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Water-Resources Investigations Reports (WRIR/WRI)

Hydrologic information, mainly of local interest, intended for quick release. Book or map format. Varied scales.

2003
WRI
Water-Resources Investigations Report 03-4275
Water-Quality Characteristics and Ground-Water Quantity of the Fraser River Watershed, Grand County, Colorado, 1998-2001
By Nancy J. Bauch and Jeffrey B. Bails
WRI
Water-Resources Investigations Report 03-4241
Atmospheric Deposition of Nutrients, Pesticides, and Mercury in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, 2002
By M. Alisa Mast, Donald H. Campbell, George P. Ingersoll, William T. Foreman, and David P. Krabbenhoft
WRI
Water-Resources Investigations Report 03-4220
Hydrology and Water Quality of Elkhead Creek and Elkhead Reservoir near Craig, Colorado, July 1995-September 2001.
By Gerhard Kuhn, Michael R. Stevens, and John G. Elliott
WRI
Water-Resources Investigations Report 03-4219
Ground-Water Quality Beneath Irrigated Agriculture in the Central High Plains Aquifer, 1999-2000
By Breton W. Bruce, Mark F. Becker, Larry M. Pope, and Jason J. Gurdak
WRI
Water-Resources Investigations Report 03-4209
Hydrogeology of a Biosolids-Application Site Near Deer Trail, Colorado, 1993-99
By Tracy J.B. Yager and L. Rick Arnold
WRI
Water-Resources Investigations Report 03-4172
Application of Tracer-Injection Techniques to Demonstrate Surface-Water and Ground-Water Interactions Between an Alpine Stream and the North Star Mine, Upper Animas River Watershed, Southwestern Colorado
By Winfield G. Wright and Bryan Moore
WRI
Water-Resources Investigations Report 03-4171
Water Movement Through Thick Unsaturated Zones Overlying the Central High Plains Aquifer, Southwestern Kansas, 2000-2001
By P.B. McMahon, K.F. Dennehy, R.L. Michel, M.A. Sophocleous, K.M. Ellett, and D.B. Hurlbut
WRI
Water-Resources Investigations Report 03-4087
Streamwater Quality at Selected Sites in the Fraser River Basin, Grand County, Colorado, Water Years 1991-2000
By Jeffrey B. Bails
WRI
Water-Resources Investigations Report 03-4073
Hydrology and Water-Quality Characteristics of Muddy Creek and Wolford Mountain Reservoir near Kremmling, Colorado, 1990 through 2001
By Michael R. Stevens and Lori A. Sprague
WRI
Water-Resources Investigations Report 03-4044
Water Quality and Trend Analysis of Colorado-Big Thompson System Reservoirs and Related Conveyances, 1969 Through 2000
By Michael R. Stevens
WRI
Water-Resources Investigations Report 03-4034
Hydrologic Conditions and Assessment of Water Resources in the Turkey Creek Watershed, Jefferson County, Colorado, 1998-2001
By Clifford R. Bossong, Jonathan Saul Caine, David I. Stannard, Jennifer L. Flynn, Michael R. Stevens, and Janet S. Heiny-Dash
2002
WRI
Water-Resources Investigations Report 02-4275
Effect of the Paradox Valley Unit on the Dissolved-Solids Load of the Dolores River near Bedrock, Colorado, 1988-2001
By Daniel T. Chafin
WRI
Water-Resources Investigations Report 02-4270
Changes in Nutrient and Pesticide Concentrations in Urban and Agricultural Areas of the South Platte River Basin, Colorado, Wyoming, and Nebraska, 1994-2000
By Lori A. Sprague and Adrienne I. Greve
WRI
Water-Resources Investigations Report 02-4269
Probability of Detecting Atrazine/Desethyl-atrazine and Elevated Concentrations of Nitrate in Ground Water in Colorado
By Michael G. Rupert
WRI
Water-Resources Investigations Report 02-4247
Ground-water-quality assessment of shallow aquifers in the Front Range Urban Corridor, Colorado, 1954-98,
By J.L. Flynn
WRI
Water-Resources Investigations Report 02-4236
Classification of Irrigated Land Using Satellite Imagery, the High Plains Aquifer, Nominal Date 1992
By Sharon L. Qi, Alexandria Konduris, David W. Litke, and Jean Dupree
WRI
Water-Resources Investigations Report 02-4230
Using Water-Quality Profiles to Characterize Seasonal Water Quality and Loading in the Upper Animas River Basin, Southwestern Colorado
By Kenneth J. Leib, M. Alisa Mast, and Winfield G. Wright
WRI
Water-Resources Investigations Report 02-4223
Bed-Material Entrainment Potential, Roaring Fork River at Basalt, Colorado
By John G. Elliott
WRI
Water-Resources Investigations Report 02-4199
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
By Nancy J. Bauch, U.S. Geological Survey, and Matt Malick, National Park Service
WRI
Water-Resources Investigations Report 02-4196
Investigation of Water Quality in the Great Sand Dunes National Monument and Preserve, Saguache County, Colorado, February 1999 through September 2000: Qualifying for Outstanding Waters Designation
By Sheryl A. Ferguson
WRI
Water-Resources Investigations Report 02-4151
Characterization of Selenium in the Lower Gunnison River Basin, Colorado,1988-2000
By David L. Butler and Kenneth J. Leib
WRI
Water-Resources Investigations Report 02-4142
Nutrient Dynamics in Five Off-Stream Reservoirs in the Lower South Platte River Basin, March-September 1995
By Lori A. Sprague
WRI
Water-Resources Investigations Report 02-4139
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, 1995­98
By Scott V. Mize and Jeffrey R. Deacon
WRI
Water-Resources Investigations Report 02-4128
Sources of Metal Loads to the Alamosa River and Estimation of Seasonal and Annual Metal Loads for the Alamosa River Basin, Colorado, 1995-97
By Roderick Ortiz, Patrick Edelmann, Sheryl Ferguson, and Robert Stogner, Sr.
WRI
Water-Resources Investigations Report 02-4093
Characterization and Analysis of Temporal and Spatial Variations in Habitat and Macroinvertebrate Community Structure, Fountain Creek Basin, Colorado Springs and Vicinity, Colorado, 1998-2001
By James F. Bruce
WRI
Water-Resources Investigations Report 02-4058
Geophysical Logging to Determine Construction, Contributing Zones, and Appropriate Use of Water Levels Measured in Confined-Aquifer Network Wells, San Luis Valley, Colorado, 1998-2000
By Daniel L. Brendle
WRI
Water-Resources Investigations Report 02-4038
Evaluation of Trends in pH in the Yampa River, Northwestern Colorado, 1950-2000
By Daniel T. Chafin
WRI
Water-Resources Investigations Report 02-4037
Traveltime Characteristics of Gore Creek and Black Gore Creek, Upper Colorado River Basin, Colorado
By Jason J. Gurdak, Norman E. Spahr, and Richard J. Szmajter
WRI
Water-Resources Investigations Report 02-4001
Water-Quality Data Analysis of the Upper Gunnison River Watershed, Colorado, 1989-99
By Jason J. Gurdak, Adrienne I. Greve, and Norman E. Spahr
WRI
Water-Resources Investigations Report 02-4104
Evaluation of Water Quality, Suspended Sediment, and Stream Morphology with an Emphasis on Effects of Stormflow on Fountain and Monument Creek Basins, Colorado Springs and Vicinity, Colorado, 1981 through 2001
By Patrick Edelmann, Sheryl A. Ferguson, Robert W. Stogner, Sr., Marianne August, William F. Payne, and James F. Bruce
2001
WRI
Water-Resources Investigations Report 01-4204
Effects of Piping Irrigation Laterals on Selenium and Salt Loads, Montrose Arroyo Basin, Western Colorado
By David L. Butler
WRI
Water-Resources Investigations Report 01-4190
Evaluation of Possible Alternatives to Lower the High Water Table of St. Charles Mesa, Pueblo County, Colorado
By Daniel L. Brendle
WRI
Water-Resources Investigations Report 01-4167
Determination of Instream Metal Loads Using Tracer-Injection and Synoptic-Sampling Techniques, Wightman Fork, Southwestern Colorado, July 1999
By Roderick F. Ortiz
WRI
Water-Resources Investigations Report 01-4034
Review and Analysis of Available Streamflow and Water-Quality Data for Park County, Colorado, 1962-98
By Robert A. Kimbrough
WRI
Water-Resources Investigations Report 01-4028
Vertical Gradients in Water Chemistry in the Central High Plains Aquifer, Southwestern Kansas and Oklahoma Panhandle, 1999
By P.B. McMahon
WRI
Water-Resources Investigations Report 01-4027
Relations Among Rainstorm Runoff, Streamflow, pH, and Metal Concentrations, Summitville Mine Area, Upper Alamosa River Basin, Southwest Colorado, 1995-97
By Michael G. Rupert
2000
WRI
Water-Resources Investigations Report 00-4263
Summary of Water-Quality Data, October 1987 through September 1997, for Fountain and Monument Creeks, El Paso and Pueblo Counties, Colorado
By Clifford R. Bossong
WRI
Water-Resources Investigations Report 00-4254
Historical Water-Quality Data for the High Plains Regional Ground-Water Study Area in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming, 1930-98
By David W. Litke
WRI
Water-Resources Investigations Report 00-4186
Assessment of Water Quality, Road Runoff, and Bulk Atmospheric Deposition, Guanella Pass Area, Clear Creek and Park Counties, Colorado, Water Years 1995-97
By Michael R. Stevens
WRI
Water-Resources Investigations Report 00-4170
Characterization of Water Quality in Selected Tributaries of the Alamosa River, Southwestern Colorado, Including Comparisons to Instream Water-Quality Standards and Toxicological Reference Values, 1995-97
By Roderick F. Ortiz and Sheryl A. Ferguson
WRI
Water-Resources Investigations Report 00-4160
Diurnal Variations in Metal Concentrations in the Alamosa River and Wightman Fork, Southwestern Colorado, 1995-97
By Roderick F. Ortiz and Robert W. Stogner, Sr.
WRI
Water-Resources Investigations Report 00-4154
Determination of Instream Metal Loads Using Tracer-Injection and Synoptic- Sampling Techniques in Wightman Fork, Southwestern Colorado, September 1997
By Roderick F. Ortiz and Kenneth E. Bencala
WRI
Water-Resources Investigations Report 00-4130
Trends in precipitation and streamflow and changes in stream morphology in the Fountain Creek watershed, Colorado, 1939-99
By R. W. Stogner
WRI
Water-Resources Investigations Report 00-4109
Effect of Georgetown Lake on the Water Quality of Clear Creek, Georgetown, Colorado, 1997-98
By Sally M. Cuffin and Daniel T. Chafin
WRI
Water-Resources Investigations Report 00-4011
Effects of the Paradox Valley Unit on dissolved solids, sodium, and chloride in the Dolores River near Bedrock, Colorado, Water Years 1988-98
By Watts, Kenneth R.
WRI
Water-Resources Investigations Report 00-4005
Pesticides in surface waters of the Upper Colorado River Basin, Colorado, 1996-98
By N.J. Bauch and N.E. Spahr
1999
WRI
Water-Resources Investigations Report 99-4270
Gore Creek Watershed, Colorado-Assessment of Historical and Current Water Quantity, Water Quality, and Aquatic Ecology, 1968-98
By Kirby H. Wynn, Nancy J. Bauch, and Nancy E. Driver
WRI
Water-Resources Investigations Report 99-4243
Ground-Water-Quality Assessment of Selected Wells in the Fraser River Watershed, Colorado, August 1998
By Lori E. Apodaca, C. Michelle Smith, and Jeffrey B. Bails
WRI
Water-Resources Investigations Report 99-4223
Water quality at basic fixed sites in the Upper Colorado River Basin National Water-Quality Assessment Study Unit, October 1995-September 1998
By N.E. Spahr, R.W. Boulger, and R.J. Szmajter
WRI
Water-Resources Investigations Report 99-4221
Comparison of two approaches for determining ground-water discharge and pumpage in the lower Arkansas River Basin, Colorado, 1997-98
By R.G. Dash, B.M. Troutman, and P.F. Edelmann
WRI
Water-Resources Investigations Report 99-4190
Analysis of the magnitude and frequency of floods in Colorado
By J.E. Vaill
WRI
Water-Resources Investigations Report 99-4181
Characterization of selected biological, chemical, and physical conditions at fixed sites in the Upper Colorado River Basin, Colorado, 1995-98
By J.R. Deacon, S.V. Mize, and N.E. Spahr
WRI
Water-Resources Investigations Report 99-4148
Effects of Snowmobile Use on Snowpack Chemistry in Yellowstone National Park, 1998
By George P. Ingersoll
WRI
Water-Resources Investigations Report 99-4098
Channel-Pattern Adjustments and Geomorphic Characteristics of Elkhead Creek, Colorado, 1937-97
By John G. Elliott and Stevan Gyetvai
WRI
Water-Resources Investigations Report 99-4111
Reconfigured-channel monitoring and assessment program
By J.G. Elliott and R. S. Parker
WRI
Water-Resources Investigations Report 98-4078
Quantification of metal loading in French Gulch, Summit County, Colorado, using a tracer-injection study, July 1996
By Briant A. Kimball, Robert L. Runkel, and Linda J. Gerner
1998
WRI
Water-Resources Investigations Report 98-4236
Water-quality and biological community characterization at selected sites on the Eagle River, Colorado, September 1997 and February 1998
By J.R. Deacon and N.E. Spahr
WRI
Water-Resources Investigations Report 98-4124
Trace elements in bed sediment and fish tissue at selected sites in the Upper Colorado River Basin, Colorado, 1995-96
By J.R. Deacon and V.C. Stephens
WRI
Water-Resources Investigations Report 98-4018
One dimensional transport with inflow and storage (OTIS): A solute transport model for streams and rivers
By R. L. Runkel
1997
WRI
Water-Resources Investigations Report 97-4227
Interim Results of Quality-Control Sampling for the Upper Colorado River National Water-Quality Assessment Study Unit
By N.E. Spahr and R.W. Boulger
1996
WRI
Water-Resources Investigations Report 96-4172
Summary of biological and contaminant Investigations related to stream-water quality and environmental setting in the Upper Colorado River Basin: 1938-1995
By J.R. Deacon and V.C. Stephens
1995
WRI
Water-Resources Investigations Report 95-4126
Characterization of selected radionuclides in sediment and surface water in Standley Lake, Great Western Reservoir, and Mower Reservoir, Jefferson County, Colorado, 1992
By David W. Clow and David A. Johncox

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