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Summary Report:

    Belitz, Kenneth, Hamlin, Scott N., Burton, Carmen A., Kent, Robert, Fay, Ronald G., and Johnson, Tyler, 2004, Water Quality in the Santa Ana Basin California, 1999-2001: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1238.

Scientific Investigations Reports and Water-Resources Investigations Reports:

    Brian A. Bergamaschi, Erica Kalve, Larry Guenther, Gregory O. Mendez, and Kenneth Belitz, 2005, An Assessment of Optical Properties of Dissolved Organic Material as Quantitative Source Indicators in the Santa Ana River Basin, Southern California: U.S. Geological Survey Water–Scientific Investigations Report 2005-5152.

    Burton, C.A., 2009, Variability in lotic communities in three contrasting stream environments in the Santa Ana River Basin, California, 1999–2001: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2008-5217.

    Burton, Carmen A., 2002, Effects of Urbanization and Long-Term Rainfall on the Occurrence of Organic Compounds and Trace Elements in Reservoir Sediment Cores, Streambed Sediment, and Fish Tissue from the Santa Ana River Basin, California, 1998: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 02-4175.

    Hamlin, Scott N., Belitz, Kenneth, and Johnson, Tyler, 2005, Occurrence and Distribution of Volatile Organic Compounds and Pesticides in Ground Water in Relation to Hydrogeologic Characteristics and Land Use in the Santa Ana Basin, Southern California: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 205-5032.

    Hamlin, Scott N., Belitz, Kenneth, Kraja, Sarah, and Dawson, Barbara, 2002, Ground-Water Quality in the Santa Ana Watershed, California: Overview and Data Summary, U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 02-4243.

    Kent, Robert H., Belitz, Kenneth, Altmann, Andrea J., Wright, Michael T., and Mendez, Gregory O., 2005, Occurrence and Distribution of Pesticide Compounds in Surface Water of the Santa Ana Basin, California, 1998-2001:  U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Reports 03-4326.

     Kent, Robert H. and Belitz, Kenneth, 2004, Concentrations of Dissolved Solids and Nutrients in Water Sources and Selected Streams of the Santa Ana Basin, California, October 1998-September 2001:  U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Reports 03-4326.

    Kratzer, C.R., Kent, R.H., Saleh, D.K., Knifong, D.L., Dileanis, P.D., and Orlando, J.L., 2011, Trends in nutrient concentrations, loads, and yields in streams in the Sacramento, San Joaquin, and Santa Ana Basins, California, 19752004: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010-5228, 112 p.

    Leenheer, J.A., Izbicki, J.A., Rostad, C.E., Noyes, T.I., and Woodside, Greg, 2008, Discovery of cyanuric acid during an assessment of natural organic matter in stormflow water of the Santa Ana River, southern California, 20032004: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 20075048, 13 p.

    Shelton, Jennifer, Burrow, Karen R., Belitz, Kenneth, Dubrovsky, Neil M., Land, Michael and Gronberg, JoAnn, 2001, Low-Level Volatile Organic Compounds in Active Public Supply Wells as Gound-Water Tracers in the Los Angeles Physiographic Basin, California, 2000: U.S. Geological Survery Water-Resources Investigations Report 01-4188.

Fact Sheets:

    Hamlin, Scott N., Belitz, Kenneth, and Paybins, Katherine S., 1999, Santa Ana Basin: National Water-Quality Assessment Program, USGS Fact Sheet 054-99 February 1999.

Conference Proceedings, Papers and Abstracts:

    Brown, Larry R., Burton, Carmen A., Belitz, Kenneth, 2005, Aquatic Assemblages of the Highly Urbanized Santa Ana River Basin, California: American Fisheries Society Symposium, 47:263-287.  (view document)

    Burton, Carmen A., Brown, Larry R., Belitz, Kenneth, 2005, Assessing Water Source and Channel Type as Factors Affecting Benthic Macroinvertebrate and Periphyton Assemblages in the Highly Urbanized Santa Ana River Basin, California: American Fisheries Society Symposium, 47:239-262.

    Burton, Carmen A., Brown, Larry R, 2001, Water Quality, Habitat, and Biological Conditions at Selected Sites in the Highly Urbanized Santa Ana River Basin, California: Eos Trans. AGU, 82(47),Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H42B-0359, 2001.

    Kent, Robert H., Belitz, Kenneth, and Burton, Carmen A., 2005, Algal Productivity and Nitrate Assimilation in an Effluent Dominated Concrete Lined Stream:  Journal of the American Water Resources Association (JAWRA) 41(5):1109-1128.

    Kent, Robert H., Burton, Carmen A., 2001, Algal Nitrate Assimilation and Productivity in an Urban, Concrete-Lined Stream Dominated by Tertiary Treated Municipal Waste-Water: Eos Trans. AGU, 82(47),Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H42B-0360, 2001.

    Mendez, Gregory O., Belitz, Kenneth, 2002, Identifying Sources of Baseflow in the Santa Ana River, California: Pages 567-575 in J.F. Kenny, editor. Proceedings American Water Resources Association 2002 (July 1-3) summer specialty conference--Ground water/surface water interaction, Keystone, CO, TPS-02-2 (view proceedings).

Other Related Reports:

    Burton, Carmen A., Izbicki, John A., Paybins, Katherine S., 1998, Water-Quality Trends in the Santa Ana River at MWD Crossing and below Prado Dam, Riverside County, California: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 97-4173.

    Dawson, Barbara J.M., Belitz, Kenneth, Land, Michael, Danskin, Wesley R., 2003, Stable Isotopes and Volatile Organic Compounds Along Seven Ground-Water Flow Paths in Divergent and Convergent Flow Systems, Southern California, 2000: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 03-4059.

     Izbicki, John A., Pimentel, Isabel M., Johnson, Russell, Aiken, George R., Leenheer, Jerry 2007, Concentration, UV-spectroscopic characteristics and fractionation of DOC in stormflow from an urban stream, Southern California, USA, Environmental Chemistry, 2007, 4, 35-48.

     Izbicki, John A., Pimentel, Isabel M., Leddy, Menu, Bergamaschi, Brian,  2004, Microbial and Dissolved Organic Carbon Characterization of Stormflow in the Santa Ana River at Imperial Highway, Southern California, 1999-2002: U.S. Geological Survery Scientific Investigations Report 2004-5116.

    Izbicki, John A., Mendez, Gregory O., Burton, Carmen A., 2000, Stormflow Chemistry in the Santa Ana River Below Prado Dam and at the Diversion Downstream from Imperial Highway, Southern California, 1995-1998: U.S. Geological Survery Water-Resources Investigations Report 00-4127.

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