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Real-time assessments of water quality: expanding nowcasting throughout the Great Lakes

Nowcasts are systems that inform the public of current bacterial water-quality conditions at beaches on the basis of predictive models. During 2010–12, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) worked with 23 local and State agencies to improve existing operational beach nowcast systems at 4 beaches and expand the use of predictive models in nowcasts at...

Real-time assessments of water quality: expanding nowcasting throughout the Great Lakes; 2013; FS; 2013-3069; U.S. Geological Survey

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Recent (circa 1998 to 2011) channel-migration rates of selected streams in Indiana

An investigation was completed to document recent (circa 1998 to 2011) channel-migration rates at 970 meander bends along 38 of the largest streams in Indiana. Data collection was completed by using the Google Earth™ platform and, for each selected site, identifying two images with capture dates separated by multiple years. Within each image, the...

Robinson, Bret A.
Recent (circa 1998 to 2011) channel-migration rates of selected streams in Indiana; 2013; SIR; 2013-5168; Robinson, Bret A.

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Flood-inundation maps for the Wabash River at Terre Haute, Indiana

Digital flood-inundation maps for a 6.3-mi reach of the Wabash River from 0.1 mi downstream of the Interstate 70 bridge to 1.1 miles upstream of the Route 63 bridge, Terre Haute, Indiana, were created by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the Indiana Department of Transportation. The inundation maps, which can be accessed...

Lombard, Pamela J.
Flood-inundation maps for the Wabash River at Terre Haute, Indiana; 2013; SIM; 3232; Lombard, Pamela J.

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Reply to “Ranking filter methods for concentrating pathogens in lake water”

Accurately comparing filtration methods is indeed difficult. Our method (1) and the method described by Borchardt et al. for determining recoveries are both acceptable approaches; however, each is designed to achieve a different research goal. Our study was designed to compare recoveries of multiple microorganisms in surface-water samples. Because...

Bushon, Rebecca N.; Francy, Donna S.; Gallardo, Vicente J.; Lindquist, H.D. Alan; Villegas, Eric N.; Ware, Michael W.
Reply to “Ranking Filter Methods for Concentrating Pathogens in Lake Water”; 2013; Article; Applied and Environmental Microbiology; Bushon, Rebecca N; Francy, Donna S; Gallardo, Vicente J.; Lindquist, H. D. Alan; Villegas, Eric N.; Ware, Michael W.

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An analysis of potential water availability from the Atwood, Leesville, and Tappan Lakes in the Muskingum River Watershed, Ohio

This report presents the results of a study to assess potential water availability from the Atwood, Leesville, and Tappan Lakes, located within the Muskingum River Watershed, Ohio. The assessment was based on the criterion that water withdrawals should not appreciably affect maintenance of recreation-season pool levels in current use. To...

Koltun, G.F.
An analysis of potential water availability from the Atwood, Leesville, and Tappan Lakes in the Muskingum River Watershed, Ohio; 2013; SIR; 2013-5112; Koltun, Greg F.

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Regional bankfull-channel dimensions of non-urban wadeable streams in Indiana

During floods, damage to properties and community infrastructure may result from inundation and the processes of erosion. The damages imparted by erosion are collectively termed the fluvial erosion hazard (FEH), and the Indiana Silver Jackets Multi-agency Hazard Mitigation Taskforce is supporting a program to build tools that will assist Indiana...

Robinson, Bret A.
Regional bankfull-channel dimensions of non-urban wadeable streams in Indiana; 2013; SIR; 2013-5078; Robinson, Bret A.

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Flood-inundation maps for the East Fork White River at Columbus, Indiana

Digital flood-inundation maps for a 5.4-mile reach of the East Fork White River at Columbus, Indiana, from where the Flatrock and Driftwood Rivers combine to make up East Fork White River to just upstream of the confluence of Clifty Creek with the East Fork White River, were created by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the...

Lombard, Pamela J.
Flood-inundation maps for the East Fork White River at Columbus, Indiana; 2013; SIM; 3255; Lombard, Pamela J.

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Comparing rapid and culture indicator bacteria methods at inland lake beaches

A rapid method, quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR), for quantifying indicator bacteria in recreational waters is desirable for public health protection. We report that replacing current Escherichia coli standards with new US Environmental Protection Agency beach action values (BAVs) for enterococci by culture or qPCR may result in more...

Francy, Donna S.; Bushon, Rebecca N.; Brady, Amie M.G.; Kephart, Christopher M.
Comparing rapid and culture indicator bacteria methods at inland lake beaches; 2013; Article; Journal; Lake and Reservoir Management; Francy, Donna S.; Bushon, Rebecca N.; Brady, Amie M. G.; Kephart, Christopher M.

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Estimated annual agricultural pesticide use for counties of the conterminous United States, 1992--2009

This report provides estimated annual agricultural pesticide use for counties of the conterminous United States for 459 compounds from 1992 through 2009 following the methods described in Thelin and Stone (2013). As described in Thelin and Stone (2013), U.S. Department of Agriculture county-level data for harvested-crop acreage were used in...

Stone, Wesley W.
Estimated annual agricultural pesticide use for counties of the conterminous United States, 1992--2009; 2013; DS; 752; Stone, Wesley W.

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Significance of exchanging SSURGO and STATSGO data when modeling hydrology in diverse physiographic terranes

The Water Availability Tool for Environmental Resources (WATER) is a TOPMODEL-based hydrologic model that depends on spatially accurate soils data to function in diverse terranes. In Kentucky, this includes mountainous regions, karstic plateau, and alluvial plains. Soils data are critical because they quantify the space to store water, as well as...

Williamson, Tanja N.; Taylor, Charles J.; Newson, Jeremy K.
Significance of exchanging SSURGO and STATSGO data when modeling hydrology in diverse physiographic terranes; 2013; Article; Journal; Soil Science Society of America Journal; Williamson, Tanja N.; Taylor, Charles J.; Newson, Jeremy K.

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Flood-inundation maps for the White River at Spencer, Indiana

Digital flood-inundation maps for a 5.3-mile reach of the White River at Spencer, 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/...

Nystrom, Elizabeth A.
Flood-inundation maps for the White River at Spencer, Indiana; 2013; SIM; 3251; Nystrom, Elizabeth A.

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Flood-inundation maps for the Iroquois River at Rensselaer, Indiana

Digital flood-inundation maps for a 4.0-mile reach of the Iroquois River at Rensselaer, 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/osw/...

Fowler, Kathleen K.; Bunch, Aubrey R.
Flood-inundation maps for the Iroquois River at Rensselaer, Indiana; 2013; SIM; 3246; Fowler, Kathleen K.; Bunch, Aubrey R.