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Filter Total Items: 561
Year Published: 2015

Flood-inundation maps for the White River at Indianapolis, Indiana, 2014

Digital flood-inundation maps for a 6.4-mile reach of the White River in Indianapolis, Indiana, from 0.3 miles upstream of Michigan Street to the Harding Street Generating Station dam (at the confluence with Lick Creek), were created by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. The...

Nystrom, Elizabeth A.
Nystrom, E.A., 2015, Flood-inundation maps for the White River at Indianapolis, Indiana, 2014: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2015–5051, 12 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20155051.

Year Published: 2015

From mobile ADCP to high-resolution SSC: a cross-section calibration tool

Sediment is a major cause of stream impairment, and improved sediment monitoring is a crucial need. Point samples of suspended-sediment concentration (SSC) are often not enough to provide an understanding to answer critical questions in a changing environment. As technology has improved, there now exists the opportunity to obtain discrete...

Boldt, Justin A.
Boldt, J.A., 2015, From mobile ADCP to high-resolution SSC: a cross-section calibration tool, Proc. SedHyd 2015 Conference, Reno, NV, 3 p.

Year Published: 2015

Hydrologic effects of potential changes in climate, water use, and land cover in the Upper Scioto River Basin, Ohio

This report presents the results of a study to provide information on the hydrologic effects of potential 21st-century changes in climate, water use, and land cover in the Upper Scioto River Basin, Ohio (from Circleville, Ohio, to the headwaters). A precipitation-runoff model, calibrated on the basis of historical climate and streamflow data, was...

Ebner, Andrew D.; Koltun, G.F.; Ostheimer, Chad J.

Year Published: 2015

An evaluation of the accuracy of modeled and computed streamflow time-series data for the Ohio River at Hannibal Lock and Dam and at a location upstream from Sardis, Ohio

Between July 2013 and June 2014, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) made 10 streamflow measurements on the Ohio River about 1.5 miles (mi) downstream from the Hannibal Lock and Dam (near Hannibal, Ohio) and 11 streamflow measurements near the USGS Sardis gage (station number 03114306) located approximately 2.4 mi upstream from Sardis, Ohio. The...

Koltun, G.F.

Year Published: 2015

Hydrologic characteristics of low-impact stormwater control measures at two sites in northeastern Ohio, 2008-13

This report updates and examines hydrologic data gathered to characterize the performance of two stormwater-control measure (SCM) sites in the Chagrin River watershed, Ohio. At the Sterncrest Drive site, roadside bioswales and rain gardens were used to alleviate drainage problems in this residential neighborhood area. At the Washington Street site...

Darner, Robert A.; Shuster, William D.; Dumouchelle, Denise H.
Darner, R.A., Shuster, W.D., and Dumouchelle, D.H., 2015, Hydrologic characteristics of low-impact stormwater control measures at two sites in northeastern Ohio, 2008–13: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2015–5030, 27 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20155030.

Year Published: 2015

Low-flow characteristics for selected streams in Indiana

The management and availability of Indiana’s water resources increase in importance every year. Specifically, information on low-flow characteristics of streams is essential to State water-management agencies. These agencies need low-flow information when working with issues related to irrigation, municipal and industrial water supplies,...

Fowler, Kathleen K.; Wilson, John T.
Fowler, K.K., and Wilson, J.T., 2015, Low-flow characteristics for selected streams in Indiana: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5242, 353 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20145242. ISSN 2328–0328 (online)

Year Published: 2015

Estimated annual agricultural pesticide use for counties of the conterminous United States, 2008-12

Annual county-level pesticide use was estimated for 423 herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides applied to agricultural crops grown in the conterminous United States during 2008–12. For all States except California, pesticide-use data were compiled from proprietary surveys of farm operations located within U.S. Department of Agriculture...

Baker, Nancy T.; Stone, Wesley W.
Baker, N.T., and Stone, W.W., 2015, Estimated annual agricultural pesticide use for counties of the conterminous United States, 2008–12: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 907, 9 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ds907.

Year Published: 2015

A summary of the benthic-invertebrate and fish-community data from streams in the Indianapolis metropolitan area, Indiana, 1981-2012

Intermittently, during 1981–2012, the U.S. Geological Survey sampled sites in the White River and several tributaries in the Indianapolis metropolitan area of Indiana for benthic invertebrates and fish communities. During 1981–87, one study focused on benthic-invertebrate data collection at three sites along the White River. During...

Voelker, David C.; Bunch, Aubrey R.; Dobrowolski, Edward G.; Shoda, Megan E.
Voelker, D.C., Bunch, A.R., Dobrowolski, E.G., and Shoda, M.E., 2015, A summary of the benthic-invertebrate and fish-community data from streams in the Indianapolis metropolitan area, Indiana, 1981–2012: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5225, 29 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20145225.

Year Published: 2014

Flood-inundation maps for the White River near Edwardsport, Indiana

Digital flood-inundation maps for a 3.3-mile reach of the White River near Edwardsport, (Ind.), were created by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the Indiana Department of Transportation. 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.

Year Published: 2014

Chemical and biological quality of water in Grand Lake St. Marys, Ohio, 2011-12, with emphasis on cyanobacteria

Grand Lake St. Marys (GLSM) is a shallow lake in northwest Ohio, which is about 9 miles long and 3 miles wide with depths averaging less than 8 feet. Cyanobacteria blooms are common in GLSM, and high concentrations of microcystins—toxins produced by cyanobacteria—have been documented therein. During 2011–12, the U.S. Geological...

Dumouchelle, Denise H.; Stelzer, Erin A.
Dumouchelle, D.H., and Stelzer, E.A., 2014, Chemical and biological quality of water in Grand Lake St. Marys, Ohio, 2011–12, with emphasis on cyanobacteria: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5210, 51 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20145210.

Year Published: 2014

Water quality in Indiana: trends in concentrations of selected nutrients, metals, and ions in streams, 2000-10

Water quality in Indiana streams generally improved during the 2000–10 study period, based on trends in selected nutrients, metals, and ions. This study combined water-quality data from the Indiana Fixed Station Monitoring Program (FSMP) with streamflow data from nearby U.S. Geological Survey streamgages. A parametric time-series model,...

Risch, Martin R.; Bunch, Aubrey R.; Vecchia, Aldo V.; Martin, Jeffrey D.; Baker, Nancy T.

Year Published: 2014

Science to support the understanding of Ohio's water resources, 2014-15

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,...

Shaffer, Kimberly; Kula, Stephanie P.
Shaffer, K.H., and Kula, S.P., comp., 2014, Science to support the understanding of Ohio's water resources, 2014–15: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2014–3097, 6 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/fs20143097.