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: 2013

Bathymetric surveys of selected lakes in Missouri--2000-2008

Years of sediment accumulation and abnormally dry conditions in the Midwest in 1999 and 2000 led to the water level decline of many water-supply lakes in Missouri, and caused renewed interest in modernizing outdated area/volume tables for these lakes. The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and...

Richards, Joseph M.
Bathymetric surveys of selected lakes in Missouri--2000-2008; 2013; OFR; 2013-1101; Richards, Joseph M.

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Evaluation of the potential for hysteresis in index-velocity ratings for the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal near Lemont, Illinois

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is responsible for monitoring flows in the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal (CSSC) near Lemont, Illinois, as a part of the Lake Michigan Diversion Accounting overseen by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District. Lake Michigan Diversion Accounting is mandated by a U.S. Supreme Court decree in order to...

Jackson, P. Ryan; Sinha, Sumit; Dutta, Som; Johnson, Kevin K.; Duncker, James J.; Garcia, Marcelo H.
Evaluation of the potential for hysteresis in index-velocity ratings for the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal near Lemont, Illinois; 2013; SIR; 2013-5095; Jackson, P. Ryan; Sinha, Sumit; Dutta, Som; Johnson, Kevin K.; Duncker, James J.; Garcia, Marcelo H.

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Integrated synoptic surveys using an autonomous underwater vehicle and manned boats

Traditional surface-water surveys are being combined with autonomous technology to produce integrated surveys of bathymetry, water quality, and velocity in inland lakes and reservoirs. This new technology provides valuable, high-resolution, integrated data that allow a systems-based approach to understanding common environmental problems. This...

Jackson, P. Ryan
Jackson, P.R., 2013, Integrated synoptic surveys using an autonomous underwater vehicle and manned boats: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2013–3018, 4 p., http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2013/3018.

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Methods for estimating annual exceedance-probability discharges for streams in Iowa, based on data through water year 2010

A statewide study was performed to develop regional regression equations for estimating selected annual exceedance-probability statistics for ungaged stream sites in Iowa. The study area comprises streamgages located within Iowa and 50 miles beyond the State’s borders. Annual exceedance-probability estimates were computed for 518 streamgages by...

Eash, David A.; Barnes, Kimberlee K.; Veilleux, Andrea G.
Methods for estimating annual exceedance-probability discharges for streams in Iowa, based on data through water year 2010; 2013; SIR; 2013-5086; Eash, David A.; Barnes, Kimberlee K.; Veilleux, Andrea G.

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Chemical contaminants in water and sediment near fish nesting sites in the Potomac River basin: determining potential exposures to smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu)

The Potomac River basin is an area where a high prevalence of abnormalities such as testicular oocytes (TO), skin lesions, and mortality has been observed in smallmouth bass (SMB, Micropterus dolomieu). Previous research documented a variety of chemicals in regional streams, implicating chemical exposure as one plausible explanation for these...

Kolpin, Dana W.; Blazer, Vicki; Gray, James L.; Focazio, Michael J.; Young, John A.; Alvarez, David A.; Iwanowicz, Luke R.; Foreman, William T.; Furlong, Edward T.; Speiran, Gary K.; Zaugg, Steven D.; Hubbard, Laura E.; Meyer, Michael T.; Sandstrom, Mark W.; Barber, Larry B.
Chemical contaminants in water and sediment near fish nesting sites in the Potomac River basin: determining potential exposures to smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu); 2013; Article; Journal; Science of the Total Environment; Kolpin, Dana W.; Blazer, Vicki S.; Gray, James L.; Focazio, Michael J.; Young, John A.; Alvarez, David A.; Iwanowicz, Luke R.; Foreman, William T.; Furlong, Edward T.; Speiran, Gary K.; Zaugg, Steven D.; Hubbard, Laura E.; Meyer, Michael T.; Sandstrom, Mark W.; Barber, Larry B.

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User’s manual for the National Water Information System of the U.S. Geological Survey: Water-Quality System

This user documentation is designed to be a reference for the quality of water (QW) programs within the National Water Information System (NWIS). If you are a new user, the “Introduction” and “Getting Started” sections may be the right place for you to start. If you are an experienced user, you may want to go straight to the details provided in...

Dupré, David H.; Scott, Jonathon C.; Clark, Melanie L.; Canova, Michael G.; Stoker, Yvonne E.
User’s manual for the National Water Information System of the U.S. Geological Survey: Water-Quality System; 2013; OFR; 2013-1054; Dupré, David H.; Scott, Jonathon C.; Clark, Melanie L.; Canova, Michael G.; Stoker, Yvonne E.

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Use of the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) for simulating hydrology and water quality in the Cedar River Basin, Iowa, 2000--10

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, used the Soil and Water Assessment Tool to simulate streamflow and nitrate loads within the Cedar River Basin, Iowa. The goal was to assess the ability of the Soil and Water Assessment Tool to estimate streamflow and nitrate loads in gaged and ungaged basins...

Hutchinson, Kasey J.; Christiansen, Daniel E.
Use of the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) for simulating hydrology and water quality in the Cedar River Basin, Iowa, 2000--10; 2013; SIR; 2013-5002; Hutchinson, Kasey J.; Christiansen, Daniel E.

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Velocity Mapping Toolbox (VMT): a processing and visualization suite for moving-vessel ADCP measurements

The use of acoustic Doppler current profilers (ADCP) for discharge measurements and three-dimensional flow mapping has increased rapidly in recent years and has been primarily driven by advances in acoustic technology and signal processing. Recent research has developed a variety of methods for processing data obtained from a range of ADCP...

Parsons, D.R.; Jackson, P.R.; Czuba, J.A.; Engel, F.L.; Rhoads, B.L.; Oberg, K.A.; Best, J.L.; Mueller, D.S.; Johnson, K.K.; Riley, J.D.
Velocity Mapping Toolbox (VMT): a processing and visualization suite for moving-vessel ADCP measurements; 2013; Article; Journal; Earth Surface Processes and Landforms; Parsons, D. R.; Jackson, P. R.; Czuba, J. A.; Engel, F. L.; Rhoads, B. L.; Oberg, K. A.; Best, J. L.; Mueller, D. S.; Johnson, K. K.; Riley, J. D.

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Assessment of macroinvertebrate communities in adjacent urban stream basins, Kansas City, Missouri, metropolitan area, 2007 through 2011

Macroinvertebrates were collected as part of two separate urban water-quality studies from adjacent basins, the Blue River Basin (Kansas City, Missouri), the Little Blue River and Rock Creek Basins (Independence, Missouri), and their tributaries. Consistent collection and processing procedures between the studies allowed for statistical...

Christensen, Eric D.; Krempa, Heather M.
Assessment of macroinvertebrate communities in adjacent urban stream basins, Kansas City, Missouri, metropolitan area, 2007 through 2011; 2013; SIR; 2012-5284; Christensen, Eric D.; Krempa, Heather M.

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Initial results from a reconnaissance of cyanobacteria and associated toxins in Illinois, August--October 2012

Ten lakes and two rivers in Illinois were sampled in August–October 2012 to determine the concentrations and spatial distribution of cyanobacteria and associated cyanotoxins throughout the State. The reconnaissance was a collaborative effort of the U.S. Geological Survey and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. Sample results indicated...

Terrio, Paul J.; Ostrodka, Lenna M.; Loftin, Keith A.; Good, Gregg; Holland, Teri
Initial results from a reconnaissance of cyanobacteria and associated toxins in Illinois, August--October 2012; 2013; OFR; 2013-1019; Terrio, Paul J.; Ostrodka, Lenna M.; Loftin, Keith A.; Good, Gregg ; Holland, Teri

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Year Published: 2012

Water monitoring to support the State of Illinois Governor's Drought Response Task Force -August 7, 2012

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) collects streamflow, groundwater level, and water-quality data for the State of Illinois and the Nation. Much of these data are collected every 15 minutes (real-time) as a part of the national network, so that water-resource managers can make decisions in a timely and reliable manner. Coupled with modeling and...

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The role of the U.S. Geological Survey in Lake Michigan Diversion Accounting in Illinois, 1984-2010

The State of Illinois' annual withdrawl from Lake Michigan is limited by a U.S. Supreme Court decree. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is responsible for monitoring flows in the Chicago area waterway system (CAWS) as part of the Lake Michigan Diversion Accounting (LMDA) overseen by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District. Every five...

Johnson, Kevin K.; Duncker, James J.; Jackson, P. Ryan
The role of the U.S. Geological Survey in Lake Michigan Diversion Accounting in Illinois, 1984-2010; 2012; OFR; 2012-1243; Johnson, Kevin K.; Duncker, James J.; Jackson, P. Ryan