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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Generalized sediment budgets of the Lower Missouri River, 1968–2014

Sediment budgets of the Lower Missouri River were developed in a study led by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The scope of the study included the development of a long-term (post-impoundment, 1968–2014) average annual sediment budget and selected annual, monthly, and daily sediment budgets for a...

Heimann, David C.
Heimann, D.C., 2016, Generalized sediment budgets of the Lower Missouri River, 1968–2014: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5097, 51 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20165097.

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Entrainment, retention, and transport of freely swimming fish in junction gaps between commercial barges operating on the Illinois Waterway

Large Electric Dispersal Barriers were constructed in the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal (CSSC) to prevent the transfer of invasive fish species between the Mississippi River Basin and the Great Lakes Basin while simultaneously allowing the passage of commercial barge traffic. We investigated the potential for entrainment, retention, and...

Davis, Jeremiah J.; Jackson, P. Ryan; Engel, Frank L.; LeRoy, Jessica Z.; Neeley, Rebecca N.; Finney, Samuel T.; Murphy, Elizabeth A.
Davis, J.J., Jackson, P.R., Engel, F.L., LeRoy, J.Z., Neeley, R.N., Finney, S.T., Murphy, E.A., 2016, Entrainment, retention, and transport of freely swimming fish in junction gaps between commercial barges operating on the Illinois Waterway, Journal of Great Lakes Research, Volume 42, Issue 4, 837-848, ISSN 0380-1330, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jglr.2016.05.005.

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Seiche-induced unsteady flows in the Huron-Erie Corridor: Spectral analysis of oscillations in stage and discharge in the St. Clair and Detroit Rivers

Animations of highly dynamic water-surface profiles through the St. Clair and Detroit Rivers have identified transient disturbances propagating from Lakes Huron and Erie into the St. Clair and Detroit Rivers, respectively. To determine any relation to seiche and tidal oscillations on Lakes Huron and Erie, a spectral analysis was performed on...

Contantinescu, G.; Garcia, M.; Hanes, D.; Jackson, P. Ryan
Jackson, P.R., 2016, Seiche-induced unsteady flows in the Huron-Erie Corridor: Spectral analysis of oscillations in stage and discharge in the St. Clair and Detroit Rivers. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics (River Flows 2016), Contantinescu, G., Garcia, M., Hanes, D (eds.), St. Louis, USA, 235-241.

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Three-dimensional numerical modeling of mixing at the junction of the Calumet-Sag Channel and the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal: A comparison between density-driven and advection-driven mixing

The Chicago Area Waterway System (CAWS) includes the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal (CSSC) and the Calumet-Sag Channel (Cal-Sag), the two primary, man-made connections between the Mississippi River Basin and the Great Lakes. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) monitors diversion of Great Lakes water at a streamgage just downstream of the confluence...

Constantinescu, George; Garcia, Marcelo H.; Hanes, Dan; Wang, Dongchen; Dudda, Som; Jackson, P. Ryan; Garcia, Marcelo H.
Wang, D., Dutta, S., Jackson, P.R., and Garcia, M.H., 2016, Three-dimensional numerical modeling of mixing at the junction of the Calumet-Sag Channel and the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal: A comparison between density-driven and advection-driven mixing. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics (River Flows 2016), Contantinescu, G., Garcia, M., Hanes, D (eds.), St. Louis, USA, 1587-1595.

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Groundwater quality at the Saline Valley Conservancy District well field, Gallatin County, Illinois

The Saline Valley Conservancy District (SVCD) operates wells that supply water to most of the water users in Saline and Gallatin Counties, Illinois. The SVCD wells draw water from a shallow sand and gravel aquifer located in close proximity to an abandoned underground coal mine, several abandoned oil wells, and at least one operational oil well....

Gorczynska, Magdalena; Kay, Robert T.
Gorczynska, Magdalena, and Kay, R.T., 2016, Groundwater quality at the Saline Valley Conservancy District well field, Gallatin County, Illinois: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1009, 13 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ds1009.

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Geology, hydrology, water quality, and potential for interbasin invasive-species spread by way of the groundwater pathway near Lemont, Illinois

Invasive species such as Asian carps have the potential to travel in the egg, larval, or fry stages from the Des Plaines River (DPR) to the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal (CSSC) by way of the network of secondary-permeability features in the dolomite aquifer between these water bodies. Such movement would circumvent the electric fish barrier on...

Kay, Robert T.; Mills, P.C.; Jackson, P. Ryan
Kay, R.T., Mills, P.C., and Jackson, P.R., 2016, Geology, hydrology, water quality, and potential for interbasin invasive-species spread by way of the groundwater pathway near Lemont, Illinois: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5095, 91 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20165095.

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Estimating suspended sediment using acoustics in a fine-grained riverine system, Kickapoo Creek at Bloomington, Illinois

Acoustic technologies have the potential to be used as a surrogate for measuring suspended-sediment concentration (SSC). This potential was examined in a fine-grained (97-100 percent fines) riverine system in central Illinois by way of installation of an acoustic instrument. Acoustic data were collected continuously over the span of 5.5 years....

Manaster, Amanda D.; Domanski, Marian M.; Straub, Timothy D.; Boldt, Justin A.
Manaster, A.D, Domanski, M.M., Straub, T.D., and Boldt, J.A., 2016, Estimating suspended sediment using acoustics in a fine-grained riverine system on Kickapoo Creek at Bloomington, Illinois: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–1117, 42 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161117.

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Microbial pathogens in source and treated waters from drinking water treatment plants in the United States and implications for human health

An occurrence survey was conducted on selected pathogens in source and treated drinking water collected from 25 drinking water treatment plants (DWTPs) in the United States. Water samples were analyzed for the protozoa Giardia and Cryptosporidium (EPA Method 1623); the fungi Aspergillus fumigatus, Aspergillus niger and Aspergillus terreus (...

King, Dawn N.; Donohue, Maura J.; Vesper, Stephen J.; Villegas, Eric N.; Ware, Michael W.; Vogel, Megan E.; Furlong, Edward; Kolpin, Dana W.; Glassmeyer, Susan T.; Pfaller, Stacy

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Phosphorus in sediment in the Kent Park Lake watershed, Johnson County, Iowa, 2014–15

Phosphorus data were collected from the Kent Park Lake watershed in Johnson County, Iowa, in 2014 and 2015 to obtain information to assist in the management of the water quality in the lake. Phosphorus concentrations were measured for sediment from several ponds in the watershed and sediment deposited in the lake. The first set of samples was...

Kalkhoff, Stephen J.
Kalkhoff, S.J., 2016, Phosphorus in sediment in the Kent Park Lake watershed, Johnson County, Iowa, 2014–15: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1001, 18 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ds1001.

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Adjusting annual maximum peak discharges at selected stations in northeastern Illinois for changes in land-use conditions

The effects of urbanization on annual maximum peak discharges in northeastern Illinois and nearby areas from 1945 to 2009 were analyzed with a two-step longitudinal-quantile linear regression approach. The peak discharges were then adjusted to 2010 land-use conditions. The explanatory variables used were daily precipitation at the time of the peak...

Over, Thomas M.; Saito, Riki J.; Soong, David T.
Over, T.M., Saito, R.J., and Soong, D.T., 2016, Adjusting annual maximum peak discharges at selected stations in northeastern Illinois for changes in land-use conditions: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5049, 33 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20165049.

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Estimation of peak discharge quantiles for selected annual exceedance probabilities in northeastern Illinois

This report provides two sets of equations for estimating peak discharge quantiles at annual exceedance probabilities (AEPs) of 0.50, 0.20, 0.10, 0.04, 0.02, 0.01, 0.005, and 0.002 (recurrence intervals of 2, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 200, and 500 years, respectively) for watersheds in Illinois based on annual maximum peak discharge data from 117...

Over, Thomas M.; Saito, Riki J.; Veilleux, Andrea G.; Sharpe, Jennifer B.; Soong, David T.; Ishii, Audrey L.
Over, T.M., Saito, R.J., Veilleux, A.G., Sharpe, J.B., Soong, D.T., and Ishii, A.L., 2017, Estimation of peak discharge quantiles for selected annual exceedance probabilities in northeastern Illinois (ver. 2.0, November 2017): U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5050, 50 p. with appendix, https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20165050.

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Bathymetric and velocimetric surveys at highway bridges crossing the Missouri River near Kansas City, Missouri, June 2–4, 2015

Bathymetric and velocimetric data were collected by the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Transportation, near 8 bridges at 7 highway crossings of the Missouri River in Kansas City, Missouri, from June 2 to 4, 2015. A multibeam echosounder mapping system was used to obtain channel-bed elevations for river...

Huizinga, Richard J.
Huizinga, R.J., 2016, Bathymetric and velocimetric surveys at highway bridges crossing the Missouri River near Kansas City, Missouri, June 2–4, 2015: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5061, 93 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20165061.