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: 1982

Water resources data Iowa, water year 1981

This report was prepared by personnel of the Iowa district of the Water Resources Division of the U.S. Geological Survey under the supervision of 0. G. Lara, Acting District Chief, and Alfred Clebsch, Jr., Regional Hydrologist, Central Region. It was done in cooperation with the State of Iowa and with other agencies. This...

Water resources data Iowa, water year 1981; 1982; WDR; IA-81-1; Geological Survey (U.S.)

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Hydrology of the surficial aquifer in the Floyd River Basin, Iowa

The Floyd River basin was studied to provide water-resources Information for a typical surficial aquifer in northwest Iowa. Data collection included test drilling, water-level measurements, and chemical analyses of surface and ground water. The Floyd River basin drains 961 square miles of highly dissected to gently rolling topography. Major...

Wahl, K.D.; Meyer, M.J.; Karsten, R.A.

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Floods in the English River basin, Iowa

Information describing floods is essential for proper planning, design, and operation of bridges and other structures on or over streams and their flood plains. This report provides information on flood stages and discharges, flood magnitude and frequency, bench mark data, and flood profiles for the English River and some of its tributaries....

Heinitz, A.J.; Riddle, D.E.
Floods in the English River basin, Iowa; 1981; OFR; 81-67; Heinitz, A. J.; Riddle, D. E.

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State-discharge relations at dams on the Illinois and Des Plaines rivers in Illinois

Stage-discharge relations were developed for the Brandon Road Dam on the Des Plainse River and the Dresden Island, Marseilles, Starved Rock, Peoria, and La Grange Dams on the Illinois River. At Brandon Road Dam, streamflow is regulated by the operation of tainter gates and headgates. Tainter gates are operated to regulate streamflow at the Dresden...

Mades, Dean M.
State-discharge relations at dams on the Illinois and Des Plaines rivers in Illinois; 1981; OFR; 81-1009; Mades, Dean M.

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Surface-water quality, Twin Ponies watershed, Pottawattamie and Mills counties, Iowa

Existing surface-water quality in the Twin Ponies watershed is significantly affected by runoff from agricultural lands that comprise most of the area. Runoff effects include the addition of phosphate, organic nitrogen, fecal bacteria, trace metals, pesticides and notably suspended sediment to streaMflow, because runoff commonly is a transport...

Detroy, Mark G.
Surface-water quality, Twin Ponies watershed, Pottawattamie and Mills counties, Iowa; 1981; OFR; 81-679; Detroy, Mark G.

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Water resources data for Iowa, water year 1980

This report was prepared by personnel of the Iowa district of the Water Resources Division of the U.S. Geological Survey under the supervision of D. K. Leifeste, District Chief, and Alfred Clebsch Jr., Regional Hydrologist, Central Region. It was done in cooperation with the State of Iowa and with other agencies. This report is...

Water resources data for Iowa, water year 1980; 1981; WDR; IA-80-1; Geological Survey (U.S.)

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Floods in the Raccoon River basin, Iowa

Evaluation of flood hazards, and the planning, design, and operation of various facilities on flood plains requires information on floods. This report provides information on flood stages and discharges, flood magnitude and frequency, bench mark data, and flood profiles for the Raccoon River and some of its tributaries. It covers the Raccoon River...

Heinitz, Albert J.
Heinitz, A.J., 1980, Floods in the Raccoon River basin, Iowa: U.S. Geological Survey 80–162; 110 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr80162.

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Year Published: 1980

Iowa observation well network; past, present, and future

Water-level measurements in wells were started by the USGS in Iowa in 1935. Since then a total of about 450 different wells have been measured. The present network consists of about 70 wells. The measurement of these water levels aids in evaluating the present and future water resources of the State. Many factors influence water-level fluctuations...

Logel, John D.
Iowa observation well network; past, present, and future; 1980; OFR; 80-755; Logel, John D.

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Low-level radioactive waste burial at the Palos Forest Preserve, Illinois : part I, preliminary finite-difference models of steady state ground-water flow

Olimpio, Julio C.
Low-level radioactive waste burial at the Palos Forest Preserve, Illinois : part I, preliminary finite-difference models of steady state ground-water flow; 1980; OFR; 80-775; Olimpio, Julio C.

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Physical environment and hydrologic characteristics of coal-mining areas in Missouri

Hydrologic information for the north-central and western coal-mining regions of Missouri is needed to define the hydrologic system in these areas of major historic and planned coal development. This report describes the physical setting, climate, coal-mining practices, general hydrologic system, and the current (1980) hydrologie data base in these...

Vaill, J.E.; Barks, James H.
Physical environment and hydrologic characteristics of coal-mining areas in Missouri; 1980; WRI; 80-67; Vaill, J. E.; Barks, James H.

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Preliminary report on the hydrogeology of a low-level radioactive waste disposal site near Sheffield, Illinois

The Sheffield low-level radioactive-waste disposal site is located on 20 acres of rolling terrain about 3 miles southwest of Sheffield, Illinois. Twenty-one trenches were constructed and filled with radioactive waste from August 1967 through April 1978. Forty-three test wells were installed by the U.S. Geological Survey on and adjacent to the site...

Foster, J.B.; Erickson, J.R.
Preliminary report on the hydrogeology of a low-level radioactive waste disposal site near Sheffield, Illinois; 1980; OFR; 79-1545; Foster, J. B.; Erickson, J. R.

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Water quality of Indian Creek-Van Buren Watershed, Iowa and Missouri

Generally, the water quality of Indian Creek-Van Buren watershed is suitable as a source of Municipal, industrial and agricultural water supply and for fish and wildlife. This suitability is based upon comparisons of the existing water quality of Indian Creek to Federal and State water quality standards and criteria...

Slack, Larry J.; Detroy, Mark G.
Water quality of Indian Creek-Van Buren Watershed, Iowa and Missouri; 1980; OFR; 80-677; Slack, Larry J.; Detroy, Mark G.