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Bradley, P.M., McMahon, P.B., and Chapelle, 1995, Effects of carbon and nitrate on denitrification in bottom sediments of an effluent-dominated river: Water Resources Research, v. 31, no. 4, p. 1063-1068.

Dennehy, K.F., and McMahon, P.B., 1996, Fluxes of nitrous oxide to the atmosphere from the Platte River System, Colorado and Nebraska: U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 96-477, Puckett, L.J., and Triska, F.J. (eds.), p. 53.

Heiny, J.S., 1995, Review of sediment data in the South Platte River Basin, Colorado, 1980-92: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-153-95, 2 p.

Heiny, J.S., 1997, Organochlorine compounds and trace metals in streambed sediment and fish tissue, South Platte River Basin -- Colorado, Nebraska, and Wyoming: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-040-97, 4 p.

Heiny, J.S., and Tate, C.M., 1997, Concentration, distribution, and comparison of selected trace elements in bed sediment and fish tissue in the South Platte River Basin, USA, 1992-93: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, v. 32, no. 3, p. 246-259.

Kimbrough, R.A., 1995, Are streams in agricultural and urban areas contaminated by pesticides?: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-104-95, 2 p.

Kimbrough, R.A., and Litke, D.W., 1996, Pesticides in streams draining agricultural and urban areas in Colorado: Environmental Science and Technology, v. 30, no. 3, p. 908-916.

Kimbrough, R.A., and Litke, D.W., 1998, Pesticides in the South Platte River from Henderson, Colorado to North Platte, Nebraska during the 1994 growing season, and comparison of pesticide occurrence in two nested urban basins in Denver, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 97-4230.

Litke, D.W., 1995, Nutrients in the South Platte River, 1993-95: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-105-95, 2 p.

Litke, D.W., 1996, Sources and loads of nutrients in the South Platte River, Colorado and Nebraska, 1994-95: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 96-4029, 57 p.

Litke, D.W., and Kimbrough, R.A., 1998, Water-quality assessment of the South Platte River Basin, Colorado, Nebraska, and Wyoming–Environmental setting and water quality of fixed sites, 1993-95: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 97-4220.

McMahon, P.B., Tindall, J.A., Collins, J.A., Lull, K.J., and Nuttle, J.R., 1995, Hydrologic and geochemical effects on oxygen uptake in bottom sediments of an effluent-dominated river, Water Resources Research, v. 31, no. 10, p. 2561-2569.

Pfenning, K., and McMahon, P.B., 1996, Effect of nitrate, organic carbon, and temperature on potential denitrification rates in nitrate-rich riverbed sediments: Journal of Hydrology, v. 187, p. 283-295.

Pocernich, M., and Litke, D.W., 1997, Nutrient concentrations in wastewater-treatment plant effluents, South Platte River Basin: Water Resources Bulletin, v. 33, no. 1, p. 205-214.

Sprague, L.A., 2002, Nutrient dynamics in five off-stream reservoirs in the lower South Platte River Basin, March - September 1995: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 02-4142, 72 p.

Sprague, L.A., Kimbrough, R.A., and Ranalli, A.J., 2002, What happens to nutrients in offstream reservoirs in the lower South Platte River Basin?: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 044-02, 6 p.

Tate, C.M., and Heiny, J.S., 1996, Organochlorine compounds in bed sediments and fish tissue in the South Platte River Basin, USA, 1992-1993: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, v. 30, no. 1, p. 62-78.

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