Upper Midwest Water Science Center

Publications

This list of Upper Midwest Water Science Center publications spans from 1899 to present. It includes both official USGS publications and journal articles authored by our scientists. To access the full, searchable catalog of USGS publications, please visit the USGS Publications Warehouse.

Pubs Warehouse

Filter Total Items: 1,931
Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 2022

Evidence for interannual persistence of infectious influenza A viruses in Alaska wetlands

Influenza A viruses (IAVs) deposited by wild birds into the environment may lead to sporadic mortality events and economically costly outbreaks among domestic birds. There is a paucity of information, however, regarding the persistence of infectious IAVs within the environment following deposition. In this investigation, we assessed the...

Ramey, Andrew M.; Reeves, Andrew B.; Lagassé, Benjamin Joel; Patil, Vijay P.; Hubbard, Laura E.; Kolpin, Dana W.; McCleskey, R. Blaine; Repert, Deborah A.; Stallknecht, David E.; Poulson, Rebecca L.

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 2021

Factors affecting uncertainty of public supply, self-supplied domestic, irrigation, and thermoelectric water-use data, 1985–2015—Evaluation of information sources, estimation methods, and data variability

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Water-Use Program is responsible for compiling and disseminating the Nation's water-use data. Working in cooperation with local, State, and Federal agencies, the USGS has collected and published national water-use estimates every 5 years, beginning in 1950. These water-use data may vary because of actual changes...

Luukkonen, Carol L.; Belitz, Kenneth; Sullivan, Samantha L.; Sargent, Pierre
Luukkonen, C.L., Belitz, K., Sullivan, S.L., and Sargent, P., 2021, Factors affecting uncertainty of public supply, self-supplied domestic, irrigation, and thermoelectric water-use data, 1985–2015—Evaluation of information sources, estimation methods, and data variability: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2021–5082, 78 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20215082.

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 2021

Groundwater/surface-water interactions in the Partridge River Basin and evaluation of hypothetical future mine pits, Minnesota

The Partridge River Basin (PRB) covers 156 square miles in northeastern Minnesota with headwaters in the Mesabi Iron Range. The basin is characterized by extensive wetlands, lakes, and streams in poorly drained and often thin glacial material overlying Proterozoic bedrock. To better understand the interaction between these extensive surface water...

Haserodt, Megan J.; Hunt, Randall J.; Fienen, Michael N.; Feinstein, Daniel T.
Haserodt, M.J., Hunt, R.J., Fienen, M.N., and Feinstein, D.T., 2021, Groundwater/surface-water interactions in the Partridge River Basin and evaluation of hypothetical future mine pits, Minnesota: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2021–5038, 94 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20215038.

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 2021

Hydrogeology and simulation of groundwater flow in Columbia County, Wisconsin

This report describes the regional hydrogeology and groundwater resources of Columbia County, Wisconsin, and documents a regional groundwater flow model developed for the county. Regional hydrostratigraphic units include the unlithified aquifer, the upper bedrock aquifer, and the Elk Mound aquifer. The unlithified aquifer consists of deposits...

Gotkowitz, Madeline; Leaf, Andrew T.; Sellwood, Steven M.

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 2021

Mercury isotope fractionation by internal demethylation and biomineralization reactions in seabirds: Implications for environmental mercury science

A prerequisite for environmental and toxicological applications of mercury (Hg) stable isotopes in wildlife and humans is quantifying the isotopic fractionation of biological reactions. Here, we measured stable Hg isotope values of relevant tissues of giant petrels (Macronectes spp.). Isotopic data were interpreted with published HR-XANES...

Manceau, Alain; Brossier, Romain; Janssen, Sarah E.; Rosera, Tylor; Krabbenhoft, David P.; Cherel, Yves; Bustamante, Paco; Poulin, Brett

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 2021

Optical properties of water for prediction of wastewater contamination, human-associated bacteria, and fecal indicator bacteria in surface water at three watershed scales

Relations between spectral absorbance and fluorescence properties of water and human-associated and fecal indicator bacteria were developed for facilitating field sensor applications to estimate wastewater contamination in waterways. Leaking wastewater conveyance infrastructure commonly contaminates receiving waters. Methods to quantify such...

Corsi, Steven R.; DeCicco, Laura A.; Hansen, Angela; Lenaker, Peter L.; Bergamaschi, Brian; Pellerin, Brian A.; Dila, Debra; Bootsma, Melinda; Spencer, Susan; Borchardt, Mark A.; McLellan, Sandra L.

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 2021

Assessment of multiple ecosystem metabolism methods in an estuary

Ecosystem metabolism is a key ecological attribute and easy to describe, but quantifying metabolism in estuaries is challenging. Properly scaling measurements through time and space requires consideration of hydrodynamics and mixing water from heterogeneous sources, making any estimation uncertain. Here, we compared three methods for modeling...

Loken, Luke; Van Nieuwenhuyse, Erwin E; Dahlgren, Randy A; Kammel, Leah; Stumpner, Paul; Burau, Jon R.; Sadro, Steven

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 2021

Risk-based wellhead protection decision support: A repeatable workflow approach

Environmental water management often benefits from a risk-based approach where information on the area of interest is characterized, assembled, and incorporated into a decision model considering uncertainty. This includes prior information from literature, field measurements, professional interpretation, and data assimilation resulting in a...

Fienen, Michael N.; Corson-Dosch, Nicholas; White, Jeremy T.; Leaf, Andrew T.; Hunt, Randall J.

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 2021

Integrating ecosystem metabolism and consumer allochthony reveals nonlinear drivers in lake organic matter processing

Lakes process both terrestrial and aquatic organic matter, and the relative contribution from each source is often measured via ecosystem metabolism and terrestrial resource use in the food web (i.e., consumer allochthony). Yet, ecosystem metabolism and consumer allochthony are rarely considered together, despite possible interactions and...

Holgerson, Meredith A.; Hovel, Rachel A.; Kelly, Patrick T.; Bortolotti, Lauren E; Brentrup, Jennifer A.; Bellamy, Amber R; Oliver, Samantha; Reisenger, Alexander J

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 2021

Instruments, methods, rationale, and derived data used to quantify and compare the trapping efficiencies of four types of pressure-difference bedload samplers

Bedload and ancillary data were collected to calculate and compare the bedload trapping efficiencies of four types of pressure-difference bedload samplers as part of episodic, sediment-recirculating flume experiments at the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, in January–March 2006. The bedload-sampler experiments,...

Gray, John R.; Schwarz, Gregory E.; Dean, David J.; Czuba, Jonathan A. ; Groten, Joel T.
Gray, J.R., Schwarz, G.E., Dean, D.J., Czuba, J.A., and Groten, J.T., 2021, Instruments, methods, rationale, and derived data used to quantify and compare the trapping efficiencies of four types of pressure-difference bedload samplers: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2021–1064, 61 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20211064.

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 2021

Earlier winter/spring runoff and snowmelt during warmer winters lead to lower summer chlorophyll-a in north temperate lakes

Winter conditions, such as ice cover and snow accumulation, are changing rapidly at northern latitudes and can have important implications for lake processes. For example, snowmelt in the watershed—a defining feature of lake hydrology because it delivers a large portion of annual nutrient inputs—is becoming earlier. Consequently, earlier and a...

Hrycik, Allison R.; Isles, Peter D. F.; Adrian, Rita; Albright, Matthew; Bacon, Linda C.; Berger, Stella A.; Bhattacharya, Ruchi; Grossart, Hans-Peter; Hejzlar, Josef; Hetherington, Amy L.; Knoll, Lesley B.; Laas, Alo; McDonald, Cory P.; Merrell, Kellie; Nejstgaard, Jens C.; Nelson, Kirsten; Noges, Peeter; Paterson, Andrew M.; Pilla, Rachel M.; Robertson, Dale M.; Rudstam, Lars G.; Rusak, James A.; Sadro, Steven; Silow, Eugene A.; Stockwell, Jason D.; Yao, Huaxia; Yokota, Kiyoko; Pierson, Donald C.

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 2021

Appendix E. Water quality and hydrology of Green Lake, Wisconsin, and the response in its near-surface water-quality and metalimnetic dissolved oxygen minima to changes in phosphorus loading

Green Lake is the deepest natural inland lake in Wisconsin, USA, with a maximum depth of about 72 meters (m). In the early 1900’s, the lake was believed to have very good water quality (low nutrient concentrations and good water clarity), with low dissolved oxygen (DO) concentrations only in the deepest part of the lake. Because of increased...

Robertson, Dale M.; Siebers, Benjamin J.; Ladwig, Robert; Hamilton, David P.; Reneau, Paul; McDonald, Cory P.; Prellwitz, Stephanie; Lathrop, Richard C