Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Water Science Center

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Year Published: 2012

Potentiometric surface and water-level difference maps of selected confined aquifers of Southern Maryland and Maryland's Eastern Shore, 1975-2011

Groundwater is the principal source of freshwater supply in most of Southern Maryland and Maryland's Eastern Shore. It is also the source of freshwater supply used in the operation of the Calvert Cliffs, Chalk Point, and Morgantown power plants. Increased groundwater withdrawals over the last several decades have caused groundwater levels to...

Curtin, Stephen E.; Andreasen, David C.; Staley, Andrew W.
Potentiometric surface and water-level difference maps of selected confined aquifers of Southern Maryland and Maryland's Eastern Shore, 1975-2011; 2012; SIR; 2012-5165; Curtin, Stephen E.; Andreasen, David C.; Staley, Andrew W.

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A science plan for a comprehensive assessment of water supply in the region underlain by fractured rock in Maryland

The fractured rock region of Maryland, which includes land areas north and west of the Interstate 95 corridor, is the source of water supply for approximately 4.4 million Marylanders, or approximately 76 percent of the State's population. Whereas hundreds of thousands of residents rely on wells (both domestic and community), millions rely on...

Fleming, Brandon J.; Hammond, Patrick A.; Stranko, Scott A.; Duigon, Mark T.; Kasraei, Saeid
A science plan for a comprehensive assessment of water supply in the region underlain by fractured rock in Maryland; 2012; SIR; 2012-5160; Fleming, Brandon J.; Hammond, Patrick A.; Stranko, Scott A.; Duigon, Mark T.; Kasraei, Saeid

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Erosion, storage, and transport of sediment in two subbasins of the Rio Puerco, New Mexico

Arroyos in the American Southwest proceed through cut-and-fill cycles that operate at centennial to millennial time scales. The geomorphic community has put much effort into understanding the causes of arroyo cutting in the late Quaternary and in the modern record (late 1800s), while little effort has gone into understanding how arroyos fill and...

Gellis, A.C.; Pavich, M.J.; Ellwein, A.L.; Aby, S.; Clark, I.; Wieczorek, M.E.; Viger, R.
Erosion, storage, and transport of sediment in two subbasins of the Rio Puerco, New Mexico; 2012; Article; Journal; GSA Bulletin; Gellis, A. C.; Pavich, M. J.; Ellwein, A. L.; Aby, S. ; Clark, I. ; Wieczorek, M. E.; Viger, R.

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Well network installation and hydrogeologic data collection, Assateague Island National Seashore, Worcester County, Maryland, 2010

The U.S. Geological Survey, as part of its Climate and Land Use Change Research and Development Program, is conducting a multi-year investigation to assess potential impacts on the natural resources of Assateague Island National Seashore, Maryland that may result from changes in the hydrologic system in response to projected sea-level rise. As...

Banks, William S.L.; Masterson, John P.; Johnson, Carole D.
Well network installation and hydrogeologic data collection, Assateague Island National Seashore, Worcester County, Maryland, 2010; 2012; SIR; 2012-5079; Banks, William S. L.; Masterson, John P.; Johnson, Carole D.

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Groundwater quality and occurrence and distribution of selected constituents in the Aquia and Upper Patapsco aquifers, Naval Air Station Patuxent River, St. Mary's County, Maryland, July 2008

The Naval Air Station Patuxent River in southern Maryland has continued to expand in the first decade of the 21st century, contributing to rapid population growth in the surrounding area. The increase in population has caused State and County water managers and others to be concerned about the impact of population growth on the quantity and...

Dieter, Cheryl A.; Campo, Kimberly W.; Baker, Anna C.
Groundwater quality and occurrence and distribution of selected constituents in the Aquia and Upper Patapsco aquifers, Naval Air Station Patuxent River, St. Mary's County, Maryland, July 2008; 2012; SIR; 2012-5011; Dieter, Cheryl A.; Campo, Kimberly W.; Baker, Anna C.

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Geomorphic responses to stream channel restoration at Minebank Run, Baltimore County, Maryland, 2002-08

Doheny, Edward J.; Dillow, Jonathan J.A.; Mayer, Paul M.; Striz, Elise A.
Geomorphic responses to stream channel restoration at Minebank Run, Baltimore County, Maryland, 2002-08; 2012; SIR; 2012-5012; Doheny, Edward J.; Dillow, Jonathan J. A.; Mayer, Paul M.; Striz, Elise A.

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Year Published: 2011

Pathogenic bacteria and microbial-source tracking markers in Brandywine Creek Basin, Pennsylvania and Delaware, 2009-10

The City of Wilmington, Delaware, is in the downstream part of the Brandywine Creek Basin, on the main stem of Brandywine Creek. Wilmington uses this stream, which drains a mixed-land-use area upstream, for its main drinking-water supply. Because the stream is used for drinking water, Wilmington is in need of information about the occurrence and...

Duris, Joseph W.; Reif, Andrew G.; Olson, Leif E.; Johnson, Heather E.
Pathogenic bacteria and microbial-source tracking markers in Brandywine Creek Basin, Pennsylvania and Delaware, 2009-10; 2011; SIR; 2011-5164; Duris, Joseph W.; Reif, Andrew G.; Olson, Leif E.; Johnson, Heather E.

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Collection, processing, and interpretation of ground-penetrating radar data to determine sediment thickness at selected locations in Deep Creek Lake, Garrett County, Maryland, 2007

The U.S. Geological Survey collected geophysical data in Deep Creek Lake in Garrett County, Maryland, between September 17 through October 4, 2007 to assist the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to better manage resources of the Lake. The objectives of the geophysical surveys were to provide estimates of sediment thickness in shallow areas...

Banks, William S.L.; Johnson, Carole D.
Collection, processing, and interpretation of ground-penetrating radar data to determine sediment thickness at selected locations in Deep Creek Lake, Garrett County, Maryland, 2007; 2011; SIR; 2011-5223; Banks, William S. L.; Johnson, Carole D.

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Sources, fate, and transport of nitrogen and phosphorus in the Chesapeake Bay watershed-An empirical model

Spatially Referenced Regression on Watershed Attributes (SPARROW) was used to provide empirical estimates of the sources, fate, and transport of total nitrogen (TN) and total phosphorus (TP) in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, and the mean annual TN and TP flux to the bay and in each of 80,579 nontidal tributary stream reaches. Restoration efforts in...

Ator, Scott W.; Brakebill, John W.; Blomquist, Joel D.
Sources, fate, and transport of nitrogen and phosphorus in the Chesapeake Bay watershed-An empirical model; 2011; SIR; 2011-5167; Ator, Scott W.; Brakebill, John W.; Blomquist, Joel D.

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The water-quality monitoring program for the Baltimore reservoir system, 1981-2007—Description, review and evaluation, and framework integration for enhanced monitoring

The City of Baltimore, Maryland, and parts of five surrounding counties obtain their water from Loch Raven and Liberty Reservoirs. A third reservoir, Prettyboy, is used to resupply Loch Raven Reservoir. Management of the watershed conditions for each reservoir is a shared responsibility by agreement among City, County, and State jurisdictions. The...

Koterba, Michael T.; Waldron, Marcus C.; Kraus, Tamara E.C.
The water-quality monitoring program for the Baltimore reservoir system, 1981-2007—Description, review and evaluation, and framework integration for enhanced monitoring; 2011; SIR; 2011-5101; Koterba, Michael T.; Waldron, Marcus C.; Kraus, Tamara E.C.

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Digital hydrologic networks supporting applications related to spatially referenced regression modeling

Digital hydrologic networks depicting surface-water pathways and their associated drainage catchments provide a key component to hydrologic analysis and modeling. Collectively, they form common spatial units that can be used to frame the descriptions of aquatic and watershed processes. In addition, they provide the ability to simulate and route...

Brakebill, John W.; Wolock, David M.; Terziotti, Silvia

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Anthropocene streams and base-level controls from historic dams in the unglaciated mid-Atlantic region, USA

Recently, widespread valley-bottom damming for water power was identified as a primary control on valley sedimentation in the mid-Atlantic US during the late seventeenth to early twentieth century. The timing of damming coincided with that of accelerated upland erosion during post-European settlement land-use change. In this paper, we examine the...

Merritts, Dorothy; Walter, Robert; Rahnis, Michael; Hartranft, Jeff; Cox, Scott; Gellis, Allen; Potter, Noel; Hilgartner, William; Langland, Michael J.; Manion, Lauren; Lippincott, Caitlin; Siddiqui, Sauleh; Rehman, Zain; Scheid, Chris; Kratz, Laura; Shilling, Andrea; Jenschke, Matthew; Datin, Katherine; Cranmer, Elizabeth; Reed, Austin; Matuszewski, Derek; Voli, Mark; Ohlson, Erik; Neugebauer, Ali; Ahamed, Aakash; Neal, Conor; Winter, Allison; Becker, Steven