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Welcome to the Central Midwest Water Science Center’s (CMWSC) Website. We offer information on streamflow, water quality, water-use, and groundwater data for Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri. We conduct unbiased, scientific hydrologic investigations & research projects to effectively manage CMWSC and our Nation's water resources through joint efforts with our partners.

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Date published: May 12, 2020

USGS Responds to Spring Flooding

U.S. Geological Survey field crews are measuring flooding across the country as spring weather is in full swing. Warming temperatures, increased precipitation and snowmelt have caused moderate to major flooding in the upper Midwest, East Coast, Central Plains and the Southeast portions of the country.

Date published: September 20, 2019

USGS Mobile Water Quality Sensor on Mississippi River Boat

U.S. Geological Survey expands its network of water-quality sensors to include the American Queen Steamboat as she travels the entire length of the Mississippi River collecting nutrient levels and water-quality data along the way.  (Image Courtesy: Iowa Public Radio, Iowa City, Iowa, limited use USGS only)

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Year Published: 2021

Fluvial Egg Drift Simulator (FluEgg) user’s manual

The Fluvial Egg Drift Simulator (FluEgg) was developed to simulate the transport and dispersion of invasive carp eggs and larvae in a river. FluEgg currently (2020) supports modeling of bighead carp (Hypophthalmichthys nobilis), silver carp (H. molitrix), and grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella), with the planned addition of black carp (...

Domanski, Marian M.; LeRoy, Jessica Z.; Berutti, Michael; Jackson, P. Ryan
Domanski, M.M., LeRoy, J.Z., Berutti, M., and Jackson, P.R., 2021, Fluvial Egg Drift Simulator (FluEgg) user’s manual: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2021–1052, 30 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20211052.

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Flood-inundation maps for the Blue River near Red Bridge Road, Kansas City, Missouri, 2019

Digital flood-inundation maps for a 4.6-mile reach of the Blue River near Red Bridge Road in Kansas City, Missouri, were created by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the City of Kansas City, Missouri. The flood-inundation maps, which can be accessed through the USGS Flood Inundation Mapping Program website at https://www.usgs....

Heimann, David C.; Voss, Jonathon D.; Rydlund, Jr., Paul H.
Heimann, D.C., Voss, J.D., and Rydlund, P.H., Jr., 2021, Flood-inundation maps for the Blue River near Red Bridge Road, Kansas City, Missouri, 2019: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2020–5057, 14 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20205057.

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Effect of groundwater withdrawals, river stage, and precipitation on water-table elevations in the Iowa River alluvial aquifer near Tama, Iowa, 2017–20

The Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa is the only federally recognized Tribe in the State of Iowa and is commonly known as the Meskwaki Nation. The Tribe owns more than 8,100 acres, referred to as the “Meskwaki Settlement.” The Meskwaki Settlement uses a well field that withdraws water from the Iowa River alluvial aquifer (IRAA) to...

Gruhn, Lance R.; Haj, Adel E.
Gruhn, L.R., and Haj, A.E., 2021, Effect of groundwater withdrawals, river stage, and precipitation on water-table elevations in the Iowa River alluvial aquifer near Tama, Iowa, 2017–20: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2021–1019, 11 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20211019.