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: 2022

Evidence for interannual persistence of infectious influenza A viruses in Alaska wetlands

Influenza A viruses (IAVs) deposited by wild birds into the environment may lead to sporadic mortality events and economically costly outbreaks among domestic birds. There is a paucity of information, however, regarding the persistence of infectious IAVs within the environment following deposition. In this investigation, we assessed the...

Ramey, Andrew M.; Reeves, Andrew B.; Lagassé, Benjamin Joel; Patil, Vijay P.; Hubbard, Laura E.; Kolpin, Dana W.; McCleskey, R. Blaine; Repert, Deborah A.; Stallknecht, David E.; Poulson, Rebecca L.

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Year Published: 2021

Water-quality distributions in the East Branch Black River near the Chemical Recovery Systems site in Elyria, Ohio, 2021

Autonomous underwater vehicles are uniquely designed to provide spatially dense water-quality data along with bathymetry and velocimetry. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 requested technical assistance from the U.S. Geological Survey in support of ongoing investigations at the Chemical Recovery Systems site to collect spatially...

Wilson, Jordan L.; Dobrowolski, Edward G.
Wilson, J.L., and Dobrowolski, E.G., 2021, Water-quality distributions in the East Branch Black River near the Chemical Recovery Systems site in Elyria, Ohio, 2021: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2021–1086, 10 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20211086.

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Year Published: 2021

Conceptual and numerical groundwater flow model of the Cedar River alluvial aquifer system with simulation of drought stress on groundwater availability near Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for 2011 through 2013

Between July 2011 and February 2013, the City of Cedar Rapids observed water level declines in their horizontal collector wells approaching 11 meters. As a result, pumping from these production wells had to be halted, and questions were raised about the reliability of the alluvial aquifer under future drought conditions. The U.S. Geological Survey...

Haj, Adel E.; Ha, Wonsook S.; Gruhn, Lance R.; Bristow, Emilia L.; Gahala, Amy M.; Valder, Joshua F.; Johnson, Carole D.; White, Eric A.; Sterner, Shelby P.
Haj, A.E., Ha, W.S., Gruhn, L.R., Bristow, E.L., Gahala, A.M., Valder, J.F., Johnson, C.D., White, E.A., and Sterner, S.P., 2021, Conceptual and numerical groundwater flow model of the Cedar River alluvial aquifer system with simulation of drought stress on groundwater availability near Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for 2011 through 2013: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2021–5065, 59 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20215065.

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Year Published: 2021

Historical hydrologic and geomorphic conditions on the Black River and selected tributaries, Arkansas and Missouri

The Black River flows through southeast Missouri and northeast Arkansas to its confluence with the White River in Arkansas. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers operates Clearwater Dam on the Black River and a series of dams in the White River Basin primarily for flood control. In this study, the hydrology and geomorphology of the Black River are...

LeRoy, Jessica Z.; Huizinga, Richard J.; Heimann, David C.; Lindroth, Evan M.; Doyle, Henry F.
LeRoy, J.Z., Huizinga, R.J., Heimann, D.C., Lindroth, E.M., and Doyle, H.F., 2021, Historical hydrologic and geomorphic conditions on the Black River and selected tributaries, Arkansas and Missouri: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2021–5067, 72 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20215067.

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Year Published: 2021

General water-quality conditions, long-term trends, and network analysis at selected sites within the Ambient Water-Quality Monitoring Network in Missouri, water years 1993–2017

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, collects data pertaining to the surface-water resources of Missouri. Established in 1964, the Ambient Water-Quality Monitoring Network (AWQMN) consisted of 69 sites in 2017. Two additional sites from the National Water-Quality Program are included with...

Richards, Joseph M.; Barr, Miya N.
Richards, J.M., and Barr, M.N., 2021, General water-quality conditions, long-term trends, and network analysis at selected sites within the Ambient Water-Quality Monitoring Network in Missouri, water years 1993–2017: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2021–5079, 75 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20215079.

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Year Published: 2021

Exposure and transport of alkaloids and phytoestrogens from soybeans to agricultural soils and streams in the Midwestern United States

Phytotoxins are naturally produced toxins with potencies similar/higher than many anthropogenic micropollutants. Nevertheless, little is known regarding their environmental fate and off-field transport to streams. To fill this research gap, a network of six basins in the Midwestern United States with substantial soybean production was selected for...

Hama, J. R.; Kolpin, Dana W.; LeFevre, G. H.; Hubbard, Laura E.; Powers, M. M.; Strobel, B. W.

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Year Published: 2021

Precipitation-driven flood-inundation mapping of the Little Blue River at Grandview, Missouri

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the City of Grandview, Missouri, assessed flooding of the Little Blue River at Grandview resulting from varying precipitation magnitudes and durations and expected land-cover changes. The precipitation scenarios were used to develop a library of flood-inundation maps that included a 3.5-mile...

Heimann, David C.; Voss, Jonathon D.; Rydlund, Jr., Paul H.
Heimann, D.C., Voss, J.D., and Rydlund, P.H., Jr., 2021, Precipitation-driven flood-inundation mapping of the Little Blue River at Grandview, Missouri: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2021–5068, 19 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20215068.

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Year Published: 2021

Two-dimensional hydraulic analyses of Joachim Creek, De Soto, Missouri

A two-dimensional hydraulic model; water-surface profiles; and digital maps of water-surface elevation, velocities, and water depths were developed for a 6.7-mile reach of Joachim Creek within and near the city of De Soto, Missouri. Water-surface profiles were generated for the 10-, 4-, 2-, 1-, and 0.2-percent annual exceedance probability (10-,...

Hix, Kyle D.; Rydlund, Jr., Paul H.; Heimann, David C.
Hix, K.D., Rydlund, P.H., and Heimann, D.C., 2021, Two-dimensional hydraulic analyses of Joachim Creek, De Soto, Missouri: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2021–5058, 28 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20215058.

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Year Published: 2021

Incorporating water quality analysis into navigation assessments as demonstrated in the Mississippi River Basin

A description of historical and ambient water quality conditions is often required as part of navigational studies. This paper describes a series of tools developed by the USGS that can aid navigation managers in developing water quality assessments. The tools use R, a statistical software program, and provide methods to retrieve historical...

Kleiss, Barbara; Murphy, Jennifer C.; Mayne, Casey M.; Allgeier, Jake P.; Edmondson, Amanda B.; Ginsberg, Katrina C.; Jones, Keaton E.; Lauth, Timothy J.; Moe, Emily L.; Murphy, Julie W.; Allison, Mead

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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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Year Published: 2021

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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Year Published: 2021

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.