Nebraska Water Science Center

Publications

USGS Nebraska Water Science Center scientists publish results of their research in USGS series reports as well as in peer-reviewed journals. Publications produced by the USGS Nebraska Water Science Center are listed in reverse chronological order below.

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Year Published: 2008

Base of principal aquifer for the Elkhorn-Loup model area, North-Central Nebraska

In Nebraska, the water managers in the Natural Resources Districts and the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources are concerned with the effect of ground-water withdrawal on the availability of surface water and the long-term effects of ground-water withdrawal on ground- and surface-water resources. In north-central Nebraska, in the Elkhorn and...

McGuire, V.L.; Peterson, Steven M.
Base of Principal Aquifer for the Elkhorn-Loup Model Area, North-Central Nebraska; 2008; SIM; 3042; McGuire, V. L.; Peterson, S. M.

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Simulation of Ground-Water Flow and Effects of Ground-Water Irrigation on Base Flow in the Elkhorn and Loup River Basins, Nebraska

Irrigated agriculture is vital to the livelihood of communities in the Elkhorn and Loup River Basins in Nebraska, and ground water is used to irrigate most of the cropland. Concerns about the sustainability of ground-water and surface-water resources have prompted State and regional agencies to evaluate the cumulative effects of ground-water...

Peterson, Steven M.; Stanton, Jennifer S.; Saunders, Amanda T.; Bradley, Jesse R.
Simulation of Ground-Water Flow and Effects of Ground-Water Irrigation on Base Flow in the Elkhorn and Loup River Basins, Nebraska; 2008; SIR; 2008-5143; Peterson, Steven M.; Stanton, Jennifer S.; Saunders, Amanda T.; Bradley, Jesse R.

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Streamflow and Topographic Characteristics of the Platte River near Grand Island, Nebraska, 1938-2007

The central Platte River is a dynamic, braided, sand-bed river located near Grand Island, Nebraska. An understanding of the Platte River channel characteristics, hydrologic flow patterns, and geomorphic conditions is important for the operation and management of water resources by the City of Grand Island. The north channel of the Platte River...

Woodward, Brenda K.
Streamflow and Topographic Characteristics of the Platte River near Grand Island, Nebraska, 1938-2007; 2008; SIR; 2008-5106; Woodward, Brenda K.

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Estimated Flood Discharges and Map of Flood-Inundated Areas for Omaha Creek, near Homer, Nebraska, 2005

Repeated flooding of Omaha Creek has caused damage in the Village of Homer. Long-term degradation and bridge scouring have changed substantially the channel characteristics of Omaha Creek. Flood-plain managers, planners, homeowners, and others rely on maps to identify areas at risk of being inundated. To identify areas at risk for inundation by...

Dietsch, Benjamin J.; Wilson, Richard C.; Strauch, Kellan R.
Estimated Flood Discharges and Map of Flood-Inundated Areas for Omaha Creek, near Homer, Nebraska, 2005; 2008; SIR; 2008-5107; Dietsch, Benjamin J.; Wilson, Richard C.; Strauch, Kellan R.

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Water-Quality and Fish-Community Data for the Niobrara National Scenic River, Nebraska, 2003-05

In 1991, a 76-mile reach of the Niobrara River in north-central Nebraska was designated as a National Scenic River (NSR). This reach of the river hosts a unique ecosystem that provides habitat for a diverse fish and wildlife population that include several threatened and endangered species. The Niobrara NSR also is a popular destination for...

Dietsch, Benjamin
Water-Quality and Fish-Community Data for the Niobrara National Scenic River, Nebraska, 2003-05; 2008; FS; 2007-3098; Dietsch, Benjamin

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Temporal Differences in the Hydrologic Regime of the Lower Platte River, Nebraska, 1895-2006

In cooperation with the Lower Platte South Natural Resources District for a collaborative study of the cumulative effects of water and channel management practices on stream and riparian ecology, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) compiled, analyzed, and summarized hydrologic information from long-term gaging stations on the lower Platte River to...

Ginting, Daniel; Zelt, Ronald B.; Linard, Joshua I.
Temporal Differences in the Hydrologic Regime of the Lower Platte River, Nebraska, 1895-2006; 2008; SIR; 2007-5267; Ginting, Daniel; Zelt, Ronald B.; Linard, Joshua I.

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Occurrence and fate of pesticides in four contrasting agricultural settings in the United States

Occurrence and fate of 45 pesticides and 40 pesticide degradates were investigated in four contrasting agricultural settings—in Maryland, Nebraska, California, and Washington. Primary crops included corn at all sites, soybeans in Maryland, orchards in California and Washington, and vineyards in Washington. Pesticides and pesticide degradates...

Steele, G.V.; Johnson, H.M.; Sandstrom, Mark W.; Capel, P.D.; Barbash, J.E.

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Year Published: 2007

Occurrence of Agricultural Chemicals in Shallow Ground Water and the Unsaturated Zone, Northeast Nebraska Glacial Till, 2002-04

Agricultural chemicals applied at the land surface in northeast Nebraska can move downward, past the crop root zone, to ground water. Because agricultural chemicals applied at the land surface are more likely to be observed in the shallowest part of an aquifer, an assessment of shallow ground-water and unsaturated zone quality in the northeast...

Stanton, Jennifer S.; Steele, Gregory V.; Vogel, Jason R.
Occurrence of Agricultural Chemicals in Shallow Ground Water and the Unsaturated Zone, Northeast Nebraska Glacial Till, 2002-04; 2007; SIR; 2007-5228; Stanton, Jennifer S.; Steele, Gregory V.; Vogel, Jason R.

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Riparian Land Use/Land Cover Data for Five Study Units in the Nutrient Enrichment Effects Topical Study of the National Water-Quality Assessment Program

This dataset was developed as part of the National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program, Nutrient Enrichment Effects Topical (NEET) study for five study units distributed across the United States: Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin, Central Columbia Plateau-Yakima River Basin, Central Nebraska Basins, Potomac River Basin and Delmarva...

Johnson, Michaela R.; Buell, Gary R.; Kim, Moon H.; Nardi, Mark R.
Riparian Land Use/Land Cover Data for Five Study Units in the Nutrient Enrichment Effects Topical Study of the National Water-Quality Assessment Program; 2007; DS; 306; Johnson, Michaela R.; Buell, Gary R.; Kim, Moon H.; Nardi, Mark R.

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Year Published: 2007

Evaluation of Ground Water Near Sidney, Western Nebraska, 2004-05

During times of drought, ground water in the Lodgepole Creek area around Sidney, western Nebraska, may be insufficient to yield adequate supplies to private and municipal wells. Alternate sources of water exist in the Cheyenne Tablelands north of the city, but these sources are limited in extent. In 2003, the U.S. Geological Survey and the South...

Steele, G.V.; Sibray, S.S.; Quandt, K.A.
Evaluation of Ground Water Near Sidney, Western Nebraska, 2004-05; 2007; SIR; 2007-5086; Steele, G. V.; Sibray, S. S.; Quandt, K. A.

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Ground-water age and quality in the High Plains Aquifer near Seward, Nebraska, 2003-04

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the City of Seward, Nebraska, conducted a study of ground-water age and quality to improve understanding of: (1) traveltimes from recharge areas to public-supply wells, (2) the effects of geochemical reactions in the aquifer on water quality, and (3) how water quality has changed historically in...

Stanton, Jennifer S.; Landon, Matthew K.; Turco, Michael J.
Ground-Water Age and Quality in the High Plains Aquifer near Seward, Nebraska, 2003-04; 2007; SIR; 2007-5088; Stanton, Jennifer S.; Landon, Matthew K.; Turco, Michael J.

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Changes in Water Levels and Storage in the High Plains Aquifer, Predevelopment to 2005

The High Plains aquifer underlies 111.4 million acres (174,000 square miles) in parts of eight States-Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming. The area overlying the High Plains aquifer is one of the major agricultural regions in the world. Water-level declines began in parts of the High Plains aquifer...

McGuire, V.L.
Changes in Water Levels and Storage in the High Plains Aquifer, Predevelopment to 2005; 2007; FS; 2007-3029; McGuire, V. L.