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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Hydrology of the Claiborne aquifer and interconnection with the Upper Floridan aquifer in southwest Georgia

The U.S. Geological Survey conducted a study, in cooperation with the Georgia Environmental Protection Division, to define the hydrologic properties of the Claiborne aquifer and evaluate its connection with the Upper Floridan aquifer in southwest Georgia. The effort involved collecting and compiling hydrologic data from the aquifer in subarea 4 of...

Gordon, Debbie W.; Gonthier, Gerard
Gordon, D.W., and Gonthier, Gerald, 2017, Hydrology of the Claiborne aquifer and interconnection with the Upper Floridan aquifer in southwest Georgia: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2017–5017, 49 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20175017.

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Expanded target-chemical analysis reveals extensive mixed-organic-contaminant exposure in USA streams

Surface water from 38 streams nationwide was assessed using 14 target-organic methods (719 compounds). Designed-bioactive anthropogenic contaminants (biocides, pharmaceuticals) comprised 57% of 406 organics detected at least once. The 10 most-frequently detected anthropogenic-organics included eight pesticides (desulfinylfipronil, AMPA,...

Bradley, Paul M.; Journey, Celeste A.; Romanok, Kristin M.; Barber, Larry B.; Buxton, Herbert T.; Foreman, William T.; Furlong, Edward T.; Glassmeyer, Susan T.; Hladik, Michelle L.; Iwanowicz, Luke R. ; Jones, Daniel K.; Kolpin, Dana W.; Kuivila, Kathryn M.; Loftin, Keith A.; Mills, Marc A.; Meyer, Michael T.; Orlando, James L. ; Reilly, Timothy J.; Smalling, Kelly L. ; Villeneuve, Daniel L.
Bradley, P.M., C.A. Journey, K.M. Romanok, L.B. Barber, H.T. Buxton, W.T. Foreman, E.T. Furlong, M.L. Hladik, S.T. Glassmeyer, L.R. Iwanowicz, D.K. Jones, K.W. Kolpin, K.M. Kuivila, K.A. Loftin, M.A. Mills, M.T. Meyer, J.L. Orlando, T.J. Reilly, K.L. Smalling, and D.L. Villeneuve. 2017. Expanded Target-Chemical Analysis Reveals Extensive Mixed-Organic-Contaminant Exposure in USA Streams. Environmental Science & Technology. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.7b00012

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Occurrence and in vitro bioactivity of estrogen, androgen, and glucocorticoid compounds in a nationwide screen of United States stream waters

In vitro bioassays are sensitive, effect-based tools used to quantitatively screen for chemicals with nuclear receptor activity in environmental samples. We measured in vitro estrogen (ER), androgen (AR), and glucocorticoid receptor (GR) activity, along with a broad suite of chemical analytes, in streamwater from 35 well-characterized sites (3...

Conley, Justin M.; Evans, Nicola; Cardon, Mary C.; Rosenblum, Laura; Iwanowicz, Luke R.; Hartig, Phillip C.; Schenck, Kathleen M.; Bradley, Paul M.; Wilson, Vickie S.
Justin M. Conley, Nicola Evans, Mary C. Cardon, Laura Rosenblum, Luke R. Iwanowicz, Phillip C. Hartig, Kathleen M. Schenck, Paul M. Bradley, Vickie S. Wilson. 2017. Occurrence and in vitro bioactivity of estrogen, androgen, and glucocorticoid compounds in a nationwide screen of United States stream waters. Environmental Science & Technology. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.6b06515

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Geophysical logging and thermal imaging near the Hemphill Road TCE National Priorities List Superfund site near Gastonia, North Carolina

Borehole geophysical logs and thermal imaging data were collected by the U.S. Geological Survey near the Hemphill Road TCE (trichloroethylene) National Priorities List Superfund site near Gastonia, North Carolina, during August 2014 through February 2015. In an effort to assist the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the development of a...

Antolino, Dominick J.; Chapman, Melinda J.
Antolino, D.J., and Chapman, M.J., 2017, Geophysical logging and thermal imaging near the Hemphill Road TCE National Priorities List Superfund site near Gastonia, North Carolina (ver. 1.1, March 2017): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2017–1017, 47 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20171017.

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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.