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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.