Nebraska Water Science Center

Data and Tools

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: March 15, 2018

Aerial thermal infrared imagery, focused groundwater discharge points, water temperature, streambed temperature, and vertical hydraulic gradient data collected along the South Loup, Dismal, and North Loup Rivers, Nebraska, 2014-16

This data release contains six zipped raster files of thermal infrared (TIR) images of the South Loup River, North Loup River, and Dismal River named as LowerSouthLoup_AerialTIRImage_1m_2015.zip, MiddleSouthLoup_AerialTIRImage_50cm_2015.zip, UpperSouthLoup_AerialTIRImage_30cm_2015.zip, LowerDismal_AerialTIRImage_1m_2016.zip, UpperDismal_AerialTIRImage_50cm_2015.zip, and...

Date published: January 1, 2018

Niobrara River suspended-sediment and bed-sediment data collection sites near Spencer, Nebr., October through November, 2014

In the fall of 2014 (October-November) the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers collected sediment samples (suspended and bed material) at several sites on the Niobrara River in Nebraska near the Spencer Dam prior to, during, and immediately after a sediment-flushing event. Suspended-sediment samples were analyzed for sediment concentration and percent...

Date published: January 1, 2018

Niobrara River suspended-sediment and bed-sediment data collected during hydroelectric dam flush near Spencer, Nebr., October through November, 2014

In the fall of 2014 (October-November) the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers collected sediment samples (suspended and bed material) at several sites on the Niobrara River in Nebraska near the Spencer Dam prior to, during, and immediately after a sediment-flushing event. Suspended-sediment samples were analyzed for sediment concentration and percent...

Date published: March 9, 2017

High Plains Water-Level Monitoring Study Water-Level Data

Water-level data used for the maps of water-level changes in the High Plains aquifer for the eight states that overly the aquifer are available. The data files are tab-delimited and provided as zip files. Data are available by year for predevelopment, 1980, and 1995-2013.

Date published: February 28, 2017

Nebraska Natural Resources Districts Wells on Groundwater Watch

Groundwater well networks for Natural Resources Districts in Nebraska. Real-time, continuous, and periodic data are available.

Date published: February 24, 2017

WaterQualityWatch for Nebraska

WaterQualityWatch is a USGS web site that provides access to real time water-quality data collected in surface waters throughout the United States as part of the USGS mission to describe water resources. Measurements include streamflow (through WaterWatch) water temperature, specific conductance, pH, dissolved oxygen, turbidity, and nitrate. 

Date published: February 21, 2017

High Plains Aquifer Groundwater Network

The High Plains Regional Groundwater Level Monitoring Network contains water levels and well information from selected wells measured annually by the USGS and numerous Federal, State, and local water-resources agencies. 

Date published: January 1, 2017

Water-level change data used to map water-level changes in the High Plains aquifer, 2013 to 2015

The High Plains aquifer extends from south of about 32 degrees to almost 44 degrees north latitude and from about 96 degrees 30 minutes to 106 degrees west longitude. The aquifer underlies about 175,000 square miles in parts of Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming. This digital data set is the water-level measurements from 7,526 wells measured in...

Date published: January 1, 2017

Spatial data set of mapped water-level changes in the High Plains aquifer, 2013 to 2015

The High Plains aquifer extends from south of about 32 degrees to almost 44 degrees north latitude and from about 96 degrees 30 minutes to 106 degrees west longitude. The aquifer underlies about 175,000 square miles in parts of Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming. This dataset consists of a raster of water-level changes for the High Plains aquifer...

Date published: January 1, 2017

Spatial data set of mapped water-level changes in the High Plains aquifer, predevelopment (about 1950) to 2015

The High Plains aquifer extends from south of about 32 degrees to almost 44 degrees north latitude and from about 96 degrees 30 minutes to 106 degrees west longitude. The aquifer underlies about 175,000 square miles in parts of Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming. This dataset consists of a raster of water-level changes for the High Plains aquifer...

Date published: January 1, 2017

Data used to map water-level changes in the High Plains aquifer, predevelopment (about 1950) to 2015 and 2013 to 2015

This USGS data release consists of two geospatial raster datasets and three geospatial vector data sets of water-level data. The data sets include a raster (A1) representing water-level change from predevelopment (about 1950) to 2015; the primary vector dataset (A2) of water-level-change data of static or near-static water levels in wells measured in predevelopment and 2015 (for wells in...

Date published: January 1, 2017

Direct-push sediment cores, resistivity profiles, and depth-averaged resistivity collected for Platte River Recovery and Implementation Program in Phelps County, Nebraska

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in collaboration with the Platte River Recovery and Implementation Program, collected capacitively coupled (CC) resistivity data and six direct push sediment cores to identify the coarsest alluvial deposits underlying the Morse properties in central Nebraska to supplement the subsurface geologic information, for the purposes of proper siting of intentional...