Concurrent Session L

Thursday, March 28
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Agenda subject to change.
Updated 21 March 2019


L1: Hydrologic Studies featuring Isotope and Environmental Tracers

Moderator: Karl Haase, USGS
Room: Windows

4:05 USGS Groundwater Dating Portfolio, Gerolamo Casile, USGS
4:25 Geochemical and Isotopic Determination of Deep Groundwater Contributions and Salinity to the Shallow Groundwater and Surface Water Systems, Mesilla Basin, New Mexico, Texas, and Mexico, Andrew Robertson, USGS
4:45 Status of Ongoing USGS Studies on the Buffalo River (Arkansas), Billy Justus, USGS
5:05 Combining Water Stable Isotopes and Meteorological Data to Link Precipitation Modes with Recharge and Runoff, Martha Scholl, USGS


L2: Session Cancelled


L3: Monitoring Stormwater: Best Management Practices

Moderator: Aaron Borisenko, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Room: Ballroom 2

4:05 Determining Which Iron Minerals in Iron-Enhanced Sand Filters Remove Phosphorous from Stormwater Runoff, Beth Fisher, University of Minnesota
4:25 Field Evaluation of Brining as a Stormwater Best Management Practice to Reduce Chloride Pollution from Road Salt, Danelle Haake, Saint Louis University
4:45 Measuring the Impacts of Green Stormwater Infrastructure on Stream Health, Kristina Hopkins, USGS
5:05 Facilitated Discussion


L4: Evaluating Trends

Moderator: Michelle Maier, U.S. EPA
Room: Tower D

4:05 Water-Quality Trends in the Nation’s Rivers and Streams: Relations to Levels of Concern, Megan Shoda, USGS
4:25 Investigation of the Influence of Naturally Elevated Groundwater Total Dissolved Solids Concentration on Freshwater Benthic Macroinvertebrate Communities in the Southern California Region, John Rudolph, Wood PLC
4:45 Water Quality Changes in the West Fork of the White River from Upstream to Downstream: What Could this Mean for Water Resource Managers?, Erin Scott, University of Arkansas
5:05 Bridging Maryland’s Protection Gap: Monitoring to Identify Coldwater Streams and Define their Spatial Extent, Matthew Stover, Maryland Department of the Environment


L5: Linking Multiple Stressors to Stream Ecological Health

Moderator: Monty Porter, Oklahoma Water Resources Board
Room: Silver

4:05 Factors Contributing to Poor Biological Condition in Streams of the Puget Sound Lowlands: Results from a Collaborative Regional Stream Status and Trends Monitoring Program, Keunya Song, Washington State Department of Ecology
4:25 Linking the Agricultural Landscape of the Midwest to Stream Health, Travis Schmidt, USGS
4:45 Contrasting Multi-Stressor Effects on Biological Communities Between Urban and Agricultural Streams, Ian Waite, USGS
5:05 Comparator Site Selection and Screening-Level CAUSAL Assessments, Ken Schiff, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project


L6: Innovative Monitoring to Track State Nutrient Reductions in the Mississippi River Basin

Moderator: Yishen Li, U.S. EPA
Room: Vail

4:05 Tracking Nutrient Reductions in Indiana and Arkansas – Lessons Learned for other HTF states, Kate Gardiner, University of Illinois
4:25 The Great Rivers Ecological Observatory Network (GREON) for Monitoring Water Quality in the Upper Mississippi River Basin, Miles Corcoran, Lewis & Clark Community College
4:45 The Great Lakes to Gulf Observatory – Transforming Water Quality Data to Knowledge to Guide Conservation Practices and Policies, Edward Kratschmer, Lewis & Clark Community College
5:05 N-Gage: A New Method for Incentivizing Water Quality Improvement, Hans Kok, Conservation Technology Information Center, West Lafayette, Indiana


L7: Shale Gas Development and Ground Water Quality

Moderator: Tim Oden, USGS
Room: Terrace

4:05 Groundwater Samples from 35 Domestic Wells Within the Shale-Gas Development in Northeastern Pennsylvania, Matthew Conlon, USGS
4:25 Methane and Benzene in Groundwater in Areas of Unconventional Oil and Gas Production in the U.S., Peter McMahon, USGS
4:45 Using Citizen Scientists and Stream Methane to Monitor Oil and Gas Development in Pennsylvania, Josh Woda, Penn State University
5:05 Relations of Groundwater Chemistry to Oil Development in Different Hydrogeologic Settings – Preliminary Results from California Regional Groundwater Monitoring Near Oil Fields, Matthew Landon, USGS


L8: Panel Discussion: Applying the Biological Condition Gradient to Support Water Quality Management, Part II

Room: Columbine


L9: Panel Discussion: Using the Water Quality Portal for Regional and National Water-Quality Studies

Room: Ballroom 1