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

Continuous nitrate monitoring in groundwater and potential contribution to surface-water nitrogen loads in Mason County, Illinois

Illinois has some of the most productive farmland in the country. The use of fertilizers to improve crop production has increased, which has resulted in an increase in the concentration of nitrogen in many streams and aquifers. The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, is continuously monitoring...

Gruhn, Lance R.; Nalley, Greg M.
Gruhn, L.R., and Nalley, G.M., 2020, Continuous nitrate monitoring in groundwater and potential contribution to surface-water nitrogen loads in Mason County, Illinois: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2019–3064, 4 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20193064.

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De facto water reuse: Bioassay suite approach delivers depth and breadth in endocrine active compound detection

Although endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) have been detected in wastewater and surface waters worldwide using a variety of in vitro effects-based screening tools, e.g. bioassays, few have examined potential attenuation of environmental contaminants by both natural (sorption, degradation, etc) and anthropogenic (water treatment practices)...

Medlock Kakaley, Elizabeth K; Blackwell, Brett R.; Cardon, Mary C.; Conley, Justin M.; Evans, Nicola; Feifarek, David J.; Furlong, Edward; Glassmeyer, Susan T.; Gray, L. Earl Jr.; Hartig, Phillip C.; Kolpin, Dana W.; Mills, Marc A.; Rosenblum, Laura; Villeneuve, Daniel L.; Wilson, Vickie S.

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Year Published: 2019

Bathymetric map and surface area and capacity table for Beaver Lake near Rogers, Arkansas, 2018

Beaver Lake was constructed in 1966 on the White River in the northwest corner of Arkansas for flood control, hydroelectric power, public water supply, and recreation. The surface area of Beaver Lake is about 27,900 acres and approximately 449 miles of shoreline are at the conservation pool level (1,120 feet above the North American Vertical Datum...

Huizinga, Richard J.; Ellis, Jarrett T.; Sharpe, Jennifer B.; LeRoy, Jessica Z.; Richards, Joseph M.
Huizinga, R.J., Ellis, J.T., Sharpe, J.B., LeRoy, J.Z., and Richards, J.M., 2019, Bathymetric map and surface area and capacity table for Beaver Lake near Rogers, Arkansas, 2018: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3445, 2 sheets, https://doi.org/10.3133/sim3445.

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Year Published: 2019

Quality of surface water in Missouri, water year 2018

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, designed and operates a network of monitoring stations on streams and springs throughout Missouri known as the Ambient Water-Quality Monitoring Network. During water year 2018 (October 1, 2017, through September 30, 2018), water-quality data were...

Kay, Robert T.
Kay, R.T., 2019, Quality of surface water in Missouri, water year 2018: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1119, 25 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ds1119.

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Year Published: 2019

Full Equations Model Graphical Data Inspector (FEQ–GDI) user guide

The Full Equations Model Graphical Data Inspector (FEQ–GDI) is a menu-driven utility program that enables users to visualize and check the geometric and hydraulic properties of channel cross sections, selected control structures, and stream profiles in the input files for the Full Equations (FEQ) Model and the Full Equations Utilities (FEQUTL)...

Ern, Jessica L.; Ortel, Terry; Ishii, Audrey L.; Bera, Maitreyee
Ern, J.L., Ortel, T., Ishii, A.L., and Bera, M., 2019, Full Equations Model Graphical Data Inspector (FEQ–GDI) user guide: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2019–1113, 11 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20191113.

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Year Published: 2019

Efficacy of increasing discharge to reduce tow-mediated fish passage across an electric dispersal barrier system in a confined channel

The Electric Dispersal Barrier System (EDBS) in the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal (CSSC) was built to limit the interbasin transfer of aquatic invasive species between the Mississippi River Basin and the Great Lakes Basin. Commercial barge traffic, or tows, moving downstream through the EDBS can facilitate the upstream passage of small fish...

LeRoy, Jessica Z.; Davis, Jeremiah J.; Shanks, Matthew R.; Jackson, P. Ryan; Murphy, Elizabeth A.; Baxter, Carey L.; Trovillion, Jonathan C.; McInerney, Michael K.

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Year Published: 2019

Hydrologic balance, water quality, chemical-mass balance, and geochemical modeling of hyperalkaline ponds at Big Marsh, Chicago, Illinois, 2016–17

Hyperalkaline (pH greater than 12) ponds and groundwater exist at Big Marsh near Lake Calumet, Chicago, Illinois, a site used by the steel industry during the mid-1900s to deposit steel- and iron-making waste, in particular, slag. The hyperalkaline ponds may pose a hazard to human health and the environment. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in...

Gahala, Amy M.; Seal, Robert R.; Piatak, Nadine M.
Gahala, A.M., Seal, R.R., and Piatak, N.M., 2019, Hydrologic balance, water quality, chemical-mass balance, and geochemical modeling of hyperalkaline ponds at Big Marsh, Chicago, Illinois, 2016–17: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2019–5078, 31 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20195078.

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Year Published: 2019

Urban stormwater: An overlooked pathway of extensive mixed contaminants to surface and groundwaters in the United States

Increasing global reliance on stormwater control measures to reduce discharge to surface water, increase groundwater recharge, and minimize contaminant delivery to receiving waterbodies necessitates improved understanding of stormwater-contaminant profiles. A multi-agency study of organic and inorganic chemicals in urban stormwater from 50 runoff...

Masoner, Jason R.; Kolpin, Dana W.; Cozzarelli, Isabelle M.; Barber, Larry B.; Burden, D.S.; Foreman, William T.; Forshay, Kenneth J.; Furlong, Edward; Groves, Justin F.; Hladik, Michelle; Hopton, Matthew E.; Jaeschke, Jeanne B.; Keefe, Steffanie H.; Krabbenhoft, David; Lowrance , Richard; Romanok, Kristin; Rus, David L.; Selbig, William R.; Williams, Brad; Bradley, Paul

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Year Published: 2019

Flood-inundation maps for Joachim Creek, De Soto, Missouri, 2018

Digital flood-inundation maps for a 6.7-mile reach of Joachim Creek, De Soto, Missouri, were created by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the city of De Soto and Jefferson County, Missouri. The flood-inundation maps, which can be accessed through the USGS Flood Inundation Mapping Program website at https://www.usgs.gov/mission-...

Heimann, David C.; Voss, Jonathan D.; Rydlund, Jr., Paul H.
Heimann, D.C., Voss, J.D., and Rydlund, P.H., Jr., 2019, Flood-inundation maps for Joachim Creek, De Soto, Missouri, 2018: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2019–5068, 10 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20195068.

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Year Published: 2019

Operationalizing small unoccupied aircraft systems for rapid flood inundation mapping and event response

Small Unoccupied Aircraft Systems (sUAS) offer the capability to collect rapid and accurate aerial survey data during flood response. The rapid collection of aerial flood data can potentially enable scientists to produce detailed geospatial products and related datasets in time for decisional support. A workflow for sUAS event response before,...

Engel, Frank L.; Hernandez, Rogelio

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Year Published: 2019

Nutrients in northern Missouri streams

Nutrients, specifically nitrogen and phosphorus, are necessary for healthy aquatic communities to thrive, but if nutrient concentrations are too high, water quality can be degraded and natural aquatic communities may be destroyed. Nutrients consistently have been listed nationally as one of the top five causes of stream and river impairments, and...

Krempa, Heather
Krempa, H.M., 2019, Nutrients in northern Missouri streams: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2019–3038, 4 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20193038.

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Year Published: 2019

The use of continuous water-quality time-series data to compute nutrient loadings for selected Iowa streams, 2008–17

In support of nutrient reduction efforts, nitrate (as nitrate plus nitrite) and phosphorus loads and yields were computed for selected streams in Iowa based on continuously monitored sensor data for 2008–17 and 2014–17, respectively. Sample data were used to assess nitrate sensor bias and to create phosphorus-turbidity surrogate models. Where...

Garrett, Jessica D.
Garrett, J.D., 2019, The use of continuous water-quality time-series data to compute nutrient loadings for selected Iowa streams, 2008–17: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2019–5054, 31 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20195054.