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Year Published: 2017

Flood-inundation maps for the Big Blue River at Shelbyville, Indiana

Digital flood-inundation maps for a 4.1-mile reach of the Big Blue River at Shelbyville, Indiana, were created by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. The floodinundation maps, which can be accessed through the USGS Flood Inundation Mapping Science Web site at https://water. usgs....

Fowler, Kathleen K.
Fowler, K.K., 2017, Flood-inundation maps for the Big Blue River at Shelbyville, Indiana: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5166, 11 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20165166.

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Flood-inundation maps for the St. Joseph River at Elkhart, Indiana

Digital flood-inundation maps for a 6.6-mile reach of the St. Joseph River at Elkhart, 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 through the USGS Flood Inundation Mapping Science Web site at https://water.usgs....

Martin, Zachary W.
Martin, Z.W., 2017, Flood-inundation maps for the St. Joseph River at Elkhart, Indiana: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5179, 10 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20165179.

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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.

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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.

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Year Published: 2017

Water quality and natural resources in the Green River Basin

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Lee, Brad D.; Williamson, Tanja N.; Crain, Angela S.
Lee, B.D., Williamson, T.N., and Crain, A.S., 2017, Water quality and natural resources in the Green River Basin, in Lee, B.D., Carey, D.I., and Jones, A.L., eds., Water in Kentucky: Natural History, Communities, and Conservation: University Press of Kentucky, p. 133-150.

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Year Published: 2016

Science to support the understanding of Ohio's water resources, 2016-17

Ohio’s water resources support a complex web of human activities and nature—clean and abundant water is needed for drinking, recreation, farming, and industry, as well as for fish and wildlife needs. Although rainfall in normal years can support these activities and needs, occasional floods and droughts can disrupt streamflow, groundwater, water...

Shaffer, Kimberly; Kula, Stephanie P.; Shaffer, Kimberly; Kula, Stephanie P.
Shaffer, K.H., and Kula, S.P., 2016, Science to support the understanding of Ohio's water resources, 2016-17: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2016–3087, 8 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20163087.

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The estimated six-year mercury dry deposition across North America

Dry deposition of atmospheric mercury (Hg) to various land covers surrounding 24 sites in North America was estimated for the years 2009 to 2014. Depending on location, multiyear mean annual Hg dry deposition was estimated to range from 5.1 to 23.8 μg m–2 yr–1 to forested canopies, 2.6 to 20.8 μg m–2 yr–1 to nonforest vegetated canopies, 2.4 to 11...

Zhang, Leiming; Wu, Zhiyong; Cheng, Irene; Wright, L. Paige; Olson, Mark L.; Gay, David A.; Risch, Martin R.; Brooks, Steven; Castro, Mark S.; Conley, Gary D.; Edgerton, Eric S.; Holsen, Thomas M.; Luke, Winston; Tordon, Robert; Weiss-Penzias, Peter
Zhang, L., Wu, Z, Cheng, I, Wright, L.P., Olson, ML, Gay, DA, Risch, MR, Brooks, S, Castro, MS, Conley, GD, Edgerton, ES, Holsen, TM, Luke W, Tordon, R, Weiss-Penzias, PW, 2016, The Estimated Six-Year Mercury Dry Deposition Across North America, Environ. Sci. Technol. 50, 12864−12873

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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