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

Groundwater-quality and select quality-control data from the National Water-Quality Assessment Project, January through December 2016, and previously unpublished data from 2013 to 2015

Environmental groundwater-quality data were collected from 648 wells as part of the National Water-Quality Assessment Project of the U.S. Geological Survey National Water-Quality Program and are included in this report. Most of the wells (514) were sampled from January through December 2016, and 60 of them were sampled in 2013 and 74 in 2014. The...

Arnold, Terri; Bexfield, Laura M.; Musgrove, MaryLynn; Erickson, Melinda L.; Kingsbury, James A.; Degnan, James R.; Tesoriero, Anthony J.; Kulongoski, Justin T.; Belitz, Kenneth
Arnold, T.L., Bexfield, L.M., Musgrove, M., Erickson, M.L., Kingsbury, J.A., Degnan, J.R., Tesoriero, A.J., Kulongoski, J.T., and Belitz, K., 2020, Groundwater-quality and select quality-control data from the National Water-Quality Assessment Project, January through December 2016, and previously unpublished data from 2013 to 2015: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1124, 135 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ds1124.

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Polymeric nanofiber-carbon nanotube composite mats as fast-equilibrium passive samplers for polar organic pollutants

To improve the performance of polymeric electrospun nanofiber mats (ENMs) for equilibrium passive sampling applications in water, we integrated two types of multiwalled carbon nanotubes (CNTs; with and without surface carboxyl groups) into polyacrylonitrile (PAN) and polystyrene (PS) ENMs. For 11 polar and moderately hydrophobic compounds (−0.07...

Qian, Jiajie; Martinez, Andres; Marek, Rachel F; Nagorzanski, Matthew R.; Zhi, Hui; Furlong, Edward; Kolpin, Dana W.; LeFevre, Gregory H.; Cwiertny, David M.

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Modelling grass carp egg transport using a 3-D hydrodynamic river model: The role of egg retention in dead zones on spawning success

Invasive grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) are known to spawn in the Sandusky River, Ohio, USA, within the Great Lakes Basin, and are threatening to expand throughout the Great Lakes. Successful spawning is thought to require that eggs remain in suspension until hatching, which depends on river hydrodynamics and temperature-dependent egg...

Heer, Tej; Wells, Mathew G.; Jackson, P. Ryan; Mandrak, Nicholas E.

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Bathymetric and velocimetric surveys at highway bridges crossing the Missouri River between Kansas City and St. Louis, Missouri, May 22–31, 2017

Bathymetric and velocimetric data were collected by the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Transportation, near 10 bridges at 9 highway crossings of the Missouri River between Kansas City and St. Louis, Missouri, from May 22 to 31, 2017. A multibeam echosounder mapping system was used to obtain channel-bed...

Huizinga, Richard J.
Huizinga, R.J., 2020, Bathymetric and velocimetric surveys at highway bridges crossing the Missouri River between Kansas City and St. Louis, Missouri, May 22–31, 2017: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2020–5018, 104 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20205018.

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A critical review on the potential impacts of neonicotinoid insecticide use: Current knowledge of environmental fate, toxicity, and implications for human health

Neonicotinoid insecticides are widely used in both urban and agricultural settings around the world. Historically, neonicotinoid insecticides have been viewed as ideal replacements for more toxic compounds, like organophosphates, due in part to their perceived limited potential to affect the environment and human health. This critical review...

Lehmler, Hans-Joachim; Kolpin, Dana W.; Hladik, Michelle; Vargo, John D.; Schilling, Keith E.; LeFevre, Gregory H.; Peeples, Tonya L.; Poch, Matthew C.; LaDuca, Lauren E.; Cwiertny, David M.; Field, R. William

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Analysis of nearshore placement of sediments at Ogden Dunes, Indiana

The harbor structures/shoreline armoring on the southern Lake Michigan shoreline interrupt sand migration. Ogden Dunes, Indiana, and the nearby Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore observed shoreline erosion due to engineered structures associated with Burns Waterway Harbor, east of Ogden Dunes, impeding natural east to west sediment migration. To...

Young, David L; Brutsche, Katherine E; Li, Honghai; McFall, Brian C; Maloney, Erin C; McClain, Kaitlyn E; Bucaro, David F.; LeRoy, Jessica Z.; Duncker, James J.; Johnson, Kevin K.; Jackson, P. Ryan
Young, D.L., K.E Brutsche, L. Honghai, B.C. McFall, E.C. Maloney, K.E. McClain, D.F Bucaro, J.Z. LeRoy, J.J. Duncker, K.K. Johnson, and P.R. Jackson. 2020. Analysis of nearshore placement of sediments at Ogden Dunes, Indiana. ERDC/CHL TR-20-4. Vicksburg, MS: US Army Engineer Research and Development Center.

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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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Dunes in the world's big rivers are characterized by low-angle lee-side slopes and a complex shape

Dunes form critical agents of bedload transport in all of the world’s big rivers, and constitute appreciable sources of bed roughness and flow resistance. Dunes also generate stratification that is the most common depositional feature of ancient riverine sediments. However, current models of dune dynamics and stratification are conditioned by...

Cisneros, Julia; Best, Jim L.; van Dijk, Thaienne; de Almeida, Renato Paes; Amsler, Mario; Boldt, Justin A.; Freitas, Bernardo; Galeazzi, Cristiano; Huizinga, Richard J.; Ianniruberto, Marco; Ma, Hongbo; Nittrouer, Jeff; Oberg, Kevin; Orfeo, Oscar; Parsons, Daniel; Szupiany, Ricardo N.; Wang, Ping; Zhang, Yuanfeng

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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.