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: 1979

Selected geologic information from drill holes in southeastern Iowa

This report presents selected geologic information derived from wells in a 22-county area of southeastern Iowa. The information was extracted from the Automatic Data Processing (ADP) geologic file of the Iowa and U.S. Geological Surveys. The data presented include location, well identification number, and elevation of the well...

Gockel, Daniel J.
Selected geologic information from drill holes in southeastern Iowa; 1979; OFR; 79-415; Gockel, Daniel J.

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Supplement to floods in the upper Des Moines River basin, Iowa

Data on the East Fork Des Moines River for the August 1979 flood between river miles 330.4 and 408.8 is being published as a supplement to the report "Floods in the Upper Des Moines River basin, Iowa" (Schwab, 1970). Elevation profiles of the 1979 flood, along with previously published profiles, are shown in figures 2-4.

Heinitz, Albert J.
Supplement to floods in the upper Des Moines River basin, Iowa; 1979; OFR; 79-1486; Heinitz, Albert J.

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Water quality in the proposed Prosperity Reservoir area, Center Creek Basin, Missouri

Water in Center Creek basin, Mo., upstream from the proposed Prosperity Reservoir damsite is a calcium bicarbonate type that is moderately mineralized, hard, and slightly alkaline. Ammonia and organic nitrogen, phosphorus, total organic carbon, chemical oxygen demand, and bacteria increased considerably during storm runoff, probably due to...

Barks, James H.; Berkas, Wayne R.
Water quality in the proposed Prosperity Reservoir area, Center Creek Basin, Missouri; 1979; WRI; 79-22; Barks, James H.; Berkas, Wayne R.

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Water resources data for Iowa, water year 1978

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 S. W. Wiitala, 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 one of a series...

Water resources data for Iowa, water year 1978; 1979; WDR; IA-78-1; Geological Survey (U.S.)

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Water-table contour map of land reclamation site, Fulton County, Illinois

Fuentes, R.F.; Patterson, G.L.
Water-table contour map of land reclamation site, Fulton County, Illinois; 1979; OFR; 79-210; Fuentes, R. F.; Patterson, G. L.

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Bedrock topography of north-central Iowa

The bedrock in Iowa (Hershey, 1969) is generally overlain by deposits of glacial drift and alluvium, which range in thickness from less than 1 ft to more than 400 ft, and from less than 1 ft to about 60 ft respectively. The configuration of the bedrock surface is the result of a complex system of ancient drainage courses which were developed...

Hansen, R.E.
Bedrock topography of north-central Iowa; 1978; I; 1080; Hansen, R. E.

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Chemical analyses of surface water in Illinois, 1958–74—Volume I, Des Plaines River basin and Lake Michigan

Samples of surface water were collected and analyzed by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and its predecessor, the Stream Pollution Control Bureau of the Illinois Department of Public Health. The results for the period 1958 to 1974 are presented in tabular form and the history of sampling and analytical methods are summarized. Stream...

Healy, R.W.; Toler, L.G.
Healy, R.W., and Toler, L.G., 1978, Chemical analyses of surface water in Illinois, 1958–74—Volume I, Des Plaines River basin and Lake Michigan: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 78–22, 583 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/wri7822.

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Chemical analyses of surface water in Illinois, 1958–74—Volume II, Illinois River basin and Mississippi River tributaries north of Illinois River basin

Samples of surface water were collected and analyzed by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and its predecessor, the Stream Pollution Control Bureau of the Illinois Department of Public Health. The results for the period 1958 to 1974 are presented in tabular form and the history of sampling and analytical methods are included for all...

Healy, R.W.; Toler, L.G.
Healy, R.W., and Toler, L.G., 1978, Chemical analyses of surface water in Illinois, 1958–74—Volume II, Illinois River basin and Mississippi River tributaries north of Illinois River basin: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 78–23, 442 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/wri7823.

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Chemical analyses of surface water in Illinois, 1958–74—Volume III, Ohio River tributaries and Mississippi River tributaries south of the Illinois River basin

Samples of surface water were collected and analyzed by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and its predecessor, the Stream Pollution Control Bureau of the Illinois Department of Public Health. The results for the period 1958 to 1974 are presented in tabular form and the history of sampling and analytical methods are summarized. Stream...

Healy, R.W.; Toler, L.G.
Healy, R.W., and Toler, L.G., 1978, Chemical analyses of surface water in Illinois, 1958–74—Volume III, Ohio River tributaries and Mississippi River tributaries south of the Illinois River basin 1978: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 78–24, 354 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/wri7824.

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Effects of urban development on the flood-flow characteristics of the Walnut Creek Basin, Des Moines Metropolitan area, Iowa

This report deals with the probable impact of urban development on the magnitude and frequency of flooding in the lower reach of the Walnut creek Basin.Stream-modeling techniques, which include complete definition of unit hydroqraphs and precipitation loss-rate criteria, were utilized to evaluate the effects of urban development as measured by...

Lara, Oscar G.
Effects of urban development on the flood-flow characteristics of the Walnut Creek Basin, Des Moines Metropolitan area, Iowa; 1978; WRI; 78-11; Lara, Oscar G.

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Floods in the Skunk River basin, Iowa

Evaluation of flood hazards, and the planning, design, and operation of various facilities on flood plains require information on floods. This report provides information on flood stages and discharges, flood magnitudes and frequency, and flood profiles for the Skunk River and some of its tributaries. It covers the Skunk -- South Skunk Rivers to...

Heinitz, Albert J.; Wiitala, Sulo Werner
Floods in the Skunk River basin, Iowa; 1978; OFR; 79-272; Heinitz, Albert J.; Wiitala, Sulo Werner

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Water quality in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, Missouri

The Current River and its principal tributary, Jacks Fork, are the Ozark National Scenic Riverway's primary natural features. About 60 percent of the baseflow in the two streams is derived from the seven largest springs in the basin. The springs are supplied by diffuse contributions from the regional aquifer system and discrete inflows from...

Barks, James H.
Water quality in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, Missouri; 1978; WSP; 2048; Barks, James H.