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Year Published: 2016

Performance evaluation testing of wells in the gradient control system at a federally operated Confined Disposal Facility using single well aquifer tests, East Chicago, Indiana

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) performed tests to evaluate the hydrologic connection between the open interval of the well and the surrounding Calumet aquifer in response to fouling of extraction well pumps onsite. Two rounds of air slug testing were performed on seven monitoring wells and step drawdown and subsequent recovery tests on three...

Lampe, David C.; Unthank, Michael D.
Lampe, D.C., and Unthank, M.D., 2016, Performance evaluation testing of wells in the gradient control system at a federally operated Confined Disposal Facility using single well aquifer tests, East Chicago, Indiana: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5125, 50 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20165125.

Year Published: 2016

Flood-inundation maps for the Yellow River at Plymouth, Indiana

Digital flood-inundation maps for a 4.9-mile reach of the Yellow River at Plymouth, Indiana (Ind.), were created by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. The flood-inundation maps, which can be accessed through the USGS Flood Inundation Mapping Science Web site at http://water.usgs...

Menke, Chad D.; Bunch, Aubrey R.; Kim, Moon H.
Menke, C.D., Bunch, A.R., and Kim, M.H., 2016, Flood-inundation maps for the Yellow River at Plymouth, Indiana: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5117, 9 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20165117.

Year Published: 2016

Sensitivity of the projected hydroclimatic environment of the Delaware River basin to formulation of potential evapotranspiration

The Delaware River Basin (DRB) encompasses approximately 0.4 % of the area of the United States (U.S.), but supplies water to 5 % of the population. We studied three forested tributaries to quantify the potential climate-driven change in hydrologic budget for two 25-year time periods centered on 2030 and 2060, focusing on sensitivity to...

Williamson, Tanja N.; Nystrom, Elizabeth A.; Milly, Paul C.D.
Williamson T.N., Nystrom E.A., Milly P.C.D. 2016. Sensitivity of the projected hydroclimatic environment of the Delaware River basin to formulation of potential evapotranspiration. Climatic Change 139:215-228. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-016-1782-2.

Year Published: 2016

Prediction of pesticide toxicity in Midwest streams

The occurrence of pesticide mixtures is common in stream waters of the United States, and the impact of multiple compounds on aquatic organisms is not well understood. Watershed Regressions for Pesticides (WARP) models were developed to predict Pesticide Toxicity Index (PTI) values in unmonitored streams in the Midwest and are referred to as WARP-...

Shoda, Megan E.; Stone, Wesley W.; Nowell, Lisa H.
Shoda, M. E., W. W. Stone, and L. H. Nowell. 2016. Prediction of Pesticide Toxicity in Midwest Streams. J. Environ. Qual. 45:1856-1864. doi:10.2134/jeq2015.12.0624

Year Published: 2016

Loads of nitrate, phosphorus, and total suspended solids from Indiana watersheds

Transport of excess nutrients and total suspended solids (TSS) such as sediment by freshwater systems has led to degradation of aquatic ecosystems around the world. Nutrient and TSS loads from Midwestern states to the Mississippi River are a major contributor to the Gulf of Mexico Hypoxic Zone, an area of very low dissolved oxygen concentration in...

Bunch, Aubrey R.
Bunch, A.R., 2016, Loads of nitrate, phosphorus, and total suspended solids from Indiana watersheds: Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science, v. 125, no. 2, p. 137-150.

Year Published: 2016

Estimating selected low-flow frequency statistics and harmonic-mean flows for ungaged, unregulated streams in Indiana

Information on low-flow characteristics of streams is essential for the management of water resources. This report provides equations for estimating the 1-, 7-, and 30-day mean low flows for a recurrence interval of 10 years and the harmonic-mean flow at ungaged, unregulated stream sites in Indiana. These equations were developed using the low-...

Martin, Gary R.; Fowler, Kathleen K.; Arihood, Leslie D.
Martin, G.R., Fowler, K.K., and Arihood, L.D., 2016, Estimating selected low-flow frequency statistics and harmonic-mean flows for ungaged, unregulated streams in Indiana (ver 1.1, October 2016): U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5102, 45 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20165102.

Year Published: 2016

Flood inundation maps for the Wabash River at New Harmony, Indiana

Digital flood-inundation maps for a 3.68-mile reach of the Wabash River extending 1.77 miles upstream and 1.91 miles downstream from streamgage 03378500 at New Harmony, Indiana, were created by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. The flood-inundation maps, which can be accessed...

Fowler, Kathleen K.
Fowler, K.K., 2016, Flood-inundation maps for the Wabash River at New Harmony, Indiana: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5119, 14 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20165119.

Year Published: 2016

Flood-inundation map library for the Licking River and South Fork Licking River near Falmouth, Kentucky

Digital flood inundation maps for a 17-mile reach of Licking River and 4-mile reach of South Fork Licking River near Falmouth, Kentucky, were created by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with Pendleton County and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers–Louisville District. The inundation maps, which can be accessed through the USGS Flood...

Lant, Jeremiah G.
Lant, J.G., 2016, Flood-Inundation Map Library for the Licking River and South Fork Licking River near Falmouth, Kentucky: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5108, 13 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20165108.

Year Published: 2016

Metformin and other pharmaceuticals widespread in wadeable streams of the southeastern United States

Pharmaceutical contaminants are growing aquatic-health concerns and largely attributed to wastewater treatment facility (WWTF) discharges. Five biweekly water samples from 59 small Piedmont (United States) streams were analyzed for 108 pharmaceuticals and degradates using high-performance liquid chromatography and tandem mass spectrometry. The...

Bradley, Paul M.; Journey, Celeste A.; Button, Daniel T.; Carlisle, Daren M.; Clark, Jimmy M.; Mahler, Barbara J.; Nakagaki, Naomi; Qi, Sharon L.; Waite, Ian R.; Van Metre, Peter C.

Year Published: 2016

Estimating microcystin levels at recreational sites in western Lake Erie and Ohio

Cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms (cyanoHABs) and associated toxins, such as microcystin, are a major global water-quality issue. Water-resource managers need tools to quickly predict when and where toxin-producing cyanoHABs will occur. This could be done by using site-specific models that estimate the potential for elevated toxin concentrations...

Francy, Donna S.; Brady, Amie M.G.; Ecker, Christopher D.; Graham, Jennifer L.; Stelzer, Erin A.; Struffolino, Pamela; Loftin, Keith A.
Francy, D.S., Brady, A.M.G., Ecker, C.D., Graham, J.L., Stelzer E.A., Struffolino, P., Dwyer, D.F., and Loftin K.A., 2016, Estimating microcystin concentrations at recreational sites in western Lake Erie and Ohio: Harmful Algae, v. 58, p. 23-34.

Year Published: 2016

Estimating suspended sediment using acoustics in a fine-grained riverine system, Kickapoo Creek at Bloomington, Illinois

Acoustic technologies have the potential to be used as a surrogate for measuring suspended-sediment concentration (SSC). This potential was examined in a fine-grained (97-100 percent fines) riverine system in central Illinois by way of installation of an acoustic instrument. Acoustic data were collected continuously over the span of 5.5 years....

Manaster, Amanda D.; Domanski, Marian M.; Straub, Timothy D.; Boldt, Justin A.
Manaster, A.D, Domanski, M.M., Straub, T.D., and Boldt, J.A., 2016, Estimating suspended sediment using acoustics in a fine-grained riverine system on Kickapoo Creek at Bloomington, Illinois: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–1117, 42 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161117.