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: 2017

Water-quality sampling plan for evaluating the distribution of bigheaded carps in the Illinois Waterway

The two nonnative invasive bigheaded carp species (bighead carp Hypophthalmichthys nobilis and silver carp H. molitrix) that were accidentally released in the 1970s have spread widely into the rivers and waterways of the Mississippi River Basin. First detected in the lower reaches of the Illinois Waterway (IWW, the combined Illinois River-Des...

Duncker, James J.; Terrio, Paul J.
Duncker, J.J., and Terrio, P.J., 2017, Water-quality sampling plan for evaluating the distribution of bigheaded carps in the Illinois Waterway: U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 2017–1019, 9 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20171019.

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Human health screening and public health significance of contaminants of emerging concern detected in public water supplies

The source water and treated drinking water from twenty five drinking water treatment plants (DWTPs) across the United States were sampled in 2010–2012. Samples were analyzed for 247 contaminants using 15 chemical and microbiological methods. Most of these contaminants are not regulated currently either in drinking water or in discharges to...

Benson, Robert; Conerly, Octavia D.; Sander, William; Batt, Angela L.; Boone, J. Scott; Furlong, Edward T.; Glassmeyer, Susan T.; Kolpin, Dana W.; Mash, Heath
Benson, R., Conerly, O.D., Sander, W., Batt, A.L., Boone, S., Furlong, E.T., Glassmeyer, S.T., Kolpin, D.W., Mash, H.E., Schenck, K.M., Simmons, J.E. 2017. Human health screening and public health significance of contaminants of emerging concern detected in public water supplies. Sci. Total Environ. v. 579, p. 1643-1648. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.03.146).

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Nationwide reconnaissance of contaminants of emerging concern in source and treated drinking waters of the United States: Pharmaceuticals

Mobile and persistent chemicals that are present in urban wastewater, such as pharmaceuticals, may survive on-site ormunicipal wastewater treatment and post-discharge environmental processes. These pharmaceuticals have the potential to reach surface and groundwaters, essential drinking-water sources. A joint, two-phase U.S. Geological Survey-U.S....

Furlong, Edward T.; Batt, Angela L.; Glassmeyer, Susan T.; Noriega, Mary C.; Kolpin, Dana W.; Mash, Heath; Schenck, Kathleen M.
Furlong, E.T., Batt, A.L., Glassmeyer, S.T., Noriega, M.C., Kolpin, D.W., Mash, H., and Schenck, K.M., 2017, Nationwide reconnaissance of contaminants of emerging concern in source and treated drinking waters of the United States: Pharmaceuticals: Science of the Total Environment, The, v. 579, p. 1629–1642.

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Development and evaluation of a reservoir model for the Chain of Lakes in Illinois

Forecasts of flows entering and leaving the Chain of Lakes reservoir on the Fox River in northeastern Illinois are critical information to water-resource managers who determine the optimal operation of the dam at McHenry, Illinois, to help minimize damages to property and loss of life because of flooding on the Fox River. In 2014, the U.S....

Domanski, Marian M.
Domanski, M.M., 2017, Development and evaluation of a reservoir model for the Chain of Lakes in Illinois: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5155, 21 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20165155.

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Evaluation of modeled bacteria loads along an impaired stream reach receiving discharge from a municipal separate storm sewer system in Independence, Mo.

The Little Blue River in Jackson County, Missouri, was listed as impaired in 2012 due to Escherichia coli (E. coli) from urban runoff and storm sewers. A study was initiated to characterize E. coli concentrations and loads to aid in the development of a total maximum daily load implementation plan. Longitudinal sampling along...

Flickinger, Allison; Christensen, Eric D.

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Numerical modeling of simultaneous tracer release and piscicide treatment for invasive species control in the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago, Illinois

In December 2009, during a piscicide treatment targeting the invasive Asian carp in the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Rhodamine WT dye was released to track and document the transport and dispersion of the piscicide. In this study, two modeling approaches are presented to reproduce the advection and dispersion of the dye tracer (and piscicide...

Zhu, Zhenduo; Motta, Davide; Jackson, P. Ryan; Garcia, Marcelo H.
Zhu, Z., Motta, D., Jackson, P.R., Garcia, M.H. (2016) Numerical modeling of simultaneous tracer release and piscicide treatment for invasive species control in the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago, Illinois. Environ Fluid Mech (2016). doi:10.1007/s10652-016-9464-1

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Methods for estimating selected low-flow frequency statistics and harmonic mean flows for streams in Iowa

A statewide study was conducted to develop regression equations for estimating six selected low-flow frequency statistics and harmonic mean flows for ungaged stream sites in Iowa. The estimation equations developed for the six low-flow frequency statistics include: the annual 1-, 7-, and 30-day mean low flows for a recurrence interval of 10 years...

Eash, David A.; Barnes, Kimberlee K.
Eash, D.A., and Barnes, K.K., 2017, Methods for estimating selected low-flow frequency statistics and harmonic mean flows for streams in Iowa (ver 1.1, November 2017): U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2012–5171, 99 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20125171.

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Year Published: 2016

Occurrence, distribution, and volume of metals-contaminated sediment of selected streams draining the Tri-State Mining District, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Kansas, 2011–12

Lead and zinc were mined in the Tri-State Mining District (TSMD) of southwest Missouri, northeast Oklahoma, and southeast Kansas for more than 100 years. The effects of mining on the landscape are still evident, nearly 50 years after the last mine ceased operation. The legacies of mining are the mine waste and discharge of groundwater from...

Smith, D. Charlie
Smith, D.C., 2016, Occurrence, distribution, and volume of metals-contaminated sediment of selected streams draining the Tri-State Mining District, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Kansas, 2011–12: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5144, 86 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20165144.

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Exposure to the contraceptive progestin, gestodene, alters reproductive behavior, arrests egg deposition, and masculinizes development in the fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas)

Endogenous progestogens and pharmaceutical progestins enter the environment through wastewater treatment plant effluent and agricultural field runoff. Lab studies demonstrate strong, negative exposure effects of these chemicals on aquatic vertebrate reproduction. Behavior can be a sensitive, early indicator of exposure to environmental...

Frankel, Tyler E.; Meyer, Michael T.; Kolpin, Dana W.; Gillis, Amanda B.; Alvarez, David A.; Orlando, Edward F.

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Occurrence of triclocarban and triclosan in an agro-ecosystem following application of biosolids

Triclocarban (TCC) and triclosan (TCS), two of the most commonly used antimicrobial compounds, can be introduced into ecosystems by applying wastewater treatment plant biosolids to agricultural fields. Concentrations of TCC and TCS were measured in different trophic levels within a terrestrial food web encompassing land-applied biosolids, soil,...

Sherburne, Jessica J.; Anaya, Amanda M.; Fernie, Kimberly J.; Forbey, Jennifer S.; Furlong, Edward T.; Kolpin, Dana W.; Dufty, Alfred M.; Kinney, Chad A.
Sherburne, J.J., Anaya, A.M., Fernie, K.J., Forbey, J.S., Furlong, E.T., Kolpin, D.W., Dufty, A.M., Kinney, C.A. 2016. Occurrence of triclocarban and triclosan in an agro-ecosystem following application of biosolids. Environ. Sci. Technol. v. 50, p. 13206-13217. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.6b01834

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Flood-hazard analysis of four headwater streams draining the Argonne National Laboratory property, DuPage County, Illinois

Results of a flood-hazard analysis conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Argonne National Laboratory, for four headwater streams within the Argonne National Laboratory property indicate that the 1-percent and 0.2-percent annual exceedance probability floods would cause multiple roads to be overtopped. Results indicate...

Soong, David T.; Murphy, Elizabeth A.; Straub, Timothy D.; Zeeb, Hannah L.
Soong, D.T., Murphy, E.A., Straub, T.D., and Zeeb, H.L., 2016, Flood-hazard analysis of four headwater streams draining the Argonne National Laboratory property, DuPage County, Illinois: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016-5132, 57 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20165132.

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Quality of surface water in Missouri, water year 2015

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 water year 2015 (October 1, 2014, through September 30, 2015), data were collected at 74...

Barr, Miya N.; Heimann, David C.
Barr, M.N., and Heimann, D.C., 2016, Quality of surface water in Missouri, water year 2015: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1023, 22 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ds1023.