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Falcone, James A., Carlisle, Daren M., and Weber, Lisa C., 2010, Quantifying human disturbance in watersheds: Variable selection and performance of a GIS-based disturbance index for predicting the biological condition of perennial streams: Ecological Indicators, vol. 10, no. 2, p. 264-273.  doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2009.05.005 Available Online

Mueller, David K., Martin, Jeffrey D., and Lopes, Thomas J., 1997, Quality-control design for surface-water sampling in the National Water-Quality Assessment Program: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 97-223, 17 p.  Available Online

Mattraw, H.C., Wilber, W.G., and Alley, W.M., 1989, Quality-assurance plan for the pilot National Water-Quality Assessment Program: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 88-726, 21 p.  Available Online

Gross, E.L., Lindsey, B.D., and Rupert, M.G., 2012, Quality of major ion and total dissolved solids data from groundwater sampled by the National Water-Quality Assessent Program, 1992-2010: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2011-5153, 26 p.  Available Online

Charles, Donald F., Knowles, Candia, and Davis, Robin S., eds., 2002, Protocols for the analysis of algal samples collected as part of the U.S. Geological Survey National Water-Quality Assessment Program: The National Academy of Sciences, Patrick Center for Environmental Research, Report No. 02-06, 124 p.  Available Online

Johnson, M.R., and Zelt, R.B., 2005, Protocols for Mapping and Characterizing Land Use/Land Cover in Riparian Zones: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1302, on-line only, 16 p.  Available Online

Lutz, Michelle A., Brigham, Mark E., and Marvin-DiPasquale, Mark, 2008, Procedures for Collecting and Processing Streambed Sediment and Pore Water for Analysis of Mercury as Part of the National Water-Quality Assessment Program: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1279, 69 p.  Available Online

Scudder, B.C., Chasar, L.C., DeWeese, L.R., Brigham, M.E., Wentz, D.A., and Brumbaugh, W.G., 2008, Procedures for collecting and processing aquatic invertebrates and fish for analysis of mercury as part of the National Water-Quality Assessment Program: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1208, 34 p.  Available Online

Norman, J.E., Kuivila, K.M., and Nowell, L.H., 2012, Prioritizing pesticide compounds for analytical methods development: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2012-5045, 206 p.  Available Online

Olsen, L.D., Valder, J.F., Carter, J.M., and Zogorski, J.S., 2013, Prioritization of constituents for national- and regional-scale ambient monitoring of water and sediment in the United States: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2012-5218, 203 p., plus supplemental tables.  Available Online

Squillace, Paul J., Pankow, James F., Barbash, Jack E., Price, Curtis V., and Zogorski, John S., 1999, Preserving ground water samples with hydrochloric acid does not result in the formation of chloroform: Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation, Winter 1999, p. 67-74.  Available Online

Capel, Paul D., Nacionales, Fernando C., and Larson, Steven J., 1995, Precision of a splitting device for water samples: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 95-293, 6 p.  Available Online

Fitzgerald, S.A., and Steuer, J.J., 1997, Polychlorinated biphenyls as probes of biogeochemical processes in rivers: R.P., ed., ACS Symposium Series 671, Molecular Markers in Environmental Geochemistry: Eganhouse, Chapter 25, p. 382-397. 

Whitman, Matthew S., Moran, Edward H., and Ourso, Robert T., 2003, Photographic techniques for characterizing streambed particle sizes: Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, vol. 132, no. 3, p. 605-610.  doi: 10.1577/1548-8659(2003)132<0605:PTFCSP>2.0.CO;2 Available Online

Manning, T.K., Smith, K.E., Wood, C.D., and Williams, J.B., 1994, Pesticide- sampling equipment, sample-collection and processing procedures, and water-quality data at Chicod Creek, North Carolina, 1992: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 94-50, 35 p.  Available Online

Pankow, J.F., and McKenzie, S.W., 1991, Parameterizing the equilibrium distribution of chemicals between the dissolved, solid particulate matter, and colloidal matter compartments in aqueous systems: Environmental Science and Technology, vol. 25, no. 12, p. 2046-2053.  doi: 10.1021/es00024a009 Available Online

Riva-Murray, K., Bradley, P.M., Scudder Eikenberry, B.C., Knightes, C.D., Journey, C.A., Brigham, M.E., and Button, D.T., 2013, Optimizing stream water mercury sampling for calculation of fish bioaccumulation factors: Environmental Science & Technology, v. 47, no. 11, p. 5904-5912.  doi: 10.1021/es303758e Available Online

Johnson, Steven M., and Swanson, Robert B., 1994, Operational procedures for collecting water-quality samples at monitoring sites on Maple Creek near Nickerson and the Platte River at Louisville, Eastern Nebraska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 94-121, 24 p.  Available Online

Moring, J. Bruce, 1996, Occurrence of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in urban streams as assessed using semipermeable membrane devices, Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, Texas: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 081-96, 2 p.  Available Online

Capel, P.D., McCarthy, K.A., and Barbash, J.E., 2008, National, holistic, watershed-scale approach to understand the sources, transport, and fate of agricultural chemicals: Journal of Environmental Quality, vol. 37, p. 983-993.  doi: 10.2134/jeq2007.0226 Available Online

Nowell, L.H., and Resek, E.A., 1994, National standards and guidelines for pesticides in water, sediment, and aquatic organisms: Application to water-quality assessments: in Ware, G.W., ed., Reviews of environmental contamination and toxicology, vol. 140: Springer-Verlag, New York, 221 p.  Available Online

Lewis, M.E. and Brigham, M.E., 2004, National Field Manual for the Collection of Water-Quality Data, Chapter A5 Section 5.6.4 --Low-level Mercury: U.S. Geological Survey Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations, Book 9, 26 p.  Available Online

Qian, Song S., Cuffney, Thomas F., and McMahon, Gerard, 2012, Multinomial regression for analyzing macroinvertebrate assemblage composition data: Freshwater Science, vol. 31, no. 3, p. 681-694.  doi: 10.1899/11-026.1 Available Online

Price, C.V., Nakagaki, N., Hitt, K.J., and Clawges, R.M., 2003, Mining GIRAS: Improving on a national treasure of land-use data: Proceedings: ESRI 2003 International User Conference, San Diego, CA, July 7-11, 2003, on-line conference proceedings.  Available Online

Francy, Donna S., Myers, Donna N., and Helsel, Dennis R., 2000, Microbiological monitoring for U.S. Geological Survey National Water-Quality Assessment Program: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 00-4018, 34 p.  Available Online

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