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These publications summarize the findings of fifty-one Study Units sampled by the USGS National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program in 1991-2001. Each publication in the series includes a summary of local water-quality issues and findings; several sections describing local findings in greater detail; and several sections putting local findings in a national context. Issues discussed include nutrients, pesticides, volatile organic compounds, radon, and suspended sediment in ground water and surface water; and semivolatile organic compounds, organochlorine compounds, and trace elements in bed sediment and aquatic biota. In the on-line version, each publication's index page includes the abstract, table of contents, points of contact for additional information, and a link to a downloadable version of the report.

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  • Circular 1284 - State of the Watershed: Water Quality of Boulder Creek Colorado
  • Circular 1240 - Water Quality in the Cook Inlet Basin Alaska, 1998.2001
  • Circular 1239 - Water Quality on the Island of Oahu, Hawaii, 19992001
  • Circular 1238 - Water Quality in the Santa Ana Basin, California, 19992001
  • Circular 1237 - Water Quality in the Yakima River Basin, Washington, 19992000
  • Circular 1236 - Water Quality in the Great Salt Lake Basins Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming, 1998.2001
  • Circular 1235 - Water Quality in the Northern Rockies Intermontane Basins Idaho Montana and Washington, 1999-2001
  • Circular 1234 - Water Quality in the Yellowstone River Basin Wyoming Montana, and North Dakota, 1999-2001
  • Circular 1233 - Water Quality in the Lower Tennessee River Basin Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky Mississippi, and Georgia 1999-2001
  • Circular 1232 - Water Quality in the Acadian-Pontchartrain Drainages Louisiana and Mississippi, 1999-2001
  • Circular 1231 - Water Quality in the Mobile River Basin Alabama Georgia and Mississippi, 1999-2001
  • Circular 1230 - Water Quality in the Upper Illinois River Basin Illinois Indiana, and Wisconsin, 19992001
  • Circular 1229 - Water Quality in the Great and Little Miami River Basins Ohio and Indiana, 1999-2001
  • Circular 1228 - Water Quality in the Delmarva Peninsula Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia, 1999-2001
  • Circular 1227 - Water Quality in the Delaware River Basin Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Delaware, 1998-2001
  • Circular 1226 - Water Quality in the New England Coastal Basins, Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, 19992001
  • Circular 1225 - The Quality of Our Nation's Waters, 1999
  • Circular 1216 - Water Quality in the Puget Sound Basin, Washington and British Columbia, 1996-98
  • Circular 1215 - Water Quality in the Sacramento River Basin, California, 1994-98
  • Circular 1214 - Water Quality in the Upper Colorado River Basin, Colorado, 1996-98
  • Circular 1213 - Water Quality in the Central Arizona Basins Arizona, 1995-98
  • Circular 1212 - Water Quality in South-Central Texas, 1996-98
  • Circular 1211 - Water Quality in the Upper Mississippi River Basin, Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Iowa, and North Dakota, 1995-98
  • Circular 1210 - Water Quality in the Eastern Iowa Basins, Iowa and Minnesota, 1996-98
  • Circular 1209 - Water Quality in the Lower Illinois River Basin, Illinois, 1995-98
  • Circular 1208 - Water Quality in the Mississippi Embayment, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, and Kentucky 1995-98
  • Circular 1207 - Water Quality in Southern Florida, 1996-98
  • Circular 1206 - Water Quality in the Santee River Basin and Coastal Drainages, North and South Carolina,1995-98
  • Circular 1205 - Water Quality in the Upper Tennessee River Basin, Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia, and Georgia 1994-98
  • Circular 1204 - Water Quality in the Kanawha--New River Basin West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina, 1996-98
  • Circular 1203 - Water Quality in the Lake Erie-Lake Saint Clair Drainages Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, New York and Pennsylvania,1996-98
  • Circular 1202 - Water Quality in the Allegheny and Monongahela River Basins Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New York, and Maryland, 1996-98
  • Circular 1201 - Water Quality in the Long Island--New Jersey Coastal Drainages, New Jersey and New York, 1996-98
  • Circular 1171 - Water quality in the Trinity River Basin, Texas, 1992-95
  • Circular 1170 - Water quality in the Las Vegas Valley area and the Carson and Truckee River basins, Nevada and California, 1992-96
  • Circular 1169 - Water quality in the Red River of the North, Minnesota, North Dakota , and South Dakota, 1992-95
  • Circular 1168 - Water quality in the Lower Susquehanna River Basin, Pennsylvania and Maryland, 1992-95
  • Circular 1167 - Water quality in the South Platte River basin, Colorado, Nebraska, and Wyoming, 1992-95
  • Circular 1166 - Water quality in the Potomac River Basin, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia, 1992-96
  • Circular 1165 - Water quality in the Hudson River Basin, New York and Adjacent States, 1992-95
  • Circular 1164 - Water quality in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin, Georgia, Alabama, and Florida, 1992-95
  • Circular 1163 - Water quality in the Central Nebraska Basins, Nebraska, 1992-95
  • Circular 1162 - Water quality in the Rio Grande Valley, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas, 1992-95
  • Circular 1161 - Water quality in the Willamette Basin, Oregon, 1991-95
  • Circular 1160 - Water quality in the Upper Snake River Basin, Idaho and Wyoming, 1992-95
  • Circular 1159 - Water quality in the San Joaquin-Tulare Basins, California, 1992-95
  • Circular 1158 - Water quality in the Ozark Plateaus, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma, 1992-95
  • Circular 1157 - Water quality in the Albemarle-Pamlico Drainage Basin, North Carolina and Virginia, 1992-95
  • Circular 1156 - Water quality in the Western Lake Michigan Drainages, Wisconsin and Michigan, 1992-95
  • Circular 1155 - Water Quality in the Connecticut, Housatonic, and Thames River Basins, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont, 1992-95
  • Circular 1151 - Water quality in the Georgia-Florida Coastal Plain, Georgia and Florida, 1992-96
  • Circular 1150 - Water quality in the White River Basin, Indiana, 1992-96
  • Circular 1144 - Water quality in the Central Columbia Plateau, Washington and Idaho, 1992-95
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