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Tualatin River Basin Water Quality Assessment - Reports

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Published Reports

  • (new!) Rounds, S.A., Carpenter, K.D., Fesler, K.J., and Dorsey, J.L., 2015, Upstream factors affecting Tualatin River algae--Tracking the 2008 Anabaena algae bloom to Wapato Lake, Oregon: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2015-5178, 41 p., doi: 10.3133/sir20155178
    [Available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20155178]
     
  • Summary of Fanno Creek organic matter study-- bundle of four publications in one package:
    https://or.water.usgs.gov/tualatin/Fanno_OM_Summary.pdf
     
  • Sobieszczyk, S., Keith, M.K., Goldman, J.H., and Rounds, S.A., 2015, Organic Matters--Investigating the sources, transport, and fate of organic matter in Fanno Creek, Oregon: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2015-3003, 4 p., doi: 10.3133/fs20153003
    [Available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/fs20153003]
     
  • Sobieszczyk, S., Keith, M.K., Rounds, S.A., Goldman, J.H., 2014, Investigating organic matter in Fanno Creek, Oregon, Part 1 of 3-- Estimating annual foliar biomass for a deciduous-dominant urban riparian corridor: J. Hydrol., v. 519D, 3001-3009, doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.06.054
    [Available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.06.054]
     
  • Keith, M.K., Sobieszczyk, S., Goldman, J.H., Rounds, S.A., 2014, Investigating organic matter in Fanno Creek, Oregon, Part 2 of 3-- Sources, sinks, and transport of organic matter with fine sediment: J. Hydrol., v. 519D, 3010-3027, doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.07.027
    [Available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.07.027]
     
  • Goldman, J.H., Rounds, S.A., Keith, M.K., Sobieszczyk, S., 2014, Investigating organic matter in Fanno Creek, Oregon, Part 3 of 3-- Identifying and quantifying sources of organic matter to an urban stream: J. Hydrol., v. 519D, 3028-3041, doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.07.033
    [Available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.07.033]
     
  • Carpenter, K.D., and Rounds, S.A., 2013, Plankton communities and summertime declines in algal abundance associated with low dissolved oxygen in the Tualatin River, Oregon: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2013-5037, 78 p.
    [Available online at https://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2013/5037/]
     
  • Goldman, J.H., Rounds, S.A., and Needoba, J.A., 2012, Applications of fluorescence spectroscopy for predicting percent wastewater in an urban stream: Environ. Sci. Technol., 46(8), 4374-4381, doi: 10.1021/es2041114.
    [Available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/es2041114]
     
  • Bonn, B.A., and Rounds, S.A., 2010, Use of stable isotopes of carbon and nitrogen to identify sources of organic matter to bed sediments of the Tualatin River, Oregon: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010-5154, 58 p.
    [Available online at https://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2010/5154/]
    [A podcast (segment #2, episode 11) related to this study is available.
     Download podcast (14.8 MB; right click - save as) or transcript]

     
  • Anderson, C.W., and Rounds, S.A., 2010, Use of continuous monitors and autosamplers to predict unmeasured water-quality constituents in tributaries of the Tualatin River, Oregon: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010-5008, 76 p.
    [Available online at https://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2010/5008/]
     
  • Ulrich, E.M., Foreman, W.T., Van Metre, P.C., Wilson, J.T., and Rounds, S.A., 2009, Enantiomer fractions of chlordane components in sediment from U.S. Geological Survey sites in lakes and rivers: Sci. Tot. Environ., v. 407, no. 22, 5884-5893, doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2009.08.023
    [Available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2009.08.023]
     
  • Rounds, S.A., Doyle, M.C., Edwards, P.M., and Furlong, E.T., 2009, Reconnaissance of pharmaceutical chemicals in urban streams of the Tualatin River basin, Oregon, 2002: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2009-5119, 22 p.
    [Available online at https://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2009/5119/]
    [A podcast related to this study also is available.]

     
  • Sullivan, A.B. and Rounds, S.A., 2006, Modeling water-quality effects of structural and operational changes to Scoggins Dam and Henry Hagg Lake, Oregon: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2006-5060, 36 p.
    [Available online at https://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2006/5060/]
     
  • Rounds, S.A. and Sullivan, A.B., 2006, Development and use of new routines in CE-QUAL-W2 to blend water from multiple reservoir outlets to meet downstream temperature targets, in Proceedings of the Third Federal Interagency Hydrologic Modeling Conference, April 2-6, 2006, Reno, NV: Subcommittee on Hydrology of the Interagency Advisory Committee on Water Information, ISBN 0-9779007-0-3.
    [full text (PDF, 198 Kbytes)]
     
  • Johnston, M.W., and Williams, J.S., 2006, Field comparison of optical and Clark cell dissolved oxygen sensors in the Tualatin River, Oregon, 2005: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1047, 11 p.
    [Available ONLY online at https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1047/]
     
  • Sullivan, A.B. and Rounds, S.A., 2005, Modeling hydrodynamics, temperature and water quality in Henry Hagg Lake, Oregon, 2000-2003: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2004-5261, 38 p.
    [Available online at https://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2004/5261/]
     
  • Doyle, M.C. and Rounds, S.A., 2003, The effect of chamber mixing velocity on bias in measurement of sediment oxygen demand rates in the Tualatin River Basin, Oregon: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 03-4097, 16 p.
    [Available online at https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/wri034097]
     
  • Anderson, C.W. and Rounds, S.A., 2003, Phosphorus and E. coli and their relation to selected constituents during storm runoff conditions in Fanno Creek, Oregon, 1998-99: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 02-4232, 34 p.
    [Available online at https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/wri024232]
     
  • Rounds, S.A., 2002, Development of a neural network model for dissolved oxygen in the Tualatin River, Oregon, in Proceedings of the Second Federal Interagency Hydrologic Modeling Conference, July 29 - August 1, 2002, Las Vegas, NV: Subcommittee on Hydrology of the Interagency Advisory Committee on Water Information.
    [full text (PDF, 178 Kbytes)]
     
  • Rounds, S.A., 2001, Modeling water quality in the Tualatin River: Achievements and limitations, in AWRA Annual Spring Specialty Conference Proceedings, "Water Quality Monitoring and Modeling," Warwick, John J. (ed.), American Water Resources Association, Middleburg, Virginia, TPS-01-1, p. 115-120.
    [full text (PDF, 340 Kbytes)]
     
  • Rounds, S.A. and Wood, T.M., 2001, Modeling water quality in the Tualatin River, Oregon, 1991-1997: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 01-4041, 53 p.
    [Available online at https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/wri014041]
     
  • McCarthy, K.A., 2000, Phosphorus and E. coli in the Fanno and Bronson Creek subbasins of the Tualatin River Basin, Oregon, during summer low-flow conditions, 1996: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 00-4062, 31 p.
    [Available online at https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/wri004062]
     
  • Risley, J.C., 2000, Effects of Hypothetical Management Scenarios on Water Temperatures in the Tualatin River, Oregon: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 00-4071 (supplement to Water-Resources Investigations Report 97-4071), 110 p.
    [Available online at https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/wri004071]
     
  • Kelly, V.J., Lynch, D.D., and Rounds, S.A., 1999, Sources and transport of phosphorus and nitrogen during low-flow conditions in the Tualatin River, Oregon, 1991-1993: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Supply Paper 2465-C, 94 p.
    [Available online at https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/pubs/wsp/wsp2465C]
     
  • Rounds, S.A., 1999, Investigations of water quality in the Tualatin River Basin, Oregon, and their role in the TMDL process, in Proceedings of the Seventh Biennial Watershed Management Conference, C.W. Slaughter, Ed., Water Resources Center Report No. 98, University of California, Davis, p. 7-19.
    [proceedings available in PDF format, 1.3 Mbytes]
     
  • Rounds, S.A., Wood, T.M., and Lynch, D.D., 1999, Modeling discharge, temperature, and water quality in the Tualatin River, Oregon: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Supply Paper 2465-B, 121 p.
    [Available online at https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/pubs/wsp/wsp2465B]
     
  • Bonn, B.A., 1999, Selected elements and organic chemicals in bed sediment and fish tissue of the Tualatin River Basin, Oregon, 1992-96: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 99-4107, 61 p.
    [Available online at https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/wri994107]
     
  • Rounds, S.A. and Wood, T.M., 1998, Using CE-QUAL-W2 to assess the ammonia assimilative capacity of the Tualatin River, Oregon, in Proceedings of the First Federal Interagency Hydrologic Modeling Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 19-23, 1998: U.S. Geological Survey, p. 2-133 - 2-140.
    [Available online at https://or.water.usgs.gov/tualatin/ammonia_tual_fihmc.pdf]
     
  • Wood, T.M. and Rounds, S.A., 1998, Using CE-QUAL-W2 to assess the effect of reduced phosphorus loads on chlorophyll-a and dissolved oxygen in the Tualatin River, Oregon, in Proceedings of the First Federal Interagency Hydrologic Modeling Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 19-23, 1998: U.S. Geological Survey, p. 2-149 - 2-156.
    [Available online at https://or.water.usgs.gov/tualatin/phos_tual_fihmc.pdf]
     
  • Kelly, V.J., 1997, Dissolved oxygen in the Tualatin River, Oregon, during winter flow conditions, 1991 and 1992: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Supply Paper 2465-A, 68 p.
    [Available online at https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/pubs/wsp/wsp2465A]
     
  • Rounds, S.A. and Doyle, M.C., 1997, Sediment oxygen demand in the Tualatin River Basin, Oregon, 1992-1996: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 97-4103, 19 p.
    [Available online at https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/wri974103]
     
  • Risley, J.C., 1997, Relations of Tualatin River water temperatures to natural and human-caused factors: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 97-4071, 143 p.
    [Available online at https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/wri974071]
     
  • Risley, J.C. and Doyle, M.C., 1997, Water-temperature, specific-conductance, and meteorological data for the Tualatin River Basin, Oregon, 1994-95: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 96-315, 124 p.
    [Available online at https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr96315]
     
  • Kelly, V.J., 1997, Dissolved oxygen in the Tualatin River, Oregon, under winter low-flow conditions, November, 1992, in Laenen, A. and Dunnette, D.A., eds., River Quality - Dynamics and restoration: New York, CRC Press, p. 151-162.
     
  • Doyle, M.C. and Caldwell, J.M., 1996, Water-quality, streamflow, and meteorological data for the Tualatin River Basin, Oregon, 1991-93: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 96-173, 49 p., CD-ROM
    [Available online at https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr96173]
     

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