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

Pharmaceuticals and other contaminants of emerging concern in landfill leachate of the United States

Landfills are commonly the final respository for a heterogeneous mixture of waste from residential, commercial, and industrial sources. The use of landfills as a means of waste disposal will likely increase as the global population increases and nations develop. Thus, landfills receiving such waste have the potential to produce leachate containing...

Kolpin, Dana W.; Masoner, Jason R.; Furlong, Edward T.; Cozzarelli, Isabelle M.; Gray, James L.; Schwab, Eric A.
Kolpin, D.W., Masoner, J.R., Furlong, E.T., Cozzarelli, I.M., Gray, J.L., Schwab, E.A. 2015. Pharmaceuticals and other contaminants of emerging concern in landfill leachate of the United States. Norman Bulletin, Issue 4, February 2015, p. 10-11.

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Large-scale dam removal on the Elwha River, Washington, USA: fluvial sediment load

The Elwha River restoration project, in Washington State, includes the largest dam-removal project in United States history to date. Starting September 2011, two nearly century-old dams that collectively contained 21 ± 3 million m3 of sediment were removed over the course of three years with a top-down...

Magirl, Christopher S.; Hilldale, Robert C.; Curran, Christopher A.; Duda, Jeffrey J.; Straub, Timothy D.; Domanski, Marian M.; Foreman, James R.
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Evaluation of aquifer interconnection from aquifer characteristics computed by using specific capacity data within the vicinity of the Tremont Barrel Fill site, Clark County, Ohio

The Tremont Barrel Fill site is immediately north of the Tremont City Landfill near Tremont City, Clark County, Ohio. The site was an unlined pit used as a repository for disposing industrial liquid wastes and sludge from 1976 through 1979. Previous investigations led the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) to conclude that the site poses...

Gahala, Amy M.

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Lake Michigan Diversion Accounting land cover change estimation by use of the National Land Cover Dataset and raingage network partitioning analysis

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Chicago District, is responsible for monitoring and computation of the quantity of Lake Michigan water diverted by the State of Illinois. As part of this effort, the USACE uses the Hydrological Simulation Program–FORTRAN (HSPF) with measured meteorological data inputs to estimate runoff from the Lake...

Sharpe, Jennifer B.; Soong, David T.
Sharpe, J.B., and Soong, D.T., 2015, Lake Michigan Diversion Accounting land cover change estimation by use of the National Land Cover Dataset and raingage network partitioning analysis: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1258, 12 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20141258. ISSN 2331-1258 (online)

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Flood-inundation mapping for the Blue River and selected tributaries in Kansas City, Missouri, and vicinity, 2012

Kansas City, Missouri, has severely flooded many times, most notably in 1951, 1961, 1977, 1984, 1990, 1998, and 2010. During the past 30 years these floods resulted in damages within Kansas City costing tens of millions of dollars and more than 25 casualties. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and City of Kansas City, Missouri, operate multiple...

Heimann, David C.; Weilert, Trina E.; Kelly, Brian P.; Studley, Seth E.
Heimann, D.C., Weilert, T.E., Kelly, B.P., and Studley, S.E., 2015, Flood-inundation mapping for the Blue River and selected tributaries in Kansas City, Missouri, and vicinity, 2012: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2015–3008, 4 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/fs20153008.

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Flood-inundation maps and wetland restoration suitability index for the Blue River and selected tributaries, Kansas City, Missouri, and vicinity, 2012

Digital flood-inundation maps for a 39.7-mile reach of the Blue River and selected tributaries (Brush Creek, Indian Creek, and Dyke Branch) at Kansas City, Missouri, and vicinity, were created by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the City of Kansas City, Missouri. The flood-inundation maps, accessed through the USGS Flood-...

Heimann, David C.; Kelly, Brian P.; Studley, Seth E.

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Preliminary analysis of suspended sediment rating curves for the Kalamazoo River and its tributaries from Marshall to Kalamazoo, Michigan

Suspended sediment concentration (SSC) rating curves for the Kalamazoo River and its tributaries from Marshall to Kalamazoo, Michigan, U.S.A., were developed based on measured data. The slopes of the atsite SSC rating curves were of two general types: either increasing or decreasing with increasing discharges. By examining the basin...

Soong, David T.; Hoard, Christopher J.; Fitzpatrick, Faith A.; Zelt, Ronald B.
Soong, D.T., Hoard, C.J., Fitzpatrick, F.A., and Zelt, R.B., 2015, Preliminary analysis of suspended sediment rating curves for the Kalamazoo River and its tributaries from Marshall to Kalamazoo, Michigan: 10th Federal Interagency Sedimentation Conference, 5th Federal Interagnecy Hydrologic Modeling Conference, April 19-25, 2015, Peppermill Hotel, Reno, Nevada, USA, 12 p.

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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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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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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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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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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.