Lower Mississippi Gulf Water Science Center

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USGS Pubs

Filter Total Items: 217
Year Published: 2018

Lakes and reservoirs—Guidelines for study design and sampling

The “National Field Manual for the Collection of Water-Quality Data” (NFM) is an online report with separately published chapters that provides the protocols and guidelines by which U.S. Geological Survey personnel obtain the data used to assess the quality of the Nation’s surface-water and groundwater resources. Chapter A10 reviews limnological...

U.S. Geological Survey, 2018, Lakes and reservoirs—Guidelines for study design and sampling: U.S. Geological Survey Techniques and Methods, book 9, chap. A10, 48 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/tm9a10. [Supersedes USGS Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations, book 9, chap. A10, version 1.0]

Year Published: 2017

Putting flow-ecology relationships into practice: A decision-support system to assess fish community response to water-management scenarios

This paper presents a conceptual framework to operationalize flow–ecology relationships into decision-support systems of practical use to water-resource managers, who are commonly tasked with balancing multiple competing socioeconomic and environmental priorities. We illustrate this framework with a case study, whereby fish community responses to...

Cartwright, Jennifer M.; Caldwell, Casey; Nebiker, Steven; Knight, Rodney
Cartwright, J.; Caldwell, C.; Nebiker, S.; Knight, R., 2017, Putting Flow-Ecology Relationships into Practice: A Decision-Support System to Assess Fish Community Response to Water-Management Scenarios. Water: 9(3), 196

Year Published: 2017

Water resources of the Southern Hills regional aquifer system, southeastern Louisiana

Information concerning the availability, use, and quality of groundwater in the 10 parishes overlying the Southern Hills regional aquifer system of Louisiana (fig. 1) is critical for water-supply management. The purpose of this fact sheet is to present information that can be used by water managers, residents, and others for stewardship of this...

White, Vincent E.
White, V.E., 2017, Water resources of the Southern Hills regional aquifer system, southeastern Louisiana: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2017–3010, 6 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20173010.

Year Published: 2017

Water resources of Iberia Parish, Louisiana

IntroductionInformation concerning the availability, use, and quality of water in Iberia Parish, Louisiana, is critical for proper water-resource management. This fact sheet summarizes the availability, past and current use, use trends, and water quality from groundwater and surface-water sources in the parish for water managers, parish residents...

White, Vincent E.; Prakken, Lawrence B.
White, V.E., and Prakken, L.B., 2017, Water resources of Iberia Parish, Louisiana: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2016–3100, 6 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20163100.

Year Published: 2017

Water resources of Concordia Parish, Louisiana

IntroductionInformation concerning the availability, use, and quality of water in Concordia Parish, Louisiana, is critical for proper water-supply management. The purpose of this fact sheet is to present information that can be used by water managers, parish residents, and others for stewardship of this vital resource. Information on the...

White, Vincent E.
White, V.E., 2017, Water resources of Concordia Parish, Louisiana: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2016–3099, 6 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20163099.

Year Published: 2017

Water resources of Catahoula Parish, Louisiana

IntroductionInformation concerning the availability, use, and quality of water in Catahoula Parish, Louisiana, is critical for proper water-supply management. The purpose of this fact sheet is to present information that can be used by water managers, parish residents, and others for stewardship of this vital resource. Information on the...

White, Vincent E.
White, V.E., 2017, Water resources of Catahoula Parish, Louisiana: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2016–3101, 6 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20163101.

Year Published: 2017

Measuring urban water conservation policies: Toward a comprehensive index

This article (1) discusses existing efforts to measure water conservation policies (WCPs) in the United States (U.S.); (2) suggests general methodological guidelines for creating robust water conservation indices (WCIs); (3) presents a comprehensive template for coding WCPs; (4) introduces a summary index, the Vanderbilt Water Conservation Index (...

Hess, David; Wold, Christopher; Worland, Scott C.; Hornberger, George M.

Year Published: 2017

Characterization of peak streamflows and flood inundation of selected areas in Louisiana from the August 2016 flood

Heavy rainfall occurred across Louisiana and southwestern Mississippi in August 2016 as a result of a slow-moving area of low pressure and a high amount of atmospheric moisture. The storm caused major flooding in the southern portions of Louisiana including areas surrounding Baton Rouge and Lafayette. Flooding occurred along the rivers such as the...

Watson, Kara M.; Storm, John B.; Breaker, Brian K.; Rose, Claire E.
Watson, K.M., Storm, J.B., Breaker, B.K., and Rose, C.E., 2017, Characterization of peak streamflows and flood inundation of selected areas in Louisiana from the August 2016 flood: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2017–5005, 26 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20175005.

Year Published: 2016

Hydrogeologic framework bottom elevations and thicknesses of Permian, Upper Pennsylvanian, Lower Pennsylvanian, and Mississippian units in the Appalachian Plateaus Physiographic Province

As part of the U.S. Geological Survey Water Availability and Use Science Program study of Appalachian Plateaus aquifers, bottom elevations and thicknesses were determined for Permian, Upper Pennsylvanian, Lower Pennsylvanian, and Mississippian hydrogeologic framework units in the Appalachian Plateaus, covering parts of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio...

Ladd, David E.
Ladd, D.E., 2016, Hydrogeologic framework bottom elevations and thicknesses of Permian, Upper Pennsylvanian, Lower Pennsylvanian, and Mississippian units in the Appalachian Plateaus Physiographic Province: U.S. Geological Survey data release, http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F7ZW1J1Q.

Year Published: 2016

Hydrogeology and hydrologic conditions of the Ozark Plateaus aquifer system

The hydrogeology and hydrologic characteristics of the Ozark Plateaus aquifer system were characterized as part of ongoing U.S. Geological Survey efforts to assess groundwater availability across the Nation. The need for such a study in the Ozark Plateaus physiographic province (Ozark Plateaus) is highlighted by increasing demand on groundwater...

Hays, Phillip D.; Knierim, Katherine J.; Breaker, Brian K.; Westerman, Drew A.; Clark, Brian R.
Hays, P.D., Knierim, K.J., Breaker, Brian, Westerman, D.A., and Clark, B.R., 2016, Hydrogeology and hydrologic conditions of the Ozark Plateaus aquifer system: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5137, 61 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20165137.

Year Published: 2016

Altitudes and thicknesses of hydrogeologic units of the Ozark Plateaus aquifer system in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma

A hydrogeologic framework of the Ozark Plateaus aquifer system was constructed as the base for a groundwater flow model developed as part of the U.S. Geological Survey Water Availability and Use Science Program to aid in the understanding of groundwater availability in select aquifer systems of the United States.  The Ozark Plateaus aquifer...

Westerman, Drew A.; Gillip, Jonathan A.; Richards, Joseph M.; Hays, Phillip D.; Clark, Brian R.
Westerman, D.A., Gillip, J.A., Richards, J.M., Hays, P.D., Clark, B.R., 2016, Altitudes and Thicknesses of Hydrogeologic Units of the Ozark Plateaus Aquifer System in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma: U.S. Geological Survey data release, http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F7HQ3X0T

Year Published: 2016

Groundwater withdrawal rates from the Ozark Plateaus aquifer system, 1900 to 2010

Groundwater is an often overlooked freshwater resource compared to surface water, but groundwater is used widely across the United States, especially during periods of drought. If groundwater models can successfully simulate past conditions, they may be used to evaluate potential future pumping scenarios or climate conditions, thus providing a...

Knierim, Katherine J.; Nottmeier, Anna M.; Worland, Scott C.; Westerman, Drew A.; Clark, Brian R.