Central Midwest Water Science Center

Publications

These publications are written or co-authored by Central Midwest Water Science Center personnel in conjuction with their work at the USGS and other government agencies.  They include USGS reports, journal articles, conference proceedings, and published abstracts that  are available in the USGS Publications  Warehouse.

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Year Published: 2020

Field evaluation of the Sequoia Scientific LISST-ABS acoustic backscatter sediment sensor

Sequoia Scientific’s LISST-ABS is a submersible acoustic instrument that measures the acoustic backscatter sensor (ABS) concentration at a point within a river, stream, or creek. Compared to traditional physical methods for measuring suspended-sediment concentration (SSC), sediment surrogates like the LISST-ABS offer continuous data that can be...

Manaster, Adam E.; Straub, Timothy D.; Wood, Molly S.; Bell, Joseph M.; Dombroski, Daniel E.; Curran, Christopher A.
Manaster, A.E., Straub, T.D., Wood, M.S., Bell, J.M., Dombroski, D.E., and Curran, C.A., 2020, Field evaluation of the Sequoia Scientific LISST-ABS acoustic backscatter sediment sensor: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2020–1096, 26 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20201096.

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Occurrence and spatiotemporal dynamics of pharmaceuticals in a temperate-region wastewater effluent-dominated stream: Variable inputs and differential attenuation yield evolving complex exposure mixtures

Effluent-dominated streams are becoming increasingly common in temperate regions and generate complex pharmaceutical mixture exposure conditions that may impact aquatic organisms via drug–drug interactions. Here, we quantified spatiotemporal pharmaceutical exposure concentrations and composition mixture dynamics during baseflow conditions at four...

Zhi, Hui; Kolpin, Dana W.; Klaper, R.D.; Iwanowicz, Luke R.; Meppelink, Shannon M.; LeFevre, Gregory H.

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Flood-inundation maps for the Little Calumet River from Lansing to South Holland, Illinois, 2020

Digital flood-inundation maps for about an 8-mile reach of the Little Calumet River, Illinois, were created by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The flood-inundation maps, which can be accessed through the USGS Flood Inundation Mapping Science website at https://www.usgs.gov/mission-areas/water...

Dunn, Andrew P.; Straub, Timothy D.; Manaster, Adam E.
Dunn, A.P., Straub, T.D., and Manaster, A.E., 2020, Flood-inundation maps for the Little Calumet River from Lansing to South Holland, Illinois, 2020: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2020–5074, 10 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20205074.

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Flood-inundation maps for Dardenne Creek in 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 the Missouri Department of Transportation, St. Charles County, and the Cities of O’Fallon and St. Peters, Mo. The flood-inundation maps, which can be accessed...

Heimann, David C.; Voss, Jonathon D.; Rydlund, Jr., Paul H.
Heimann, D.C., Voss, J.D., and Rydlund, P.H., Jr., 2020, Flood-inundation maps for Dardenne Creek in St. Charles County, Missouri, 2019: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2020–5060, 14 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20205060.

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Missouri StreamStats—St. Louis County and the City of St. Louis urban application

To address a major limitation of the functionality of the Missouri statewide StreamStats application in the urban areas of St. Louis County and the City of St. Louis, Missouri, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District, defined watershed boundaries and hydrography for the study area using high-...

Southard, Rodney E.; Haluska, Tana; Richards, Joseph M.; Ellis, Jarrett T.; Dartiguenave, Christine; Djokic, Dean
Southard, R.E., Haluska, T., Richards, J.M., Ellis, J.T., Dartiguenave, C., and Djokic, D., 2020, Missouri StreamStats—St. Louis County and the City of St. Louis urban application: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2020–5040, 27 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20205040.

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Trends in nutrient and soil loss in Illinois rivers, 1978–2017

Nutrient and soil loss, defined herein as the loss of nutrients or soil to streams and other downstream receiving waters, affect watersheds around the globe. Although governments make large investments mitigating nutrient and soil loss through watershed management efforts, the efficacy of these efforts is often difficult to assess, in part because...

Hodson, Timothy O.; Terrio, Paul J.
Hodson, T.O., and Terrio, P.J., 2020, Trends in nutrient and soil loss in Illinois rivers, 1978–2017: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2020–5041, 26 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20205041.

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Evaluating the potential role of bioactive chemicals on the distribution of invasive Asian carp upstream and downstream from river mile 278 in the Illinois waterway

Two non-native carp species have invaded the Illinois Waterway and are a threat to Great Lakes ecosystems. Poor water quality in the upper Illinois Waterway, may be a factor contributing to the stalling of the carp population front near river mile 278. In 2015, the U.S. Geological Survey collected 4 sets of water samples from two sites upstream...

Battaglin, William A.; Duncker, James J.; Terrio, Paul J.; Bradley, Paul; Barber, Larry; DeCicco, Laura A.

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Groundwater-quality and select quality-control data from the National Water-Quality Assessment Project, January through December 2016, and previously unpublished data from 2013 to 2015

Environmental groundwater-quality data were collected from 648 wells as part of the National Water-Quality Assessment Project of the U.S. Geological Survey National Water-Quality Program and are included in this report. Most of the wells (514) were sampled from January through December 2016, and 60 of them were sampled in 2013 and 74 in 2014. The...

Arnold, Terri L.; Bexfield, Laura M.; Musgrove, MaryLynn; Erickson, Melinda L.; Kingsbury, James A.; Degnan, James R.; Tesoriero, Anthony J.; Kulongoski, Justin T.; Belitz, Kenneth
Arnold, T.L., Bexfield, L.M., Musgrove, M., Erickson, M.L., Kingsbury, J.A., Degnan, J.R., Tesoriero, A.J., Kulongoski, J.T., and Belitz, K., 2020, Groundwater-quality and select quality-control data from the National Water-Quality Assessment Project, January through December 2016, and previously unpublished data from 2013 to 2015: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1124, 135 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ds1124.

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Polymeric nanofiber-carbon nanotube composite mats as fast-equilibrium passive samplers for polar organic pollutants

To improve the performance of polymeric electrospun nanofiber mats (ENMs) for equilibrium passive sampling applications in water, we integrated two types of multiwalled carbon nanotubes (CNTs; with and without surface carboxyl groups) into polyacrylonitrile (PAN) and polystyrene (PS) ENMs. For 11 polar and moderately hydrophobic compounds (−0.07...

Qian, Jiajie; Martinez, Andres; Marek, Rachel F; Nagorzanski, Matthew R.; Zhi, Hui; Furlong, Edward; Kolpin, Dana W.; LeFevre, Gregory H.; Cwiertny, David M.

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Modelling grass carp egg transport using a 3-D hydrodynamic river model: The role of egg retention in dead zones on spawning success

Invasive grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) are known to spawn in the Sandusky River, Ohio, USA, within the Great Lakes Basin, and are threatening to expand throughout the Great Lakes. Successful spawning is thought to require that eggs remain in suspension until hatching, which depends on river hydrodynamics and temperature-dependent egg...

Heer, Tej; Wells, Mathew G.; Jackson, P. Ryan; Mandrak, Nicholas E.

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Bathymetric and velocimetric surveys at highway bridges crossing the Missouri River between Kansas City and St. Louis, Missouri, May 22–31, 2017

Bathymetric and velocimetric data were collected by the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Transportation, near 10 bridges at 9 highway crossings of the Missouri River between Kansas City and St. Louis, Missouri, from May 22 to 31, 2017. A multibeam echosounder mapping system was used to obtain channel-bed...

Huizinga, Richard J.
Huizinga, R.J., 2020, Bathymetric and velocimetric surveys at highway bridges crossing the Missouri River between Kansas City and St. Louis, Missouri, May 22–31, 2017: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2020–5018, 104 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20205018.

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A critical review on the potential impacts of neonicotinoid insecticide use: Current knowledge of environmental fate, toxicity, and implications for human health

Neonicotinoid insecticides are widely used in both urban and agricultural settings around the world. Historically, neonicotinoid insecticides have been viewed as ideal replacements for more toxic compounds, like organophosphates, due in part to their perceived limited potential to affect the environment and human health. This critical review...

Lehmler, Hans-Joachim; Kolpin, Dana W.; Hladik, Michelle; Vargo, John D.; Schilling, Keith E.; LeFevre, Gregory H.; Peeples, Tonya L.; Poch, Matthew C.; LaDuca, Lauren E.; Cwiertny, David M.; Field, R. William