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Druliner, A.D., B.J. Esmoil and J.M. Spears. 1999. Field screening of water quality, bottom sediment and biota associated with irrigation drainage in the North Platte Project Area, Nebraska and Wyoming, 1995. US Geological Survey Water Resources Investigations Report 98-4210.

Esmoil B.J., K.D. Schroeder, and T.E. Fannin.  1994.  A contaminant evaluation of the Big Blue River in southeastern Nebraska.  US Fish and Wildlife Service.  Contaminant Report No. R6/60II/94.

Fannin, T.E. 1991. Contaminant residues in Sand hill cranes killed upon striking power lines in central Nebraska, USA. US Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Island, NE.

Fannin, T.E. and B.J. Esmoil. 1993. Metal and organic residues in addled eggs of least terns and piping plovers in the Platte Valley of Nebraska. Pages 150-158 in Higgins, K.F. and M.R. Brashier, eds. Proceedings, The Missouri River and its tributaries piping plover and least tern symposium/workshop. South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD.

Nelson, K.J. and B.J. Esmoil. 1999. Background contaminants evaluation of Fort Niobrara and Valentine National Wildlife Refuge. US Fish and Wildlife Service Contaminant Report, Grand Island, NE.

Nelson, K.J. and B.J. Esmoil. 2001. Trace element concentrations in plants and sediments at Crescent Lake National Wildlife Refuge. US Fish and Wildlife Service Contaminant Report, Grand Island, NE.

Schwarz, M.S., K.R. Echols, M.J. Wolcott and K.J. Nelson.  2004.  Environmental contaminants associated with swine concentrated animal feeding operation and implications for McMurtrey National Wildlife Refuge.  US Fish and Wildlife Service Contaminant Report, Grand Island, NE. 

Schwarz, MS and CD Lydick. 2007. Evaluation of Wetlands Created with Effluent From a Swine Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation Using Mallard Sentinels: Implications for McMurtrey National Wildlife Refuge. US Fish and Wildlife Service Contaminants Report 6N49, Grand Island, NE. 72 pp. [PDF file 3 MB]

Schwarz, MS and CD Lydick. 2010. Assessment of Selenium and Atrazine Exposure and Effects to Wildlife at the North Platte National Wildlife Refuge, Scottsbluff, Nebraska. US Fish and Wildlife Service Contaminants Report 6N54, Grand Island, NE. 62 pp. [PDF file 4 MB]

Schwarz, MS, CD Lydick, KJ Nelson, and TS Gross. 2005. Contaminant Exposure and Reproductive Health of Sandhill Cranes in the Central Platte River Valley, Nebraska. US Fish and Wildlife Service Contaminants Report 6F39, Grand Island, NE. 31 pp. [PDF file 1.4 MB]

Schwarz, MS, BJ Esmoil, KJ Nelson, and TE Fannin. 2005. A Survey of Elemental Contaminants and Organochlorines at North Platte National Wildlife Refuge, Nebraska, 1993. US Fish and Wildlife Service Contaminants Report 6N17, Grand Island, NE. 20 pp. [PDF file 1 MB]

Schwarz, MS, CD Lydick, DE Tillitt, DM Papoulias, and TS Gross. 2005. A Health Risk Evaluation for Pallid Sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus albus) in the Lower Platte River Using Shovelnose Sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus platorynchus) as a Surrogate. US Fish and Wildlife Service Contaminants Report 6F46, Grand Island, NE. 105 pp. [PDF file 2.6 MB]


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