Colorado Water Science Center

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USGS Fact Sheets

Stephens, V.C., and Deacon, J.R., 1998, Distribution and Concentrations of Selected Organochlorine Pesticides and PCB's in Streambed Sediment and Whole-Body Fish in the Upper Colorado River Basin, 1995-96: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-167-97, 6 p.

Deacon, J.R., and Mize, S.V., 1997, Effects of Water Quality and Habitat on Composition of Fish Communities in the Upper Colorado River Basin: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-122-97, 6 p.

Deacon, J.R., 1997, Biological and Contaminant Investigations, Upper Colorado River Basin-What's Been Done and How Can the Information Be Used?: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-032-97, 2 p.

Spahr, N.E., Driver, N.E., and Stephens, V.C., 1996, The Upper Colorado River National Water-Quality Assessment Program Surface-Water-Monitoring Network: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-191-96, 4 p.

Apodaca, L.E., Stephens, V.C., and Driver, N.E., 1996, What Affects Water Quality in the Upper Colorado River Basin?: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-109-96, 4 p.

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USGS Reports

Anning, David W., Bauch, Nancy J., Gerner, Steven J., Flynn, Marilyn E., Hamlin, Scott N., Moore, Stephanie J., Schaefer, Donald H., Anderholm, Scott K., and Spangler, Lawrence E., 2007, revised 2010, Dissolved solids in basin-fill aquifers and streams in the southwestern United States: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2006-5315, v. 1.1

Bauch, N.J., Malick, Matt, 2003, Limnology of Blue Mesa, Morrow Point, and Crystal Reservoirs, Curecanti National Recreation Area, during 1999, and a 25-Year Retrospective of Nutrient Conditions in Blue Mesa Reservoir, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 02-4199, 101p.

Mize, S.V., and Deacon, J.R., 2002, Relations of Benthic Macroinvertebrates to Concentrations of Trace Elements in Water, Streambed Sediments, and Transplanted Bryophytes and Stream Habitat Conditions in Nonmining and Mining Areas of the Upper Colorado River Basin, Colorado, 1995-98: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 02-4139, 54p.

Gurdak, J.J., Spahr, N.E., and Szmajter, R.J., 2002, Traveltime Characteristics of Gore Creek and Black Gore Creek, Upper Colorado River Basin, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 02-4037, 14p.

Gurdak, J.J., Greve, A.I., and Spahr, N.E., 2002, Water-Quality Data Analysis of the Upper Gunnison River Watershed, Colorado, 1989-99: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 02-4001, 61p.

Greve, A.I., Spahr, N.E., Van Metre, P.C., and Wilson, J.T., 2001, Identification of Water-Quality Trends Using Sediment Cores from Dillon Reservoir, Summit County, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 01-4022, 33 p.

Mize, S.V., and Deacon, J.R., 2001, Algal Data from Selected Sites in the Upper Colorado River Basin, Colorado, Water Years 1996-97: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 00-266, 61 p.

Excel files are available for Appendices A, B, and C in Data section.

Spahr, N.E., Apodaca, L.E., Deacon, J.R., Bails, J.B., Bauch, N.J., Smith, C.M., and Driver, N.E., 2000, Water Quality in the Upper Colorado River Basin, Colorado, 1996-98: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1214, 33 p.

Bauch, N.J., and Spahr, N.E., 2000, Pesticides in Surface Waters of the Upper Colorado River Basin, Colorado, 1996-98: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 00-4005, 46 p.

Apodaca, L.E., Smith, C.M., and Bails, J.B., 2000, Groundwater-Quality Assessment of Selected Wells in the Fraser River Watershed, Colorado, August 1998: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 99-4243, 8 p.

Spahr, N.E., Boulger, R.W., and Szmajter R.J., 2000, Water Quality at Basic Fixed Sites in the Upper Colorado River Basin National Water-Quality Assessment Study Unit, October 1995-September 1998: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 99-4223, 63 p.

Apodaca, L.E., and Bails, J.B., 2000, Water Quality in Alluvial Aquifers of the Southern Rocky Mountains Physiographic Province, Upper Colorado River Basin, Colorado, 1997: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 99-4222, 68 p.

Deacon, J.R., Mize, S.V., and Spahr, N.E., 1999, Characterization of Selected Biological, Chemical, and Physical Conditions at Fixed Sites in the Upper Colorado River Basin, Colorado, 1995-98: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 99-4181, 71 p.

Apodaca, L.E., and Bails, J.B., 1999, Fraser River Watershed, Colorado-Assessment of Available Water-Quantity and Water-Quality Data Through Water Year 1997: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 98-4255, 58 p.

Deacon, J.R., and Spahr, N.E., 1998, Water-Quality and Biological Community Characterization at Selected Sites on the Eagle River, Colorado, September 1997 and February 1998: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 98-4236, 8 p.

Spahr, N.E., and Deacon, J.R., 1998, Water-Quality Characteristics of the Slate and East Rivers, Colorado, During the Winter Recreational Season, December 1996: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 98-279, 9 p.

Deacon, J.R., and Stephens, V.C., 1998, Trace Elements in Streambed Sediment and Fish Liver at Selected Sites in the Upper Colorado River Basin, Colorado, 1995-96: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 98-4124, 19 p.

Apodaca, L.E., 1998, Analysis of Ground-Water-Quality Data of the Upper Colorado River Basin, Water Years 1972-92: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 97-4240, 31 p.

Spahr, N.E., and Boulger, R.W., 1997, Interim Results of Quality-Control Sampling of Surface Water for the Upper Colorado River National Water-Quality Assessment Study Unit, Water Years 1995-96: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 97-4227, 34 p.

Wynn, K.H., and Spahr, N.E., 1997, Nitrogen and Phosphorus Data for Surface Water in the Upper Colorado River Basin, Colorado, 1980-94: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 97-233, 14 p.

Deacon, J.R., and Stephens, V.C., 1996, Summary of Biological and Contaminant Investigations Related to Stream Water Quality and Environmental Setting in the Upper Colorado River Basin: 1938-95: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 96-4172, 37 p.

Apodaca, L.E., Driver, N.E., Stephens, V.C., and Spahr, N.E., 1996, Environmental Setting and Implications on Water Quality, Upper Colorado River Basin, Colorado and Utah: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 95-4263, 33 p.

Bauch, N.J., and Apodaca, L.E., 1995, Bibliography, Indices, and Data Sources of Water-Related Studies, Upper Colorado River Basin, Colorado and Utah, 1872-1995: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 95-450, 282 p.

Driver, N.E., 1994, National Water-Quality Assessment Program — Upper Colorado River Basin: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 94-102, 2 p.

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Other Reports

Mize, S.V., 1999, Relations Among Benthic Macroinvertebrates and Concentrations and Distributions of Trace Elements Using Water Chemistry, Streambed Sediment, Transplanted Bryophytes on the Uncompahgre River, Colorado: Master of Science Thesis, Colorado School of Mines, Department of Environmental Science and Engineering (Unpublished).

Bails, J.B., 1998, Water-Quality Characteristics and Mass-Balance Modeling of the French Gulch Drainage, Breckenridge, Colorado: Master of Science Thesis, University of Colorado, Boulder, Department of Geology. (Unpublished).

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Journal Articles

Apodaca, L.E., Bails, J.B., and Smith, C.M., 2002, Water Quality in Shallow Alluvial Aquifers, Upper Colorado River Basin, Colorado, 1997: Journal of the American Water Resources Association, v. 38, no. 1, p. 133-149.

Deacon, J.R., Spahr, N.E., Mize, S.V., and Boulger, R.W., 2001, Using water, bryophytes, and macroinvertebrates to assess trace element concentrations in the Upper Colorado River Basin: Hydrobiologia v. 455, p. 29-39.

Apodaca, L.E., Driver, N.E., and Bails, J.B., 2000, Occurrence, Transport, and Fate of Trace Elements, Blue River Basin, Summit County, Colorado: An Integrated Approach: Environmental Geology v. 39, no. 8, p. 901-913.

Deacon, J.R., and Driver, N.E., 1999, Distribution of Trace Elements in Streambed Sediment Associated with Mining Activities in the Upper Colorado River Basin, USA, 1995-96: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, v. 37, p. 7-18.

Bauch, N.J., and Spahr, N.E., 1998, Salinity Trends in Surface Waters of the Upper Colorado River Basin, Colorado: Journal of Environmental Quality, v. 27, no. 3, p. 640-655.

Spahr, N.E. and Wynn, K.H., 1997, Nitrogen and Phosphorus in Surface Waters of the Upper Colorado River Basin: Journal of the American Water-Resources Association, v. 33, no. 3, p. 547-560.

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Published Meeting Abstracts

Stephens, V.C., and Deacon, J.R., 1998, Integrating Biology and Water Chemistry to Assess Water Quality in the Upper Colorado River Basin, Colorado, 1996-1997: Peaks to Prairies Conference, September 1998, Rapid City, SD.

Deacon, J.R., 1997, Occurrence and Distribution of Selected Organochlorine Compounds and Trace Elements in Fish Tissue and Streambed Sediment in the Upper Colorado River Basin, 1995-96: Bulletin of the North American Benthological Society, Forty Fifth Annual Meeting, San Marcos, TX, Spring 1997, v. 14, no. 1., 1997.

Apodaca, L.E., 1997, Effects of Mine Drainage in the Upper Colorado River Basin in Colorado, in Warwick, J.J., ed., Proceedings of the AWRA Annual Symposium, Water Resources. Education, Training, and Practice: Opportunities for the Next Century, Keystone, Colorado, June 29-July 3, 1997: Herndon, Va., American Water Resources Association Technical Publication Series TPS-97-1, p. 117.

Bauch, N.J., and Spahr, N.E., 1997, Trend Analysis of Dissolved-Solids Concentrations and Loads in the Colorado and Gunnison River Basins of Colorado,in Warwick, J.J., ed., Proceedings of the AWRA Annual Symposium, Water Resources. Education, Training, and Practice: Opportunities for the Next Century, Keystone, Colorado, June 29-July 3, 1997: Herndon, Va., American Water Resources Association Technical Publication Series TPS-97-1, p. 119.

Deacon, J.R., and Driver, N.E., 1997, Occurrence and Distribution of Selected Trace Elements in Bed Sediment and Fish Tissue in the Upper Colorado River Basin, Colorado, 1995-96, in Warwick, J.J., ed., Proceedings of the AWRA Annual Symposium, Water Resources. Education, Training, and Practice: Opportunities for the Next Century, Keystone, Colorado, June 29-July 3, 1997: Herndon, Va., American Water Resources Association Technical Publication Series TPS-97-1, p. 116.

Stephens, V.C., and Deacon, J.R., 1997, Occurrence and Distribution of Pesticides in Bed Sediment and Fish Tissue in the Upper Colorado River Basin, Colorado, 1995-96, in Warwick, J.J., ed., Proceedings of the AWRA Annual Symposium, Water Resources. Education, Training, and Practice: Opportunities for the Next Century, Keystone, Colorado, June 29-July 3, 1997: Hernd0n, Va., American Water Resources Association Technical Publication Series TPS-97-1, p. 115.

Apodaca, L.E., 1996, Sources of High Trace-Element Concentrations in the French Gulch Drainage, Breckenridge, Colorado: The Geological Society of America, 1996 Annual Meeting, October 28-31, 1996, Denver, Colorado, 1 p.

Apodaca, L.E., 1995, Evaluation of the Ground-Water Quality in the Upper Colorado River Basin study unit, Colorado and Utah: American Geophysics Union, 1995 Fall Meeting, December 11-15, 1995, San Francisco, California, 1 p.

Driver, N.E., 1994, Effects of Mining on Water Quality in the Upper Colorado River Basin, in Sorenson, S.K., ed., Proceedings abstracts: American Water Resources Association's Symposium on the National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program--November 7-9, 1994, Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 94-397, p.16.

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