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Year Published: 2014

Conceptual model of the uppermost principal aquifer systems in the Williston and Powder River structural basins, United States and Canada

The three uppermost principal aquifer systems of the Northern Great Plains—the glacial, lower Tertiary, and Upper Cretaceous aquifer systems—are described in this report and provide water for irrigation, mining, public and domestic supply, livestock, and industrial uses. These aquifer systems primarily are present in two nationally important...

Long, Andrew J.; Aurand, Katherine R.; Bednar, Jennifer M.; Davis, Kyle W.; McKaskey, Jonathan D.R.G.; Thamke, Joanna N.
Conceptual model of the uppermost principal aquifer systems in the Williston and Powder River structural basins, United States and Canada; 2014; SIR; 2014-5055; Long, Andrew J.; Aurand, Katherine R.; Bednar, Jennifer M.; Davis, Kyle W.; Mckaskey, Jonathan D. R. G.; Thamke, Joanna N.

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Continuous water-quality monitoring and regression analysis to estimate constituent concentrations and loads in the Red River of the North at Fargo and Grand Forks, North Dakota, 2003-12

The Red River of the North (hereafter referred to as “Red River”) Basin is an important hydrologic region where water is a valuable resource for the region’s economy. Continuous water-quality monitors have been operated by the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the North Dakota Department of Health, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency,...

Galloway, Joel M.
Continuous water-quality monitoring and regression analysis to estimate constituent concentrations and loads in the Red River of the North at Fargo and Grand Forks, North Dakota, 2003-12; 2014; SIR; 2014-5064; Galloway, Joel M.

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Estimation of potential scour at bridges on local government roads in South Dakota, 2009-12

In 2009, the U.S. Geological Survey and South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) began a study to estimate potential scour at selected bridges on local government (county, township, and municipal) roads in South Dakota. A rapid scour-estimation method (level-1.5) and a more detailed method (level-2) were used to develop estimates of...

Thompson, Ryan F.; Wattier, Chelsea M.; Liggett, Richard R.; Truax, Ryan A.
Estimation of potential scour at bridges on local government roads in South Dakota, 2009-12; 2014; SIR; 2013-5233; Thompson, Ryan F.; Wattier, Chelsea M.; Liggett, Richard R.; Truax, Ryan A.

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Water quality monitoring protocol for wadeable streams and rivers in the Northern Great Plains Network

Preserving the national parks unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations is a fundamental purpose of the National Park Service (NPS). To address growing concerns regarding the overall physical, chemical, and biological elements and processes of park ecosystems, the NPS implemented science-based management through “Vital Signs” monitoring...

Wilson, Marcia H.; Rowe, Barbara L.; Gitzen, Robert A.; Wilson, Stephen K.; Paintner-Green, Kara J.
Wilson, M.H., Rowe, B.L., Gitzen, R.A., Wilson, S.K., and Paintner-Green, K.J., 2014, Water quality monitoring protocol for wadeable streams and rivers in the Northern Great Plains Network: Fort Collins, Colorado, National Park Service, Narrative version 1.0. Natural Resources Report NPS/NGPN/NRR—2014/868, 53 p. + appendixes.

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Impact of climate variability on runoff in the north-central United States

Large changes in runoff in the north-central United States have occurred during the past century, with larger floods and increases in runoff tending to occur from the 1970s to the present. The attribution of these changes is a subject of much interest. Long-term precipitation, temperature, and streamflow records were used to compare changes in...

Ryberg, Karen R.; Lin, Wei; Vecchia, Aldo V.
Impact of climate variability on runoff in the north-central United States; 2014; Article; Journal; Journal of Hydrologic Engineering; Ryberg, Karen R.; Lin, Wei; Vecchia, Aldo V.

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seawaveQ: an R package providing a model and utilities for analyzing trends in chemical concentrations in streams with a seasonal wave (seawave) and adjustment for streamflow (Q) and other ancillary variables

The seawaveQ R package fits a parametric regression model (seawaveQ) to pesticide concentration data from streamwater samples to assess variability and trends. The model incorporates the strong seasonality and high degree of censoring common in pesticide data and users can incorporate numerous ancillary variables, such as streamflow anomalies. The...

Ryberg, Karen R.; Vecchia, Aldo V.
seawaveQ: an R package providing a model and utilities for analyzing trends in chemical concentrations in streams with a seasonal wave (seawave) and adjustment for streamflow (Q) and other ancillary variables; 2013; OFR; 2013-1255; Ryberg, Karen R.; Vecchia, Aldo V.

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Dissolved oxygen fluctuations in karst spring flow and implications for endemic species: Barton Springs, Edwards aquifer, Texas, USA

Karst aquifers and springs provide the dissolved oxygen critical for survival of endemic stygophiles worldwide, but little is known about fluctuations of dissolved oxygen concentrations (DO) and factors that control those concentrations. We investigated temporal variation in DO at Barton Springs, Austin, Texas, USA. During 2006–2012, DO fluctuated...

Mahler, Barbara; Bourgeais, Renan
Dissolved oxygen fluctuations in karst spring flow and implications for endemic species: Barton Springs, Edwards aquifer, Texas, USA; 2013; Article; Journal; Journal of Hydrology; Mahler, Barbara J.; Bourgeais, Renan

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Comparison of a karst groundwater model with and without discrete conduit flow

Karst aquifers exhibit a dual flow system characterized by interacting conduit and matrix domains. This study evaluated the coupled continuum pipe-flow framework for modeling karst groundwater flow in the Madison aquifer of western South Dakota (USA). Coupled conduit and matrix flow was simulated within a regional finite-difference model over a 10...

Saller, Stephen P.; Ronayne, Michael J.; Long, Andrew J.
Comparison of a karst groundwater model with and without discrete conduit flow; 2013; Article; Journal; Hydrogeology Journal; Saller, Stephen P.; Ronayne, Michael J.; Long, Andrew J.

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Late Quaternary stream piracy and strath terrace formation along the Belle Fourche and lower Cheyenne Rivers, South Dakota and Wyoming

Stream piracy substantially affected the geomorphic evolution of the Missouri River watershed and drainages within, including the Little Missouri, Cheyenne, Belle Fourche, Bad, and White Rivers. The ancestral Cheyenne River eroded headward in an annular pattern around the eastern and southern Black Hills and pirated the headwaters of the ancestral...

Stamm, John F.; Hendricks, Robert R.; Sawyer, J. Foster; Mahan, Shannon; Zaprowski, Brent J.; Geibel, Nicholas M.; Azzolini, David C.
Late Quaternary stream piracy and strath terrace formation along the Belle Fourche and lower Cheyenne Rivers, South Dakota and Wyoming; 2013; Article; Journal; Geomorphology; Stamm, John F.; Hendricks, Robert R.; Sawyer, J. Foster; Mahan, Shannon A.; Zaprowski, Brent J.; Geibel, Nicholas M.; Azzolini, David C.

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Conceptual and numerical models of groundwater flow in the Ogallala aquifer in Gregory and Tripp Counties, South Dakota, water years 1985--2009

The Ogallala aquifer is an important water resource for the Rosebud Sioux Tribe in Gregory and Tripp Counties in south-central South Dakota and is used for irrigation, public supply, domestic, and stock water supplies. To better understand groundwater flow in the Ogallala aquifer, conceptual and numerical models of groundwater flow were developed...

Davis, Kyle W.; Putnam, Larry D.
Conceptual and numerical models of groundwater flow in the Ogallala aquifer in Gregory and Tripp Counties, South Dakota, water years 1985--2009; 2013; SIR; 2013-5069; Davis, Kyle W.; Putnam, Larry D.

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Prioritization of constituents for national- and regional-scale ambient monitoring of water and sediment in the United States

A total of 2,541 constituents were evaluated and prioritized for national- and regional-scale ambient monitoring of water and sediment in the United States. This prioritization was done by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in preparation for the upcoming third decade (Cycle 3; 2013–23) of the National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program. This...

Olsen, Lisa D.; Valder, Joshua F.; Carter, Janet M.; Zogorski, John S.
Prioritization of constituents for national- and regional-scale ambient monitoring of water and sediment in the United States; 2013; SIR; 2012-5218; Olsen, Lisa D.; Valder, Joshua F.; Carter, Janet M.; Zogorski, John S.

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Characteristics of sediment transport at selected sites along the Missouri River during the high-flow conditions of 2011

During 2011, many tributaries in the Missouri River Basin experienced near record peak streamflow and caused flood damage to many communities along much of the Missouri River from Montana to the confluence with the Mississippi River. The large runoff event in 2011 provided an opportunity to examine characteristics of sediment transport in the...

Galloway, Joel M.; Rus, Dave L.; Alexander, Jason S.
Characteristics of sediment transport at selected sites along the Missouri River during the high-flow conditions of 2011; 2013; SIR; 2013-5006; Galloway, Joel M.; Rus, Dave L.; Alexander, Jason S.