Pesticides in Surface Waters: Current Understanding of Distribution and Major Influences

Fact Sheet 039-97
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This report summarizes a comprehensive analysis of existing information on national and regional patterns of pesticide occurrence in surface waters of the United States and the major influences on the sources and transport of pesticides. It is one of a four-part series that synthesizes current knowledge and understanding of pesticides in the nation's water resources as part of the National Water Quality Assessment Program.

Suggested Citation

Larson, S.J., Capel, P.D., and Majewski, M.S., 1997, Pesticides in surface waters—Current understanding of distribution and major influences: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 1997–0397,

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

Table of Contents

  • Pesticides in the Hydrologic System
  • Importance of Surface Waters
  • Historical Study Efforts
  • Pesticides Found in Surface Waters
  • Seasonality of Pesticides in Surface Waters
  • Significance to Water Quality
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Pesticides in surface waters: Current understanding of distribution and major influences
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 039-97
DOI 10.3133/fs03997
Year Published 1997
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) U.S. Geological Survey
Description 4 p.
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