South Atlantic Water Science Center (SAWSC)

Publications

South Atlantic Water Science Center scientists have produced over 1,300 publications that are registered in the USGS Publications Warehouse, along with many others prior to their work at the USGS or in conjunction with other government agencies. Journal articles and conference proceedings are also available. 

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Year Published: 2017

Effects of impervious area and BMP implementation and design on storm runoff and water quality in eight small watersheds

The effects of increases in effective impervious area (EIA) and the implementation of water quality protection designed detention pond best management practices (BMPs) on storm runoff and stormwater quality were assessed in Gwinnett County, Georgia, for the period 2001-2008. Trends among eight small watersheds were compared, using a time trend...

Aulenbach, Brent T.; Landers, Mark N.; Musser, Jonathan W.; Painter, Jaime A.

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Methods used to characterize the chemical composition and biological activity of environmental waters throughout the United States, 2012-14

A vast array of chemical compounds are in wide commercial use in the United States, and the potential ecological and human-health effect of exposure to chemical mixtures has been identified as a high priority in environment health science. Awareness of the potential effects of low-level chemical exposures is rising. The U.S. Geological Survey, in...

Romanok, Kristin M. ; Reilly, Timothy J.; Barber, Larry B.; Boone, J. Scott; Buxton, Herbert T.; Foreman, William T. ; Furlong, Edward T.; Hladik, Michelle; Iwanowicz, Luke R. ; Journey, Celeste A.; Kolpin, Dana W.; Kuivila, Kathryn ; Loftin, Keith A.; Mills, Marc A.; Meyer, Michael T.; Orlando, James L. ; Smalling, Kelly L. ; Villeneuve, Daniel L.; Bradley, Paul M.
Romanok, K.M., Reilly, T.J., Barber, Larry, Boone, Scott, Buxton, H.T., Foreman, W.T., Furlong, E.T., Hladik, Michelle, Iwanowicz, L.R., Journey, Celeste, Kolpin, D.W., Kuivila, Kathryn, Loftin, K.A., Mills, M.A., Meyer, M.T., Orlando, J.L., Smalling, K.L., Villeneuve, D.L., and Bradley, P.M., 2017, Methods used to characterize the chemical composition and biological activity of environmental waters throughout the United States, 2012–14: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2017–1011, 105 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20171011.

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Identifying small depressional wetlands and using a topographic position index to infer hydroperiod regimes for pond-breeding amphibians

Small, seasonal pools and temporary ponds (<4.0 ha) are the most numerous and biologically diverse wetlands in many natural landscapes. Thus, accurate determination of their numbers and spatial characteristics is beneficial for conservation and management of biodiversity associated with these freshwater systems. We examined the utility of a...

Riley, Jeffrey W.; Calhoun, Daniel L.; Barichivich, William J.; Walls, Susan C.
Riley, J.W., Calhoun, D.L., Barichivich, W.J., and Walls, S., 2017, Identifying small depressional wetlands and using a topographic position index to infer hydroperiod regimes for pond-breeding amphibians: Wetlands, First Online, 14 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13157-016-0872-2.

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Five hydrologic and landscape databases for select National Wildlife Refuges in southeastern United States

Five hydrologic and landscape databases were developed by the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, for select National Wildlife Refuges (NWRs) in southeastern United States: (1) the Cahaba River NWR and contributing watersheds in Alabama, (2) the Caloosahatchee and J.N. "Ding" Darling NWRs and...

Buell, Gary R.; Gurley, Laura N.; Calhoun, Daniel L.; Hunt, Alexandria M.

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Inorganic and organic concentration data collected from 38 streams in the United States, 2012-2014, with supporting data, as part of the Chemical Mixtures and Environmental Effects Pilot Study.

This USGS data release contains station and laboratory method information and geospatial information, as well as concentration results for inorganic and organic compounds and bioluminescent yeast estrogen screen and transgenic zebrafish embryo estrogren bioassay, analyzed at 38 sites in 25 states as part of the Chemical Mixtures and Environmental...

Romanok, Kristin M. ; Bradley, Paul M.; Journey, Celeste
Romanok, K.M., Bradley, P.M., and Journey, Celeste, 2017, Inorganic and organic concentration data collected from 38 streams in the United States, 2012-2014, with supporting data, as part of the Chemical Mixtures and Environmental Effects Pilot Study: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7GF0RPH.

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Hydrology and water quality in 13 watersheds in Gwinnett County, Georgia, 2001–15

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources, established a Long-Term Trend Monitoring (LTTM) program in 1996. The LTTM program is a comprehensive, long-term, water-quantity and water-quality monitoring program designed to document and analyze the hydrologic and water-quality conditions of...

Aulenbach, Brent T.; Joiner, John K.; Painter, Jaime A.
Aulenbach, B.T., Joiner, J.K., and Painter, J.A., 2017, Hydrology and water quality in 13 watersheds in Gwinnett County, Georgia, 2001–15: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2017– 5012, 82 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20175012.

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Saltwater intrusion in the Floridan aquifer system near downtown Brunswick, Georgia, 1957–2015

IntroductionThe Floridan aquifer system (FAS) consists of the Upper Floridan aquifer (UFA), an intervening confining unit of highly variable properties, and the Lower Floridan aquifer (LFA). The UFA and LFA are primarily composed of Paleocene- to Oligocene-age carbonate rocks that include, locally, Upper Cretaceous rocks. The FAS extends from...

Cherry, Gregory S.; Peck, Michael
Cherry, G.S., and Peck, M.F., 2017, Saltwater intrusion in the Floridan aquifer system near downtown Brunswick, Georgia, 1957–2015: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2017–2010, 10 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20171010.

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Geophysical logging and thermal imaging at the Hemphill Road TCE NPL Superfund site near Gastonia, North Carolina

The collection of borehole geophysical logs and thermal imaging data was conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey South Atlantic Water Science Center in the vicinity of the Hemphill Road TCE National Priorities List Superfund site near Gastonia, North Carolina, during August 2014 through February 2015. In an effort to assist the U.S. Environmental...

Antolino, Dominick J.; Chapman, Melinda J.
Dominick J. Antolino, and Melinda J. Chapman, 2016, Geophysical Logging and Thermal Imaging at the Hemphill Road TCE NPL Superfund Site near Gastonia, North Carolina: U.S. Geological Survey, http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F71R6NPM.

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Fish and invertebrate flow-biology relationships to support the determination of ecological flows for North Carolina

A method was developed to characterize fish and invertebrate responses to flow alteration in the state of North Carolina. This method involved using 80th percentile linear quantile regressions to relate six flow metrics to the diversity of riffle-run fish and benthic Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera, and Trichoptera (EPT) richness. All twelve flow-...

Phelan, Jennifer; Cuffney, Thomas F.; Patterson, Lauren A.; Eddy, Michele; Dykes, Robert; Pearsall, Sam; Goudreau, Chris; Mead, Jim; Tarver, Fred

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Geophysical logging at the Cristex Drum National Priorities List Superfund Site near Oxford, North Carolina

The collection of borehole geophysical logs data was conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey South Atlantic Water Science Center in the vicinity of the Cristex Drum National Priorities List Superfund Site near Oxford, North Carolina, during January through March 2016. In an effort to assist the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the...

Antolino, Dominick J.
Antolino, D.J., 2017, Geophysical Logging at the Cristex Drum National Priorities List Superfund Site near Oxford, North Carolina: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7PZ5708.

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The use of data-mining techniques for developing effective decisionsupport systems: A case study of simulating the effects ofclimate change on coastal salinity intrusion

Natural-resource managers and stakeholders face difficult challenges when managing interactions between natural and societal systems. Potential changes in climate could alter interactions between environmental and societal systems and adversely affect the availability of water resources in many coastal communities. The availability of freshwater...

Conrads, Paul; Edwin Roehl, Jr.
Paul A. Conrads & Edwin A. Roehl, Jr. 2017. The use of data-mining techniques for developing effective decision support systems: a case study of simulating the effects of climate changes on coastal salinity intrusion. In: Riddick, A. T., Kessler, H. & Giles, J. R. A. (eds) 2017. Integrated Environmental Modelling to Solve Real World Problems: Methods, Vision and Challenges. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 408. 221-234

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Water quality and bed sediment quality in the Albemarle Sound, North Carolina, 2012–14

The Albemarle Sound region was selected in 2012 as one of two demonstration sites in the Nation to test and improve the design of the National Water Quality Monitoring Council’s National Monitoring Network (NMN) for U.S. Coastal Waters and Tributaries. The goal of the NMN for U.S. Coastal Waters and Tributaries is to provide information about the...

Moorman, Michelle C.; Fitzgerald, Sharon A.; Gurley, Laura N.; Rhoni-Aref, Ahmed ; Loftin, Keith A.
Moorman, M.C., Fitzgerald, S.A., Gurley, L.N., Rhoni-Aref, Ahmed, and Loftin, K.A., 2017, Water quality and bed sediment quality in the Albemarle Sound, North Carolina, 2012–14: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–1171, 46 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161171.