Central Midwest Water Science Center

Data and Tools

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) currently operates and maintains data collection sites in the Central Midwest Water Science Center (Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri) for acquiring information about surface water, ground water, water quality, and precipitation to provide necessary information for our cooperators in this Center.

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Date published: October 7, 2019

Terrestrial Laser Scanning Data from Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park, Nevada County, California, 2014-17

High-resolution, terrestrial laser scanning (TLS), was used to quantify the volume of sediment eroded from outcrops at Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park, located about 17 kilometers (km) northeast of Grass Valley, California. TLS was used to create centimeter-scale, three-dimensional (3-D) maps of the complex outcrop surfaces, which could not be mapped non-destructively or in sufficient...

Date published: September 1, 2019

Channel bed elevations for a 5-mile reach on the Maumelle River upstream of Lake Maumelle near Little Rock, Arkansas, 2019

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) did a bathymetric survey of the lower reach of the Maumelle River upstream of Lake Maumelle, near Little Rock, Arkansas, from July 9—11, 2019. Channel bed elevations (thalweg) were collected to support a USACE modeling effort on a 5-mile reach of the Maumelle River. In parts of the reach...

Date published: March 7, 2019

Quality assurance data to evaluate the vertical accuracy of the bathymetric data for Sugar Creek Lake near Moberly, Missouri, 2018

Sugar Creek Lake is located approximately 4 miles northwest of Moberly, Missouri, in Randolph County, and has a full-pool surface area of approximately 330 acres. The lake primarily is used for recreation and drinking-water supply for the town of Moberly, Missouri. An earthen dam approximately 38-feet high and 1,125-feet long was constructed across the Sugar Creek valley in 1922. The elevation...

Date published: March 7, 2019

Bathymetric data for Sugar Creek Lake near Moberly, Missouri, 2018

Sugar Creek Lake is located approximately 4 miles northwest of Moberly, Missouri, in Randolph County, and has a full-pool surface area of approximately 330 acres. The lake primarily is used for recreation and drinking-water supply for the town of Moberly, Missouri. An earthen dam approximately 38-feet high and 1,125-feet long was constructed across the Sugar Creek valley in 1922. The elevation...

Date published: March 7, 2019

Lidar derived shoreline for Sugar Creek Lake near Moberly, Missouri, 2018

Sugar Creek Lake is located approximately 4 miles northwest of Moberly, Missouri, in Randolph County, and has a full-pool surface area of approximately 330 acres. The lake primarily is used for recreation and drinking-water supply for the town of Moberly, Missouri. An earthen dam approximately 38-feet high and 1,125-feet long was constructed across the Sugar Creek valley in 1922. The elevation...

Date published: March 5, 2019

National Water Information System (NWIS) Mapper

The NWIS mapper provides access to over 1.5 million sites contained in the USGS National Water Information System (NWIS), including sites where current and historical surface-water, groundwater, springs, and atmospheric data has been collected. Users can search by site type, data type, site number, or place.

Date published: February 7, 2019

Topography at Select Dams in the Mark Twain National Forest, Missouri, 2018

The U.S. Department of Agriculture - Forest Service (USDA-FS) has been evaluating hazards and classifications at the dams of four small reservoirs in the Mark Twain National Forest in Missouri. These reservoirs are Crane Lake near Annapolis, Fourche Lake near Briar, McCormack Lake near Greer, and Sterling Hollow Lake near Willow Springs. Conventional topographic surveys were used to provide...

Date published: January 1, 2019

Summary of the characteristics of commercial tows passing through the Electrical Dispersal Barrier System on the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal at Romeoville, Illinois, October 1, 2017, to September 30, 2018

A motion-activated video camera documented the passage of commercial tows through the Electric Dispersal Barrier System (EDBS) on the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal at Romeoville, Illinois, over the period October 1, 2017, to September 30, 2018. Videos were manually screened and analyzed to extract tow characteristics including: date and time of video recording, number and configuration of...

Date published: January 1, 2019

Site G02 Gasconade River Bathymetry at Structure A3878 on U.S. Highway 50 at Mount Sterling, Missouri, June 2017 (ver 2.0, May 2019)

These data are high-resolution bathymetry (riverbed elevation) in ASCII XYZ format, generated from the June 2, 2017, hydrographic survey of the Gasconade River near structure A3787 on U.S. Highway 50 at Mount Sterling, Missouri, to help identify possible effects from extreme flooding on May 1-2, 2017. Hydrographic data were collected using a high-resolution multibeam echosounder mapping...

Date published: January 1, 2019

Water temperature and specific conductance, annual statistics, in the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal near the Electric Dispersal Barrier System at Romeoville, Illinois, October 1, 2017, to September 30, 2018

This dataset includes water temperature and specific conductance (TC) data measured at USGS streamgage number 05536995 (Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal at Romeoville, IL). Four Campbell® Scientific SC547 TC probes are positioned in a natural niche on east (left) bank 1200 feet downstream of the stage gage at this site. The TC data are measured every five minutes at four gage height...

Date published: January 1, 2019

Bathymetric Data at Highway Bridges crossing the Lower Gasconade River after May 2017 Flood in Central Missouri (ver 2.0, May 2019)

These data are high-resolution bathymetry (riverbed elevation) in ASCII format, generated from hydrographic surveys near six highway bridge structures over the Gasconade River in central Missouri. These sites were surveyed in June 2017 to help identify possible effects from extreme flooding on May 1-2, 2017. At the five downstream sites, hydrographic data were collected using a high-...

Date published: January 1, 2019

Site G01 Gasconade River Bathymetry at Structure A4735 on Missouri State Highway 100 at Gasconade, Missouri, June 2017 (ver 2.0, May 2019)

These data are high-resolution bathymetry (riverbed elevation) in ASCII XYZ format, generated from the June 1, 2017, hydrographic survey of the Gasconade River near structure A4735 on Missouri State Highway 100 at Gasconade, Missouri, to help identify possible effects from extreme flooding on May 1-2, 2017. Hydrographic data were collected using a high-resolution multibeam echosounder mapping...