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

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.

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Methods for estimating selected low-flow frequency statistics and mean annual flow for ungaged locations on streams in North Georgia

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division, developed regional regression equations for estimating selected low-flow frequency and mean annual flow statistics for ungaged streams in north Georgia that are not substantially affected by regulation, diversions, or...

Gotvald, Anthony J.
Gotvald, A.J., 2017, Methods for estimating selected low-flow frequency statistics and mean annual flow for ungaged locations on streams in North Georgia: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2017–5001, 25 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20175001.

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Year Published: 2017

Continued geophysical logging near the GMH Electronics National Priorities List Superfund site near Roxboro, North Carolina

The U.S. Geological Survey South Atlantic Water Science Center collected borehole geophysical logs and images and continuous water-level data near the GMH Electronics National Priorities List Superfund site near Roxboro, North Carolina, during December 2012 through July 2015. Previous work by the U.S. Geological Survey South Atlantic Water Science...

Antolino, Dominick J.; Chapman, Melinda J.
Antolino, D.J., and Chapman, M.J., 2017, Continued geophysical logging near the GMH Electronics National Priorities List Superfund site near Roxboro, North Carolina: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1022, 37 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ds1022.

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Year Published: 2016

The removal kinetics of dissolved organic matter and the optical clarity of groundwater

Concentrations of dissolved organic matter (DOM) and ultraviolet/visible light absorbance decrease systematically as groundwater moves through the unsaturated zones overlying aquifers and along flowpaths within aquifers. These changes occur over distances of tens of meters (m) implying rapid removal kinetics of the chromophoric DOM that imparts...

Chapelle, Francis H.; Shen, Yuan; Strom, Eric W.; Benner, Ronald

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Year Published: 2016

Preliminary peak stage and streamflow data at selected streamgaging stations in North Carolina and South Carolina for flooding following Hurricane Matthew, October 2016

The passage of Hurricane Matthew across the central and eastern regions of North Carolina and South Carolina during October 7–9, 2016, resulted in heavy rainfall that caused major flooding in parts of the eastern Piedmont in North Carolina and coastal regions of both States. Rainfall totals of 3 to 8 inches and 8 to more than 15 inches were...

Weaver, J. Curtis; Feaster, Toby D.; Robbins, Jeanne C.
Weaver, J.C., Feaster, T.D., and Robbins, J.C., 2016, Preliminary peak stage and streamflow data at selected streamgaging stations in North Carolina and South Carolina for flooding following Hurricane Matthew, October 2016: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–1205, 38 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161205.

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Year Published: 2016

Groundwater conditions in Georgia, 2012–14

The U.S. Geological Survey collects groundwater data and conducts studies to monitor hydrologic conditions, better define groundwater resources, and address problems related to water supply, water use, and water quality. In Georgia, water levels were monitored continuously at 181 wells during calendar year 2012, 185 wells during calendar year 2013...

Peck, Michael F.; Painter, Jaime A.
Peck, M.F., and Painter, J.A., 2016, Groundwater conditions in Georgia, 2012–14: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5161, 55 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20165161.

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Year Published: 2016

Continued Geophysical Logging in the vicinity of the GMH Electronics Superfund Site near Roxboro, North Carolina

The collection of borehole geophysical logs and images and continuous water-level data was conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey South Atlantic Water Science Center in the vicinity of the GMH Electronics Superfund site near Roxboro, North Carolina, during December 2012 through July 2015. The study purpose was part of a continued effort to assist...

Antolino, Dominick J.; Chapman, Melinda J.

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Year Published: 2016

Assessing potential scour using the South Carolina bridge-scour envelope curves

SummaryBridge-scour equations presented in the Federal Highway Administration Hydraulic Engineering Circular No. 18 reflect the current state-of-the practice for predicting scour at bridges. Although these laboratory-derived equations provide an important resource for assessing scour potential, there is a measure of uncertainty when applying these...

Benedict, Stephen T.; Feaster, Toby D.; Caldwell, Andral W.
Benedict, S.T., Feaster, T.D., and Caldwell, A.W., 2016, Assessing potential scour using the South Carolina bridge-scour envelope curves: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2016-3065, 2 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/fs20163065.