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Date published: August 20, 2018

Implementation of conservation tillage and cover crops in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, 1985 to 2012

Conservation tillage practices and cover crops are used throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed to reduce soil loss and improve water quality. Implementation of these Best Management Practices (BMPs) were reported to the Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) by each state in the watershed (New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia, and Virginia). Estimates of acres of

Date published: August 15, 2018

Simulated orthophosphate concentrations as a function of season and flow for 53 monitoring stations in the Chesapeake Bay watershed for the years 2006 and 2014

This data release contains simulated orthophosphate concentrations (milligrams per liter) as a function of year, season, and flow for 53 monitoring stations in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. These data were generated for a study published in Science of the Total Environment (doi xxx). They were extracted from the Weighted Regressions in Time, Discharge and Season (WRTDS; Hirsch e

Date published: May 31, 2018

Datasets from an assessment of geomorphic characteristics of Tenmile Creek, Montgomery County, Maryland, 2014-16

Data collected from April 2014 through September 2016 were used to assess geomorphic characteristics and geomorphic changes over time in a selected reach of Tenmile Creek, a small rural watershed near Clarksburg, Maryland. Longitudinal profiles of the channel bed, water surface, and bank features were developed from field surveys. Changes in cross-section geometry between field surveys

Date published: March 13, 2018

Chemistry analysis results for groundwater, soil-pore water, soil and plant material collected from two agricultural sites in the Nanticoke and Chester River watersheds on the Delmarva Peninsula from 2013 to 2016.

This metadata record documents 8 comma delimitated files that support the USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2018-5020 on field studies in the Bucks Branch watershed and the Andover Branch watershed. Data were collected from two fields at two locations and include: groundwater, soil water, soils and plant tissue chemistry. Data also include sulfur hexafluoride and dissolved gas concent...

Date published: February 27, 2018

Source and target sediment fingerprint data for Upper Difficult Run, VA

This metadata record documents 2 comma delimited tables that support the journal article "Bank-derived material dominates fluvial sediment in a suburban Chesapeake Bay watershed." They consist of a source and target dataset.

Date published: January 1, 2018

Attributes for NHDPlus Version 2.1 Catchments and Modified Routing of Upstream Watersheds for the Conterminous United States: Estimated Percent Presence of the Soil Restrictive Layers on Agricultural Land

This tabular data set represents the estimated percent presence of the soil restrictive layer on agricultural land 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 can be linked to the NHDPlus version 2

Date published: January 1, 2018

Attributes for NHDPlus Version 2.1 Catchments and Modified Routing of Upstream Watersheds for the Conterminous United States: STATSGO Soil Characteristics, Text Attributes

This tabular data set represents the STATSGO Soil texture Attributes 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. The source data is found in the TEXT table from the "STATSGO soil characteristics for the conte

Date published: January 1, 2018

Attributes for NHDPlus Version 2.1 Catchments and Modified Routing of Upstream Watersheds for the Conterminous United States: Mean Rate of Nitrogen Application on Agricultural Land from Census of Agriculture, 1997

This tabular data set represents the mean rate of nitrogen from fertilizer and manure applied on agricultural land in 1997 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 can be linked to the NHDPlus v

Date published: January 1, 2018

Attributes for NHDPlus Version 2.1 Reach Catchments and Modified Routed Upstream Watersheds for the Conterminous United States: Insecticide Use on Agricultural Land in Kilograms per square Kilometer, 2009

This data set represents the Insecticide use on agricultural land in kilograms per square kilometer, 2009 value 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 (i.e., watersheds). This dataset can be linked

Date published: January 1, 2018

Attributes for NHDPlus Version 2.1 Catchments and Modified Routing of Upstream Watersheds for the Conterminous United States: 30 Year Average (1961-1990) of Minimum Monthly Number of Days of Measurable Precipitation

This tabular data set represents 30 year average (1961-1990) of minimum monthly number of days of measurable precipitation per month 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 can be linked to

Date published: January 1, 2018

Attributes for NHDPlus Version 2.1 Catchments and Modified Routing of Upstream Watersheds for the Conterminous United States: National Land Cover Database 2001 (NLCD 2001)

This tabular data set represents the percent of land cover classes from the 2001 National Land Cover Dataset 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 can be linked to the NHDPlus version 2 data

Date published: January 1, 2018

Attributes for NHDPlus Version 2.1 Reach Catchments and Modified-Routing Upstream Watersheds for the Conterminous United States: Monthly Average Precipitation (millimeters) from 1945 - 2015

This tabular data set represents monthly average precipitation values (millimeters) described in Wolock and McCabe (2018), compiled for the NHDPlus version 2 data suite (NHDPlusV2) for the conterminous United States for the years 1945 - 2015. Linkage of the precipitation data with NHDPlusV2 is achieved through the common unique identifier COMID. The precipitation values are estimate