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Year Published: 2016

Regression equations to estimate seasonal flow duration, n-day high-flow frequency, and n-day low-flow frequency at sites in North Dakota using data through water year 2009

Seasonal mean daily flow data from 119 U.S. Geological Survey streamflow-gaging stations in North Dakota; the surrounding states of Montana, Minnesota, and South Dakota; and the Canadian provinces of Manitoba and Saskatchewan with 10 or more years of unregulated flow record were used to develop regression equations for flow duration, n-day high...

Williams-Sether, Tara; Gross, Tara A.
Williams-Sether, Tara, and Gross, T.A., 2016, Regression equations to estimate seasonal flow duration, n-day high-flow frequency, and n-day low-flow frequency at sites in North Dakota using data through water year 2009: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2015–5184, 12 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20155184.

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Year Published: 2015

Hydrologic response for a high-elevation storm in the South Dakota Black Hills

A group of thunderstorms produced >4 in of rain during four periods of progressively more intense rainfall across a small part of a relatively high-elevation area of the northern Black Hills on 5 August 2014. The resulting hydrologic response was noteworthy in two very small headwater drainage basins, where the measured peak flows are by far...

Bunkers, Matthew J.; Smith, Melissa; Driscoll, Daniel G.; Hoogestraat, Galen K.
Bunkers, M.J., Smith, M., Driscoll, D., and Hoogestraat, G., Hydrologic response for a high-elevation storm in the South Dakota Black Hills: Rapid City, South Dakota, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/National Weather Service, Internal Report 2015-01, 21 p.

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Year Published: 2015

Changes in seasonality and timing of peak streamflow in snow and semi-arid climates of the north-central United States, 1910–2012

Changes in the seasonality and timing of annual peak streamflow in the north-central USA are likely because of changes in precipitation and temperature regimes. A source of long-term information about flood events across the study area is the U.S. Geological Survey peak streamflow database. However, one challenge of answering climate-related...

Ryberg, Karen R.; Akyüz, F. Adnan; Wiche, Gregg J.; Lin, Wei
Ryberg, K. R., Akyüz, F. A., Wiche, G. J., and Lin, W., 2015, Changes in seasonality and timing of peak streamflow in snow and semi-arid climates of the north-central United States, 1910–2012: Hydrological Processes, doi: 10.1002/hyp.10693.

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Year Published: 2015

Climate and streamflow characteristics for selected streamgages in eastern South Dakota, water years 1945–2013

Upward trends in precipitation and streamflow have been observed in the northeastern Missouri River Basin during the past century, including the area of eastern South Dakota. Some of the identified upward trends were anomalously large relative to surrounding parts of the northern Great Plains. Forcing factors for streamflow trends in eastern South...

Hoogestraat, Galen K.; Stamm, John F.
Hoogestraat, G.K., and Stamm, J.F., 2015, Climate and streamflow characteristics for selected streamgages in eastern South Dakota, water years 1945–2013: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2015–5146, 35 p., with appendix, http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20155146.

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Year Published: 2015

Trends in pesticide concentrations and use for major rivers of the United States

Trends in pesticide concentrations in 38 major rivers of the United States were evaluated in relation to use trends for 11 commonly occurring pesticide compounds. Pesticides monitored in water were analyzed for trends in concentration in three overlapping periods, 1992–2001, 1997–2006, and 2001–2010 to facilitate comparisons...

Ryberg, Karen R.; Gilliom, Robert J.
Ryberg, K.R., and Gilliom, R.J., 2015, Trends in pesticide concentrations and use for major rivers of the United States: Science of the Total Environment, v. 538, p. 431-444, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.06.095.

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Year Published: 2015

Ground-survey and water-quality data for selected wetlands on or near the Lower Brule Indian Reservation in South Dakota, 2012-13

Numerous lakes, ponds, and wetlands are located within the Lower Brule Indian Reservation. Wetlands are an important resource providing aquatic habitat for plants and animals, and acting as a natural water filtration system. Several of the wetlands on or near the reservation are of particular interest, but information on the physical and...

Neitzert, Kathleen M.; Thompson, Ryan F.
Neitzert, K.M., and Thompson, R.F., 2015, Ground-survey and water-quality data for selected wetlands on or near the Lower Brule Indian Reservation in South Dakota, 2012–13: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series Report 949, 21 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ds949.

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Year Published: 2015

Regional regression equations to estimate peak-flow frequency at sites in North Dakota using data through 2009

Annual peak-flow frequency data from 231 U.S. Geological Survey streamflow-gaging stations in North Dakota and parts of Montana, South Dakota, and Minnesota, with 10 or more years of unregulated peak-flow record, were used to develop regional regression equations for exceedance probabilities of 0.5, 0.20, 0.10, 0.04, 0.02, 0.01, and 0.002 using...

Williams-Sether, Tara
Williams-Sether, Tara, 2015, Regional regression equations to estimate peak-flow frequency at sites in North Dakota using data through 2009: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2015–5096, 12 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20155096.

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Year Published: 2015

Changes in total phosphorus concentration in the Red River of the North Basin, 1970-2012

The Red River of the North drains much of eastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota and flows north into Manitoba, Canada, ultimately into Lake Winnipeg; therefore, water quality is an International concern. With increased runoff in the past few decades, phosphorus flux (the amount of phosphorus transported by the river) has increased. This...

Ryberg, Karen R.; Akyüz, F. Adnan; Lin, Wei
Ryberg, K.R., Akyüz, F.A., and Lin, W., 2015, Changes in total phosphorus concentration in the Red River of the North Basin, 1970-2012: American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers ASABE/CSBE North Central Intersectional Meeting, Fargo, N. Dak., April 10-11, 2015, paper number RRV15-054, http://dx.doi.org/10.13031/rrv2015054.

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Year Published: 2015

Soil- and groundwater-quality data for petroleum hydrocarbon compounds within Fuels Area C, Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, 2014

Ellsworth Air Force Base is an Air Combat Command located approximately 10 miles northeast of Rapid City, South Dakota. Ellsworth Air Force Base occupies about 6,000 acres within Meade and Pennington Counties, and includes runways, airfield operations, industrial areas, housing, and recreational facilities. Fuels Area C within Ellsworth Air Force...

Bender, David A.; Rowe, Barbara L.
Bender, D.A., and Rowe, B.L., 2015, Soil- and groundwater-quality data for petroleum hydrocarbon compounds within Fuels Area C, Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, 2014: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 939, 15 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ds939.

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Year Published: 2015

Water-quality characteristics of stormwater runoff in Rapid City, South Dakota, 2008-14

The water quality of Rapid Creek is important because the reach that flows through Rapid City, South Dakota, is a valuable spawning area for a self-sustaining trout fishery, actively used for recreation, and a seasonal municipal water supply for the City of Rapid City. This report presents the current (2008–14) water-quality characteristics...

Hoogestraat, Galen K.
Hoogestraat, G.K., 2015, Water-quality characteristics of stormwater runoff in Rapid City, South Dakota, 2008–14: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2015–5069, 27 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20155069.

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Year Published: 2015

RRAWFLOW: Rainfall-Response Aquifer and Watershed Flow Model (v1.15)

The Rainfall-Response Aquifer and Watershed Flow Model (RRAWFLOW) is a lumped-parameter model that simulates streamflow, spring flow, groundwater level, or solute transport for a measurement point in response to a system input of precipitation, recharge, or solute injection. I introduce the first version of RRAWFLOW available for download and...

Long, Andrew J.
Long, A.J., 2015, RRAWFLOW: Rainfall-Response Aquifer and Watershed Flow Model (v1.15): Geoscientific Model Development, v. 8, p. 865-880, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/gmd-8-865-2015

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Year Published: 2015

Water-quality characteristics in runoff for three discovery farms in North Dakota, 2008-12

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with North Dakota State University Agriculture Research Extension and in collaboration with North Dakota State Department of Health, North Dakota State Water Commission, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and several agricultural producers, helped organize a Discovery Farms program in North Dakota in...

Nustad, Rochelle A.; Rowland, Kathleen M.; Wiederholt, Ronald
Nustad, R.A., Rowland, K.M., and Wiederholt, R.G., 2015, Water-quality characteristics in runoff for three discovery farms in North Dakota, 2008–12: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5212, 31 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20145212.