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: 2016

Low-flow frequency and flow duration of selected South Carolina streams in the Savannah and Salkehatchie River Basins through March 2014

An ongoing understanding of streamflow characteristics of the rivers and streams in South Carolina is important for the protection and preservation of the State’s water resources. Information concerning the low-flow characteristics of streams is especially important during critical flow periods, such as during the historic droughts that South...

Feaster, Toby D.; Guimaraes, Wladmir B.
Feaster, T.D., and Guimaraes, W.B., 2016, Low-flow frequency and flow duration of selected South Carolina streams in the Savannah and Salkehatchie River Basins through March 2014 (ver. 1.1, November 2016): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–1101, 62 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161101.

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Screening for contaminants of emerging concern in Northern Colorado Plateau Network waters: 2015 surface-water data

In 2015, as part of an on-going screening program for contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) in conjunction with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8, surface waters at 18 locations in or near seven national park units within the Northern Colorado Plateau Network (NCPN) were sampled for pesticides and pesticide degradation products...

Weissinger, R; Battaglin, William A.; Bradley, Paul M.
Weissinger, R., W.A. Battaglin, and P.M. Bradley. 2016. Screening for contaminants of emerging concern in waters of the Northern Colorado Plateau Network: 2015 surface water data. Natural Resource Report NPS/NCPN/NRR—2016/1239. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado. https://irma.nps.gov/DataStore/DownloadFile/551578

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Pre/post-closure assessment of groundwater pharmaceutical fate in a wastewater‑facility-impacted stream reach

Pharmaceutical contamination of contiguous groundwater is a substantial concern in wastewater-impacted streams, due to ubiquity in effluent, high aqueous mobility, designed bioactivity, and to effluent-driven hydraulic gradients. Wastewater treatment facility (WWTF) closures are rare environmental remediation events; offering unique insights into...

Bradley, Paul M.; Barber, Larry B.; Clark, Jimmy M.; Duris, Joseph W.; Foreman, William T. ; Furlong, Edward T.; Givens, Carrie E.; Hubbard, Laura E.; Hutchinson, Kasey J.; Journey, Celeste A.; Keefe, Steffanie H.; Kolpin, Dana W.
P.M., Bradley, L.B. Barber, J.W. Duris, W.T. Foreman, E.T. Furlong, C.E. Givens, L.E. Hubbard, K.J. Hutchinson, C.A. Journey, S.H. Keefe, D.W. Kolpin. Pre/post-closure assessment of groundwater pharmaceutical fate in a wastewater-impacted stream system. Science of the Total Environment. http://dx.doi.org/10.​1016/​j.​scitotenv.​2016.​06.​104

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Post-hurricane Joaquin Coastal Oblique Aerial Photographs Collected from the South Carolina/North Carolina Border to Montauk Point, New York, October 7–9, 2015

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), as part of the National Assessment of Coastal Change Hazards project, conducts baseline and storm-response photography missions to document and understand the changes in vulnerability of the Nation's coasts to extreme storms (Morgan, 2009). On October 7–9, 2015, the USGS conducted an oblique aerial photographic...

Morgan, Karen L.M.
Morgan, K.L.M., 2016, Post-Hurricane Joaquin coastal oblique aerial photographs collected from the South Carolina/North Carolina border to Montauk Point, New York, October 7–9, 2015: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 995, http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ds995.

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Relation between Enterococcus concentrations and turbidity in fresh and saline recreational waters, coastal Horry County, South Carolina, 2003–04

Bacteria related to the intestinal tract of humans and other warm-blooded animals have been detected in fresh and saline surface waters used for recreational purposes in coastal areas of Horry County, South Carolina, since the early 2000s. Specifically, concentrations of the facultative anaerobic organism, Enterococcus, have been observed to...

Landmeyer, James E.; Garigen, Thomas J.
Landmeyer, J.E., and Garigen, T.J., 2016, Relation between Enterococcus concentrations and turbidity in fresh and saline recreational waters, coastal Horry County, South Carolina, 2003–04: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–1015, 21 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161015.

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Regional effects of agricultural conservation practices on nutrient transport in the Upper Mississippi River Basin

Despite progress in the implementation of conservation practices, related improvements in water quality have been challenging to measure in larger river systems. In this paper we quantify these downstream effects by applying the empirical U.S. Geological Survey water-quality model SPARROW to investigate whether spatial differences in conservation...

Garcia, Ana M.; Alexander, Richard B.; Arnold, Jeffrey G.; Norfleet, Lee; White, Michael J.; Robertson, Dale M.; Schwarz, Gregory E.
García, A. M., Alexander, R. B., Arnold, J. G., Norfleet, L., White, M. J., Robertson, D. M., & Schwarz, G. (2016). Regional Effects of Agricultural Conservation Practices on Nutrient Transport in the Upper Mississippi River Basin. Environmental Science & Technology. http://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.5b03543

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Hydrogeology and water quality of the Floridan aquifer system and effect of Lower Floridan aquifer withdrawals on the Upper Floridan aquifer at Barbour Pointe Community, Chatham County, Georgia, 2013

Two test wells were completed at the Barbour Pointe community in western Chatham County, near Savannah, Georgia, in 2013 to investigate the potential of using the Lower Floridan aquifer as a source of municipal water supply. One well was completed in the Lower Floridan aquifer at a depth of 1,080 feet (ft) below land surface; the other well was...

Gonthier, Gerard ; Clarke, John S.
Gonthier, G.J., and Clarke, J.S., 2016, Hydrogeology and water quality of the Floridan aquifer system and effect of Lower Floridan aquifer withdrawals on the Upper Floridan aquifer at Barbour Pointe Community, Chatham County, Georgia, 2013: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5028, 56 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20165028.

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Selected low-flow frequency statistics for continuous-record streamgages in Georgia, 2013

This report presents the annual and monthly minimum 1- and 7-day average streamflows with the 10-year recurrence interval (1Q10 and 7Q10) for 197 continuous-record streamgages in Georgia. Streamgages used in the study included active and discontinued stations having a minimum of 10 complete climatic years of record as of September 30, 2013. The...

Gotvald, Anthony J.
Gotvald, A.J., 2016, Selected low-flow frequency statistics for continuous-record streamgages in Georgia, 2013: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5037, 20 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20165037.

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Hydraulic model and flood-inundation maps developed for the Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge, North Carolina

A one-dimensional step-backwater model was developed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge, North Carolina, to provide a means for predicting flood-plain inundation. The model was developed for selected reaches of the Pee Dee River, Brown Creek, and Rocky River...

Smith, Douglas G.; Wagner, Chad R.
Smith, D.G., and Wagner, C.R., 2016, Hydraulic model and flood-inundation maps developed for the Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge, North Carolina: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2015–5137, 14 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20155137.

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Effect of phytoremediation on concentrations of benzene, toluene, naphthalene, and dissolved oxygen in groundwater at a former manufactured gas plant site, Charleston, South Carolina, USA, 1998–2014

Concentrations of benzene, toluene, naphthalene, and dissolved oxygen in groundwater at a former manufactured gas plant site near Charleston, South Carolina, USA, have been monitored since the installation of a phytoremediation system of hybrid poplar trees in 1998. Between 2000 and 2014, the concentrations of benzene, toluene, and naphthalene (BT...

Landmeyer, James E.; Effinger, Thomas N.

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Normal streamflows and water levels continue—Summary of hydrologic conditions in Georgia, 2014

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) South Atlantic Water Science Center (SAWSC) Georgia office, in cooperation with local, State, and other Federal agencies, maintains a long-term hydrologic monitoring network of more than 350 real-time, continuous-record, streamflow-gaging stations (streamgages). The network includes 14 real-time lake-level...

Knaak, Andrew E.; Ankcorn, Paul D.; Peck, Michael F.
Knaak, A.E., Ankcorn, P.D., and Peck, M.F., 2016, Normal streamflows and water levels continue—Summary of hydrologic conditions in Georgia, 2014: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2016–3016, 4 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/fs20163016.

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Hydrologic conditions, recharge, and baseline water quality of the surficial aquifer system at Jekyll Island, Georgia, 2012-13

An increase of groundwater withdrawals from the surficial aquifer system on Jekyll Island, Georgia, prompted an investigation of hydrologic conditions and water quality by the U.S. Geological Survey during October 2012 through December 2013. The study demonstrated the importance of rainfall as the island’s main source of recharge to maintain...

Gordon, Debbie W.; Torak, Lynn J.
Gordon, D.W., and Torak, L.J., 2016, Hydrologic conditions, recharge, and baseline water quality of the surficial aquifer system at Jekyll Island, Georgia, 2012–13: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–1017, 34 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161017.