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Friday December 15, 2017

NWQL Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations

Barnett, P.R., and Mallory, E.C., 1971, Determination of minor elements in water by emission spectroscopy: U.S. Geological Survey Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations, book 5, chap. A2, 31 p.

Brown, Eugene, Skougstad, M.W., and Fishman, M.J., 1970, Methods for collection and analysis of water samples for dissolved minerals and gases: U.S. Geological Survey Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations, book 5, chap. A1, 160 p.

Fishman, M.J., and Friedman, L.C., 1989, Methods for Determination of Inorganic Substances in Water and Fluvial Sediments: U.S. Geological Survey Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations, book 5, chap. A1, 545 p.

Friedman, L.C. and Erdmann, D.E., 1982, Quality Assurance Practices for the Chemical and Biological Analyses of Water and Fluvial Sediments: U.S. Geological Survey Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations, book 5, chap. A6, 181 p.

Skougstad, M.W., Fishman, M.J., Friedman, L.C., Erdmann, D.E., and Duncan, S.S., 1979, Methods for determination of inorganic substances in water and fluvial sediments: U.S. Geological Survey Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations, book 5, chap. A1, 626 p.

U.S. Geological Survey, variously dated, National Field Manual for the Collection of Water-Quality Data: U.S. Geological Survey Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations, book 9 chaps. A1-A9. [Chapter updates and revisions are ongoing.]

Wershaw, R.L., Fishman, M.J., Grabbe, R.R., and Lowe, L.E., eds., 1987, Methods for the determination of organic substances in water and fluvial sediments: U.S. Geological Survey Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations, book 5, chap. A3, 80 p.

Further Information


For copies of these publications, contact as follows:

Donna L. Damrau (dldamrau@usgs.gov),
USGS/NWQL, P.O. Box 25585, Denver Federal Center, Bldg 95
Denver, CO 80225-0585; telephone 303.236.2000

USGS reports also are available from:

USGS Earth Science Information Center, Box 25286, Federal Center,
Denver, CO 80225; telephone 303.202.4200

Some reports may be examined at major library depositories throughout Colorado or at the National Water Quality Laboratory near Denver.

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