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Year Published: 2015

Conceptual and numerical models of groundwater flow in the Ogallala and Arikaree aquifers, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation area, South Dakota, water years 1980-2009

The Ogallala and Arikaree aquifers are the largest sources of groundwater on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and are used extensively for irrigation and public and domestic water supplies. To assess the potential for decreased water levels and discharge to streams in the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, conceptual and numerical models of...

Davis, Kyle W.; Putnam, Larry D.; LaBelle, Anneka R.
Davis, K.W., Putnam, L.D., and LaBelle, A.R., 2015, Conceptual and numerical models of groundwater flow in the Ogallala and Arikaree aquifers, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation area, South Dakota, water years 1980–2009: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5241, 68 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20145241.

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Year Published: 2014

Effects of projected climate (2011–50) on karst hydrology and species vulnerability—Edwards aquifer, south-central Texas, and Madison aquifer, western South Dakota

Karst aquifers—formed by the dissolution of soluble rocks such as limestone—are critical groundwater resources in North America, and karst springs, caves, and streams provide habitat for unique flora and fauna. Springflow and groundwater levels in karst terrane can change greatly over short time scales, and therefore are likely to...

Mahler, Barbara; Stamm, John F.; Poteet, Mary F.; Symstad, Amy J.; Musgrove, MaryLynn; Long, Andrew J.; Norton, Parker A.
Mahler, B.J., Stamm, J.F., Symstad, A.J., Poteet, M.F., Musgrove, MaryLynn, Long, A.J., and Norton, P.A., 2015, Effects of projected climate (2011–50) on karst hydrology and species vulnerability—Edwards aquifer, south-central Texas, and Madison aquifer, western South Dakota: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2014–3046, 4 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/fs20143046.

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Year Published: 2014

Historical and projected climate (1901–2050) and hydrologic response of karst aquifers, and species vulnerability in south-central Texas and western South Dakota

Two karst aquifers, the Edwards aquifer in the Balcones Escarpment region of south-central Texas and the Madison aquifer in the Black Hills of western South Dakota, were evaluated for hydrologic response to projected climate change through 2050. Edwards aquifer sites include Barton Springs, the Bexar County Index Well, and Comal Springs. Madison...

Stamm, John F.; Poteet, Mary F.; Symstad, Amy J.; Musgrove, MaryLynn; Long, Andrew J.; Mahler, Barbara; Norton, Parker A.
Stamm, J.F., Poteet, M.F., Symstad, A.J., Musgrove, MaryLynn, Long, A.J., Mahler, B.J., and Norton, P.A., 2015, Historical and projected climate (1901–2050) and hydrologic response of karst aquifers, and species vulnerability in south-central Texas and western South Dakota: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5089, 59 p., plus supplements, http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20145089.

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Year Published: 2014

Fluvial sediment fingerprinting: literature review and annotated bibliography

The U.S. Geological Survey has evaluated and adopted various field methods for collecting real-time sediment and nutrient data. These methods have proven to be valuable representations of sediment and nutrient concentrations and loads but are not able to accurately identify specific source areas. Recently, more advanced data collection and...

Williamson, Joyce E.; Haj, Adel E.; Stamm, John F.; Valder, Joshua F.; Prautzch, Vicki L.
Williamson, J.E., Haj, A.E., Jr., Stamm, J.F., Valder, J.F., and Prautzch, V.L., 2014, Fluvial sediment fingerprinting—Literature review and annotated bibliography: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1216, 9 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20141216.

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Year Published: 2014

Documentation for the U.S. Geological Survey Public-Supply Database (PSDB): A database of permitted public-supply wells, surface-water intakes, and systems in the United States

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has developed a database containing information about wells, surface-water intakes, and distribution systems that are part of public water systems across the United States, its territories, and possessions. Programs of the USGS such as the National Water Census, the National Water Use Information Program, and the...

Price, Curtis V.; Maupin, Molly A.
Price, C.V., and Maupin, M.A., 2014, Documentation for the U.S. Geological Survey Public-Supply Database (PSDB)—A database of permitted public-supply wells, surface-water intakes, and systems in the United States: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1212, 22 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20141212.

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Year Published: 2014

Anthropogenic organic compounds in source water of select community water systems in the United States, 2002-10

Drinking water delivered by community water systems (CWSs) comes from one or both of two sources: surface water and groundwater. Source water is raw, untreated water used by CWSs and is usually treated before distribution to consumers. Beginning in 2002, the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) National Water-Quality Assessment Program initiated Source...

Valder, Joshua F.; Delzer, Gregory C.; Kingsbury, James A.; Hopple, Jessica A.; Price, Curtis V.; Bender, David A.
Anthropogenic organic compounds in source water of select community water systems in the United States, 2002-10; 2014; SIR; 2014-5139; Valder, Joshua F.; Delzer, Gregory C.; Kingsbury, James A.; Hopple, Jessica A.; Price, Curtis V.; Bender, David A.

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Year Published: 2014

The atmosphere can be a source of certain water soluble volatile organic compounds in urban streams

Surface water and air volatile organic compound (VOC) data from 10 U.S. Geological Survey monitoring sites were used to evaluate the potential for direct transport of VOCs from the atmosphere to urban streams. Analytical results of 87 VOC compounds were screened by evaluating the occurrence and detection levels in both water and air, and...

Kenner, Scott J.; Bender, David A.; Zogorski, John S.; James F. Pankow
Kenner, S.J., Bender, D.A., Pankow, J.F., and Zogorski, J.S., 2014, The atmosphere can be a source of certain water soluble volatile organic compounds in urban streams: Journal of the American Water Resources Association, v. 50, no. 5, p. 1124-1137.

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Year Published: 2014

Estimated monthly streamflows for selected locations on the Kabul and Logar Rivers, Aynak copper, cobalt, and chromium area of interest, Afghanistan, 1951-2010

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Defense Task Force for Business and Stability Operations, used the stochastic monthly water-balance model and existing climate data to estimate monthly streamflows for 1951–2010 for selected streamgaging stations located within the Aynak copper, cobalt, and chromium area of...

Vining, Kevin C.; Vecchia, Aldo V.
Estimated monthly streamflows for selected locations on the Kabul and Logar Rivers, Aynak copper, cobalt, and chromium area of interest, Afghanistan, 1951-2010; 2014; SIR; 2014-5157; Vining, Kevin C.; Vecchia, Aldo V.

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Year Published: 2014

Nearshore bathymetric mapping along a 7-mile reach of Lake Sharpe shoreline near Lower Brule, South Dakota, 2013

Shoreline erosion rates along Lake Sharpe, a Missouri River reservoir, near the community of Lower Brule, South Dakota, were studied previously during 2011–12 by the U.S. Geological Survey, the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, and Oglala Lakota College. The rapid shoreline retreat has caused many detrimental effects along the shoreline of Lake Sharpe,...

Thompson, Ryan F.
Nearshore bathymetric mapping along a 7-mile reach of Lake Sharpe shoreline near Lower Brule, South Dakota, 2013; 2014; SIM; 3307; Thompson, Ryan F.

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Year Published: 2014

Pesticide trends in major rivers of the United States, 1992-2010

This report is part of a series of pesticide trend assessments led by the National Water-Quality Assessment Program of the U.S. Geological Survey. This assessment focuses on major rivers of various sizes throughout the United States that have large watersheds with a range of land uses, changes in pesticide use, changes in management practices, and...

Ryberg, Karen R.; Vecchia, Aldo V.; Gilliom, Robert J.; Martin, Jeffrey D.
Pesticide trends in major rivers of the United States, 1992-2010; 2014; SIR; 2014-5135; Ryberg, Karen R.; Vecchia, Aldo V.; Gilliom, Robert J.; Martin, Jeffrey D.

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Year Published: 2014

Modeled sulfate concentrations in North Dakota streams, 1993-2008, based on spatial basin characteristics

Sulfate concentration data collected from North Dakota streams during recent (1993–2008) years indicates generally higher sulfate concentrations across much of the State compared to concentrations during earlier years. The higher sulfate concentrations have been attributed in other studies to wetter climatic conditions, associated increases...

Galloway, Joel M.; Vecchia, Aldo V.
Modeled sulfate concentrations in North Dakota streams, 1993-2008, based on spatial basin characteristics; 2014; SIR; 2014-5092; Galloway, Joel M.; Vecchia, Aldo V.

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Trends in annual, seasonal, and monthly streamflow characteristics at 227 streamgages in the Missouri River watershed, water years 1960-2011

The Missouri River and its tributaries are an important resource that serve multiple uses including agriculture, energy, recreation, and municipal water supply. Understanding historical streamflow characteristics provides relevant guidance to adaptive management of these water resources. Streamflow records in the Missouri River watershed were...

Norton, Parker A.; Anderson, Mark T.; Stamm, John F.
Trends in annual, seasonal, and monthly streamflow characteristics at 227 streamgages in the Missouri River watershed, water years 1960-2011; 2014; SIR; 2014-5053; Norton, Parker A.; Anderson, Mark T.; Stamm, John F.