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: January 1, 2018

Monitoring Data for Willow Creek Lake, Nebraska, 2012–14—Sediment Nutrients

The retention or release of nutrients into the water column from sediment, also known as internal loading, is another source of nutrients to the lake water column. Sediment cores collected from Willow Creek Lake in September 2013 and June 2014 were incubated for 7 days to assess potential for sediment to produce or consume water column phosphorus under aerobic (oxic) and anaerobic (anoxic)...

Date published: January 1, 2018

Monitoring Data for Willow Creek Lake, Nebraska, 2012–14—Meteorology

A meteorological station was deployed on the dam to measure hourly relative humidity, wind speed and direction, and photosynthetically active radiation between August 3, 2012 and October 30, 2014, with air temperature and solar radiation added on April 30, 2013. Additional meteorological data were obtained from the National Climatic Data Center (2015): Precipitation data were ob

Date published: January 1, 2018

Monitoring Data for Willow Creek Lake, Nebraska, 2012–14—Profiler

The data set contains vertical profiles of physical (water temperature, specific conductance, pH, dissolved oxygen, and turbidity) and biological measurements (chlorophyll-a and phycocyanin) that were measured hourly and then summarized on a daily basis within Willow Creek Lake during the non-winter seasons.

Date published: January 1, 2018

Monitoring Data for Willow Creek Lake, Nebraska, 2012–14—Lake Level

Daily measurements of Willow Creek Lake water storage were provided by the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources for 2012–14. These water levels were used in conjunction with a table (provided by the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District) relating lake storage volume to surface area. From these, daily estimates of surface area were derived for the lake.

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

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 int

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 w

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 P

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 P