Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center

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USGS Pubs

Filter Total Items: 333
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Challenges for creating a site-specific groundwater-use record for the Ozark Plateaus aquifer system (central USA) from 1900 to 2010

Hydrologic budgets to determine groundwater availability are important tools for water-resource managers. One challenging component for developing hydrologic budgets is quantifying water use through time because historical and site-specific water-use data can be sparse or poorly documented. This research developed a groundwater-use record for the...

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

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Guidelines for preparation of State water-use estimates for 2015

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has estimated the use of water in the United States at 5-year intervals since 1950. This report describes the water-use categories and data elements used for the national water-use compilation conducted as part of the USGS National Water-Use Science Project. The report identifies sources of water-use information,...

Bradley, Michael W.
Bradley, M.W., comp., 2017, Guidelines for preparation of State water-use estimates for 2015: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2017–1029, 54 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20171029.

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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

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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.

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Nitrogen additions affect litter quality and soil biochemical properties in a peatland of Northeast China

Nitrogen (N) is a limiting nutrient in many peatland ecosystems. Enhanced N deposition, a major component of global climate change, affects ecosystem carbon (C) balance and alters soil C storage by changing plant and soil properties. However, the effects of enhanced N deposition on peatland ecosystems are poorly understood. We conducted a two-year...

Song, Yanyu; Song, Changchun; Meng, Henan; Swarzenski, Christopher M.; Wang, Xianwei; Tan, Wenwen
Song, Y.Y., Song, C.C., Meng, H.N., Swarzenski, C.M., Wang, X.W., and Tan, W.W. 2017, Nitrogen additions affect litter quality and soil biochemical properties in a peatland of Northeast China, Ecol. Eng., 100 (2017), pp. 175-185

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Automated identification of stream-channel geomorphic features from high‑resolution digital elevation models in West Tennessee watersheds

High-resolution digital elevation models (DEMs) derived from light detection and ranging (lidar) enable investigations of stream-channel geomorphology with much greater precision than previously possible. The U.S. Geological Survey has developed the DEM Geomorphology Toolbox, containing seven tools to automate the identification of sites of...

Cartwright, Jennifer M.; Diehl, Timothy H.
Cartwright, J.M., and Diehl, T.H., 2017, Automated identification of stream-channel geomorphic features from high‑resolution digital elevation models in West Tennessee watersheds: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5141, 44 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20165141.

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Water resources of Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana

Information concerning the availability, use, and quality of water in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, is critical for proper water-resource 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 availability, past...

White, Vincent E.; Prakken, Lawrence B.
White, V.E., and Prakken, L.B., 2017, Water resources of Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2016–3066, 6 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/fs20163066.