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Welcome to the “new” Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana  Water Science Center. In October 2017, the three Water Science Centers were merged to become one "Integrated" Science Center. We look forward to helping you achieve your goals by providing water quantity and quality information, as well as scientific tools and understanding, when and where they are needed by citizens, businesses, and public officials.

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Flood Inundation Maps

Flood Inundation Maps

A Flood-Inundation Map is a visual tool that provides emergency management personnel and local residents with critical information for flood response activities such as evacuations, road closures, and post flood recovery efforts.

View Our FIM's

Current Conditions Map

Current Conditions Map

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

Access the Data

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

News

Biology sampling in Indiana stream
July 12, 2017

Highlights of the USGS activities and water-related science going on at the Indiana-Kentucky Water Science Center and some of our amazing scientists that work for the USGS. 

INKY WSC Newsletter Winter Logo
January 13, 2017

Welcome to the “Winter 2016” version of the IN-KY Newsletter. I use this format two to four times a year to highlight USGS activities and water-related science going on at the Indiana-Kentucky Water Science Center. I also take advantage of this opportunity to highlight some of our amazing scientists that work for the USGS.

Indiana-Kentucky State Outline
October 11, 2016

The Indiana-Kentucky Water Science Center Hosted its annual cooperator/scientific workshop on October 5 for our Indiana Cooperators and Partners, and October 6 for the Kentucky Cooperators and Partners. 

Publications

Year Published: 2017

Response of currents and water quality to changes in dam operations in Hoover Reservoir, Columbus, Ohio, August 24–28, 2015

Hoover Reservoir, an important drinking water supply for the City of Columbus, Ohio, has been the source of a series of taste and odor problems in treated drinking water during the past few years. These taste and odor problems were caused by the compounds geosmin and 2-methylisoborneol, which are thought to have been related to cyanobacteria...

Vonins, Branden L.; Jackson, P. Ryan
Vonins, B.L., and Jackson, P.R., 2017, Response of currents and water quality to changes in dam operations in Hoover Reservoir, Columbus, Ohio, August 24–28, 2015: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2017–5027, 62 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20175027.

Year Published: 2017

Multi-year microbial source tracking study characterizing fecal contamination in an urban watershed

Microbiological and hydrological data were used to rank tributary stream contributions of bacteria to the Little Blue River in Independence, Missouri. Concentrations, loadings and yields of E. coli and microbial source tracking (MST) markers, were characterized during base flow and storm events in five subbasins within Independence, as well as...

Bushon, Rebecca N.; Brady, Amie M G.; Christensen, Eric D.; Stelzer, Erin A.
Bushon R.N., Brady A.M.G., Christensen E.D., Stelzer E.A. Multi-year microbial source tracking study characterizing fecal contamination in an urban watershed Water Environ Res. 2017 Feb 1;89(2):127-143.

Year Published: 2017

Maps and grids of hydrogeologic information created from standardized water-well drillers’ records of the glaciated United States

As part of the National Water Availability and Use Program established by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in 2005, this study took advantage of about 14 million records from State-managed collections of water-well drillers’ records and created a database of hydrogeologic properties for the glaciated United States. The water-well drillers’...

Bayless, E. Randall ; Arihood, Leslie D.; Reeves, Howard W.; Sperl, Benjamin J.S.; Qi, Sharon L.; Stipe, Valerie E.; Bunch, Aubrey R.
Bayless, E.R., Arihood, L.D., Reeves, H.W., Sperl, B.J.S., Qi, S.L., Stipe, V.E., and Bunch, A.R., 2017, Maps and grids of hydrogeologic information created from standardized water-well drillers’ records of the glaciated United States: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2015–5105, 34 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20155105.