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Year Published: 2013

Assessment of groundwater quality data for the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation, Rolette County, North Dakota

The Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation relies on groundwater supplies to meet the demands of community and economic needs. The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, examined historical groundwater-level and groundwater-quality data for the Fox Hills, Hell Creek, Rolla, and Shell Valley aquifers....

Lundgren, Robert F.; Vining, Kevin C.
Assessment of groundwater quality data for the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation, Rolette County, North Dakota; 2013; DS; 732; Lundgren, Robert F.; Vining, Kevin C.

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Prediction, time variance, and classification of hydraulic response to recharge in two karst aquifers

Many karst aquifers are rapidly filled and depleted and therefore are likely to be susceptible to changes in short-term climate variability. Here we explore methods that could be applied to model site-specific hydraulic responses, with the intent of simulating these responses to different climate scenarios from high-resolution climate models. We...

Long, Andrew J.; Mahler, Barbara
Prediction, time variance, and classification of hydraulic response to recharge in two karst aquifers; 2013; Article; Journal; Hydrology and Earth System Sciences; Long, Andrew J.; Mahler, Barbara J.

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Northern Great Plains Network water quality monitoring design for tributaries to the Missouri National Recreational River

The National Park Service (NPS) organized more than 270 parks with important natural resources into 32 ecoregional networks to conduct Inventory and Monitoring (I&M) activities for assessment of natural resources within park units. The Missouri National Recreational River (NRR) is among the 13 parks in the NPS Northern Great Plain Network (...

Rowe, Barbara L.; Wilson, Stephen K.; Yager, Lisa; Wilson, Marcia H.
Rowe, B.L., Wilson, S.K., Yager, L., and Wilson, M.H., 2013, Northern Great Plains Network water quality monitoring design for tributaries to the Missouri National Recreational River: Fort Collins, Colorado, National Park Service Natural Resource Technical Report NPS/NGPN/NRTR—2013/783, 38 p.

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Year Published: 2012

Extreme floods in the Black Hills area: New insights from recent research

Recent research provides clear geologic evidence that floods even larger than the lethal floods of 1972 have occurred repeatedly over recent millennia in the Black Hills of South Dakota. This information is vitally important for planning for flash flood events in this area.

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Evaluation of water-quality characteristics and sampling design for streams in North Dakota, 1970–2008

In response to the need to examine the large amount of historic water-quality data comprehensively across North Dakota and evaluate the efficiency of the State-wide sampling programs, a study was done by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the North Dakota State Water Commission and the North Dakota Department of Health to describe the...

Galloway, Joel M.; Vecchia, Aldo V.; Vining, Kevin C.; Densmore, Brenda K.; Lundgren, Robert F.
Evaluation of water-quality characteristics and sampling design for streams in North Dakota, 1970–2008; 2012; SIR; 2012-5216; Galloway, Joel M.; Vecchia, Aldo V.; Vining, Kevin C.; Densmore, Brenda K.; Lundgren, Robert F.

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Streamflow statistics for selected streams in North Dakota, Minnesota, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan

Statistical summaries of streamflow data for the periods of record through water year 2009 for selected active and discontinued U.S. Geological Survey streamflow-gaging stations in North Dakota, Minnesota, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan were compiled. The summaries for each streamflow-gaging station include a brief station description, a graph of the...

Williams-Sether, Tara
Streamflow statistics for selected streams in North Dakota, Minnesota, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan; 2012; OFR; 2012-1147; Williams-Sether, Tara

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Conceptual and numerical models of the glacial aquifer system north of Aberdeen, South Dakota

This U.S. Geological Survey report documents a conceptual and numerical model of the glacial aquifer system north of Aberdeen, South Dakota, that can be used to evaluate and manage the city of Aberdeen's water resources. The glacial aquifer system in the model area includes the Elm, Middle James, and Deep James aquifers, with intervening confining...

Marini, Katrina A.; Hoogestraat, Galen K.; Aurand, Katherine R.; Putnam, Larry D.
Conceptual and numerical models of the glacial aquifer system north of Aberdeen, South Dakota; 2012; SIR; 2012-5183; Marini, Katrina A.; Hoogestraat, Galen K.; Aurand, Katherine R.; Putnam, Larry D.

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waterData--An R package for retrieval, analysis, and anomaly calculation of daily hydrologic time series data, version 1.0

Hydrologic time series data and associated anomalies (multiple components of the original time series representing variability at longer-term and shorter-term time scales) are useful for modeling trends in hydrologic variables, such as streamflow, and for modeling water-quality constituents. An R package, called waterData, has been developed for...

Ryberg, Karen R.; Vecchia, Aldo V.
waterData--An R package for retrieval, analysis, and anomaly calculation of daily hydrologic time series data, version 1.0; 2012; OFR; 2012-1168; Ryberg, Karen R.; Vecchia, Aldo V.

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Microgravity methods for characterization of groundwater-storage changes and aquifer properties in the karstic Madison aquifer in the Black Hills of South Dakota, 2009-12

A study of groundwater storage in the karstic Madison aquifer in the Black Hills of South Dakota using microgravity methods was conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with West Dakota Water Development District, South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources, and Lawrence County. Microgravity measurements from 2009 to...

Koth, Karl R.; Long, Andrew J.
Microgravity methods for characterization of groundwater-storage changes and aquifer properties in the karstic Madison aquifer in the Black Hills of South Dakota, 2009-12; 2012; SIR; 2012-5158; Koth, Karl R.; Long, Andrew J.

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Results of paleoflood investigations for Spring, Rapid, Boxedler, and Elk Creeks, Black Hills, western South Dakota

Flood-frequency analyses for the Black Hills area are especially important because of severe flooding of June 9–10, 1972, that was caused by a large mesoscale convective system and resulted in at least 238 deaths. This paper summarizes results of paleoflood investigations for six study reaches in the central Black Hills. Stratigraphic...

Driscoll, Daniel G.; O'Connor, James E.; Harden, Tessa M.

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Sediment loads in the Red River of the North and selected tributaries near Fargo, North Dakota, 2010--2011

Natural-resource agencies are concerned about possible geomorphic effects of a proposed diversion project to reduce the flood risk in the Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area. The U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers collected data in the spring of 2010 and 2011, and from June to November 2011, during rainfall-...

Galloway, Joel M.; Nustad, Rochelle A.
Sediment loads in the Red River of the North and selected tributaries near Fargo, North Dakota, 2010--2011; 2012; SIR; 2012-5111; Galloway, Joel M.; Nustad, Rochelle A.

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Factors associated with sources, transport, and fate of chloroform and three other trihalomethanes in untreated groundwater used for drinking water

Multiple lines of evidence for indicating factors associated with the sources, transport, and fate of chloroform and three other trihalomethanes (THMs) in untreated groundwater were revealed by evaluating low-level analytical results and logistic regression results for THMs. Samples of untreated groundwater from wells used for drinking water were...

Carter, Janet M.; Moran, Michael J.; Zogorski, John S.; Price, Curtis V.
Factors associated with sources, transport, and fate of chloroform and three other trihalomethanes in untreated groundwater used for drinking water; 2012; Article; Journal; Environmental Science and Technology; Carter, Janet M.; Moran, Michael J.; Zogorski, John S.; Price, Curtis V.