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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.