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Date published: November 4, 2019

Input data for chloride-specific conductance regression models

This data set includes input data for the development of regression models to predict chloride from specific conductance (SC) data at 56 U. S. Geological Survey water quality monitoring stations in the eastern United States. Each site has 20 or more simultaneous observations of SC and chloride. Data were downloaded from the National Water Information System (NWIS) using the R package dat

Date published: November 4, 2019

Estimated high-frequency chloride concentrations

This data set includes estimated chloride concentrations for the 93 USGS water quality monitoring stations located across the eastern United States. Chloride concentrations were predicted using regression equations that established the relationship between simultaneous measurements of chloride and specific conductance (SC). Site-specific models were developed and applied when data were availa...

Date published: November 4, 2019

Response variables derived from predicted high-frequency chloride concentrations and specific conductance values

This data set contains 18 metrics used to describe patterns in specific conductance (SC) and chloride concentrations in 93 streams located across the eastern United States. These data were quantified for an analysis described in Moore and others (in review). All metrics were quantified for a water year and a median was taken across all years for which data were available to provide a sing

Date published: November 4, 2019

Chloride-specific conductance regression model forms for estimating high-frequency chloride concentrations

The file "Chloride_specific_conductance_regression_model_forms_for_estimating_high-frequency_chloride_concentrations.csv" contains the regression equation forms for two types of regressions: 1) single linear (SLR) and 2) piecewise (or segmented; SEG) regression between specific conductance (SC) and chloride (Cl) concentrations for 56 USGS water-quality monitoring sta

Date published: October 1, 2019

Watershed characteristics for selected stream gages

This dataset contains climate, road salt application, physical, and land cover characteristics summarized for watersheds upstream of 93 USGS stream gages. Data were summarized by watershed using geographic information system software. The dataset consists of one comma-separated variable table.

Date published: September 9, 2019

Attributes for NHDPlus Version 2.1 Reach Catchments and Modified Routed Upstream Watersheds for the Conterminous United States: Select Conservation Practices (CPRAC) for 2012

This metadata record describes 7 conservation practice based on information from the National Resource Conservation Service (NASS) (Michael Schwartz, USGS, written communic. 2017). These data are for the year, 2012 and compiled for two spatial components of the NHDPlus version 2.1 data suite (NHDPlusv2) for the conterminous United States; 1) individual reach catchments and 2

Date published: August 31, 2019

Select attributes for NHDPlus version 2.1 reach catchments and modified network routed upstream watersheds for the conterminous United States, seasonal enhanced vegetation index, fall of 2011 through summer of 2012

This tabular data set represents Enhanced Vegetation Index compiled for two spatial components of the NHDPlus version 2.1 data suite (NHDPlusv2) for the conterminous United States; 1) individual reach catchments and 2) reach catchments accumulated upstream through the river network. This dataset can be linked to the NHDPlus version 2.1 data suite by the unique identifier COMID. Units ar

Date published: July 31, 2019

Attributes for NHDPlus version 2.1 catchments and modified routing of upstream watersheds for the conterminous United States: estimated nitrogen from septic, 2010

This metadata record documents an ascii comma-delimited file representing estimated nitrogen in kilograms by NHDPlus v2.1 catchments for the conterminous United States. Nitrogen estimates were taken from Estimated nitrogen from septic for the conterminous United States, 2010 published by the U.S. Geological Survey. Nitrogen values by individual reach catchments (COMID) were determined by ca...

Date published: May 2, 2019

Input and predictions from a suspended-sediment SPARROW model CBSS_V2 in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. U.S. Geological Survey data release

These data represent both inputs for and estimates from a medium-resolution (1:100,000 scale) NHDPlus SPAtially Referenced Regression on Watershed attributes (SPARROW) model for the Chesapeake Bay watershed (CBSS_v2). The model spatially correlates long-term mean annual suspended-sediment flux in 113 non-tidal streams to likely upland and stream-corridor sources, landscape facto

Date published: April 24, 2019

Attributes for NHDPlus Version 2.1 Catchments and Modified Routing of Upstream Watersheds for the Conterminous United States: Population Density from U.S. Block-Level Population Density Rasters for 2010

This tabular data set represents population density, persons per square kilometer from 2010 Census block level data, processed by James Falcone (USGS, 2016), compiled for two spatial components of the NHDPlus version 2 data suite (NHDPlusv2) for the conterminous United States; 1) individual reach catchments and 2) reach catchments accumulated upstream through the river network. This dataset...

Date published: February 28, 2019

Attributes for NHDPlus version 2.1 catchments and modified routing of upstream watersheds for the conterminous United States: estimated fresh-water withdrawal, 2010

This metadata record documents two comma separated text files of average daily fresh-water withdrawal amounts by NHDPlus v2.1 catchment (COMID) within the conterminous United States for calendar year 2010. County-level reported estimated use of water are specifically reported as groundwater and surface water and are allotted to catchments by a sum of the catchment based on evenly distributing...