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Year Published: 2014

Flood-inundation maps and updated components for a flood-warning system or the City of Marietta, Ohio and selected communities along the Lower Muskingum River and Ohio River

Digital flood-inundation maps for lower reaches of the Muskingum River and a reach of the Ohio River in southeast Ohio were created by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District and the City of Marietta, Ohio. To complete the inundation maps, Ohio River and lower Muskingum River bathymetry...

Whitehead, Matthew T.; Ostheimer, Chad J.
Whitehead, M.T., and Ostheimer, C.J., 2014, Flood-inundation maps and updated components for a flood-warning system or the City of Marietta, Ohio and selected communities along the Lower Muskingum River and Ohio River: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5195, 16 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20145195.

Year Published: 2014

Pesticides in U.S. streams and rivers: occurrence and trends during 1992-2011

During the 20 years from 1992 to 2011, pesticides were found at concentrations that exceeded aquatic-life benchmarks in many rivers and streams that drain agricultural, urban, and mixed-land use watersheds. Overall, the proportions of assessed streams with one or more pesticides that exceeded an aquatic-life benchmark were very similar between the...

Stone, Wesley W.; Gilliom, Robert J.; Ryberg, Karen R.
Pesticides in U.S. streams and rivers: occurrence and trends during 1992-2011; 2014; Article; Journal; Environmental Science & Technology; Stone, Wesley W.; Gilliom, Robert J.; Ryberg, Karen R.

Year Published: 2014

An overview comparing results from two decades of monitoring for pesticides in the Nation’s streams and rivers, 1992-2001 and 2002-2011

This report provides an overview of the U.S. Geological Survey National Water-Quality Assessment program and National Stream Quality Accounting Network findings for pesticide occurrence in U.S. streams and rivers during 2002–11 and compares them to findings for the previous decade (1992–2001). In addition, pesticide stream concentrations were...

Stone, Wesley W.; Gilliom, Robert J.; Martin, Jeffrey D.
An overview comparing results from two decades of monitoring for pesticides in the Nation’s streams and rivers, 1992-2001 and 2002-2011; 2014; SIR; 2014-5154; Stone, Wesley W.; Gilliom, Robert J.; Martin, Jeffrey D.

Year Published: 2014

Simulating soil-water movement through loess-veneered landscapes using nonconsilient saturated hydraulic conductivity measurements

Soil Survey Geographic Database (SSURGO) data are available for the entire United States, so are incorporated in many regional and national models of hydrology and environmental management. However, SSURGO does not provide an understanding of spatial variability and only includes saturated hydraulic conductivity (Ksat) values estimated from...

Williamson, Tanja N.; Lee, Brad D.; Schoeneberger, Philip J.; McCauley, W. M.; Indorante, Samuel J.; Owens, Phillip R.

Year Published: 2014

Stream sediment sources in midwest agricultural basins with land retirement along channel

Documenting the effects of agricultural land retirement on stream-sediment sources is critical to identifying management practices that improve water quality and aquatic habitat. Particularly difficult to quantify are the effects from conservation easements that commonly are discontinuous along channelized streams and ditches throughout the...

Williamson, Tanja N.; Christensen, Victoria G.; Richardson, William B.; Frey, Jeffrey W.; Gellis, Allen C.; Kieta, K. A.; Fitzpatrick, Faith A.
Stream sediment sources in midwest agricultural basins with land retirement along channel; 2014; Article; Journal; Journal of Environmental Quality; Williamson, Tanja N.; Christensen, Victoria G.; Richardson, William B.; Frey, Jeffrey W.; Gellis, Allen C.; Kieta, K. A.; Fitzpatrick, Faith A.

Year Published: 2014

Annual agricultural pesticide use for Midwest Stream-Quality Assessment, 2012-13

This report provides estimates of annual agricultural use of 190 pesticide compounds for counties and selected watersheds of Midwestern States for 2012 and 2013 compiled for subsequent analysis by the National Water-Quality Assessment Program, Midwest Stream-Quality Assessment (MSQA). One of the goals of MSQA is to characterize contaminants at...

Baker, Nancy T.; Stone, Wesley W.
Annual agricultural pesticide use for Midwest Stream-Quality Assessment, 2012-13; 2014; DS; 863; Baker, Nancy T.; Stone, Wesley W.

Year Published: 2014

Flood-inundation maps for the North Branch Elkhart River at Cosperville, Indiana

Digital flood-inundation maps for a reach of the North Branch Elkhart River at Cosperville, Indiana (Ind.), were created by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District. The inundation maps, which can be accessed through the USGS Flood Inundation Mapping Science Web site at http://water....

Kim, Moon H.; Johnson, Esther M.
Flood-inundation maps for the North Branch Elkhart River at Cosperville, Indiana; 2014; SIR; 2014-5128; Kim, Moon H.; Johnson, Esther M.

Year Published: 2014

Flood inundation maps for the Wabash and Eel Rivers at Logansport, Indiana

Digital flood-inundation maps for an 8.3-mile reach of the Wabash River and a 7.6-mile reach of the Eel River at Logansport, Indiana (Ind.), 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...

Fowler, Kathleen K.
Flood inundation maps for the Wabash and Eel Rivers at Logansport, Indiana; 2014; SIM; 3293; Fowler, Kathleen K.

Year Published: 2014

An analysis of potential water availability from the Charles Mill, Clendening, Piedmont, Pleasant Hill, Senecaville, and Wills Creek Lakes in the Muskingum River Watershed, Ohio

This report presents the results of a study to assess potential water availability from the Charles Mill, Clendening, Piedmont, Pleasant Hill, Senecaville, and Wills Creek Lakes, located within the Muskingum River Watershed, Ohio. The assessment was based on the criterion that water withdrawals should not appreciably affect maintenance of...

Koltun, G.F.
An analysis of potential water availability from the Charles Mill, Clendening, Piedmont, Pleasant Hill, Senecaville, and Wills Creek Lakes in the Muskingum River Watershed, Ohio; 2014; SIR; 2014-5071; Koltun, G. F.

Year Published: 2014

Groundwater levels and water quality during a 96-hour aquifer test in Pickaway County, Ohio, 2012

During October–November 2012, a 96-hour aquifer test was performed at a proposed well field in northern Pickaway County, Ohio, to investigate groundwater with elevated nitrate concentrations. Earlier sampling done by the City of Columbus revealed that some wells had concentrations of nitrate that approached 10 milligrams per liter (mg/L), whereas...

Haefner, Ralph J.; Runkle, Donna L.; Mailot, Brian E.
Groundwater levels and water quality during a 96-hour aquifer test in Pickaway County, Ohio, 2012; 2014; SIR; 2014-5040; Haefner, Ralph J.; Runkle, Donna L.; Mailot, Brian E.

Year Published: 2014

Visualization of soil-moisture change in response to precipitation within two rain gardens in Ohio

Stormwater runoff in urban areas is increasingly being managed by means of a variety of treaments that reduce or delay runoff and promote more natural infiltration. One such treatment is a rain garden, which is built to detain runoff and allow for water infiltration and uptake by plants.Water flow into or out of a rain garden can be readily...

Dumouchelle, Denise H.; Darner, Robert A.
Visualization of soil-moisture change in response to precipitation within two rain gardens in Ohio; 2014; DS; 837; Dumouchelle, Denise H.; Darner, Robert A.

Year Published: 2014

Flood-inundation maps for the Mississinewa River at Marion, Indiana, 2013

Digital flood-inundation maps for a 9-mile (mi) reach of the Mississinewa River from 0.75 mi upstream from the Pennsylvania Street bridge in Marion, Indiana, to 0.2 mi downstream from State Route 15 were created by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. The flood inundation maps,...

Coon, William F.
Flood-inundation maps for the Mississinewa River at Marion, Indiana, 2013; 2014; SIR; 2014-5060; Coon, William F.