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Filter Total Items: 561
Year Published: 2014

Surface-water and karst groundwater interactions and streamflow-response simulations of the karst-influenced upper Lost River watershed, Orange County, Indiana

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA), conducted a study of the upper Lost River watershed in Orange County, Indiana, from 2012 to 2013. Streamflow and groundwater data were collected at 10 data-collection sites from at least...

Bayless, E. Randall; Cinotto, Peter J.; Ulery, Randy L.; Taylor, Charles J.; McCombs, Gregory K.; Kim, Moon H.; Nelson, Hugh L.
Surface-water and karst groundwater interactions and streamflow-response simulations of the karst-influenced upper Lost River watershed, Orange County, Indiana; 2014; SIR; 2014-5028; Bayless, E. Randall; Cinotto, Peter J.; Ulery, Randy L.; Taylor, Charles J.; McCombs, Gregory K.; Kim, Moon H.; Nelson, Hugh L., Jr.

Year Published: 2014

Benthic-invertebrate, fish-community, and streambed-sediment-chemistry data for streams in the Indianapolis metropolitan area, Indiana, 2009–2012

Aquatic-biology and sediment-chemistry data were collected at seven sites on the White River and at six tributary sites in the Indianapolis metropolitan area of Indiana during the period 2009 through 2012. Data collected included benthic-invertebrate and fish-community information and concentrations of metals, insecticides, herbicides, and...

Voelker, David C.
Benthic-invertebrate, fish-community, and streambed-sediment-chemistry data for streams in the Indianapolis metropolitan area, Indiana, 2009–2012; 2014; DS; 819; Voelker, David C.

Year Published: 2014

A Great Lakes atmospheric mercury monitoring network: evaluation and design

As many as 51 mercury (Hg) wet-deposition-monitoring sites from 4 networks were operated in 8 USA states and Ontario, Canada in the North American Great Lakes Region from 1996 to 2010. By 2013, 20 of those sites were no longer in operation and approximately half the geographic area of the Region was represented by a single Hg-monitoring site. In...

Risch, Martin R.; Kenski, Donna M.; David, A.
A Great Lakes atmospheric mercury monitoring network: evaluation and design; 2014; Article; Journal; Atmospheric Environment; Risch, Martin R; Kenski, Donna M.; Gay; David A.

Year Published: 2014

Flood-inundation maps for the East Fork White River near Bedford, Indiana

Digital flood-inundation maps for an 1.8-mile reach of the East Fork White River near Bedford, Indiana (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/...

Fowler, Kathleen K.
Flood-inundation maps for the East Fork White River near Bedford, Indiana; 2014; SIM; 3274; Fowler, Kathleen K.

Year Published: 2013

Relations between DNA- and RNA-based molecular methods for cyanobacteria and microcystin concentration at Maumee Bay State Park Lakeside Beach, Oregon, Ohio, 2012

Water samples were collected from Maumee Bay State Park Lakeside Beach, Oregon, Ohio, during the 2012 recreational season and analyzed for selected cyanobacteria gene sequences by DNA-based quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) and RNA-based quantitative reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR). Results from the four DNA...

Stelzer, Erin A.; Loftin, Keith A.; Struffolino, Pamela
Relations between DNA- and RNA-based molecular methods for cyanobacteria and microcystin concentration at Maumee Bay State Park Lakeside Beach, Oregon, Ohio, 2012; 2013; SIR; 2013-5189; Stelzer, Erin A.; Loftin, Keith A.; Struffolino, Pamela

Year Published: 2013

Flood-inundation maps for a 6.5-mile reach of the Kentucky River at Frankfort, Kentucky

Digital flood-inundation maps for a 6.5-mile reach of Kentucky River at Frankfort, Kentucky, were created by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the City of Frankfort Office of Emergency Management. The inundation maps, which can be accessed through the USGS Flood Inundation Mapping Science Web site at http://water.usgs.gov/osw/...

Lant, Jeremiah G.
Flood-inundation maps for a 6.5-mile reach of the Kentucky River at Frankfort, Kentucky; 2013; SIM; 3278; Lant, Jeremiah G.

Year Published: 2013

Preliminary estimates of annual agricultural pesticide use for counties of the conterminous United States, 2010-11

This report provides preliminary estimates of annual agricultural use of 374 pesticide compounds in counties of the conterminous United States in 2010 and 2011, compiled by means of methods described in Thelin and Stone (2013). U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) county-level data for harvested-crop acreage were used in conjunction with...

Baker, Nancy T.; Stone, Wesley W.
Preliminary estimates of annual agricultural pesticide use for counties of the conterminous United States, 2010-11; 2013; OFR; 2013-1295; Baker, Nancy T.;Stone, Wesley W.

Year Published: 2013

Flood-inundation maps for the Elkhart River at Goshen, Indiana

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs, created digital flood-inundation maps for an 8.3-mile reach of the Elkhart River at Goshen, Indiana, extending from downstream of the Goshen Dam to downstream from County Road 17. The inundation maps, which can be accessed through the USGS...

Strauch, Kellan R.
Flood-inundation maps for the Elkhart River at Goshen, Indiana; 2013; SIM; 3269; Strauch, Kellan R.

Year Published: 2013

Developing and implementing the use of predictive models for estimating water quality at Great Lakes beaches

Predictive models have been used at beaches to improve the timeliness and accuracy of recreational water-quality assessments over the most common current approach to water-quality monitoring, which relies on culturing fecal-indicator bacteria such as Escherichia coli (E. coli.). Beach-specific predictive models use environmental and water-quality...

Francy, Donna S.; Brady, Amie M.G.; Carvin, Rebecca B.; Corsi, Steven R.; Fuller, Lori M.; Harrison, John H.; Hayhurst, Brett A.; Lant, Jeremiah; Nevers, Meredith B.; Terrio, Paul J.; Zimmerman, Tammy M.
Developing and implementing the use of predictive models for estimating water quality at Great Lakes beaches; 2013; SIR; 2013-5166; Francy, Donna S.; Brady, Amie M. G.; Carvin, Rebecca B.; Corsi, Steven R.; Fuller, Lori M.; Harrison, John H.; Hayhurst, Brett A.; Lant, Jeremiah; Nevers, Meredith B.; Terrio, Paul J.; Zimmerman, Tammy M.

Year Published: 2013

Organic wastewater compounds in water and sediment in and near restored wetlands, Great Marsh, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, 2009–11

A cooperative investigation between the U.S. Geological Survey and the National Park Service was completed from 2009 through 2011 to understand the occurrence, distribution, and environmental processes affecting concentrations of organic wastewater compounds in water and sediment in and near Great Marsh at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in...

Egler, Amanda L.; Risch, Martin R.; Alvarez, David A.; Bradley, Paul M.
Organic wastewater compounds in water and sediment in and near restored wetlands, Great Marsh, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, 2009–11; 2013; SIR; 2013-5186; Egler, Amanda L.; Risch, Martin R.; Alvarez, David A.; Bradley, Paul M.

Year Published: 2013

Watershed Regressions for Pesticides (WARP) models for predicting stream concentrations of multiple pesticides

Watershed Regressions for Pesticides for multiple pesticides (WARP-MP) are statistical models developed to predict concentration statistics for a wide range of pesticides in unmonitored streams. The WARP-MP models use the national atrazine WARP models in conjunction with an adjustment factor for each additional pesticide. The WARP-MP models...

Stone, Wesley W.; Crawford, Charles G.; Gilliom, Robert J.
Watershed Regressions for Pesticides (WARP) models for predicting stream concentrations of multiple pesticides; 2013; Article; Journal; Journal of Environmental Quality; Stone, Wesley W.; Crawford, Charles G.; Gilliom, Robert J.

Year Published: 2013

Coastal processes influencing water quality at Great Lakes beaches

In a series of studies along the Great Lakes, U.S. Geological Survey scientists are examining the physical processes that influence concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria and related pathogens at recreational beaches. These studies aim to estimate human health risk, improve management strategies, and understand the fate and transport of...

Coastal processes influencing water quality at Great Lakes beaches; 2013; FS; 2013-3070; U.S. Geological Survey