Central Midwest Water Science Center

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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: June 26, 2020

Data for Field Evaluation of the Sequoia Scientific LISST-ABS Acoustic Backscatter Sediment Sensor

This dataset summarizes various sedimentary data from ten U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) surface water sites across the contiguous United States. These sites include: 01648010 Rock Creek at Joyce Road, Washington, DC 05586300 Illinois River at Florence, Illinois 06731000 Cherry Creek below Cherry Creek Lake, Colorado 06807000 Missouri River at Nebraska City, Nebraska 06935965 Miss

Date published: June 12, 2020

Statistical Analysis of Water Levels in the Mississippi River Valley Alluvial Aquifer in Missouri from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources' Well Information Management System (WIMS)

An objective review (Asquith and others, 2018 and 2020) of the distribution of the first two significant figures of a water-level measurement (depth below land surface) was done on the 10,295 measurements (one per well) that met the threshold criteria. The purpose of this review was to ascertain the degree to which substantial rounding of values might exist in the dataset. It was

Date published: June 12, 2020

Final Dataset

This dataset contains the final water level records (10,132) that met all threshold criteria and had absolute residual (ABS_PSEUDO_LEV) of less than 20 feet. The threshold of 20 feet was selected based on water level changes of the U.S. Geological Survey groundwater site 363551090152801 Qulin in the Mississippi River Valley alluvial aquifer. This final dataset is considered a best repre

Date published: June 12, 2020

Original Dataset of Water Level Records in the Mississippi River Valley Alluvial Aquifer in Missouri from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources' Well Information Management System (WIMS)

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ (MoDNR) Well Information Management System (WIMS) is a repository for well information that includes date of completion, well construction, geology, and water level. Well information is provided by the water well drillers during the permitting process and is updated periodically by MoDNR. Well information is available in WIMS as

Date published: June 12, 2020

Velocity measurements around the sill bubble curtain in Peoria Lock on the Illinois River, Illinois, September 17-18, 2019

Bubble curtain systems, also called “bubblers,” are used in navigation locks to prevent the buildup of ice around the gates in the winter. It has been proposed that bubblers could potentially serve an additional purpose as a deterrent to the upstream movement of aquatic invasive species through locks. An interagency study involving the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish

Date published: May 26, 2020

Data for the Estimation of Regional Flow-Duration Curves for Illinois

Digital datasets were used to develop basin characteristics whose values are used in multiple regression equations and tested for the use in predicting flow-duration curves (FDCs) in ungaged areas of Illinois. Several basin characteristics are easily derived from StreamStats (https://streamstats.usgs.gov/ss/) basin delineations themselves, such as...

Date published: May 26, 2020

Data for the Estimation of Regional Flow-Duration Curves for Indiana

Digital datasets were used to develop basin characteristics whose values are used in multiple regression equations and tested for the use in predicting flow-duration curves (FDCs) in ungaged areas of Indiana. Several basin characteristics are easily derived from StreamStats (https://streamstats.usgs.gov/ss/) basin delineations themselves, such as...

Date published: May 26, 2020

Data for the Estimation of Regional Flow-Duration Curves for Indiana and Illinois

Digital datasets were used to develop basin characteristics whose values are used in multiple regression equations and tested for the use in predicting flow-duration curves (FDCs) in ungaged areas of Illinois and Indiana. Several basin characteristics are easily derived from StreamStats (https://streamstats.usgs.gov/ss/) basin delineations...

Date published: May 19, 2020

Multi-Agency Gage Height and Discharge Datasets for Selected Streamgages on the Missouri River from 10/01/1936 to 12/31/2018

This dataset includes data for 12 selected streamgages on the Missouri River from 10/01/1936 through 12/31/2018. The data include time series of gage height at the following U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) streamgages: 06601200 Missouri River at Decatur, Nebraska 06609100 Missouri River at Blair, Nebraska 06805600 Missouri River at Plattsmouth, Nebraska 06810070 Miss

Date published: May 19, 2020

Geophysical Data Collected in the Cedar River Floodplain, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 2015-2017

A suite of geophysical methods was used along the Cedar River in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to support the hydrogeologic characterization of the alluvial aquifer associated with the river and to assess the area for suitability for larger-scale airborne geophysics. The aquifer is comprised of sand and gravel, interbedded with finer sediments, and underlain by carbonate-dominated bedrock. The aquife...

Date published: May 19, 2020

Flood-Inundation Shapefile for Dardenne Creek, St. Charles County, Missouri, 2019

Digital flood-inundation maps for a 9.9-mile reach of Dardenne Creek, St. Charles County, Missouri, were created by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with St. Charles County, Missouri Department of Transportation, and the cities of O'Fallon and St. Peters, Missouri. The flood-inundation maps, which can be accessed through the USGS Flood Inundation Mapping Scienc

Date published: May 19, 2020

Flood-Inundation Depth Grids for the Dardenne Creek Backwater, St. Charles County, Missouri, 2019

Digital flood-inundation maps for a 9.9-mile reach of Dardenne Creek, St. Charles County, Missouri, were created by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with St. Charles County, Missouri Department of Transportation, and the cities of O'Fallon and St. Peters, Missouri. The flood-inundation maps, which can be accessed through the USGS Flood Inundation Mapping Scienc