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Jennifer Morace

Hydrologist

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Currently my work focusses on toxics issues in the Columbia River Basin.  I work closely with NOAA Fisheries, EPA, the Lower Columbia River Estuary Partnership, Columbia Riverkeeper, and others in evaluating water-quality conditions in the basin and working towards a healthier environment for us all.



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Morace, J.L., 2012, Reconnaissance of contaminants in selected wastewater-treatment-plant effluent and stormwater runoff entering the Columbia River, Columbia River Basin, Washington and Oregon, 2008–10: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2012–5068, 68 p, http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2012/5068/

 

Alvarez, D., Nilsen, E., Morace, J., Perkins, S., and Cranor, W., 2010, Spatial and temporal distribution of contaminants in the Lower Columbia River: Portland, OR, 31st Annual Meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), Poster number WP108, November 7-11, 2010.

 

Lower Columbia River Estuary Partnership, 2007, Lower Columbia River Estuary and Ecosystem Monitoring: Water Quality and Salmon Sampling Report, http://www.lcrep.org/pdfs/WaterSalmonReport.pdf.

 

Morace, J.L., 2007, Relation between selected water-quality variables, climatic factors, and lake levels in Upper Klamath and Agency Lakes, Oregon, 1990–2006: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5117, 54 p, http://pubs.water.usgs.gov/sir20075117.

 

Morace, J.L., 2006, Water-quality data, Columbia River Estuary, 2004-05: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 213, 18+ p, http://pubs.water.usgs.gov/ds213.

 

Fuhrer, G.J., Morace, J.L., Johnson, H.M., Rinella, J.F., Ebbert, J.C., Embrey, S.S., Waite, I.R., Carpenter, K.D., Wise, D.R., and Hughes, C.A., 2004, Water quality in the Yakima River Basin, Washington—1999–2000: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1237, 34 p, http://pubs.water.usgs.gov/cir1237.

 

Morace, J.L., and McKenzie, S.W., 2002, Fecal-indicator bacteria in the Yakima River basin, Washington—An examination of 1999 and 2000 synoptic-sampling data and their relation to historical data: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 02–4054, 32 p, http://or.water.usgs.gov/pubs_dir/WRIR02-4054/.

 

U.S. Geological Survey, 1999, The quality of our Nation’s waters—Nutrients and pesticides: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1225, 82 p., http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/circ1225/.

 

Rinella, J.F., McKenzie, S.W., Crawford, J.K., Foreman, W.T., Fuhrer, G.J., and Morace, J.L., 1999, Surface-water-quality assessment of the Yakima River Basin in Washington—Distribution of pesticides and other organic compounds in water, sediment, and aquatic biota, 1987–91: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Supply Paper 2354B, 180p.

 

Morace, J.L., Fuhrer, G.J., Rinella, J.F., McKenzie, S.W., and others, 1999, Surface-water-quality assessment of the Yakima River Basin in Washington—Overview of major findings, 1987–91: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 98–4113, 119 p, http://or.water.usgs.gov/pubs_dir/Pdf/98-4113.pdf.

 

Anderson, C.W., Wood, T.M., and Morace, J.L., 1997, Distribution of dissolved pesticides and other water quality constituents in small streams, and their  relation to land use, in the Willamette River Basin, Oregon: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 97–4268, 87 p, http://or.water.usgs.gov/pubs_dir/Pdf/97-4268.pdf.

 

Snyder, D.T., and Morace, J.L., 1997, Nutrient loading from drained wetlands adjacent to Upper Klamath and Agency Lakes, Oregon: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 97–4059, 67 p., http://or.water.usgs.gov/pubs_dir/Pdf/97-4059.pdf.

 

Wood, T.M., Fuhrer, G.J., and Morace, J.L., 1996, Relation between selected water-quality variables and lake level in Upper Klamath and Agency Lakes, Oregon: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 96–4079, 57 p., http://or.water.usgs.gov/pubs_dir/Pdf/96-4079.pdf.

 

Fuhrer, G.J., Tanner, D.Q., Morace, J.L., McKenzie, S.W., and Skach, K.A., 1995, Analysis of current and historical water-quality data from the lower Columbia River Basin—Available data through 1994: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 95–4294, 157 p., http://or.water.usgs.gov/pubs_dir/Pdf/columbia_bistate.pdf.

 

Fuhrer, G.J., Fluter, S.L., McKenzie, S.W., Rinella, J.R., Crawford, J.K., Cain, D.J., Hornberger, M.I., Bridges, J.L., and Skach, K.A., 1994, Surface-water-quality assessment of the Yakima River Basin in Washington—Major- and minor-element data for sediment, water, and aquatic biota, 1987­–91: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 94–308, 223 p.

 

Bridges, Jennifer, 1993, An investigation of AIDS therapies based on the anatomy and effects of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus: Linfield College Honors Thesis, 147 p.


Contaminants of Emerging Concern, Columbia River Basin

Interested in evaluating water-quality conditions in the Columbia River Basin, particularly "toxics"--anthropogenic-indicator compounds, pharmaceuticals, PBDEs, pesticides, legacy compounds, and others.


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Jennifer Morace
2130 SW 5th Avenue
Portland, OR 97201
503-251-3229
503-251-3470 - Fax
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