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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

News

Date published: May 12, 2020

USGS Responds to Spring Flooding

U.S. Geological Survey field crews are measuring flooding across the country as spring weather is in full swing. Warming temperatures, increased precipitation and snowmelt have caused moderate to major flooding in the upper Midwest, East Coast, Central Plains and the Southeast portions of the country.

Date published: May 5, 2020

Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Winter 2020 Newsletter

Annual Cooperators Meeting – Hold the Date!!

The Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Water Science Center 2020 Cooperator Meetings – Tentative Dates are:

The Louisville Office will hold its annual cooperator meeting on September 16, 2020.

The Indianapolis Office will hold its annual cooperator meeting on ...

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.

Publications

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Trends in streamflow, nutrients, and total suspended solids in the Upper White River Basin, Indiana

The U.S. Geological Survey, in partnership with The Nature Conservancy, analyzed existing water-quality and streamflow data from three locations in the Upper White River Basin, Indiana, to estimate annual mean concentrations and fluxes and to identify and quantify changes in water quality and streamflow over time. Water-quality data used in the...

Koltun, G.F.; Hauswald, Cassie
Koltun, G.F., and Hauswald, C., 2020, Trends in streamflow, nutrients, and total suspended solids in the Upper White River Basin, Indiana: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2020–3030, 6 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20203030.

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Pilot-scale testing of dairy manure treatments to reduce nutrient transport from land application, northwest Ohio, 2015–17

Manure and wastewater from large livestock operations have the potential to negatively affect surface water and groundwater, including the eutrophication of surface waters and harmful algal blooms. In the Western Lake Erie Basin, where there is a high density of animal agriculture, harmful algal blooms have been attributed, in part, to phosphorus...

Francy, Donna S.; Brady, Amie M.G.; Ash, Bethany L.; Midden, W. Robert
Francy, D.S., Brady, A.M.G., Ash, B.L., and Midden, W.R., 2020, Pilot-scale testing of dairy manure treatments to reduce nutrient transport from land application, northwest Ohio, 2015–17: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2020–5015, 31 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20205015.

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The importance of U.S. Geological Survey water-quality super gages

Super gages are an important tool providing real-time, continuous water-quality data at streamgages or groundwater wells. They are designed to address specific water-resource threats such as water-related human health issues including harmful algal blooms, floods, droughts, and hazardous substance spills. In addition, super gages improve our...

Crain, Angela S.
Crain, A.S., 2020, The importance of U.S. Geological Survey water-quality super gages: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2020–3019, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20203019.