Indiana-Kentucky Water Science Center


Welcome to the “new” IN-KY Water Science Center. In 2014, the Indiana and Kentucky Water Science Centers were combined into one "Integrated" Science Center. We look forward to helping you achieve your goals by providing water quantity and quality information, as well as scientific tools and understanding, when and where they are needed by citizens, businesses, and public officials.

Flood Inundation Maps

Flood Inundation Maps

A Flood-Inundation Map is a visual tool that provides emergency management personnel and local residents with critical information for flood response activities such as evacuations, road closures, and post flood recovery efforts.

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Super Gages

Super Gages

Super gages provide real-time data specifically designed to improve the understanding of watershed processes and address specific water-resource issues such as climate and land-use effects, water-related human health issues, floods and droughts.

Super Gages


INKY WSC Newsletter Winter Logo
January 13, 2017

Welcome to the “Winter 2016” version of the IN-KY Newsletter. I use this format two to four times a year to highlight USGS activities and water-related science going on at the Indiana-Kentucky Water Science Center. I also take advantage of this opportunity to highlight some of our amazing scientists that work for the USGS.

Indiana-Kentucky State Outline
October 11, 2016

The Indiana-Kentucky Water Science Center Hosted its annual cooperator/scientific workshop on October 5 for our Indiana Cooperators and Partners, and October 6 for the Kentucky Cooperators and Partners. 

Wabash River at Lafayette, Indiana
September 28, 2016

In March 1903, Professor G. E. Waes_che of Purdue University established several streamgaging stations near the University, with the Wabash RIver at Lafayette being one of those gages. In July of 1903, the USGS assumed the operation of the gage. The first recorded discharge measurement was in November of 1915. Measurements are still being made at the gage today. View more about the gage....


Year Published: 2017

Maps and grids of hydrogeologic information created from standardized water-well drillers’ records of the glaciated United States

As part of the National Water Availability and Use Program established by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in 2005, this study took advantage of about 14 million records from State-managed collections of water-well drillers’ records and created a database of hydrogeologic properties for the glaciated United States. The water-well drillers’...

Bayless, E. Randall ; Arihood, Leslie D.; Reeves, Howard W.; Sperl, Benjamin J.S.; Qi, Sharon L.; Stipe, Valerie E.; Bunch, Aubrey R.
Bayless, E.R., Arihood, L.D., Reeves, H.W., Sperl, B.J.S., Qi, S.L., Stipe, V.E., and Bunch, A.R., 2017, Maps and grids of hydrogeologic information created from standardized water-well drillers’ records of the glaciated United States: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2015–5105, 34 p.,

Year Published: 2016

Prediction of pesticide toxicity in Midwest streams

The occurrence of pesticide mixtures is common in stream waters of the United States, and the impact of multiple compounds on aquatic organisms is not well understood. Watershed Regressions for Pesticides (WARP) models were developed to predict Pesticide Toxicity Index (PTI) values in unmonitored streams in the Midwest and are referred to as WARP-...

Shoda, Megan E.; Stone, Wesley W.; Nowell, Lisa H.
Shoda, M. E., W. W. Stone, and L. H. Nowell. 2016. Prediction of Pesticide Toxicity in Midwest Streams. J. Environ. Qual. 45:1856-1864. doi:10.2134/jeq2015.12.0624

Year Published: 2016

Flood inundation maps for the Wabash River at New Harmony, Indiana

Digital flood-inundation maps for a 3.68-mile reach of the Wabash River extending 1.77 miles upstream and 1.91 miles downstream from streamgage 03378500 at New Harmony, Indiana, were created by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. The flood-inundation maps, which can be accessed...

Fowler, Kathleen K.
Fowler, K.K., 2016, Flood-inundation maps for the Wabash River at New Harmony, Indiana: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5119, 14 p.,