Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Water Science Center


Our Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana WSC priority is to continue the important work of the Department of the Interior and the USGS, while also maintaining the health and safety of our employees and community.  Based on guidance from the White House, the CDC, and state and local authorities, we are shifting our operations to a virtual mode and have minimal staffing within our offices. 

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SPARROW - Model and Mapper

SPARROW - Model and Mapper

SPARROW (SPAtially Referenced Regression On Watershed attributes) models and interactive mappers for the SouthwestPacificSoutheastMidwest, and Northeast regions of the U.S. are now available from the U.S. Geological Survey. 

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Current Conditions Map

Current Conditions Map

The Current Water Conditions Dashboard features real-time information for Groundwater, Surface Water, and Water-Quality sites for Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.

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Current Data

This data was formerly known to most as the "Realtime Data" in table format. Although the format has not changed, we now refer to it as "Current Conditions".

Ohio Current Streamflow Data

Kentucky Current Streamflow Data

Indiana Current Streamflow Data

Ohio Current Groundwater Data

Kentucky Current Groundwater Data

Indiana Current Groundwater Data

Current Water Quality Data

Mobile Water Data


Date published: September 13, 2019

Summer 2019 Newsletter

Science highlights included in this issue are: “Super Gages” and a summary of Wettest Year on Record for the Ohio River Basin. 

Date published: May 1, 2019

Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana 2019 Cooperator Meeting

The USGS Kentucky office hosted their third annual cooperator meeting on April 18, 2019 and the Indiana office hosted their second cooperator meeting on April 23, 2019.  OKI Staff gave presentations and technolgy demonstrations for an audience of local, state, and federal cooperators and USGS staff.

The USGS Ohio office will host their first cooperator meeting in 2020.

Date published: March 27, 2019

Winter 2019 Newsletter

Science highlights included in this issue are Mobile SuperGage Float Trip, “River stage” does not necessarily
mean “River depth”, Interagency Workshop to Develop Predictive Models for Recreational and Drinking-Water Treatment Plant Sites, Introducing The Next Generation of USGS Water Data for the Nation, and Streamgage Changes to the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Monitoring Network. 


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Year Published: 2020

Causal factors for pesticide trends in streams of the United States: Atrazine and deethylatrazine

Pesticides are important for agriculture in the United States, and atrazine is one of the most widely used and widely detected pesticides in surface water. A better understanding of the mechanisms by which atrazine and its degradation product, deethylatrazine, increase and decrease in surface waters can help inform future decisions for water-...

Ryberg, Karen R.; Stone, Wesley W.; Baker, Nancy T.

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Year Published: 2020

Hydrologic and hydraulic analyses of selected streams in Stark County, Ohio

To update and expand a part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency Flood Insurance Study, the U.S. Geological Survey, the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District, and the Stark County Commissioners began a cooperative study. The study consisted of hydrologic and hydraulic analyses for selected reaches of 14 streams in Stark County, Ohio:...

Ostheimer, Chad J.; Whitehead, Matthew T.
Ostheimer, C.J. and Whitehead, M.T, 2020, Hydrologic and hydraulic analyses of selected streams in Stark County, Ohio: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2020–5011, 15 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20205011.

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Overall results and key findings on the use of UAV visible-color, multispectral, and thermal infrared imagery to map agricultural drainage pipes

Effective and efficient methods are needed to map agricultural subsurface drainage systems. Visible-color (VIS-C), multispectral (MS), and thermal infrared (TIR) imagery obtained by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) may provide a means for determining drainage pipe locations. Aerial surveys using a UAV with VIS-C, MS, and TIR cameras were conducted...

Allred, Barry J.; Martinez, Luis; Fessehazion, Melake; Rouse, Greg; Williamson, Tanja N.; Wishart, DeBonne; Koganti, Triven; Freeland, Robert; Eash, Neal; Batschelet, Adam; Featheringill, Robert