Nebraska Water Science Center

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Continuous and discrete surface-water, groundwater, and water-quality data are collected to provide long-term hydrologic records critical to investigating hydrology, modeling climate-change, evaluating natural and anthropogenic changes in the hydrologic regime, and providing information on water availability to water managers.

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Date published: January 31, 2020

Water Balance Monitoring Data for Two Biorentention Gardens in Omaha, Nebraska 2011-17

This data release includes stormwater inflow, outflow, and subsurface storage data for two bioretention gardens located in Omaha, Nebraska. Additionally, two additional datasets are included which contain meteorology and evapotranspiration data for each site. These sites were located at the Douglas County Health Center (DCHC), and the Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging (ENOA).

Date published: January 31, 2020

ENOA--water balance events summary

This tabular dataset includes precipitation data, inflow and outflow data, and other associated data for a bioretention garden in Douglas County, Nebraska. At the Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging (ENOA) bioretention garden the components of the water balance that were measured or calculated were precipitation volume, stormwater inflow volume to bioretention garden, were overflow vo

Date published: January 31, 2020

DCHC--meterology and ET

This tabular dataset includes measurements of net radiation, air temperature, relative humidity, wind speed, and calculated reference evapotranspiration (ET0) for a bioretention garden in Douglas County, Nebraska.To determine the amount of water that was lost to the atmosphere, evapotranspiration (ET) was calculated at the Douglas County Health Center (DCHC) bioretention g

Date published: January 31, 2020

DCHC--water balance events summary

This tabular dataset includes precipitation data, inflow and outflow data, and other associated data for a bioretention garden in Douglas County, Nebraska. At the Douglas County Health Center (DCHC) biorentention garden the general monitoring design corresponded to a water balance approach to characterize the inputs, outputs, and change in storage within the bioretention gardens. T

Date published: January 31, 2020

ENOA--meterology and ET

This tabular dataset includes measurements of net radiation, air temperature, relative humidity, wind speed, and calculated reference evapotranspiration (ET0) for a bioretention garden in Douglas County, Nebraska. To determine the amount of water that was lost to the atmosphere, evapotranspiration (ET) was calculated at the Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging (ENOA) bioretent

Date published: December 19, 2019

Flood-inundation geospatial datasets for the North Platte River at Scottsbluff and Gering, Nebraska

Digital flood-inundation maps for an 8.8-mile reach of the North Platte River, from 1.5 miles upstream of the Highway 92 bridge to 3 miles downstream of the Highway 71 bridge, were created by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the Cities of Scottsbluff and Gering. The flood-inundation maps, which can be accessed through the USGS Flood Inundation Mapping Science websi

Date published: December 19, 2019

Depth grids of the flood-inundation maps for the North Platte River at Scottsbluff and Gering, Nebraska

Digital grids that represent the depth of flood waters for an 8.8-mile reach of the North Platte River, from 1.5 miles upstream of the Highway 92 bridge to 3 miles downstream of the Highway 71 bridge, were created by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the Cities of Scottsbluff and Gering. The flood-inundation maps, which can be accessed through the USGS Flood Inundat

Date published: December 19, 2019

Shapefiles of the flood-inundation maps for the North Platte River at Scottsbluff and Gering, Nebraska

Digital flood-inundation polygon shapefiles for an 8.8-mile reach of the North Platte River, from 1.5 miles upstream of the Highway 92 bridge to 3 miles downstream of the Highway 71 bridge, were created by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the Cities of Scottsbluff and Gering. The flood-inundation maps, which can be accessed through the USGS Flood Inundation Mapping

Date published: November 19, 2019

Orthophotography Classification and Ground Surveys to Understand Sandbar Formation, Geometry, and Persistence in the Lower Platte River in Nebraska, 2006-2014

Sandbars are ubiquitous in wide, braided, sand-bed rivers throughout the world. In the Great Plains of the United States, recovery and expansion of emergent sandbar habitat (ESH) has been a priority in lowland rivers where the natural extent of sandbars has been degraded. Despite the importance of ESH to river ecology and management, quantitative observations of the deposition and er

Date published: March 1, 2019

Water-levels along the Lower Platte and Elkhorn Rivers, Nebraska, 2016-2017

This data set contains two sets of measured water-level data collected in an area between the Platte and Elkhorn Rivers just above their confluence. Surface-water and groundwater-level data were collected for two synoptic water-level surveys during a low-groundwater demand period in fall of 2016 and a high groundwater demand period in summer of 2017. Elevations of surface-water features were...

Date published: March 1, 2019

Aerial thermal infrared imagery of the lower Elkhorn River, Nebraska, December 2017.

This data set is a georeferenced mosaic of high-resolution, aerial thermal infrared (TIR) images of the lower Elkhorn River, Nebraska, presented as a gridded (raster) image in GeoTiff format. The image is a 1.64-ft by 1.64-ft grid of corrected surface temperatures, in degrees Fahrenheit, of the lower Elkhorn River and adjacent area. The dataset encompasses a 10-mile reach of t

Date published: January 1, 2019

Depth grids of the flood-inundation maps for the Meramec River near Eureka, Missouri, 2018

Digital flood-inundation maps for a 11.0-mile reach of the Meramec River near Eureka, Missouri, were created by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the United States Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis Metropolitan Sewer District, Missouri Department of Transportation, Missouri American Water, Federal Emergency Management Agency Region 7, the City of Pacific,