Many other applications make use of data from Water Quality Portal web services. This is a partial list.  If you know of an application that uses Water Quality Portal data or services, please let us know so that we can add it to this list.

  • EPA Data Discovery Tool: EPA's Data Discovery tool was developed to help users find, filter, view, and prepare data for analysis using data from the Water Quality Portal. The tool was built in R Shiny and can run on Windows and Mac.  
  • Delaware Water Quality Portal: The Delaware Water Quality Portal presents water quality data collected by Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) Surface Water Quality Monitoring Program.
  • EPA Nitrogen and Phosphorus Pollution Data Access ToolEPA’s “Nitrogen and Phosphorus Pollution Data Access Tool” (NPDAT) helps states, other partners, and stakeholders to:
    • Prioritize watersheds on a statewide basis for nitrogen and phosphorus loading reductions.

    • Set watershed load reduction goals based upon best available information.


The following publications have referred to or used the Water Quality Portal as a source of data:


Abdul-Aziz Omar I., and Ahmed Shakil. “Evaluating the Emergent Controls of Stream Water Quality with Similitude and Dimensionless Numbers.” Journal of Hydrologic Engineering 24, no. 5 (May 1, 2019): 04019010.

Bub, Sascha, Jakob Wolfram, Sebastian Stehle, Lara L. Petschick, and Ralf Schulz. “Graphing Ecotoxicology: The MAGIC Graph for Linking Environmental Data on Chemicals.” Data 4, no. 1 (March 2019): 34.

Budnick, William R., Thibault Leboucher, Jérôme Belliard, Janne Soininen, Isabelle Lavoie, Katrina Pound, Aurélien Jamoneau, et al. “Local and Regional Drivers of Taxonomic Homogenization in Stream Communities along a Land Use Gradient.” Global Ecology and Biogeography 0, no. 0 (2019).

Bulltail, Grace, and M. Todd Walter. “Impacts of Coal Resource Development on Surface Water Quality in a Multi-Jurisdictional Watershed in the Western United States.” Preprint. EarthArXiv, April 19, 2019.

Cadwallader Adam, and VanBriesen Jeanne M. “Temporal and Spatial Changes in Bromine Incorporation into Drinking Water–Disinfection By-Products in Pennsylvania.” Journal of Environmental Engineering 145, no. 3 (March 1, 2019): 04018147.

Dagnew, Awoke, Donald Scavia, Yu-Chen Wang, Rebecca Muenich, Colleen Long, and Margaret Kalcic. “Modeling Flow, Nutrient, and Sediment Delivery from a Large International Watershed Using a Field-Scale SWAT Model.” JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association 0, no. 0 (2019).

Flanagan, Kyle, Barnali Dixon, Tess Rivenbark, and Dale Griffin. “An Integrative GIS Approach to Analyzing the Impacts of Septic Systems on the Coast of Florida, USA.” Physical Geography 0, no. 0 (September 27, 2019): 1–26.

Frederick, Logan, William P. Johnson, Thure Cerling, Diego Fernandez, and James VanDerslice. “Source Identification of Particulate Metals/Metalloids Deposited in the San Juan River Delta of Lake Powell, USA.” Water, Air, & Soil Pollution 230, no. 6 (May 27, 2019): 128.

H2O Consulting. “Task 2: An Annotated Bibliography of Existing Datasets and Recommendations for Phase 2 of the Water-Related Ecosystem Services Assessment,” 2019.

Haake, Danelle M., and Jason H. Knouft. “Comparison of Contributions to Chloride in Urban Stormwater from Winter Brine and Rock Salt Application.” Environmental Science & Technology 53, no. 20 (October 15, 2019): 11888–95.

Hansen, Gretchen J. A., Luke A. Winslow, Jordan S. Read, Melissa Treml, Patrick J. Schmalz, and Stephen R. Carpenter. “Water Clarity and Temperature Effects on Walleye Safe Harvest: An Empirical Test of the Safe Operating Space Concept.” Ecosphere 10, no. 5 (2019): e02737.

Jasechko, Scott. “Global Isotope Hydrogeology―Review.” Reviews of Geophysics 0, no. 0 (2019).

Kujawa, Haley A. “Evaluation of Uncertainty in a Maumee River Watershed Soil and Water Assessment Tool under Current Conditions and Future Climate Projections.” The Ohio State University, 2019.

Kung, Megan, Dennis Guignet, and Patrick Walsh. “Comparing Pollution Where You Live and Play: A Hedonic Analysis of Enterococcus in the Long Island Sound,” 2019.

Miller, Christopher. “Development Along Rattlesnake Creek: An Assessment of Stream Health, Channel Form, and Land Cover.” Master of Science (MS), Univeristy of Montana, 2019.

Morgan, David. “Multispecies Planning: Locating Nonhuman Entanglements in Oyster Restoration Policy on the Massachusetts Coast - ProQuest.” Master of Arts in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, Tufts University, 2019.

Navas-Acien, Ana, Tiffany R. Sanchez, Koren Mann, and Miranda R. Jones. “Arsenic Exposure and Cardiovascular Disease: Evidence Needed to Inform the Dose-Response at Low Levels.” Current Epidemiology Reports, April 17, 2019.

Potapova, Marina G., and Ionel Ciugulea. “The Novel Species Navicula Eileeniae (Bacillariophyta, Naviculaceae) and Its Recent Expansion in the Central Appalachian Region of North America.” Plant Ecology and Evolution 152, no. 2 (July 2019): 368–77.

Raff, Zach, and Andrew Meyer. “CAFOs and Surface Water Quality: Evidence from the Proliferation of Large Farms in Wisconsin.” SSRN Scholarly Paper. Rochester, NY: Social Science Research Network, April 18, 2019.

Riscassi, Ami, Todd Scanlon, and James Galloway. “Stream Geochemical Response to Reductions in Acid Deposition in Headwater Streams: Chronic versus Episodic Acidification Recovery.” Hydrological Processes 33, no. 4 (2019): 512–26.

Ross, Matthew RV, Simon N. Topp, Alison P. Appling, Xiao Yang, Catherine Kuhn, David Butman, Marc Simard, and Tamlin Pavelsky. “AquaSat: A Dataset to Enable Remote Sensing of Water Quality for Inland Waters.” Water Resources Research, 2019.

Rumschlag, Samantha L., Scott M. Bessler, and Jason R. Rohr. “Evaluating Improvements to Exposure Estimates from Fate and Transport Models by Incorporating Environmental Sampling Effort and Contaminant Use.” Water Research, March 22, 2019.

Russoniello, Christopher J., and Laura K. Lautz. “Pay the PIED Piper: Guidelines to Visualize Large Geochemical Datasets on Piper Diagrams.” Groundwater n/a, no. n/a (2019).

Rust, Ashley J., Samuel Saxe, John McCray, Charles C. Rhoades, and Terri S. Hogue. “Evaluating the Factors Responsible for Post-Fire Water Quality Response in Forests of the Western USA.” International Journal of Wildland Fire, September 3, 2019.

Ryan, Adam C., Robert C. Santore, Scott Tobiason, Giday WoldeGabriel, and Armand R. Groffman. “Total Recoverable Aluminum: Not Totally Relevant for Water Quality Standards.” Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management 0, no. ja (2019).

Sanders, Nathan Edward. “AMEND: Open Source and Data-Driven Oversight of Water Quality in New England.” Media and Communication 7, no. 3 (August 6, 2019): 91–103.

Shaughnessy, A. R., J. J. Sloan, M. J. Corcoran, and E. A. Hasenmueller. “Sediments in Agricultural Reservoirs Act as Sinks and Sources for Nutrients over Various Timescales.” Water Resources Research 55, no. 7 (2019): 5985–6000.

Shen, Longzhu, Giuseppe Amatulli, Tushar Sethi, Peter Raymond, and Sami Domisch. “Estimating Nitrogen and Phosphorus Concentrations in Streams and Rivers across the Contiguous United States: A Machine Learning Framework.” PeerJ Inc., March 13, 2019.

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Bureau of Water, and David Chestnut. “State of South Carolina Monitoring Strategy for Calendar Year 2019,” 2019.

Van Gray, Jonathan B. “Disturbance Effects on Assembly and Recovery Dynamics of Freshwater Microbial Biofilm Communitieis.” PHD, Kent State University, 2019.

Wang, Ruoyu, Huajin Chen, Yuzhou Luo, Patrick Moran, Michael Grieneisen, and Minghua Zhang. “Nitrate Runoff Contributing from the Agriculturally Intensive San Joaquin River Watershed to Bay-Delta in California.” Sustainability 11, no. 10 (January 2019): 2845.

Wesenbeeck, I. J. van, and S. Knowles. “Groundwater Monitoring for 1,3-Dichloropropene in High Fumigant Use Areas of North America and Europe.” Pest Management Science 0, no. ja (2019).

Wilson, Matthew J., Matthew E. McTammany, and Hannah R. Bohr. “Manganese Oxides as Localized Drivers of Benthic Invertebrate Density and Community Structure.” Hydrobiologia, May 29, 2019.

Yao, Huaxiu, Yiding Liu, Ying Wei, Xianfeng Tang, and Zhenhui Li. “Learning from Multiple Cities: A Meta-Learning Approach for Spatial-Temporal Prediction.” ArXiv:1901.08518 [Cs, Stat], January 24, 2019.

Yigzaw, Wondmagegn, Hong-Yi Li, Xing Fang, L. Ruby Leung, Nathalie Voisin, Mohamad I. Hejazi, and Yonas Demissie. “A Multi-Layer Reservoir Thermal Stratification Module for Earth System Models.” Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems 0, no. ja (2019).


Amos, H. M., Miniat, C. F., Lynch, J., Compton, J., Templer, P. H., Sprague, L. A., … Pouyat, R. (2018). What Goes Up Must Come Down: Integrating Air and Water Quality Monitoring for Nutrients. Environmental Science & Technology, 52(20), 11441–11448.

Andres, A. S., Main, C. R., Pettay, D. T., & Ullman, W. J. (2018). Hydrophysical and Hydrochemical Controls of Cyanobacterial Blooms in Coursey Pond, Delaware (USA). Journal of Environmental Quality, 0(0).

Aplasca, A. C., Titus, V., Ossiboff, R. J., Murphy, L., Seimon, T. A., Ingerman, K., … Sykes, J. M. (2018). Health Assessment of Free-Ranging Chelonians in an Urban Section of the Bronx River, New York. Journal of Wildlife Diseases.

Baeumler, N. (2018). River Nitrogen Loads and Landscape Evapotranspiration as Influenced by Climate and Land Cover Changes in the Midwestern United States (Masters). University of Minnesota. Retrieved from

Barmentlo, S. H., Schrama, M., Hunting, E. R., Heutink, R., van Bodegom, P. M., de Snoo, G. R., & Vijver, M. G. (2018). Assessing combined impacts of agrochemicals: Aquatic macroinvertebrate population responses in outdoor mesocosms. Science of The Total Environment, 631632, 341–347.

Beri, J., Kirkwood, K. I., Muddiman, D. C., & Bereman, M. S. (2018). A novel integrated strategy for the detection and quantification of the neurotoxin β-<Emphasis Type="Italic">N</Emphasis>-methylamino-<Emphasis Type="SmallCaps">l</Emphasis>-alanine in environmental samples. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 410(10), 2597–2605.

Bernier, K. (2018). Land Use Planning, Policy, and Water Quality Nexus for <em>Escherichia coli</em> Mitigation: A Case Study of Greenville, SC (Master of City and Regional Planning (MCRP)). Clemson University. Retrieved from

Billmire, M., & Koziol, B. W. (2018). Landscape and flow path-based nutrient loading metrics for evaluation of in-stream water quality in Saginaw Bay, Michigan. Journal of Great Lakes Research.

Cadwallader, A. L. (2018). Impacts of Bromide and Nitrogen Wastewater Discharges on Downstream Drinking Water Treatment Plant Disinfection Byproducts (PhD Thesis). Carnegie Mellon University.

Douglas, S. H., Dixon, B., & Griffin, D. (2018). Assessing intrinsic and specific vulnerability models ability to indicate groundwater vulnerability to groups of similar pesticides: a comparative study. Physical Geography, 0(0), 1–19.

Dunnington, D. W., & Spooner, I. S. (2018). Using a linked table-based structure to encode self-describing multiparameter spatiotemporal data. FACETS, 3(1), 326–337.

Gibson, K. J., Miller, J. M., Johnson, P. D., & Stewart, P. M. (2018). Acute Toxicity of Chloride, Potassium, Nickel, and Zinc to Federally Threatened and Petitioned Mollusk Species. Southeastern Naturalist, 239–256.

Good, K. D. (2018). Contributions of bromide from coal-fired power plants at Pennsylvania drinking water intakes, 13.

Grant, L., & Langpap, C. (2018a). Private provision of public goods by environmental groups. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 201805336.

Grant, L., & Langpap, C. (2018b). Private provision of public goods by environmental groups. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 201805336.

Greb, S., Dekker, A., Binding, C., & IOCCG. (2018). Earth Observations in Support of Global Water Quality. (Report). International Ocean Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG).

Hundt, S. A., & Hopkins, C. B. (2018). Compilation and analysis of multiple groundwater-quality datasets for Idaho (USGS Numbered Series No. 2018–1079). Reston, VA: U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved from

Kang, M., Ayars, J. E., & Jackson, R. (2018). Deep groundwater quality in the southwestern United States. Environmental Research Letters.

Keiser, D., & Shapiro, J. (2018). Burning Waters to Crystal Springs? U.S. Water Pollution Regulation Over the Last Half Century. Economics Working Papers. Retrieved from

Korte, D. M. (2018). Landslide Distribution and Susceptibility, Material Properties, and Soil Loss Estimates for the Drift Creek Watershed (Siletz River), Lincoln County, Oregon (PhD Thesis). Kent State University.

Laureano-Rosario, A. E., Duncan, A. P., Symonds, E. M., Savic, D. A., & Muller-Karger, F. E. (2018). Predicting culturable enterococci exceedances at escambron beach, San Juan, Puerto Rico using satellite remote sensing and artificial neural networks. Journal of Water and Health.

Leonard, A. (2018). Margaret White Springs Recharge Study, Buffalo National River, North-central Arkansas, USA (Master of Science in Geology (MS)). University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR. Retrieved from

Libera, D. A. (2018). Reducing Uncertainty in Predicting and Forecasting Nutrient Constituents across the Southeastern United States. (Doctor of Philosophy, Civil Engineering). North Carolina State. Retrieved from

Millard, J. D., Driscoll, C. T., Burns, D. A., Montesdeoca, M. R., & Riva-Murray, K. (2018). Response of mercury in an Adirondack (NY, USA) forest stream to watershed lime application. Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts.


Miralha, L., & Kim, D. (2018). Accounting for and Predicting the Influence of Spatial Autocorrelation in Water Quality Modeling. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 7(2), 64.

Moore, A. P., & Bringolf, R. B. (2018). Effects of nitrate on freshwater mussel glochidia attachment and metamorphosis success to the juvenile stage. Environmental Pollution, 242, 807–813.

Niu, X., Wen, T., Li, Z., & Brantley, S. L. (2018). One Step toward Developing Knowledge from Numbers in Regional Analysis of Water Quality. Environmental Science & Technology.

Niu, X., Wendt, A., Li, Z., Agarwal, A., Xue, L., Gonzales, M., & Brantley, S. L. (2018). Detecting the effects of coal mining, acid rain, and natural gas extraction in Appalachian basin streams in Pennsylvania (USA) through analysis of barium and sulfate concentrations. Environmental Geochemistry and Health, 40(2), 865–885.

Oda, T., Green, M. B., Urakawa, R., Scanlon, T. M., Sebestyen, S. D., McGuire, K. J., … Ohte, N. (2018). Stream Runoff and Nitrate Recovery Times After Forest Disturbance in the USA and Japan. Water Resources Research, 54(9), 6042–6054.

Osborne, M., Ackerman, D., & Kimble, G. (2018). Visualizing Big Data to Guide Water Resource Decisions [Text].

Osborne, M., Ackerman, D., Osborne, R., & Kimble, G. (2018). Understanding Water Quality in a Large Watershed [Text].

Paudel, J., & Crago, C. L. (2018). Environmental Externalities from Agriculture: Evidence from Water Quality in the United States (PhD Thesis). University of Massaschusetts, Amherst.

Rahman, A., El Hayek, E., Blake, J. M., Bixby, R. J., Ali, A.-M., Spilde, M., … Artyushkova, K. (2018). Metal Reactivity in Laboratory Burned Wood from a Watershed Affected by Wildfires. Environmental Science & Technology.

Robison, A. L., & Scanlon, T. M. (2018). Climate change to offset improvements in watershed acid-base status provided by Clean Air Act and Amendments: A model application in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 0(ja).

Rumschlag, S. L., Rohr, J. R., & Bessler, S. (2018). Evaluating Improvements to Exposure Estimates from Fate and Transport Models by Incorporating Environmental Sampling Effort and Landscape-level Contaminant Use. BioRxiv, 472969.

Salerno, J. (2018). Main content The Risk Posed by Pesticides and Contaminant Mixtures to Freshwater Mussels (Unionidae) in Ontario (Master of Science). University of Guelph. Retrieved from

Salerno, J., Bennett, C. J., Holman, E., Gillis, P. L., Sibley, P. K., & Prosser, R. S. (2018). Sensitivity of multiple life-stages of two freshwater mussel species (Unionidae) to various pesticides detected in Ontario (Canada) surface waters. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 0(ja).

Santore, R. C., Ryan, A. C., Kroglund, F., Rodriquez, P., Stubblefield, W., Cardwell, A., … Nordheim, E. (2018). Development and Application of a Biotic Ligand Model for Predicting the Chronic Toxicity of Dissolved and Precipitated Aluminum to Aquatic Organisms. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, n/a-n/a.

Sartori, F., & Vidrio, E. (2018). Environmental fate and ecotoxicology of paraquat: a California perspective. Toxicological & Environmental Chemistry, 0(0), 1–39.

Scavia, D., Bocaniov, S. A., Dagnew, A., Long, C., & Wang, Y.-C. (2018). St. Clair-Detroit River system: Phosphorus mass balance and implications for Lake Erie load reduction, monitoring, and climate change. Journal of Great Lakes Research.

Schaeffer, B. A., Iiames, J., Dwyer, J., Urquhart, E., Salls, W., Rover, J., & Seegers, B. (2018). An initial validation of Landsat 5 and 7 derived surface water temperature for U.S. lakes, reservoirs, and estuaries. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 0(0), 1–17.

Sharma, N., Westerhoff, P., Lackner, K., & Herckes, P. (2018). Historical and Future Needs for Geospatial Iodide Occurrence and Sources  in Surface and Ground Waters of the United States of America (Masters Thesis). Arizona State University. Retrieved from
Strickling, H. L., & Obenour, D. R. (2018). Leveraging Spatial and Temporal Variability to Probabilistically Characterize Nutrient Sources and Export Rates in a Developing Watershed. Water Resources Research, 0(ja).


Warrick, J. A., & Milliman, J. D. (2018). Do we know how much fluvial sediment reaches the sea? Decreased river monitoring of U.S. coastal rivers. Hydrological Processes, 32(23), 3561–3567.

Weidhaas, J., Anderson, A., & Jamal, R. (2018). Elucidating waterborne pathogen presence and aiding source apportionment in an impaired stream. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, AEM.02510-17.

Winslow, L. A., Hahn, T. H., DeVaul Princiotta, S., Leach, T. H., & Rose, K. C. (2018). Characterizing hydrologic networks: Developing a tool to enable research of macroscale aquatic networks. Environmental Modelling & Software, 104, 94–101.

Wurtsbaugh, W. (2018). Effects of Eutrophication on Birds in Three Bays of Great Salt Lake: A Comparative Analysis with Utah DWR Waterbird Survey Data. Watershed Sciences Faculty Publications, 1–24.

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Ascott, M. J., Gooddy, D. C., Wang, L., Stuart, M. E., Lewis, M. A., Ward, R. S., & Binley, A. M. (2017). Global patterns of nitrate storage in the vadose zone. Nature Communications, 8(1), 1416.

Atherholt, T. B., Procopio, N. A., & Goodrow, S. M. (2017). Seasonality of Coliform Bacteria Detection Rates in New Jersey Domestic Wells. Groundwater, 55(3), 346–361.

Botero-Acosta, A., & Chu, M. L. (2017). Estimation of Watershed Responses to Anthropogenic Stressors Considering Spatial and Temporary Variations (p. 1). Presented at the 2017 ASABE Annual International Meeting, ASABE.

Buchanan, C., Smith, Z., & Nagel, A. (2017). Long-Term Water Quality Trends in USEPA Region 3 (Mid-Atlantic). Rockville, MD 20850: Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin. Retrieved from

Ceccaroni, L., & Piera, J. (2017). Analyzing the role of citizen science in modern research. Retrieved from

Chen, H., Luo, Y., Potter, C., Moran, P. J., Grieneisen, M. L., & Zhang, M. (2017). Modeling pesticide diuron loading from the San Joaquin watershed into the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta using SWAT. Water Research, 121, 374–385.

Danhoff, B. M., Huckins, C. J., Auer, N. A., Goble, C. W., Ogren, S. A., & Holtgren, J. M. (2017). Abiotic Habitat Assessment for Arctic Grayling in a Portion of the Big Manistee River, Michigan. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, 146(4), 645–662.

Doctor, D. H., Paybins, K. S., & Kozar, M. D. (2017). A GIS-Based Compilation of Spring Locations and Geochemical Parameters in the Appalachian Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) Region (USGS Numbered Series No. 2017–5023) (pp. 38–48). Reston, VA: U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved from

Dugan, H. A., Summers, J. C., Skaff, N. K., Krivak-Tetley, F. E., Doubek, J. P., Burke, S. M., … Weathers, K. C. (2017). Long-term chloride concentrations in North American and European freshwater lakes. Scientific Data, 4.

Garcia, V., Cooter, E., Crooks, J., Hinckley, B., Murphy, M., & Xing, X. (2017). Examining the impacts of increased corn production on groundwater quality using a coupled modeling system. Science of The Total Environment, 586, 16–24.

Good, K. D., & VanBriesen, J. M. (2017). Power Plant Bromide Discharges and Downstream Drinking Water Systems in Pennsylvania. Environmental Science & Technology, 51(20), 11829–11838.

Govenor, H., Krometis, L. A. H., & Hession, W. C. (2017). Invertebrate-Based Water Quality Impairments and Associated Stressors Identified through the US Clean Water Act. Environmental Management, 1–17.

Hagemann, M., & Park, M.-H. (2017). Capacity of semi-parametric regression models to predict extreme-event water quality in the Northeastern US. Journal of Hydrology, 547, 575–584.

Howson, U. A., Buchanan, G. A., & Nickels, J. A. (2017). Zooplankton Community Dynamics in a Western Mid-Atlantic Lagoonal Estuary. Journal of Coastal Research, 141–168.

Jasechko, S., Perrone, D., Befus, K. M., Bayani Cardenas, M., Ferguson, G., Gleeson, T., … Kirchner, J. W. (2017). Global aquifers dominated by fossil groundwaters but wells vulnerable to modern contamination. Nature Geoscience, 10, 425–429.

Jasechko, S., Wassenaar, L. I., & Mayer, B. (2017). Isotopic evidence for widespread cold-season-biased groundwater recharge and young streamflow across central Canada. Hydrological Processes, 31(12), 2196–2209.

Karpatne, A., Watkins, W., Read, J., & Kumar, V. (2017). Physics-guided Neural Networks (PGNN): An Application in Lake Temperature Modeling. ArXiv Preprint ArXiv:1710.11431.

Keeley, K., Kurtz, E., Li, L., Waisanen, E., Xin, Y., & Zhang, F. (2017). Supporting Conservation and Decision-Making in the Northwoods: Mapping Forest Values, Services, and Threats. Retrieved from

Keiser, D. A., & Shapiro, J. S. (2017). Consequences of the Clean Water Act and the Demand for Water Quality (Working Paper No. 23070). National Bureau of Economic Research.

Lehrter, J. C., & Le, C. (2017). Satellite Derived Water Quality Observations Are Related to River Discharge and Nitrogen Loads in Pensacola Bay, Florida. Frontiers in Marine Science, 4.

Mordy, C. W., Devol, A., Eisner, L. B., Kachel, N., Ladd, C., Lomas, M. W., … Wisegarver, E. (2017). Nutrient and phytoplankton dynamics on the inner shelf of the eastern Bering Sea. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 122(3), 2422–2440.

Myers, D. N., & Ludtke, A. S. (2017). Chapter Two - Progress and Lessons Learned from Water-Quality Monitoring Networks. In S. Ahuja (Ed.), Chemistry and Water (pp. 23–120). Elsevier.

Oliver, S. K. (2017). Lake Morphology and Nutrient Dynamics at Macroscales. The University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Procopio, N. A., Atherholt, T. B., Goodrow, S. M., & Lester, L. A. (2017). The Likelihood of Coliform Bacteria in NJ Domestic Wells Based on Precipitation and Other Factors. Groundwater, n/a-n/a.

Read, E. K., Carr, L., De Cicco, L., Dugan, H. A., Hanson, P. C., Hart, J. A., … Winslow, L. A. (2017). Water quality data for national-scale aquatic research: The Water Quality Portal. Water Resources Research, 53(2), 1735–1745.

Ruiz, L. (2017, May 19). Exploring the Harmful Health Effects of Chlorpyrifos on Children:  An Argument for Policy Reform (MS). University of San Francisco. Retrieved from

Safford, H., & Peters, C. A. (2017). Citizen Science for Dissolved Oxygen Monitoring: Case Studies from Georgia and Rhode Island. Environmental Engineering Science.

Schierenbeck, T. M., & Smith, M. C. (2017). Path to Impact for Autonomous Field Deployable Chemical Sensors: A Case Study of in Situ Nitrite Sensors. Environmental Science & Technology, 51(9), 4755–4771.

Slawecki, T., Young, D., Dean, B., Bergenroth, B., & Sparks, K. (2017). Pilot implementation of the US EPA interoperable watershed network. Open Geospatial Data, Software and Standards, 2, 13.

Solomon, K. R., & Stephenson, G. L. (2017). Quantitative weight of evidence assessment of higher tier studies on the toxicity and risks of neonicotinoids in honeybees. 3. Clothianidin. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part B, 0(0), 1–19.

Sprague, L. A., Oelsner, G. P., & Argue, D. M. (2017). Challenges with secondary use of multi-source water-quality data in the United States. Water Research, 110, 252–261.

Tango, P., Dennison, W., Phillips, S., Ehrich, M. F., Bennett, M., Boomer, K., & Friedrichs, C. (2017). Integrating and Leveraging Monitoring Networks to Support the Assessment of Outcomes in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement (STAC Publication No. 17–003). Edgewater, MD: Scientific and Technical

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Vighi, M., Matthies, M., & Solomon, K. R. (2017). Critical assessment of pendimethalin in terms of persistence, bioaccumulation, toxicity, and potential for long-range transport. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part B, 20(1), 1–21.

Vijver, M. G., Hunting, E. R., Nederstigt, T. A. P., Tamis, W. L. M., van den Brink, P. J., & van Bodegom, P. M. (2017). Postregistration monitoring of pesticides is urgently required to protect ecosystems. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 36(4), 860–865.


Wang, D., Singhasemanon, N., & Goh, K. S. (2017). A review of diazinon use, contamination in surface waters, and regulatory actions in California across water years 1992–2014. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 189(7), 310.

Williams, J., & Labou, S. G. (2017). A database of georeferenced nutrient chemistry data for mountain lakes of the Western United States. Scientific Data, 4.

Winslow, L. A., Hansen, G. J. A., Read, J. S., & Notaro, M. (2017). Large-scale modeled contemporary and future water temperature estimates for 10774 Midwestern U.S. Lakes. Scientific Data, 4, sdata201753.

Yen, J. D. L., Thomson, J. R., Keith, J. M., Paganin, D. M., Fleishman, E., Dobkin, D. S., … Mac Nally, R. (2017). Balancing generality and specificity in ecological gradient analysis with species abundance distributions and individual size distributions. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 26(3), 318–332.


Barkmann, P. E., Sterne, E. J., Dechesne, M., & Houck, K. J. (2016). South Park, ColoradoThe interplay of tectonics and sedimentation creates one of Colorado’s crown jewels. In S. M. Keller & M. L. Morgan (Eds.), Unfolding the Geology of the West (Vols. 1–Book, Section). Geological Society of America. Retrieved from
Blodgett, D., Lucido, J., & Kreft, J. (2016). Progress on water data integration and distribution: a summary of select US Geological Survey data systems. Journal of Hydroinformatics, 18(2), 226–237.
Blodgett, D., Read, E., Lucido, J., Slawecki, T., & Young, D. (2016). An Analysis of Water Data Systems to Inform the Open Water Data Initiative. JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 52(4), 845–858.
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Pre-release relevant publications

These are publications that are relevant to the development and origins of the Water Quality Portal

Methods and Data Comparability Board of the National Water Quality Monitoring Council. (2006). Data Elements for Reporting Water Quality Monitoring Results for Chemical, Biological, Toxicological, and Microbiological Analytes (NWQMC Technical Report No. 3). Advisory Committee on Water Information. Retrieved from

Nelson, K. T., & Zimmerman, B. (2009, December 31). Closing the Data Gap [Text]. Retrieved November 7, 2017, from

Office, U. S. G. A. (2004). Watershed Management: Better Coordination of Data Collection Efforts Needed to Support Key Decisions, (GAO-04-382). Retrieved from

Scott, J., Gellenbeck, D., Young, D., & Booth, N. (2008). U.S. Federal Water Quality Web Service Collaboration. Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union, 89(52), 543–544.
wqde_trno3.pdf. (n.d.). Retrieved from