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Zhu, Zhiliang, and Reed, Bradley, eds., 2014, Baseline and projected future carbon storage and greenhouse-gas fluxes in ecosystems of the eastern United States: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1804, 204 p. Available Online

VanMetre, P.C., Morace, J.L., and Sheibley, Rich, 2015, The Pacific northwest stream quality assessment: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2015-3020, 2 p. Available Online

Van Metre, P.C., and Horowitz, A.J., 2012, An 80-year record of sediment quality in the lower Mississippi River: Hydrological Processes, vol. 27, p. 2438-2448.  DOI: 10.1002/hyp.9336 Available Online

Thapalia, A., Borrok, D., Van Metre, P., and Wilson, J., 2015, Zinc isotopic signatures in lake sediment cores from across the United States: Environmental Science and Technology, 49, p. 132-140. Available Online

Roth, J.L, and Capel, P.D., 2012, Changes in water budgets and sediment yields from a hypothetical agricultural field as a function of landscape and management characteristics-A unit field modeling approach: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2012-5203, 42 p.  Available Online

Robertson, D.M. and Roerish, E.D., 1999, Influence of various water quality sampling strategies on load estimates for small streams: Water Resources Research, v. 35, no. 12, p. 3747-3759.  DOI: 10.1029/1999WR900277 Available Online

Robertson, D.M., 2003, Influence of different temporal sampling strategies on estimating total phosphorus and suspended sediment concentration and transport in small streams: Journal of the American Water Resources Association, v. 39, no. 5, p. 1281-1308.  DOI: 10.1111/j.1752-1688.2003.tb03709.x Available Online

O'Connor, B.L., Harvey, J.W., and McPhillips, L.E., 2012, Thresholds of flow-induced bed disturbances and their effects on stream metabolism in an agricultural river: Water Resources Research, 48, W08504, 18 p.  doi:10.1029/2011WR011488 Available Online

Merten, Gustavo Henrique, Capel, P.D., Minella, Jean P.G., 2014, Effects of suspended sediment concentration and grain size on three optical turbidity sensors: Journal of Soils and Sediments, vol. 14, issue 7, p. 1235-1241.  Available Online

Merten, G.H., Welch, H.L., and Tomer, M.D., 2016, Effects of hydrology, watershed size, and agricultural practices on sediment yields in two river basins in Iowa and Mississippi: Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, 71(3), p. 267-278.  10.2489/jswc.71.3.267 Available Online

Lee, C.J., Hirsch, R.M., Schwarz, G.E., Holtschlag, D.J., Preston, S.D., Crawford, C.G., Vecchia, A.V., 2016, An evaluation of methods for estimating decadal stream loads: Journal of Hydrology, in press,   Available Online

Lee, C.J. and Glysson, G.D., 2013, Compilation, quality control, analysis, and summary of discrete suspended-sediment and ancillary data in the United States, 1901-2010: USGS Data Series: 776, 35 p. Available Online

Journey, C.A., Van Metre, P.C., Bell, A.H., Garrett, J.D., Button, D.T., Nakagaki, N., Qi, S.L., and Bradley, P.M., 2015, Design and methods of the Southeast Stream Quality Assessment (SESQA), 2014: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015-1095, 46 p.  DOI: 10.3133/ofr20151095 Available Online

Heimann, D.C., Sprague, L.A., Blevins D.W., 2011, Trends in suspended-sediment loads and concentrations in the Mississippi River Basin, 1950-2009: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2011-5200, 33 p.  Available Online

Gray, J.E., Van Metre, P.C., Pribil, M.J., and Horowitz, A.J., 2015, Tracing historical trends of Hg in the Mississippi River using Hg concentrations and Hg isotopic compositions in a lake sediment core, Lake Whittington, Mississippi, USA: Chemical Geology, 395, p. 80-87. Available Online

Gray, J.E., Pribil, M.J., Van Metre, P.C., Borrok, D.M., Thapalia, A., 2013, Identification of contamination in a lake sediment core using Hg and Pb isotopic compositions, Lake Ballinger, Washington, USA: Applied Geochemistry, vol. 29, p. 1-12.  DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2012.12.001 Available Online

Gellis, A.C., Fuller, C.C., and Van Metre, P.C., 2016, Sources and ages of fine-grained sediment to streams using fallout radionuclides in the Midwestern United States: Journal of Environmental Management: in press,   10.1016/j.jenvman.2016.06.018 Available Online

Forrester, H., Clow, D., Roche, J., Heyvaert, A., and Battaglin, W., 2017, Effects of backpacker use, pack stock trail use, and pack stock grazing on water-quality indicators, including nutrients, E. coli, hormones, and pharmaceuticals, in Yosemite National Park, USA: Environmental Management, p. 1-18.  doi: 10.1007/s00267-017-0899-z Available Online

Bianchi, T.S., Galy, V., Rosenheim, B. E., Shields, M., Cui, Xingqian, Van Metre, P., 2015, Paleoreconstruction of organic carbon inputs to an oxbow lake in the Mississippi River watershed: Effects of dam construction and land use change on regional inputs: Geophysical Research Letters, p. 7983-7991.  doi:10.1002/2015GL065595 Available Online

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