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: 2015

Comparison of fluvial suspended-sediment concentrations and particle-size distributions measured with in-stream laser diffraction and in physical samples

Laser-diffraction technology, recently adapted for in-stream measurement of fluvial suspended-sediment concentrations (SSCs) and particle-size distributions (PSDs), was tested with a streamlined (SL), isokinetic version of the Laser In-Situ Scattering and Transmissometry (LISST) for measuring volumetric SSCs and PSDs ranging from 1.8-415 µm...

Czuba, Jonathan A.; Straub, Timothy D.; Curran, Christopher A.; Landers, Mark N.; Domanski, Marian M.

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Year Published: 2014

Evaluation of a mass-balance approach to determine consumptive water use in northeastern Illinois

A principal component of evaluating and managing water use is consumptive use. This is the portion of water withdrawn for a particular use, such as residential, which is evaporated, transpired, incorporated into products or crops, consumed by humans or livestock, or otherwise removed from the immediate water environment. The amount of consumptive...

Mills, P.C.; Duncker, James J.; Over, Thomas M.; Marian Domanski; Engel, Frank L.
Mills, P.C., Duncker, J.D., Over, T.M., Domanski, M.M., and Engel, F.L., 2014, Evaluation of a mass-balance approach to determine consumptive water use in northeastern Illinois: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5176, 90 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20145176. ISSN 2328-0328 (online)

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Year Published: 2014

Basin-scale simulation of current and potential climate changed hydrologic conditions in the Lake Michigan Basin, United States

The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) is the largest public investment in the Great Lakes in two decades. A task force of 11 Federal agencies developed an action plan to implement the initiative. The U.S. Department of the Interior was one of the 11 agencies that entered into an interagency agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection...

Christiansen, Daniel E.; Walker, John F.; Hunt, Randall J.
Christiansen, D.E., Walker, J.F., and Hunt, R.J., 2014, Basin-scale simulation of current and potential climate changed hydrologic conditions in the Lake Michigan Basin, United States: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5175, 74 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20145175.

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Year Published: 2014

An initial abstraction and constant loss model, and methods for estimating unit hydrographs, peak streamflows, and flood volumes for urban basins in Missouri

Streamflow data, basin characteristics, and rainfall data from 39 streamflow-gaging stations for urban areas in and adjacent to Missouri were used by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the Metropolitan Sewer District of St. Louis to develop an initial abstraction and constant loss model (a time-distributed basin-loss model) and a gamma...

Huizinga, Richard J.
Huizinga, R.J., 2014, An initial abstraction and constant loss model, and methods for estimating unit hydrographs, peak streamflows, and flood volumes for urban basins in Missouri: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5193, 59 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20145193.

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Year Published: 2014

Quality of surface water in Missouri, water year 2013

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, designed and operates a series of monitoring stations on streams and springs throughout Missouri known as the Ambient Water-Quality Monitoring Network. During the 2013 water year (October 1, 2012, through September 30, 2013), data were collected at 79...

Barr, Miya N.; Schneider, Rachel E.
Barr, M.N., and Schneider, R..E., 2014, Quality of surface water in Missouri, water year 2013: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 886, 21 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ds886.

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Year Published: 2014

Estimation of regional flow-duration curves for Indiana and Illinois

Over, Thomas M.; Riley, James D.; Sharpe, Jennifer B.; Arvin, Donald V.
Over, T.M., Riley, J.D., Sharpe, J.B., and Arvin, Donald, 2014, Estimation of regional flow-duration curves for Indiana and Illinois: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5177, 24 p. and additional downloads, Tables 2–5, 8–13, and 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20145177. ISSN 2328-0328 (online)

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Year Published: 2014

Watershed Data Management (WDM) database for Salt Creek streamflow simulation, DuPage County, Illinois, water years 2005-11

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with DuPage County Stormwater Management Division, maintains a USGS database of hourly meteorologic and hydrologic data for use in a near real-time streamflow simulation system, which assists in the management and operation of reservoirs and other flood-control structures in the Salt Creek...

Bera, Maitreyee
Watershed Data Management (WDM) database for Salt Creek streamflow simulation, DuPage County, Illinois, water years 2005-11; 2014; DS; 870; Bera, Maitreyee

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Year Published: 2014

Methods for estimating annual exceedance-probability discharges and largest recorded floods for unregulated streams in rural Missouri

Regression analysis techniques were used to develop a set of equations for rural ungaged stream sites for estimating discharges with 50-, 20-, 10-, 4-, 2-, 1-, 0.5-, and 0.2-percent annual exceedance probabilities, which are equivalent to annual flood-frequency recurrence intervals of 2, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 200, and 500 years, respectively. Basin...

Southard, Rodney E.; Veilleux, Andrea G.
Methods for estimating annual exceedance-probability discharges and largest recorded floods for unregulated streams in rural Missouri; 2014; SIR; 2014-5165; Southard, Rodney E.; Veilleux, Andrea G.

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Year Published: 2014

Integrated assessment of runoff from livestock farming operations: analytical chemistry, in vitro bioassays, and in vivo fish exposures

Animal waste from livestock farming operations can contain varying levels of natural and synthetic androgens and/or estrogens, which can contaminate surrounding waterways. In the present study, surface stream water was collected from 6 basins containing livestock farming operations. Aqueous concentrations of 12 hormones were determined via...

Cavallin, Jenna E.; Durhan, Elizabeth J.; Evans, Nicola; Jensen, Kathleen M.; Kahl, Michael D.; Kolpin, Dana W.; Kolodziej, Edward P.; Foreman, William T.; LaLone, Carlie A.; Makynen, Elizabeth A.; Seidl, Sara M.; Thomas, Linnea M.; Villeneuve, Daniel L.; Weberg, Matthew A.; Wilson, Vickie S.; Ankley, Gerald T.
Cavallin, J.E., Durhan, E.J., Evans, N., Jensen, K.M., Kahl, M.D., Kolpin, D.W., Kolodziej, E.P., Foreman, W.T., LaLone, C.A., Makynen, E.A., Seidl, S.M., Thomas, L.M., Villeneuve, D.L., Weberg, M.A., Wilson, V.S., Ankley, G.T. 2014. Integrated assessment of runoff from livestock farming operations: Analytical chemistry, in vitro bioassays, and in vivo fish exposures. Environ. Toxicol. Chem., v. 33, p. 1849-1857.

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Year Published: 2014

Bathymetric and velocimetric surveys at highway bridges crossing the Missouri River between Kansas City and St. Louis, Missouri, April-May, 2013

Bathymetric and velocimetric data were collected by the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Transportation, in the vicinity of 10 bridges at 9 highway crossings of the Missouri River between Lexington and Washington, Missouri, from April 22 through May 2, 2013. A multibeam echosounder mapping system was used to...

Huizinga, Richard J.
Bathymetric and velocimetric surveys at highway bridges crossing the Missouri River between Kansas City and St. Louis, Missouri, April-May, 2013; 2014; SIR; 2014-5116; Huizinga, Richard J.

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Year Published: 2014

Summary of U.S. Geological Survey reports documenting flood profiles of streams in Iowa, 1963-2012

This report is part of an ongoing program that is publishing flood profiles of streams in Iowa. The program is managed by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Transportation and the Iowa Highway Research Board (Project HR-140). Information from flood profiles is used by engineers to analyze and design bridges,...

Eash, David A.
Summary of U.S. Geological Survey reports documenting flood profiles of streams in Iowa, 1963-2012; 2014; SIR; 2014-5085; Eash, David A.

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Year Published: 2014

Transformation products and human metabolites of triclocarban and tricllosan in sewage sludge across the United States

Removal of triclocarban (TCC) and triclosan (TCS) from wastewater is a function of adsorption, abiotic degradation, and microbial mineralization or transformation, reactions that are not currently controlled or optimized in the pollution control infrastructure of standard wastewater treatment. Here, we report on the levels of eight transformation...

Pycke, Benny F.G.; Roll, Isaac B.; Brownawell, Bruce J.; Kinney, Chad A.; Furlong, Edward T.; Kolpin, Dana W.; Halden, Rolf U.
Pycke, B.F.G., Roll, I.B., Brownawell, B.J., Kinney, C.A, Furlong, E.T., Kolpin, D.W., Halden, R.U. 2014. Transformation products and human metabolites of triclocarban and triclosan in sewage sludge across the United States: Environ. Sci. Technol., v. 48, p. 7881-7890.