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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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Nilsen, E., and Morace, J., 2014, Foodweb transfer, sediment transport, and biological impacts of emerging and legacy organic contaminants in the lower Columbia River, Oregon and Washington, USAUSGS Contaminants and Habitat (ConHab) Project: Science of the Total Environment, v. 484, p. 319‑321, available at http://or.water.usgs.gov/projs_dir/Conhab/.

 Alvarez, D.A., Perkins, S., Nilsen, E., and Morace, J., 2014, Spatial and temporal trends in occurrence of emerging and legacy contaminants in the Lower Columbia River 2008–2010: Science of the Total Environment, v. 484, p. 322–330, available at http://or.water.usgs.gov/projs_dir/Conhab/.

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/

 

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 S.W. FIFTH AVENUE
Portland, OR 97201
503-251-3229
503-251-3470 - Fax
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