., and Pickup, B.E., 2006,
Phosphorus concentrations, loads, and yields in the Illinois River basin, Arkansas and Oklahoma, 2000-2004: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2006-5175, 38 p.
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