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

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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Year Published: 2016

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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Year Published: 2016

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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Year Published: 2016

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.

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Year Published: 2016

Hydrogeologic framework of LaSalle County, Illinois

Water-supply needs in LaSalle County in northern Illinois are met by surface water and groundwater. Water-supply needs are expected to increase to serve future residential and mining uses. Available information on water use, geology, surface-water and groundwater hydrology, and water quality provides a hydrogeologic framework for LaSalle County...

Kay, Robert T.; Bailey, Clinton R.
Kay, R.T., and Bailey, C.R., 2016, Hydrogeologic framework of LaSalle County, Illinois: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5154, 97 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20165154.

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Year Published: 2016

The effect of restored and native oxbows on hydraulic loads of nutrients and stream water quality

The use of oxbow wetlands has been identified as a potential strategy to reduce nutrient transport from agricultural drainage tiles to streams in Iowa. In 2013 and 2014, a study was conducted in north-central Iowa in a native oxbow in the Lyons Creek watershed and two restored oxbow wetlands in the Prairie Creek watershed (Smeltzer west and...

Kalkhoff, Stephen J.; Hubbard, Laura E.; Joseph P.Schubauer-Berigan
Kalkhoff, S.J., Hubbard, L.E., and Schubauer-Berigan, J.P. 2016, The effect of restored and native oxbows on hydraulic loads of nutrients and stream water quality: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency EPA/600/R-14/152

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Year Published: 2016

Water pressure and ground vibrations induced by water guns at a backwater pond on the Illinois River near Morris, Illinois

Three different geophysical sensor types were used to characterize the underwater pressure waves and ground velocities generated by the underwater firing of seismic water guns. These studies evaluated the use of water guns as a tool to alter the movement of Asian carp. Asian carp are aquatic invasive species that threaten to move into the Great...

Koebel, Carolyn M.; Egly, Rachel M.
Koebel, C.M., and Egly, R.M., 2016, Water pressure and ground vibrations induced by water guns at a backwater pond on the Illinois River near Morris, Illinois: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5098, 29 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20165098.

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Methods for estimating selected spring and fall low-flow frequency statistics for ungaged stream sites in Iowa, based on data through June 2014

A statewide study was led to develop regression equations for estimating three selected spring and three selected fall low-flow frequency statistics for ungaged stream sites in Iowa. The estimation equations developed for the six low-flow frequency statistics include spring (April through June) 1-, 7-, and 30-day mean low flows for a recurrence...

Eash, David A.; Barnes, Kimberlee K.; O'Shea, Padraic S.
Eash, D.A., Barnes, K.K., and O’Shea, P.S., 2016, Methods for estimating selected spring and fall low-flow frequency statistics for ungaged stream sites in Iowa, based on data through June 2014 (ver. 1.1, October 2016): U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5111, 32 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20165111.

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Year Published: 2016

Examination of flood characteristics at selected streamgages in the Meramec River Basin, eastern Missouri, December 2015–January 2016

OverviewHeavy rainfall resulted in major flooding in the Meramec River Basin in eastern Missouri during late December 2015 through early January 2016. Cumulative rainfall from December 14 to 29, 2015, ranged from 7.6 to 12.3 inches at selected precipitation stations in the basin with flooding driven by the heaviest precipitation (3.9–9.7 inches)...

Holmes, Robert R.; Koenig, Todd A.; Rydlund, Jr., Paul H.; Heimann, David C.
Holmes, R.R., Jr., Koenig, T.A., Rydlund, P.H., and Heimann, D.C., 2016, Examination of flood characteristics at selected streamgages in the Meramec River Basin, Eastern Missouri, December 2015–January 2016: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–1140, 7 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161140.