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Bibliography of Trace-Element Studies Conducted in Urban Areas by the USGS NAWQA Program

Confluence of Concord and Merrimack Rivers, Lowell, Massechusetts

Trace Element Studies

Surface Water
Ground Water

The confluence of the Concord and the Merrimack Rivers in Lowell, Massachusetts. Photo by Britt Stock, U.S. Geological Survey.


(Studies may be tabulated more than once below, if appropriate to a category)

Trace Element Studies in Urban Areas:

Surface-water studies

Anderson, Chauncey W., Rinella, Frank A., and Rounds, Stewart A., 1996, Occurrence of selected trace elements and organic compounds and their relation to land use in the Willamette River Basin, Oregon, 1992-94: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 96-4234, 68 p.
Bradbury, J.P., and Van Metre, P.C., 1997, A land-use and water-quality history of White Rock Lake Reservoir, Dallas, Texas, based on a sediment core: Journal of Paleolimnology, vol. 17, p. 227-237.
Callender, Edward, and Rice, Karen C., 2000, The urban environmental gradient: Anthropogenic influences on the spatial and temporal distributions of lead and zinc in sediments: Environmental Science & Technology, vol. 34, no. 2, p. 232-238.
Chalmers, Ann, 2002, Trace Elements and Organic Compounds in Streambed Sediment and Fish Tissue of Coastal New England Streams, 1998-1999: U.S. Geological Survey Water Resource Investigation Report 02-4179, 30 p.
De Carlo, Eric Heinen, and Anthony Stephen S., 2002, Spatial and temporal variability of trace element concentrations in an urban subtropical watershed, Honolulu, Hawaii: Applied Geochemistry, vol. 17, p. 475-492.
Ging, Patricia B.,VanMetre, Peter C., and Callender, Edward, 1999, Bottom sediments of Lorence Creek Lake, San Antonio, Texas, reflect contaminant trends in an urbanizing watershed: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-149-99, 4 p.
Van Metre, P.C., and Callender, E., 1997, Water-quality trends in White Rock Creek Basin from 1912-94 identified sediment cores from White Rock Lake reservoir, Dallas, Texas: Journal of Paleolimnology, vol. 17, p. 239-249.
Van Metre, P.C., and Manler, B.J., 1999, Town Lake bottom sediments: A chronicle of water-quality changes in Austin, Texas, 1960-98: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-183-99, 6 p.
Van Metre, P.C., Land, L.F., and Braun, C.L., 1996, Water-quality trends using sediment cores from White Rock Lake, Dallas, Texas: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-217-96, 4 p.


Ground-water studies

Ator, Scott W., and Denis, Janet M., 1997, Relation of the nitrogen and phosphorus in ground water to land use in four subunits of the Potomac River Basin: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 96-4268, 26 p.
Berndt, Marian P., Galeone, David R., Spruill, Timothy B., and Crandall, Christy A., 1998, Ground-water quality in three urban areas in the coastal plain of the southeastern United States, 1995: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 97-4234, 25 p.
Edmonds, R.J., and Gellenbeck, D.J., 2002, Ground-water quality in the Salt River Valley, Maricopa County, Arizona, 1996-98-- Relations to hydrogeology, water use, and land use: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 01-4126, 60 p.
Fong, Alison L.,2000, Water-quality assessment of part of the Upper Mississippi River Basin, Minnesota and Wisconsin--Ground-water quality in three different land-use areas, 1996-98: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 00-4131, 37 p.
Gellenbeck, D.J., and Anning, D.W., 2002, Occurrence and distribution of pesticides and volatile organic compounds in ground water and surface water of central Arizona Basins, 1996-98, and their relation to land use: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 01-4144, 107 p.
Hunt, Charles D., Jr., 2004, Ground-water quality and its relation to land use on Oahu, Hawaii, 2000-01: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 03-4305, 76 p.
Reddy, Michael M., Schuster, Paul F., Gunther, Charmaine, Charlton, Scott, and Aiken, George, 1996, Summary Of chemical data from onsite and laboratory analyses of ground-water samples from the surficial aquifer, Las Vegas Nevada, April and August 1993 and September 1994: U.S. Geological Survey World-Wide Web URL
Ruetter, David C., 1996, National water-quality assessment of the Trinity River Basin, Texas--Well and water-quality data from the outcrop of Woodbine aquifer in urban Tarrant County, 1993: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 96-413, 32 p.



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