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This page contains a Bibliographical Listing of online publications from the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Water Science Center of the US Geological Survey, Water Resources Division.

For a comprehensive search based on subject matter, author, etc. visit The USGS Publications Warehouse.

To see publications available from the MD-DE-DC WSC, browse the bibliography page. The bibliography page also contains the links listed below.


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*Water Resources Investigations Reports have been replaced by Scientific Investigations Report as of 2004

Recent Publications

Scientific Investigations Report: SIR 2014-5140
Lorah, M.M., Walker, C.W., Baker, A.C., Teunis, J.A., Majcher, E.H., Brayton, M.J., Raffensperger, J.P., and Cozzarelli, I.M., 2014, Hydrogeologic characterization and assessment of bioremediation of chlorinated benzenes and benzene in wetland areas, Standard Chlorine of Delaware, Inc. Superfund Site, New Castle County, Delaware, 2009–12: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5140, 89 p.:

Journal of Soils and Sediments
Gellis, A.C., Noe, G.B., 2013, Sediment source analysis in the Linganore Creek watershed, Maryland, USA, using the sediment fingerprinting approach: 2008 to 20101: Journal of Soils and Sediments: Assessment, Protection and Remediation (ISSN 1439-0108), 21 p.

Scientific Investigations Report:SIR 2012-5265
Chanat, J.G., Miller, C.V., Bell, J.M., Majedi, B.F., and Brower, D.P., 2013, Summary and interpretation of discrete and continuous water-quality monitoring data, Mattawoman Creek, Charles County, Maryland, 2000–11: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2012–5265, 42 p.

Scientific Investigations Report:SIR 2012-5263
Dieter, C.A., Koterba, M.T., Zapecza, O.S., Walker, C.W., and Rice, D.E., 2013, Hydrogeologic framework, hydrology, and water quality in the Pearce Creek Dredge Material Containment Area and vicinity, Cecil County, Maryland, 2010–11: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2012–5263, 219 p.

Scientific Investigations Report:SIR 2012–5235
Clune, J.W., and Denver, J.M., 2012, Residence time, chemical and isotopic analysis of nitrate in the groundwater and surface water of a small agricultural watershed in the Coastal Plain, Bucks Branch, Sussex County, Delaware: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2012–5235, 15 p.

Scientific Investigations Report:SIR 2012-5165
Curtin, S.E., Andreasen, D.C., and Staley, A.W., 2012, Potentiometric surface and water-level difference maps of selected confined aquifers of Southern Maryland and Maryland’s Eastern Shore, 1975–2011: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2012–5165, 36 p.

Scientific Investigations Report:SIR 2012-5160
Fleming, B.J., Hammond, P.A., Stranko, S.A., Duigon, M.T., and Kasraei, Saeid, 2012, A science plan for a comprehensive assessment of water supply in the region underlain by fractured rock in Maryland: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2012–5160, 29 p.

Scientific Investigations Report:SIR 2012-5079
Banks, W.S.L., Masterson, J.P., and Johnson, C.D., 2012, Well Network Installation and Hydrogeologic Data Collection, Assateague Island National Seashore, Worcester County, Maryland, 2010: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2012-5079, 20 p.

Scientific Investigations Report:SIR 2012-5012
Doheny, E.J., Dillow, J.J.A., Mayer, P.M., and Striz, E.A., 2012, Geomorphic Responses to Stream Channel Restoration at Minebank Run, Baltimore County, Maryland 2002—08: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2012-5012, 61 p.

Scientific Investigations Report:SIR 2012-5011
Dieter, C.A., Campo, K.W., and Baker, A.C., Groundwater Quality and Occurrence and Distribution of Selected Constituents in the Aquia and Upper Patapsco Aquifers, Naval Air Station Patuxent River, St. Mary’s County, Maryland, July 2008: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2012-5011, 16 p.

Scientific Investigations Report:SIR 2011-5223
Banks, W.S.L., and Johnson, C.D., 2011, Collection, Processing, and Interpretation of Ground-Penetrating Radar to Determine Sediment Thickness at Selected Locations in Deep Creek Lake, Garrett County, Maryland, 2007: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2011-5223, 36 p.

Scientific Investigations Report:SIR 2011-5167
Ator, S.W., Brakebill, J.W. and Blomquist, J.D., 2011, Sources, Fate and Transport of Nitrogen and Phosphorus in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed: An Empirical Model: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2011-5167, 27 p.

Scientific Investigations Report:SIR 2011-5101
Koterba, M.T., Waldron, M.C., and Kraus, T.E.C., 2011, The Water-Quality Monitoring Program for the Baltimore Reservoir System, 1981–2007—Description, Review and Evaluation, and Framework Integration for Enhanced Monitoring: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2011–5101, 133 p

Scientific Investigations Report:SIR 2011-5054
Fleming, B.J., DeJong, B.D., and Phelan, D.J., 2011, Geology, Hydrology, and Water Quality of the Little Blackwater River Watershed, Dorchester County, Maryland, 2006—09: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2011—5054, 82 p.

Scientific Investigations Report:SIR 2010-5176
Denver, J.M., Cravotta, C.A., III, Ator, S.W., and Lindsey, B.D., 2010, Contributions of Phosphorus from Groundwater to Streams in the Piedmont, Blue Ridge, and Valley and Ridge Physiographic Provinces, Eastern United States: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010—5176, 38 p.

Open File Report: OFR 2010-1310
Doheny, E.J., and Banks, W.S.L., Selected Low-Flow Frequency Statistics for Continuous-Record Streamgage Locations in Maryland, 2010, USGS Open-File Report 2010-1310, 22 p.

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