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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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Possible Cattle Access Points on Select Streams within the Smith Creek Watershed Derived from 2018 NAIP Imagery

This data release contains one shapefile describing cattle access to a total of 36 different sub basins within the Smith Creek Watershed located in Virginia and West Virginia. This data release identifies areas in satellite imagery where cattle were observed to have access to the stream (confirmed access), areas where cattle exist, and are not fenced off from the stream (unrestricted access), and

Time Series of Aerial Imagery derived Structure from Motion Products for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Wildlife Refuges in Coastal Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland, 2019 - 2022

Aerial imagery acquired using a fixed wing aircraft fitted with Post-Processing Kinematic (PPK) GPS, was processed using Structure-from-Motion (SfM) photogrammetry techniques to produce high-resolution three-dimensional (3D) point clouds, orthomosaic images, and digital elevation models (DEMs). This dataset, produced by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) MD-DE-DC Water Science Center, consists of

Priority Toxic Contaminant Metadata Inventory and Associated Total Polychlorinated Biphenyls Concentration Data

In June 2019, the U.S. Geological Survey Maryland-Delaware-District of Columbia Water Science Center (MD-DE-DC WSC) team began to collect and inventory available information on toxic contaminants within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. State agencies were contacted to determine available data. Also, the National Water Information System (NWIS) and National Water Quality Database (NWQD) were queried t

Sediment Sample Data for Identifying and Monitoring Source Sediment Fingerprints within Stony Clove Creek, Catskills, NY from 2017 to 2020

This data release includes five comma delimited tables that support a pilot study on identifying and monitoring source sediment fingerprints within Stony Clove Creek, Catskills, NY. These tables consist of sediment particle size information, elemental analysis results, stable isotope analysis results, and percent fines for the samples collected. "SourceSamples_Info.csv" and "TargetSamples_Info.csv

Estimated Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Sediment Load Reductions from Best Management Practices in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed between 1985 and 2020

To estimate changes in nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment loads from technologies and management practices (TMPs), the Chesapeake Bay Program Partnership's CAST model was used to run scenarios with and without TMPs for years between 1985 and 2020 for the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Scenarios were run using the native model segmentation of land-river segments and downscaled to the National Hydrograph

U.S. Streamflow Drought During the Last Century: annual drought and low flow metrics, annual climate, and trends for the periods 1921-2020, 1951-2020 and 1981-2020

This dataset contains annual flow metrics quantifying drought and low streamflows for USGS GAGES-2 gages in the contiguous U.S. satisfying data completeness checks for the periods 1921-2020, 1951-2020, and 1981-2020. The dataset also contains annual climate variables from the USGS Monthly Water Balance Model (MWBM). The dataset provides trend analysis outputs for annual drought and low flow metric

Characterization of the Impact of Agricultural Conservation Practices on Natural Resource Concerns in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provides funding and technical assistance for the implementation of practices that enable people to conserve, maintain, or improve soil, water, and related natural resources. NRCS conservation practices, or best management practices, relate the conservation practices to conservation practice physical effects (CPPE). P

Gridded South Carolina StreamStats Runoff Curve Numbers by NLCD Landcover and SSURGO Soils Class

This dataset was produced by the US Geological Survey as a supporting dataset to be used for the purpose of calculating stream gage basin characteristics in preparation for the South Carolina StreamStats application. This integer raster dataset represents runoff curve numbers for the combinations of hydrological soils groupings and land cover types within the South Carolina StreamStats study area.

Probability of nitrate concentrations exceeding multiple thresholds in shallow groundwater, Mid-Atlantic Region of the United States

This data release consists of rasters representing the probability of exceeding multiple thresholds of nitrate in shallow groundwater for the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. Each raster represents the results from multiple spatial-probability models that were developed using U.S. Geological Survey water-quality data in conjunction with geographic data such as land cover, geology, and soi

CAST Data Input Disaggregation from County and Land-River Segment Scale to National Hydrography Dataset Plus, Version 1.1

The detrimental effects of excess nutrients and sediment entering the Chesapeake Bay estuary from its watersheds have necessitated regulatory actions. Federally-mandated reductions are apportioned to bay jurisdictions based on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Chesapeake Bay Time-Variable Watershed Model (CBPM). The Chesapeake Assessment Scenario Tool (CAST version CAST-19; cast.chesapeak

Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) Concentrations of Passive Samplers, Solids, Fat, Oil, and Greases (FOG), and Road Sediments; and Dissolved Organic Carbon (DOC), Total Suspended Solids (TSS), and Particulate Organic Carbon (POC) Concentrations in the Back R

This metadata record contains 6 tables used to assess sources of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB) in the Back River watershed, Baltimore City, Maryland. Included in the dataset are PCB concentrations of surface water and porewater passive samplers from Herring Run, Moores Run, tidal Back River, and Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant; PCB concentrations of bed sediments and other solids, Fat, Oil

Basin Characteristics Rasters for Delaware StreamStats 2020

This dataset was produced in by the Delaware Geological survey in cooperation with the US Geological Survey and Delaware Department of Transportation for the purpose of calculating stream gage basin characteristics in preparation for the Delaware 2020 StreamStats application. These datasets are raster representations of various environmental, geological, and land use attributes within the Delaware