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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Hexavalent and total chromium at low reporting concentrations in source-water aquifers and surface waters used for public supply in Illinois, 2013

On the basis of their recent review of the human health effects of hexavalent chromium [Cr(VI)] in public drinking water, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is considering the need for Federal regulation of Cr(VI). Presently, only total chromium is regulated, at a Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) of 100 micrograms per liter (µg/L). The...

Mills, P.C.; Cobb, Richard P.
Mills, P.C., and Cobb, R.P, 2015, Hexavalent and total chromium at low reporting concentrations in source-water aquifers and surface waters used for public supply in Illinois, 2013: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2015–5020, 58 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20155020.

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Surrogate analysis and index developer (SAID) tool and real-time data dissemination utilities

The use of acoustic and other parameters as surrogates for suspended-sediment concentrations (SSC) in rivers has been successful in multiple applications across the Nation. Critical to advancing the operational use of surrogates are tools to process and evaluate the data along with the subsequent development of regression models from which real-...

Domanski, Marian M.; Straub, Timothy D.; Wood, Molly S.; Landers, Mark N.; Wall, Gary R.; Brady, Steven J.
Domanski, M.M., Straub, T.D., Wood, M.S., Landers, M.N., Wall, G.R., Brady, S.J., 2015, Surrogate analysis and index developer (SAID) tool and real-time dissemination utilities, 10th Federal Interagency Sedimentation Conference, Reno, Nevada.

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Application of the FluEgg model to predict transport of Asian carp eggs in the Saint Joseph River (Great Lakes tributary)

The Fluvial Egg Drift Simulator (FluEgg) is a three-dimensional Lagrangian model that simulates the movement and development of Asian carp eggs until hatching based on the physical characteristics of the flow field and the physical and biological characteristics of the eggs. This tool provides information concerning egg development and spawning...

Garcia, Tatiana; Murphy, Elizabeth A.; Jackson, P. Ryan; Garcia, Marcelo H.

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Evaluation of the Ott Hydromet Qliner for measuring discharge in laboratory and field conditions

The U.S. Geological Survey, in collaboration with the University of Iowa IIHR – Hydroscience and Engineering, evaluated the use of the Ott Hydromet Qliner using laboratory flume tests along with field validation tests. Analysis of the flume testing indicates the velocities measured by the Qliner at a 40-second exposure time results in higher...

McVay, Jason C.
McVay, J.C., 2015, Evaluation of the Ott Hydromet Qliner for measuring discharge in laboratory and field conditions: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015–1052, 13 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151052. ISSN 2331-1258 (online)

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Hydrological, water-quality, and ecological data for streams in Independence, Missouri, June 2005 through September 2013

Water-quality, hydrological, and ecological data collected from June 2005 through September 2013 from the Little Blue River and smaller streams within the City of Independence, Missouri, are presented in this report. These data were collected as a part of an ongoing cooperative study between the U.S. Geological Survey and the City of Independence...

Niesen, Shelley L.; Christensen, Eric D.
Niesen, S.L., and Christensen, E.D., 2015, Hydrological, water-quality, and ecological data for streams in Independence, Missouri, June 2005 through September 2013: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 915, 80 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ds915.

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Pharmaceuticals and other contaminants of emerging concern in landfill leachate of the United States

Landfills are commonly the final respository for a heterogeneous mixture of waste from residential, commercial, and industrial sources. The use of landfills as a means of waste disposal will likely increase as the global population increases and nations develop. Thus, landfills receiving such waste have the potential to produce leachate containing...

Kolpin, Dana W.; Masoner, Jason R.; Furlong, Edward T.; Cozzarelli, Isabelle M.; Gray, James L.; Schwab, Eric A.
Kolpin, D.W., Masoner, J.R., Furlong, E.T., Cozzarelli, I.M., Gray, J.L., Schwab, E.A. 2015. Pharmaceuticals and other contaminants of emerging concern in landfill leachate of the United States. Norman Bulletin, Issue 4, February 2015, p. 10-11.

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Large-scale dam removal on the Elwha River, Washington, USA: fluvial sediment load

The Elwha River restoration project, in Washington State, includes the largest dam-removal project in United States history to date. Starting September 2011, two nearly century-old dams that collectively contained 21 ± 3 million m3 of sediment were removed over the course of three years with a top-down...

Magirl, Christopher S.; Hilldale, Robert C.; Curran, Christopher A.; Duda, Jeffrey J.; Straub, Timothy D.; Domanski, Marian M.; Foreman, James R.
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Evaluation of aquifer interconnection from aquifer characteristics computed by using specific capacity data within the vicinity of the Tremont Barrel Fill site, Clark County, Ohio

The Tremont Barrel Fill site is immediately north of the Tremont City Landfill near Tremont City, Clark County, Ohio. The site was an unlined pit used as a repository for disposing industrial liquid wastes and sludge from 1976 through 1979. Previous investigations led the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) to conclude that the site poses...

Gahala, Amy M.

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Lake Michigan Diversion Accounting land cover change estimation by use of the National Land Cover Dataset and raingage network partitioning analysis

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Chicago District, is responsible for monitoring and computation of the quantity of Lake Michigan water diverted by the State of Illinois. As part of this effort, the USACE uses the Hydrological Simulation Program–FORTRAN (HSPF) with measured meteorological data inputs to estimate runoff from the Lake...

Sharpe, Jennifer B.; Soong, David T.
Sharpe, J.B., and Soong, D.T., 2015, Lake Michigan Diversion Accounting land cover change estimation by use of the National Land Cover Dataset and raingage network partitioning analysis: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1258, 12 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20141258. ISSN 2331-1258 (online)

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Flood-inundation mapping for the Blue River and selected tributaries in Kansas City, Missouri, and vicinity, 2012

Kansas City, Missouri, has severely flooded many times, most notably in 1951, 1961, 1977, 1984, 1990, 1998, and 2010. During the past 30 years these floods resulted in damages within Kansas City costing tens of millions of dollars and more than 25 casualties. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and City of Kansas City, Missouri, operate multiple...

Heimann, David C.; Weilert, Trina E.; Kelly, Brian P.; Studley, Seth E.
Heimann, D.C., Weilert, T.E., Kelly, B.P., and Studley, S.E., 2015, Flood-inundation mapping for the Blue River and selected tributaries in Kansas City, Missouri, and vicinity, 2012: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2015–3008, 4 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/fs20153008.

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Flood-inundation maps and wetland restoration suitability index for the Blue River and selected tributaries, Kansas City, Missouri, and vicinity, 2012

Digital flood-inundation maps for a 39.7-mile reach of the Blue River and selected tributaries (Brush Creek, Indian Creek, and Dyke Branch) at Kansas City, Missouri, and vicinity, were created by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the City of Kansas City, Missouri. The flood-inundation maps, accessed through the USGS Flood-...

Heimann, David C.; Kelly, Brian P.; Studley, Seth E.

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Preliminary analysis of suspended sediment rating curves for the Kalamazoo River and its tributaries from Marshall to Kalamazoo, Michigan

Suspended sediment concentration (SSC) rating curves for the Kalamazoo River and its tributaries from Marshall to Kalamazoo, Michigan, U.S.A., were developed based on measured data. The slopes of the atsite SSC rating curves were of two general types: either increasing or decreasing with increasing discharges. By examining the basin...

Soong, David T.; Hoard, Christopher J.; Fitzpatrick, Faith A.; Zelt, Ronald B.
Soong, D.T., Hoard, C.J., Fitzpatrick, F.A., and Zelt, R.B., 2015, Preliminary analysis of suspended sediment rating curves for the Kalamazoo River and its tributaries from Marshall to Kalamazoo, Michigan: 10th Federal Interagency Sedimentation Conference, 5th Federal Interagnecy Hydrologic Modeling Conference, April 19-25, 2015, Peppermill Hotel, Reno, Nevada, USA, 12 p.