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Filter Total Items: 561
Year Published: 2015

Water Quality, Cyanobacteria, and Environmental Factors and Their Relations to Microcystin Concentrations for Use in Predictive Models at Ohio Lake Erie and Inland Lake Recreational Sites, 2013-14

Harmful cyanobacterial “algal” blooms (cyanoHABs) and associated toxins, such as microcystin, are a major water-quality issue for Lake Erie and inland lakes in Ohio. Predicting when and where a bloom may occur is important to protect the public that uses and consumes a water resource; however, predictions are complicated and likely...

Francy, Donna S.; Graham, Jennifer L.; Stelzer, Erin A.; Ecker, Christopher D.; Brady, Amie M.G.; Pam Struffolino; Loftin, Keith A.
Francy, D.S., Graham, J.L., Stelzer, E.A., Ecker, C.D., Brady, A.M.G., Struffolino, Pamela, and Loftin, K.A., 2015, Water quality, cyanobacteria, and environmental factors and their relations to microcystin concentrations for use in predictive models at Ohio Lake Erie and inland lake recreational sites, 2013–14: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2015–5120, 58 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20155120.

Year Published: 2015

Preliminary estimates of annual agricultural pesticide use for counties of the conterminous United States, 2013

Summary This report provides preliminary estimates of annual agricultural use of 387 pesticide compounds in counties of the conterminous United States in 2013, compiled by means of methods described in Thelin and Stone (2013) and Baker and Stone (2015). U.S. Department of Agriculture county-level data for harvested-crop acreage were used in...

Baker, Nancy T.
Baker, N.T., 2015, Preliminary estimates of annual agricultural pesticide use for counties of the conterminous United States, 2013: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015–1176, 3 p., 14 tables, http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151176.

Year Published: 2015

Geochemical legacies and the future health of cities: A tale of two neurotoxins in urban soils

The past and future of cities are inextricably linked, a linkage that can be seen clearly in the long-term impacts of urban geochemical legacies. As loci of population as well as the means of employment and industry to support these populations, cities have a long history of co-locating contaminating practices and people, sometimes with negative...

Fillipelli, Gabriel M.; Risch, Martin R.; Laidlaw, Mark A. S.; Nichols, Deborah E.; Crewe, Julie
Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene • 3: 000059 • doi: 10.12952/journal.elementa.000059 elementascience.org

Year Published: 2015

Flood-inundation maps for the Tippecanoe River at Winamac, Indiana

Digital flood-inundation maps for a 6.2 mile reach of the Tippecanoe River at Winamac, 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....

Menke, Chad D.; Bunch, Aubrey R.
Menke, C.D., and Bunch, A.R., 2015, Flood-inundation maps for the Tippecanoe River at Winamac, Indiana: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2015–5103, 9 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20155103.

Year Published: 2015

Flood-inundation maps for Grand River, Red Cedar River, and Sycamore Creek near Lansing, Michigan

Digital flood-inundation maps for a total of 19.7 miles of the Grand River, the Red Cedar River, and Sycamore Creek were created by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the City of Lansing, Michigan, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The flood-inundation maps, which can be accessed through the USGS Flood Inundation Mapping...

Whitehead, Matthew; Ostheimer, Chad J.
Whitehead, M.T., and Ostheimer, C.J., 2015, Flood-inundation maps for Grand River, Red Cedar River, and Sycamore Creek near Lansing, Michigan (ver. 1.1, February 2016: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2015–5101, 19 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20155101.

Year Published: 2015

Flood-inundation maps for the Scioto River at La Rue, Ohio

Digital flood-inundation maps for a 3-mile (mi) reach of the Scioto River that extends about 1/2 mi upstream and 1/2 mi downstream of the corporate boundary for La Rue, Ohio, were created by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the Village of La Rue, Marion County Commissioners, Montgomery Township, and Marion County Scioto River...

Whitehead, Matthew
Whitehead, M.T., 2015, Flood-inundation maps for the Scioto River at La Rue, Ohio: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2015–5100, 11 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20155100.

Year Published: 2015

Flood-inundation maps for the St. Marys River at Decatur, Indiana

Digital flood-inundation maps for an 8.9-mile reach of the St. Marys River at Decatur, Indiana, were developed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. The inundation maps, which can be accessed through the USGS Flood Inundation Mapping Science Web site (http://water.usgs.gov/osw/...

Strauch, Kellan R.
Strauch, K.R., 2015, Flood-inundation maps for the St. Marys River at Decatur, Indiana: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2015–5099, 8 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20155099.

Year Published: 2015

Flood-inundation maps for White River at Petersburg, Indiana

Digital flood-inundation maps for a 7.7-mile reach of the White River at Petersburg, Indiana, were created by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. The inundation maps, which can be accessed through the USGS Flood Inundation Mapping Science Web site at http://water.usgs.gov/osw/...

Fowler, Kathleen K.
Fowler, K.K., 2015, Flood-inundation maps for the White River at Petersburg, Indiana: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2015–5107, 11 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20155107.

Year Published: 2015

Towards automating measurements and predictions of Escherichia coli concentrations in the Cuyahoga River, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio, 2012–14

Nowcasts are systems that can provide estimates of the current bacterial water-quality conditions based on predictive models using easily-measured, explanatory variables; nowcasts can provide the public with the information to make informed decisions on the risk associated with recreational activities in natural water bodies. Previous studies on...

Brady, Amie M.G.; Meg B. Plona
Brady, A.M.G., and Plona, M.B., 2015, Towards automating measurements and predictions of Escherichia coli concentrations in the Cuyahoga River, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio, 2012–14: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2015–5094, 30 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20155094.

Year Published: 2015

Groundwater quality in Geauga County, Ohio: status, including detection frequency of methane in water wells, 2009, and changes during 1978-2009

Domestic wells that are not safeguarded by regular water-quality testing provide drinking water for 79 percent of the residents of Geauga County, in northeastern Ohio. Since 1978, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has worked cooperatively with the Board of Commissioners and Geauga County Planning Commission to monitor the quality of groundwater in...

Jagucki, Martha L.; Kula, Stephanie P.; Mailot, Brian E.
Jagucki, M.L., Kula, S.P., and Mailot, B.M., 2015, Groundwater quality in Geauga County, Ohio—Status, including detection frequency of methane in water wells, 2009, and changes during 1978–2009: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2015–5032, 116 p., 5 app., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20155032.

Year Published: 2015

Real-time, continuous water-quality monitoring in Indiana and Kentucky

Water-quality “super” gages (also known as “sentry” gages) provide real-time, continuous measurements of the physical and chemical characteristics of stream water at or near selected U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) streamgages in Indiana and Kentucky. A super gage includes streamflow and water-quality instrumentation and...

Shoda, Megan E.; Lathrop, Timothy R.; Risch, Martin R.
Shoda, M.E., Lathrop, T.R., and Risch, M.R., 2015, Real-time, continuous water-quality monitoring in Indiana and Kentucky: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2015–3041, 4 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/fs20153041. ISSN 2327-6916 (print) ISSN 2327-6932 (online)

Year Published: 2015

Mercury and methylmercury in reservoirs in Indiana

Mercury (Hg) is an element that occurs naturally, but evidence suggests that human activities have resulted in increased amounts being released to the atmosphere and land surface. When Hg is converted to methylmercury (MeHg) in aquatic ecosystems, MeHg accumulates and increases in the food web so that some fish contain levels which pose a health...

Risch, Martin R.; Fredericksen, Amanda L.