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USGS Pennsylvania Water Science Center operates about 580 real-time data collection sites in Pennsylvania for acquiring information on surface water, groundwater, water quality, and precipitation. These sites provide near real-time data via satellite communication and these data are provided to the public through the National Water Information System as well as through many USGS web applications.

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Date published: January 1, 2018

Compilation of data not available in the National Water Information System for domestic wells sampled by the U.S. Geological Survey in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, May-August 2016

This dataset contains the lithologic class and topographic position index information and quality-assurance and quality-control data not available in the online National Water Information System for 72 domestic wells sampled by the U.S. Geological Survey in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, May-August 2016. The topographic position index (TPI) for each well location was computed on the basis

Date published: January 1, 2018

Elevation and Pebble Count Data for 5 New Sites in the Glaciated Setting of Pennsylvania and Southern New York and StreamStats Drainage Areas for 70 sites in Pennsylvania, 2016

This dataset contains elevation and pebble count data for 5 new sites located at streamflow-gaging stations in the glaciated setting of Pennsylvania and southern New York. Sites were surveyed in 2016 and the elevation data represent topographic features (bankfull, thalweg, etc.) along longitudinal and cross sectional areas of stream reaches. The pebble counts were collected within each

Date published: May 1, 2017

PaRadonGW.shp - Evaluation of Radon Occurrence in Groundwater from 16 Geologic Units in Pennsylvania, 1986–2015, with Application to Potential Radon Exposure from Groundwater and Indoor Air

This dataset documents results from 1,041 groundwater samples collected during 1986‒2015 from 16 geologic units in Pennsylvania associated with 25 or more groundwater samples with activities or concentrations of radon-222. Radon-222 is hereafter referred to as “radon.” These 16 geologic units were evaluated in an effort to identify variations in radon...

Date published: May 1, 2017

PaRadonGW.shp - Evaluation of Radon Occurrence in Groundwater from 16 Geologic Units in Pennsylvania, 1986–2015, with Application to Potential Radon Exposure from Groundwater and Indoor Air

This dataset documents results from 1,041 groundwater samples collected during 1986‒2015 from 16 geologic units in Pennsylvania associated with 25 or more groundwater samples with activities or concentrations of radon-222. Radon-222 is hereafter referred to as “radon.” These 16 geologic units were evaluated in an effort to identify variations in radon concentrations and

Date published: January 1, 2017

Velocity Mapping Toolbox (VMT) processed Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) transect data averaged from surface to Lake bottom on June 25, 2015

This data release supports the following publication: Hittle, Elizabeth, 2017, Longshore Water-Current Velocity and the Potential for Transport of Contaminants: A Pilot Study in Lake Erie from Walnut Creek to Presque Isle State Park Beaches, Erie, Pennsylvania, June and August 2015: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–1206 126 p.,...

Date published: January 1, 2017

Archival data for regression models developed to estimate fecal coliform concentrations at five stream sites, Chester County, Pennsylvania (2017)

This data release supports the following publication: Senior, Lisa A., 2017, Estimated Fecal Coliform Bacteria Concentrations Using Near Real-Time Water-Quality and Streamflow Data From Five Stream Sites in Chester County, Pennsylvania, 2007–16: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific-Investigations Report 2017–5075 (https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20175075...

Date published: January 1, 2017

Velocity Mapping Toolbox (VMT) processed Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) transect data averaged from 0 to 2 meters on June 24, 2015

This data release supports the following publication: Hittle, Elizabeth, 2017, Longshore water-current velocity and the potential for transport of contaminants: A pilot study in Lake Erie from Walnut Creek to Presque Isle State Park beaches, Erie, Pennsylvania, June and August 2015: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–1206 126 p., https://doi.org/10.31...

Date published: January 1, 2017

Velocity Mapping Toolbox (VMT) processed Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) transect data averaged from 4 meters to Lake bottom on June 24, 2015

This data release supports the following publication: Hittle, Elizabeth, 2017, Longshore Water-Current Velocity and the Potential for Transport of Contaminants: A Pilot Study in Lake Erie from Walnut Creek to Presque Isle State Park Beaches, Erie, Pennsylvania, June and August 2015: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–1206 126 p., https://doi.org/10.31...

Date published: January 1, 2017

Velocity Mapping Toolbox (VMT) processed Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) transect data averaged from 0 to 5 meters (morning) on August 18, 2015

This data release supports the following publication: Hittle, Elizabeth, 2017, Longshore Water-Current Velocity and the Potential for Transport of Contaminants: A Pilot Study in Lake Erie from Walnut Creek to Presque Isle State Park Beaches, Erie, Pennsylvania, June and August 2015: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–1206 126 p., https://doi.org/10.31...

Date published: January 1, 2017

Water Quality Collected on Lake Erie Transects on June 24, 2015

This data release supports the following publication: Hittle, Elizabeth, 2017, Longshore Water-Current Velocity and the Potential for Transport of Contaminants: A Pilot Study in Lake Erie from Walnut Creek to Presque Isle State Park Beaches, Erie, Pennsylvania, June and August 2015: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–1206 126 p., https://doi.org/10.31...

Date published: January 1, 2017

Velocity Mapping Toolbox (VMT) processed Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) transect data averaged from 0 to 2 meters on June 25, 2015

This data release supports the following publication: Hittle, Elizabeth, 2017, Longshore Water-Current Velocity and the Potential for Transport of Contaminants: A Pilot Study in Lake Erie from Walnut Creek to Presque Isle State Park Beaches, Erie, Pennsylvania, June and August 2015: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–1206 126 p., https://doi.org/10.31...

Date published: January 1, 2017

Velocity Mapping Toolbox (VMT) processed Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) transect data averaged from 0 to 5 meters (afternoon) on August 18, 2015

This data release supports the following publication: Hittle, Elizabeth, 2017, Longshore Water-Current Velocity and the Potential for Transport of Contaminants: A Pilot Study in Lake Erie from Walnut Creek to Presque Isle State Park Beaches, Erie, Pennsylvania, June and August 2015: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–1206 126 p., https://doi.org/10.31...