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.

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Year Published: 2019

Basin, climatic, and irrigation factors associated with median summer water yields for streams in Southwestern Michigan, 1945-2015

Median summer water yields and resultant flows for streams are used in Michigan to regulate large water withdrawals to help prevent negative effects on characteristic fish populations. Large water withdrawals commonly are associated with irrigation in rural areas. In an earlier statewide report, an index-flow statistic for the period of record,...

Holtschlag, David J.
Holtschlag, D.J., 2019, Basin, climatic, and irrigation factors associated with median summer water yields for streams in southwestern Michigan, 1945–2015: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2018–5071, 23 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20185071.

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Biogeochemical and physical processes controlling mercury methylation and bioaccumulation in Lake Powell, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah and Arizona, 2014 and 2015

Mercury monitoring results from about 300 Morone saxatilis (striped bass) muscle tissue samples collected by the State of Utah from Lake Powell resulted in a Utah/Arizona fish consumption advisory issued in 2012 for approximately the lower 100 kilometers of the reservoir. Chemical, physical, and biological data were collected during two synoptic...

Naftz, David L.; Marvin-DiPasquale, Mark; Krabbenhoft, David P.; Aiken, George; Boyd, Eric S.; Conaway, Christopher H.; Ogorek, Jacob M.; Anderson, Gregory M.
Naftz, D.L., Marvin-DiPasquale, M., Krabbenhoft, D.P., Aiken, G., Boyd, E.S., Conaway, C.H., Ogorek, J., and Anderson, G.M., 2019, Biogeochemical and physical processes controlling mercury methylation and bioaccumulation in Lake Powell, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah and Arizona, 2014 and 2015: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2018–1159, 81 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20181159.

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Spatial distribution of nutrients, chloride, and suspended sediment concentrations and loads determined by using different sampling methods in a cross section of the Trenton Channel of the Detroit River, Michigan, November 2014–November 2015

The Detroit River separates the United States and Canada as it flows from Lake St. Clair to Lake Erie. The Trenton Channel is a 13-kilometer-long branch of the Detroit River that flows to the west of Grosse Ile before rejoining the Detroit River near its mouth, just before the Detroit River flows into Lake Erie. The U.S. Environmental Protection...

Totten, Alexander R.; Duris, Joseph W.
Totten, A.R., and Duris, J.W., 2019, Spatial distribution of nutrients, chloride, and suspended sediment concentrations and loads determined by using different sampling methods in a cross section of the Trenton Channel of the Detroit River, Michigan, November 2014–November 2015: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2018–5141, 25 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20185141.

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Adjudicating groundwater: A judge’s guide to understanding groundwater and modeling

Dividing the Waters offers this groundwater science bench book that cannot be matched by any other scientific or judicial publication.  Adjudicating Groundwater combines the expertise and experience of academic scientists (UC Davis/Stanford), federal scientists (U.S. Geological Survey), and judicial officers to create a...

Brandt, Alf; Fienen, Michael N.; White, Jeremy; Harter, Thomas; Moran, Tara; Wildman, Eric

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Nitrogen cycling in large temperate floodplain rivers of contrasting nutrient regimes and management

Hydraulic connection between channels and floodplains (“connectivity”) is a fundamental determinant of ecosystem function in large floodplain rivers. Factors controlling material processing in these rivers depend not only on the degree of connectivity but also on the sediment conditions, nutrient loads, and source. Nutrient cycling in the nutrient...

Richardson, William B.; Bartsch, Lynn; Bartsch, Michelle; Kiesling, Richard L.; Mroska-LaFrancois, Brenda

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Delineation of contributing areas for 2017 pumping conditions to selected wells in Ingham County, Michigan

As part of local wellhead protection area programs, areascontributing water to production wells need to be periodicallyupdated because groundwater-flow paths depend in part onthe stresses to the groundwater-flow system. A steady-stategroundwater-flow model that was constructed in 2009 wasupdated to reflect recent (2017) pumping conditions in...

Luukkonen, Carol L.
Luukkonen, C.L., 2018, Delineation of contributing areas for 2017 pumping conditions to selected wells in Ingham County, Michigan: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2018–1133, 11 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20181133.

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Effects of urban stormwater and iron‐enhanced sand filtration on Daphnia magna and Pimephales promelas

Urban stormwater is an important but incompletely characterized contributor to surface‐water toxicity. The present study used 5 bioassays of 2 model organisms (Daphnia magnaand fathead minnow, Pimephales promelas) to investigate stormwater toxicity and mitigation by full‐scale iron‐enhanced sand filters (IESFs). Stormwater samples were...

Westerhoff, Benjamin M.; Fairbairn, David J.; Ferrey, Mark L.; Matilla, Adriana; Kunkel, Jordan; Elliott, Sarah M.; Kiesling, Richard L.; Woodruff, Dustin; Schoenfuss, Heiko L.
Westerhoff, B.M., Fairbairn, D.J., Ferrey, M.L., Matilla, A., Kunkel, J., Elliott, S.M., Kiesling, R.L., Woodruff, D., Schoenfuss, H.L., 2018. Effects of urban stormwater and iron-enhanced sand filtration on Daphnia magna and Pimephales promelas. Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry 37: 2645-2659. doi: 10.1002/etc.4227

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Wastewater indicators, hormones, sterols, antibiotics, and pharmaceuticals in soil at an agricultural field irrigated with domestic septage, central Minnesota, September 2014

Treated domestic septage can be used to irrigate agricultural fields as a disposal method or as a means to reuse water. Because traditional on-site treatment systems are not designed to remove wastewater indicators, hormones, sterols, antibiotics, and pharmaceuticals, land application of septage potentially results in soil contamination. Soils...

Elliott, Sarah M.; Erickson, Melinda L.; Krall, Aliesha L.; Adams, Byron A.
Elliott, S.M., Erickson, M.E., Krall, A.L., and Adams, B.A., 2018, Wastewater indicators, hormones, sterols, antibiotics, and pharmaceuticals in soil at an agricultural field irrigated with domestic septage, central Minnesota, September 2014: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2018–5100, 24 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20185100.

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A direct-push freezing core barrel for sampling unconsolidated subsurface sediments and adjacent pore fluids

Contaminants passing through the unsaturated zone can undergo changes in narrow reaction zones upon reaching saturated sediments. Understanding these reactions requires sampling of sediment together with adjacent water and microbes in a manner that preserves in situ redox conditions. Use of a basket-type core catcher for saturated, noncohesive...

Trost, Jared J.; Christy, Thomas M.; Bekins, Barbara A.
Trost, J. J., Christy, T. M., & Bekins, B. A. (2018). A Direct-Push Freezing Core Barrel for Sampling Unconsolidated Subsurface Sediments and Adjacent Pore Fluids. Vadose Zone Journal, 17(1), 0. doi:10.2136/vzj2018.02.0037

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Contaminants of emerging concern in urban stormwater: Spatiotemporal patterns and removal by iron-enhanced sand filters (IESFs)

Numerous contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) typically occur in urban rivers. Wastewater effluents are a major source of many CECs. Urban runoff (stormwater) is a major urban water budget component and may constitute another major CEC pathway. Yet, stormwater-based CEC field studies are rare. This research...

Fairbairn, David J.; Elliott, Sarah M.; Kiesling, Richard L.; Schoenfuss, Heiko L.; Ferrey, Mark L.; Westerhoff, Benjamin J.
Fairbairn, D.J., Elliott, S.M., Kiesling, R.L., Schoenfuss, H.L., Ferrey, M.L., Westerhoff, B.M., 2018, Contaminants of emerging concern in urban stormwater: Spatiotemporal patterns and removal by iron-enhanced sand filters (IESFs). Water Research 145: 332-45. doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2018.08.020.

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Water-quality response to changes in phosphorus loading of the Winnebago Pool Lakes, Wisconsin, with special emphasis on the effects of internal loading in a chain of shallow lakes

The Winnebago Pool is a chain of four shallow lakes (Lake Poygan, Lake Winneconne, Lake Butte des Morts, and Lake Winnebago) that are fed primarily by the Fox and Wolf Rivers, two large agriculturally dominated rivers in Wisconsin, United States. Because the lakes have received extensive phosphorus inputs from their watershed, they have become...

Robertson, Dale M.; Siebers, Benjamin J.; Diebel, Matthew W.; Somor, Andrew J.
Robertson, D.M., Siebers, B.J., Diebel, M.W., and Somor, A.J., 2018, Water-quality response to changes in phosphorus loading of the Winnebago Pool Lakes, Wisconsin, with special emphasis on the effects of internal loading in a chain of shallow lakes: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2018–5099, 58 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20185099.

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Evaluation of the effects of changes in the timing of water-level drawdowns on the export of phosphorus from Little St. Germain Lake, Wisconsin

Little St. Germain Lake is a 978-acre, multibasin lake in Vilas County, Wisconsin. In the interest of improving its water quality, the Little St. Germain Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District initiated a cooperative study with the U.S. Geological Survey to describe the current phosphorus input into and export from Little St. Germain Lake and...

Dantoin, Eric D.; Robertson, Dale M.
Dantoin, E.D., and Robertson, D.M., 2018. Evaluation of the effects of changes in the timing of water-level drawdowns on the export of phosphorus from Little St. Germain Lake, Wisconsin: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2018–5078, 14 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20185078.