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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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.

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The South Carolina bridge-scour envelope curves

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the South Carolina Department of Transportation, conducted a series of three field investigations to evaluate historical, riverine bridge scour in the Piedmont and Coastal Plain regions of South Carolina. These investigations included data collected at 231 riverine bridges, which lead to the...

Benedict, Stephen T.; Feaster, Toby D.; Caldwell, Andral W.
Benedict, S.T., Feaster, T.D., and Caldwell, A.W., 2018, The South Carolina bridge-scour envelope curves (ver. 1.1, January 2018): U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5121, 96 p., http://doi.org/10.3133/sir20165121.

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User’s manual for the Automated Data Assurance and Management application developed for quality control of Everglades Depth Estimation Network water-level data

The generation of Everglades Depth Estimation Network (EDEN) daily water-level and water-depth maps is dependent on high quality real-time data from over 240 water-level stations. To increase the accuracy of the daily water-surface maps, the Automated Data Assurance and Management (ADAM) tool was created by the U.S. Geological Survey as part of...

Petkewich, Matthew D.; Daamen, Ruby C.; Roehl, Edwin A.; Conrads, Paul
Petkewich, M.D., Daamen, R.C., Roehl, E.A., and Conrads, P.A., 2016, User’s manual for the Automated Data Assurance and Management application developed for quality control of Everglades Depth Estimation Network water-level data: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–1116, 28 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161116.

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Using inferential sensors for quality control of Everglades Depth Estimation Network water-level data

The Everglades Depth Estimation Network (EDEN), with over 240 real-time gaging stations, provides hydrologic data for freshwater and tidal areas of the Everglades. These data are used to generate daily water-level and water-depth maps of the Everglades that are used to assess biotic responses to hydrologic change resulting from the U.S. Army Corps...

Petkewich, Matthew D.; Daamen, Ruby C.; Roehl, Edwin A.; Conrads, Paul
Petkewich, M.D., Daamen, R.C., Roehl, E.A., and Conrads, P.A., 2016, Using inferential sensors for quality control of Everglades Depth Estimation Network water-level data: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5094, 25 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20165094.

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Greenhouse gas emissions from a created brackish marsh in eastern North Carolina

Tidal marsh creation helps remediate global warming because tidal wetlands are especially proficient at sequestering carbon (C) in soils. However, greenhouse gas (GHG) losses can offset the climatic benefits gained from C storage depending on how these tidal marshes are constructed and managed. This study attempts to determine the GHG emissions...

Shiau, Yo-Jin; Burchell, Michael R.; Krauss, Ken W.; Birgand, François; Broome, Stephen W.
Shiau, Y.-J., Burchell, M.R., Krauss, K.W., Birgand, F., and Broome, S.W., 2016, Greenhouse gas emissions from a created brackish marsh in eastern North Carolina: Wetlands, Online First, 16 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13157-016-0815-y.

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Quality of surface-water supplies in the Triangle Area of North Carolina, water years 2012–13

Surface-water supplies are important sources of drinking water for residents in the Triangle area of North Carolina, which is located within the upper Cape Fear and Neuse River Basins. Since 1988, the U.S. Geological Survey and a consortium of local governments have tracked water-quality conditions and trends in several of the area’s water-supply...

Pfeifle, C.A.; Cain, J.L.; Rasmussen, R.B.
Pfeifle, C.A., Cain, J.L., and Rasmussen, R.B., 2016, Quality of surface-water supplies in the Triangle area of North Carolina, water years 2012–13: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–1137, 18 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161137.

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Metformin and other pharmaceuticals widespread in wadeable streams of the southeastern United States

Pharmaceutical contaminants are growing aquatic-health concerns and largely attributed to wastewater treatment facility (WWTF) discharges. Five biweekly water samples from 59 small Piedmont (United States) streams were analyzed for 108 pharmaceuticals and degradates using high-performance liquid chromatography and tandem mass spectrometry. The...

Bradley, Paul M.; Journey, Celeste A.; Button, Daniel T.; Carlisle, Daren M.; Clark, Jimmy M.; Mahler, Barbara; Nakagaki, Naomi; Qi, Sharon L.; Waite, Ian R.; Van Metre, Peter C.

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Assessment of groundwater availability in the Northern Atlantic Coastal Plain aquifer system From Long Island, New York, to North Carolina

Executive SummaryThe U.S. Geological Survey began a multiyear regional assessment of groundwater availability in the Northern Atlantic Coastal Plain (NACP) aquifer system in 2010 as part of its ongoing regional assessments of groundwater availability of the principal aquifers of the Nation. The goals of this national assessment are to document...

Masterson, John P.; Pope, Jason P.; Fienen, Michael N.; Monti, Jr., Jack; Nardi, Mark R.; Finkelstein, Jason S.
Masterson, J.P., Pope, J.P., Fienen, M.N., Monti, Jack, Jr., Nardi, M.R., and Finkelstein, J.S., 2016, Assessment of groundwater availability in the Northern Atlantic Coastal Plain aquifer system from Long Island, New York, to North Carolina: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1829, 76 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/pp1829.

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Documentation of a groundwater flow model developed to assess groundwater availability in the Northern Atlantic Coastal Plain aquifer system from Long Island, New York, to North Carolina

The U.S. Geological Survey developed a groundwater flow model for the Northern Atlantic Coastal Plain aquifer system from Long Island, New York, to northeastern North Carolina as part of a detailed assessment of the groundwater availability of the area and included an evaluation of how these resources have changed over time from stresses related...

Masterson, John P.; Pope, Jason P.; Fienen, Michael N.; Monti, Jr., Jack; Nardi, Mark R.; Finkelstein, Jason S.
Masterson, J.P., Pope, J.P., Fienen, M.N., Monti, Jack Jr., Nardi, M.R., and Finkelstein, J.S., 2016, Documentation of a groundwater flow model developed to assess groundwater availability in the Northern Atlantic Coastal Plain aquifer system from Long Island, New York, to North Carolina (ver. 1.1, December 2016): U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5076, 70 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20165076.

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Regional chloride distribution in the Northern Atlantic Coastal Plain aquifer system from Long Island, New York, to North Carolina

The aquifers of the Northern Atlantic Coastal Plain are the principal source of water supply for the region’s nearly 20 million residents. Water quality and water levels in the aquifers, and maintenance of streamflow, are of concern because of the use of this natural resource for water supply and because of the possible effects of climate...

Charles, Emmanuel
Charles, E.G., 2016, Regional chloride distribution in the Northern Atlantic Coastal Plain aquifer system from Long Island, New York, to North Carolina: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5034, 37 p., appendixes, http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20165034.

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Approaches to stream solute load estimation for solutes with varying dynamics from five diverse small watershed

Estimating streamwater solute loads is a central objective of many water-quality monitoring and research studies, as loads are used to compare with atmospheric inputs, to infer biogeochemical processes, and to assess whether water quality is improving or degrading. In this study, we evaluate loads and associated errors to determine the best load...

Aulenbach, Brent T.; Burns, Douglas A.; Shanley, James B.; Yanai, Ruth D.; Bae, Kikang; Wild, Adam; Yang, Yang; Yi, Dong
Aulenbach, B. T., D. A. Burns, J. B. Shanley, R. D. Yanai, K. Bae, A. D. Wild, Y. Yang, and D. Yi. 2016. Approaches to stream solute load estimation for solutes with varying dynamics from five diverse small watersheds. Ecosphere 7(6):e01298. 10.1002/ecs2.1298

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Spatial and temporal assessment of back-barrier erosion on Cumberland Island National Seashore, Georgia, 2011–2013

Much research has been conducted to better understand erosion and accretion processes for the seaward zones of coastal barrier islands; however, at Cumberland Island National Seashore, Georgia, the greater management concern is the effect that erosion is having on the resources of the island’s western shoreline, or the back barrier. Catastrophic...

Calhoun, Daniel L.; Riley, Jeffrey W.
Calhoun, D.L., and Riley, J.W., 2016, Spatial and temporal assessment of back-barrier erosion on Cumberland Island National Seashore, Georgia, 2011–2013: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5071, 32 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20165071.