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REPORTS AND FACT SHEETS

Wright, W.G., 1984, Effects of fracturing on well yields in the coalfield areas of Wise and Dickenson Counties, Southwestern Virginia:  U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 84-461, 28 p.

Wright, W.G., and Powell, J.D., 1990, Assessment of ground-water contamination from a leaking underground storage tank at a Defense supply center near Richmond, Virginia:  U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 90-4091, 38 p.

Wright, W.G., 1990, Ground-water hydrology and quality of the Valley and Ridge and Blue Ridge physiographic provinces of Clarke County, Virginia:  U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 90-4134, 64 p.

Wright, W.G., and Powell, J.D., 1990, Preliminary investigation of soil and ground-water contamination at a U.S. Army petroleum training facility, Fort Lee, Virginia:  U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 90-387, 28 p.

Wright, W.G., 1995, Naturally occurring and mining-affected dissolved metals in two subbasins of the upper Animas River basin, southwestern Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-243-95, 4 p.

Wright, W.G., 1997, Natural and mining-related sources of dissolved constituents in the upper Animas River basin, southwestern Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-148-97, 6 p.

Wright, W.G., and Moore, Bryan, 2003, Application of tracer-injection techniques to demonstrate surface-water and ground-water interactions between an alpine stream and the North Star Mine, upper Animas River watershed, southwestern Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 03-4172 (11 Mb).

Wright, W.G., Simon, William, Bove, D.J., Mast, M.A., and Leib, K.J., 2004, Distribution of pH values and dissolved trace-metal concentrations in streams in Church, S.E., von Guerard, P.B., and Finger, S.E. (Eds.), Integrated investigations of environmental effects of historical mining in the Animas River watershed, San Juan County, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1651, Chapter E10.

Wright, W.G., Kimball, B.A., and Runkel, R.L., 2004, Effects of the Mayday Mine site on stream water quality in the Cement Creek basin, August 2000 in Church, S.E., von Guerard, P.B., and Finger, S.E. (Eds.), Integrated investigations of environmental effects of historical mining in the Animas River watershed, San Juan County, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1651, Chapter E23.

Wright, W.G., 2004, Surface-water modeling using HEC-RAS for gravel mining in the Animas River Valley:  Southwest Hydro-Logic Hydrologic Studies Report 2004-1, 24 p.

Wright, W.G., 2005, Water-Quality Data Synthesis for the Upper Los Piños River Watershed, Southwestern Colorado, and Suggestions for a Watershed Plan, 2005:  Southwest Hydro-Logic Hydrological Studies Report 2005-1, 32 p.

Wright, W.G., 2005, Hydrology and Safe Yield of the Lightner Creek Watershed for the Lake Durango Water Company Municipal Water Supply, La Plata County, Colorado, 2005:  Southwest Hydro-Logic Hydrological Studies Report 2005-2B (4.2 mB), 45 p.

Wright, W.G., 2005, Seepage Losses from the Pine Ridge Ditch, La Plata County, Colorado, May-June 2005:  Southwest Hydro-Logic Hydrological Studies Report 2005-3, 20 p.

Wright, W.G., 2005, Proposal to Change Seepage Loss Percentages and Recalculate the Safe Yield of Pine Ridge Ditch Water Rights for Lake Durango Water Company, La Plata County, Colorado, May-June 2005:  Southwest Hydro-Logic Hydrological Studies Report 2005-4, 8 p.

Wright, W.G., 2005, Ground-Water Hydrology of the Yeager Canyon Area, Ignacio and Gem Village, Colorado, June-July 2005:  Southwest Hydro-Logic Hydrological Studies Report 2005-5, 49 p.

Wright, W.G., 2005, Diversion of Water for the Lightner Creek Project and Design of Streamflow Gaging Station;  Southwest Hydro-Logic Hydrological Studies Report 2005-7, 16 p.

Wright, W.G., 2005, Water-Quality Trends in the Upper Los Pinos River Watershed:  Southwest Hydrology Magazine, p. 8-9.

Wright, W.G., 2006, Pine River Watershed Group Volunteer Monitor Newsletter, Water-Quality and Flood-Hazard Monitoring 2005-2006:  Southwest Hydro-Logic Fact Sheet 06-001, 4 p.

Wright, W.G., 2006, Lake Durango Water Company -- Update Regarding Tap Count, Service Area, and Safe Yield May 2006:  Southwest Hydro-Logic Fact Sheet 06-002, 6 p.

Wright, W.G., 2006, Hydrology and Geochemistry of Yucca House National Monument and Surrounding Area, Southwestern Colorado:  Southwest Hydro-Logic Hydrological Studies Report 2006-1, 48 p.

Wright, W.G., 2006, Financial Plan for Repayment of the Lightner Creek Project, Lake Durango Water Company, Southwestern Colorado, February 2006:  Southwest Hydro-Logic Hydrological Studies Report 2006-2, 14 p.

Wright, W.G., 2006, Class II Permit Application for the Trappers Crossing Waterline Extensions for Ridges II and The Estates, La Plata County, Colorado, 2006:  Southwest Hydro-Logic Hydrological Studies Report 2006-3, 55 p.

Wright, W.G., 2006, Aquifer and Water-Quality Testing for Well 59071, Dillon Ranches, Parcel 566909300078, La Plata County, Colorado, April 2006:  Southwest Hydro-Logic Hydrological Studies Report 2006-4, 19 p.

Wright, W.G., 2006, Ground-Water Hydrology and Geochemistry of the Falls Creek Ranch Area, La Plata County, Colorado:  Southwest Hydro-Logic Hydrological Studies Report 2006-5, 34 p.

Wright, W.G., 2006, Lake Durango Water Company, Operations and Maintenance Action Plan, December 2006:  Southwest Hydro-Logic Hydrological Studies Report 2006-6a (1.6 mB), 27 p.

Wright, W.G., 2007, Rainfall Runoff, Flood Hazards, and Water-Quality Data for the Upper Los Piños River Watershed, Southwestern Colorado, 2006:  Southwest Hydro-Logic Hydrological Studies Report 2007-2, 18 p.

Wright, W.G., 2007, Results of the Water Demand Study for Lake Durango Water Company, April 2007:  Southwest Hydro-Logic Fact Sheet 07-001, 4 p.

Wright, W.G., 2007, Hydrology and Safe Yield of the DCD Airport Business Park, Lower Florida River Valley, La Plata County, Colorado, 2007:  Southwest Hydro-Logic Hydrological Studies Report 2007-3, 22 p.

Wright, W.G. (Ed.), 2008, Upper Pine River Watershed, State of the Watershed Report 2008, 22 p.

Wright, W.G., and Nydick, K., 2010, Sources of Atmospheric Mercury Concentrations and Wet Deposition at Mesa Verde National Park, Southwestern Colorado, 2002-08:  Mountain Studies Institute Report 2010-03, 44 p.

 JOURNAL ARTICLES

 Wright, W.G., 1999, Oxidation and mobilization of selenium by nitrate in irrigation drainage (2.6 mB):  Journal of Environmental Quality,  vol. 28, n. 4, p. 256-264.

JOURNALS AS EDITOR   

 American Water Resources Association, Water Resources IMPACT, Measuring Monitoring Performance by Local Watershed Groups, September 2007.

PROCEEDINGS PAPERS AND ABSTRACTS

 Wright, W.G., 1985, Effects of fracturing on the ground-water flow system of the coalfields of southwestern Virginia in Proceedings of the 1985 Symposium on Coal Hydrology, Reclama­tion, and Sedimentation, Lexington, Kentucky. PAPER.

Wright, W.G., 1986, Modeling karst aquifer response to rainfall in Proceedings of the Ninth Inter­national Congress of Speleology, Barcelona, Spain, p. 36-39. PAPER.

Wright, W.G., 1990, Ground-water quality in the Valley and Ridge and Blue Ridge physiographic provinces of Clarke County, Virginia in Collected Abstracts of the 1990 Virginia Water Resources Conference: Virginia Water Resources Research Center, Blacksburg, Virginia, p. 44. ABSTRACT.

Wright, W.G., Powell, J.D., and Nelms, D.L., 1991, Monitoring-well installation and investiga­tion for volatile-organics contamination in the multilayered Coastal Plain aquifer system of Vir­ginia in Childress, C.J.O., and Vince, C.C. (Eds.), Abstracts from the technical sessions of the first U.S. Geological Survey water-quality workshop, Northeastern Region, Skyland, Vir­ginia, March 31-April 3, 1986: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 91-225, p. 31. ABSTRACT.

Wright, W.G., and Fukui, L.M., 1992, Mobilization of dissolved selenium in the Mancos Shale and associated alluvium in the irrigated Grand and Uncompahgre Valleys, western Colorado in Jarrett, R.D. (Ed.), Programs and Abstracts, Rocky Mountain Hydrologic Research Center 47th Annual Meeting, Environmental Studies in Colorado and Wyoming, p. 15.  ABSTRACT.

Wright, W.G., Butler, D.L, Wolny, D.G., and Fukui, L.M. 1992, Factors affecting distribution of dissolved selenium in the Mancos Shale and associated alluvium in the irrigated Grand and Uncompahgre Valleys, western Colorado in Collected Abstracts of the American Chemical Society 204th National Meeting: American Chemical Society, Washington, D.C. p. 96. ABSTRACT.

Wright, W.G., and Butler, D.L., 1993, Distribution and mobilization of dissolved selenium in ground water of the irrigated Grand and Uncompahgre Valleys, western Colorado in Allen, R.G., and Neale, C.M.U. (Eds.), Management of Irrigation and Drainage Systems--Inte­grated Perspectives: American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, p. 770-777.  PAPER.

Wright, W.G., 1995, Nitrogen fertilizer as an oxidizing agent to mobilize trace constituents from soils in Water Resources and Environmental Hazards--Emphasis on hydrologic and cultural insight in the Pacific Rim, June 1995:  Proceedings of the American Water Resources Association, Middleburg, Virginia, p. 483-490. PAPER.

 Wright, W.G., Mast, M.A., and Leib, K.J., 1998, Oxygen isotopes of dissolved sulfate as a tool to distinguish natural and mining-related dissolved constituents in the upper Animas watershed, Colorado in Nimick, D.A., and von Guerard, P.B. (Eds.), Science for watershed decisions on abandoned mine lands--Review of preliminary results, Denver, Colorado, February 4-5, 1998: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 98-297, p. 39.  ABSTRACT.

Wright, W.G., Leib, K.J., and Mast, M.A., 1998, Effects of selected mine dump piles on dis­solved-constituent loads in the Cement Creek basin, upper Animas watershed, Colorado in Nimick, D.A., and von Guerard, P.B. (Eds.), Science for watershed decisions on abandoned mine lands--Review of preliminary results, Denver, Colorado, February 4-5, 1998: U.S. Geo­logical Survey Open-File Report 98-297, p. 43.  ABSTRACT.

Wright, W.G., Leib, K.J., and Mast, M.A., 1998, Seasonal fluctuations of discharge and dissolved constituents from selected abandoned mines in the upper Animas watershed, Colorado in Nimick, D.A., and von Guerard, P.B. (Eds.), Science for watershed decisions on abandoned mine lands--Review of preliminary results, Denver, Colorado, February 4-5, 1998: U.S. Geo­logical Survey Open-File Report 98-297, p. 47.  ABSTRACT.

Wright, W.G., and Nordstrom, D.K., 1999, Oxygen isotopes of dissolved sulfate as a tool to distinguish natural and mining-related dissolved constituents in Tailings and Mine Waste ‘99: Netherlands, A.A. Balkema Publications, p. 671-678.  PAPER.

Wright, W.G., and Nordstrom, D.K., 1999, Oxygen isotopes of dissolved sulfate as a tool to distinguish natural and mining-related dissolved constituents in U.S. Geological Survey Toxics Substances Hydrology Program--Proceedings of the technical meeting, Charleston, South Carolina, March 8-12, 1999.  PAPER.

  

PERIODICALS AND NEWSLETTERS 

Wright, W.G., 1981, Geohydrology of the Skydusky Hollw Cave System:  Virginia Polytechnic Institute Speleological Club Newsletter, vol. 44, n. 2, p. 4-7.

Wright, W.G., 1989, Mysteries of Lechuguilla Cave:  Register of the Richmond Area Speleological Society, vol. 17, n. 2, p. 8-9.

Wright, W.G., 1991, Preliminary description of karst terranes of northern Prince of Wales Island, El Capitan Peak area, southeastern Alaska:  Glacier Grotto Newsletter, vol. 14, n. 1, p. 5-8.

 

REPORTS, JOURNAL ARTICLES, PROCEEDING PAPERS, AND ABSTRACTS AS A COAUTHOR

Bove, D.J., Wright, W.G., Mast, M.A., and Yager, D., 1998, Natural contributions of acidity and metals to surface waters of the upper Animas watershed, Colorado in Nimick, D.A., and von Guerard, P.B. (Eds.), Science for watershed decisions on abandoned mine lands--Review of preliminary results, Denver, Colorado, February 4-5, 1998: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 98-297, p. 37.

Butler, D.L., Wright, W.G., Stewart, K.C., Osmundson, B.C., Krueger, R.P., and Crabtree, D.W., 1996, Detailed study of selenium and other constituents in water, bottom sediment, soil, alfalfa, and biota associated with irrigation drainage in the Uncompahgre Project Area and in the Grand Valley, west-central Colorado, 1991-93: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investiga­tions Report 96-4138, 136 p.

Butler, D.L., Wright, W.G., Hahn, D.A., Krueger, R.P., and Osmundson, B.C., 1994, Physical, chemical, and biological data for detailed study of irrigation drainage in the Uncompahgre Project Area and in the Grand Valley, west-central Colorado, 1991-92: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 94-110, 146 p., 2 plates.

Cunningham, K.I., Spirakis, C.S., and Wright, W.G., 1993, Lechuguilla Cave--Current U.S. Geological Survey Investigations:  Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, vol. 25, n. 1, March 1993.

Cunningham, K.I., Northup, D.E., Pollastro, R.M., Wright, W.G., and LaRock, E.J., 1995, Bacte­ria, fungi, and biokarst in Lechuguilla Cave, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico: Environmental Geology, v. 25, p. 2-8.

Cunningham, K.M., Wright, W.G., Nordstrom, D.K., and Ball, J.W., 1996, Water-quality data for Doughty Springs, Delta County, Colorado, 1903-1994, with emphasis on sulfur redox species: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 96-619, 69 p.

Leib, K.J., Mast, M.A., and Wright, W.G., 1998, Seasonal fluctuations of dissolved-zinc concen­trations and loads in the mainstem streams of the upper animas watershed, Colorado in Nimick, D.A., and von Guerard, P.B. (Eds.), Science for watershed decisions on abandoned mine lands- -Review of preliminary results, Denver, Colorado, February 4-5, 1998: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 98-297, p. 16.

Leib, K.J., Mast, M.A., and Wright, W.G., 1998, Recurrence intervals, probability, and annual duration of dissolved-zinc concentrations using flood-analysis techniques in the upper Animas watershed, Colorado in Nimick, D.A., and von Guerard, P.B. (Eds.), Science for watershed decisions on abandoned mine lands--Review of preliminary results, Denver, Colorado, Febru­ary 4-5, 1998: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 98-297, p. 18. 

Leib, K.J., Mast, M.A., and Wright, W.G., 2003, Using water-quality profiles to characterize water quality and loading in the upper Animas River basin, southwestern Colorado: U.S. Geo­logical Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 02-4230, 43 p.

Mast, M.A., Wright, W.G., and Leib, K.J., 1998, Comparison of surface-water chemistry in undisturbed and mining-impacted areas of the Cement Creek watershed, Colorado in Nimick, D.A., and von Guerard, P.B. (Eds.), Science for watershed decisions on abandoned mine lands-- Review of preliminary results, Denver, Colorado, February 4-5, 1998: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 98-297, p. 38.

Mast, M.A., Evans, J.B., Leib, K.J., and Wright, W.G., 2000, Hydrologic and water-quality data at selected sites in the upper Animas River watershed, southwestern Colorado, 1997-99: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 00-53, 20 p., 1 plate, CD-ROM.

Mast, M.A., Wright, W.G., Verplanck, P.L., and Bove, D.J., 2004, Characterization of background water quality in Church, S.E., von Guerard, P.B., and Finger, S.E. (Eds.), Integrated investiga­tions of environmental effects of historical mining in the Animas River watershed, San Juan County, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1651, Chapter E7.

Nordstrom, D.K., Wright, W.G., Mast, M.A., and Bove, D.J., 2004, Aqueous-sulfate stable isotopes--a study of mining-affected and natural acidic drainage in Church, S.E., von Guerard, P.B., and Finger, S.E. (Eds.), Integrated investigations of environmental effects of historical mining in the Animas River watershed, San Juan County, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1651, Chapter E8.

Powell, J.D., Wright, W.G., and Nelms, D.L., 1987, Installation Restoration Program, Phase II- Quantification of ground-water contamination and movement at the Defense General Supply Center, Richmond, Virginia: U.S. Geological Survey Administrative Report, 246 p.

Powell, J.D., Wright, W.G., Nelms, D.L., and Ahlin, R.J., 1990, Ground-water contamination and movement at the Defense General Supply Center, Richmond, Virginia: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 90-4113, 36 p.   

Robson, S.G., and Wright, W.G., 1995, Ground-water resources of the Florida Mesa area, La Plata County, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 95- 4190, 30 p.

Verplanck, P.L., Nordstrom, D.K., Wright, W.G., and Taylor, H.E., 1998, Rare earth element geochemistry of acid waters--preliminary results identifying source signatures and instream processes in Nimick, D.A., and von Guerard, P.B. (Eds.), Science for watershed decisions on abandoned mine lands--Review of preliminary results, Denver, Colorado, February 4-5, 1998: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 98-297, p. 21.