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Hydrologic data collection, processing, analysis, dissemination, and archiving are major parts of the MD-DE-DC Water Science Center program. Much of the data are available on a near-real-time basis by satellite telemetry.

The data collected and the techniques used by USGS scientists should conform to or reference national and international standards and protocols...

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Urban elemental and grain size characteristics of sediments collected in the Jones Falls watershed in Baltimore, Maryland for 2021-2022

This metadata record documents a single comma delimited table that contains information on the elemental composition and particle size distribution of sediments within Jones Falls watershed in Baltimore, Maryland.

Preliminary streamflow percentile predictions for ungaged areas of the Colorado River Basin, 1981-2020

This dataset consists of daily streamflow percentiles for 1981-10-01 to 2020-03-31 relevant to streamflow drought defined using two approaches: Percentiles accounting for flow seasonality (variable threshold percentiles) and those based on the full record of data for each site regardless of season (fixed threshold percentiles). Because of the size of this dataset (99,530,836 rows), it could not be

Thermoelectric-power condenser duty estimates by month and cooling type for use to calculate water use by power plant for the 2008-2020 reanalysis period for the conterminous United States

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) developed models to estimate the amount of water that is withdrawn and consumed by thermoelectric power plants (Diehl and others, 2013; Diehl and Harris, 2014; Harris and Diehl, 2019). The thermoelectric water use models are based on linked heat-and-water budgets that are constrained by power plant generation and cooling system technologies, the amount of fuels co

Digital elevation model and derivative datasets to support the integration of stormwater drainage into the Washington, D.C. Stormwater StreamStats application

This dataset was created to support the Washington D.C. StreamStats project funded by the Washington D.C. Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE). The dataset contains digital elevation model (DEM), flow direction and catchment layers that were conditioned using Washingtons D.C.’s stormwater network layer. The data are hosted online as a component of the USGS StreamStats web application (https

Basin characteristics data for the Washington, D.C. StreamStats application

This data was created to support the Washington D.C. StreamStats project funded by the Washington D.C. Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE). The data release contains high-resolution (1-meter) land cover data layers for Washington D.C. and its tributaries that represent canopy cover, canopy cover with building and road coverage removed (“pervious canopy”), impervious cover, slope (in units

Questions and responses to USGS-wide poll on quality assurance practices for timeseries data, 2021

This data record contains questions and responses to a USGS-wide survey conducted to identify issues and needs associated with quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) of USGS timeseries data streams. This research was funded by the USGS Community for Data Integration as part of a project titled “From reactive- to condition-based maintenance: Artificial intelligence for anomaly predictions an

Microbial Populations in PFHxSAm (perfluorohexane sulfonamido propyl amine) Biodegradation Microcosms

Water resources around the world are contaminated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) due to releases from point sources on military installations, fire training centers, and chemical manufacturing sites. Non-point sources have also been identified including wastewater effluent, landfills, and biosolids application. PFAS are a major concern to myriad stakeholders as some are known to b

Time Series of Aerial Photogrammetry Data and Products of the Delaware Atlantic Coast

This data release presents a time series of aerial imagery and derived structure-from-motion (SfM) products collected along the Delaware Atlantic coast with a piloted fixed-wing aircraft. U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) researchers use the aerial imagery and products to assess topographic and landscape change, evaluate nesting habitats for wildlife, and for understanding coastal vulnerability and re

Volatile organic compound, polychlorinated biphenyl, and biogeochemical data from passive samplers and laboratory experiments for wetland bioremediation study, Standard Chlorine of Delaware, Inc. Superfund Site, New Castle County, Delaware, 2019–202

This metadata record contains 15 tables with results from field and laboratory tests used to assess bioremediation in wetland areas at the Standard Chlorine of Delaware, Inc. Superfund site, New Castle County, Delaware, during 2019-2021. Included in the dataset are (1) polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) concentrations in wetland sediment from sediment microcosm laboratory experiments, (2) chlorobenzen

Shenandoah Valley Stream Health and Habitat Assessments in West Virginia and Virginia, 2021 (ver. 2.0, November 2023)

U. S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists completed a data collection campaign from the 26th of June to the 13th of August in 2021, using various methods to record geomorphic and habitat indicators throughout streams in the Shenandoah Valley. Field methods included GNSS surveys, gravelometer-based pebble count readings, visual assessments, and riparian analyses. This metadata record contains all r

Data supporting a spatiotemporal trend analysis of specific conductivity, streamflow, and landscape attributes of selected sub-basins within the Delaware River watershed, 1980 to 2018

This data release makes available three data tables supporting a spatiotemporal analysis of riverine conductivity and streamflow trends within the Delaware River Basin. The listed datasets include baseflow and total flow time series for selected gaged basins, watershed attributes, water quality information and trend analysis results.

Supporting Datasets for Hydrogeological Characterization of Area B, Fort Detrick, Maryland

This dataset includes raw hydrologic data (streamflow data, groundwater level data, precipitation data) and geochemical data (geochemical results, fluorometric monitoring results) collected from January 1st, 2000 to December 31st, 2020 This dataset also includes interpreted results described in a U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigation Report (Goodling and others, 2023). This report descri