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: 2007

Water-Level Changes in the High Plains Aquifer, Predevelopment to 2005 and 2003 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. Water-level declines began in parts of the High Plains aquifer soon after the beginning of extensive ground-water irrigation. This report presents water-level...

McGuire, V.L.
Water-Level Changes in the High Plains Aquifer, Predevelopment to 2005 and 2003 to 2005; 2007; SIR; 2006-5324; McGuire, V. L.

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Year Published: 2006

Ground-Water Quality Beneath Irrigated Cropland of the Northern and Southern High Plains Aquifer, Nebraska and Texas, 2003-04

A study of the quality of ground water beneath irrigated cropland was completed for the northern and southern High Plains aquifer. Ground-water samples were collected from 30 water-table monitoring wells in the northern agricultural land-use (NAL) study area in Nebraska in 2004 and 29 water-table monitoring wells in the southern agricultural land-...

Stanton, Jennifer S.; Fahlquist, Lynne
Ground-Water Quality Beneath Irrigated Cropland of the Northern and Southern High Plains Aquifer, Nebraska and Texas, 2003-04; 2006; SIR; 2006-5196; Stanton, Jennifer S.; Fahlquist, Lynne

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Year Published: 2006

Environmental setting of Maple Creek watershed, Nebraska

The Maple Creek watershed covers a 955-square-kilometer area in eastern Nebraska, which is a region dominated by agricultural land use. The Maple Creek watershed is one of seven areas currently included in a nationwide study of the sources, transport, and fate of water and chemicals in agricultural watersheds. This study, known as the topical...

Fredrick, Brian S.; Linard, Joshua I.; Carpenter, Jennifer L.
Environmental setting of Maple Creek watershed, Nebraska; 2006; SIR; 2006-5037; Fredrick, Brian S.; Linard, Joshua I.; Carpenter, Jennifer L.

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Year Published: 2006

Determination of canal leakage potential using continuous resistivity profiling techniques, Interstate and Tri-State Canals, western Nebraska and eastern Wyoming, 2004

In the North Platte River Basin, a ground-water model is being developed to evaluate the effectiveness of using water leakage from selected irrigation canal systems to enhance ground-water recharge. The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the North Platte Natural Resources District, used land-based capacitively coupled and water-borne...

Ball, Lyndsay B.; Kress, Wade H.; Steele, Gregory V.; Cannia, James C.; Andersen, Michael J.
Determination of canal leakage potential using continuous resistivity profiling techniques, Interstate and Tri-State Canals, western Nebraska and eastern Wyoming, 2004; 2006; SIR; 2006-5032; Ball, Lyndsay B.; Kress, Wade H.; Steele, Gregory V.; Cannia, James C.; Andersen, Michael J.

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Year Published: 2006

Channel morphology and bed-sediment characteristics before and after riparian vegetation clearing in the Cottonwood Ranch, Platte River, Nebraska, water years 2001-2004

Riparian areas along a reach of Platte River passing through Nebraska Public Power District's Cottonwood Ranch Property were modified during 2002 to 2004 to enhance in-channel habitats for endangered and threatened avian species. A component of this alteration involved the removal of riparian vegetation from riverbanks and islands to provide...

Kinzel, Paul J.; Nelson, Jonathan M.; Heckman, Ashley K.
Channel morphology and bed-sediment characteristics before and after riparian vegetation clearing in the Cottonwood Ranch, Platte River, Nebraska, water years 2001-2004; 2006; SIR; 2005-5285; Kinzel, Paul J.; Nelson, Jonathan M.; Heckman, Ashley K.

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Year Published: 2004

Water-level changes in the high plains aquifer, predevelopment to 2003 and 2002 to 2003

McGuire, Virginia L.
Water-level changes in the high plains aquifer, predevelopment to 2003 and 2002 to 2003; 2004; FS; 2004-3097; McGuire, Virginia L.

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Year Published: 2004

Water-level changes in the High Plains aquifer, predevelopment to 2002, 1980 to 2002, and 2001 to 2002

McGuire, Virginia L.
Water-level changes in the High Plains aquifer, predevelopment to 2002, 1980 to 2002, and 2001 to 2002; 2004; FS; 2004-3026; McGuire, Virginia L.

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Year Published: 2004

Use of continuous seismic profiling to differentiate geologic deposits underlying selected canals in central and western Nebraska

Kress, W.H.; Dietsch, B.J.; Steele, G.V.; White, E.A.; Cannia, J.C.
Use of continuous seismic profiling to differentiate geologic deposits underlying selected canals in central and western Nebraska; 2004; FS; 115-03; Kress, W. H.; Dietsch, B. J.; Steele, G. V.; White, E. A.; Cannia, J. C.

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Year Published: 2003

Water-level changes in the High Plains aquifer, predevelopment to 2001, 1999 to 2000, and 2000 to 2001

McGuire, Virginia L.
Water-level changes in the High Plains aquifer, predevelopment to 2001, 1999 to 2000, and 2000 to 2001; 2003; FS; 078-03; McGuire, Virginia L.

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Year Published: 2003

Water in storage and approaches to ground-water management, High Plains aquifer, 2000

McGuire, Virginia L.; Johnson, M.R.; Schieffer, R.L.; Stanton, J.S.; Sebree, S.K.; Verstraeten, Ingrid M.
Water in storage and approaches to ground-water management, High Plains aquifer, 2000; 2003; CIR; 1243; McGuire, Virginia L.; Johnson, M. R.; Schieffer, R. L.; Stanton, J. S.; Sebree, S. K.; Verstraeten, I. M.

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Year Published: 2002

Hydrologic characteristics of selected alluvial aquifers in the North Platte Natural Resources District, western Nebraska

Steele, Gregory V.; Cannia, James C.; Scripter, Kimberly G.
Hydrologic characteristics of selected alluvial aquifers in the North Platte Natural Resources District, western Nebraska; 2002; WRI; 2001-4241; Steele, Gregory V.; Cannia, James C.; Scripter, Kimberly G.

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Year Published: 2002

Digital map of the elevation of the base of the High Plains Aquifer in the Republican River Basin upstream of Hardy, Nebraska, in parts of Nebraska, Kansas, and Colorado

This digital spatial data set consists of the aquifer base elevation contours (50-foot contour interval) for part of the High Plains aquifer in the central United States. This subset of the High Plains aquifer covers the Republican River Basin in Nebraska, Kansas, and Colorado upstream from the streamflow station on the Republican River near Hardy...

Johnson, Michaela R.; Cornwall, James F.; Landon, Matthew K.
Digital map of the elevation of the base of the High Plains Aquifer in the Republican River Basin upstream of Hardy, Nebraska, in parts of Nebraska, Kansas, and Colorado; 2002; OFR; 2002-64; Johnson, Michaela R.; Cornwall, James F.; Landon, Matthew K.