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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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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Water quality and hydrology of the Yellow Dog and Salmon Trout Watersheds, Marquette County, Michigan 2013–16

In 2013, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, began monitoring the water quality of springs and seeps within the Yellow Dog and Salmon Trout watersheds in Marquette County, Michigan. The objectives of this study were to (1) monitor streamflow and analyze the hydrology of the watersheds and (2)...

Hoard, Christopher J.; Weaver, Thomas L.
Hoard, C.J., and Weaver, T.L., 2019, Water quality and hydrology of the Yellow Dog and Salmon Trout watersheds, Marquette County, Michigan, 2013–16: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2018–5152, 24 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20185152.

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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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Modelling for catchment management

Catchment models are useful tools to help describe and quantify the sources, transport, and fate of sediment, nutrients, and other constituents in a landscape. Results from catchment models are used to quantify and understand existing conditions and used in restoration efforts by defining areas with highest contributions (hotspots, where actions...

Hamilton, David P.; Collier, Kevin J.; Quinn, John M.; Howard-Williams, Clive; Parshotam, Aroon; Robertson, Dale M.

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Physical, biogeochemical, and meteorological factors responsible for interannual changes in cyanobacterial community composition and biovolume over two decades in a eutrophic lake

This study used a 20-year dataset (1995–2014) to identify factors affecting cyanobacterial community composition (CCC) and abundance in a eutrophic lake. We hypothesized that differences in thermal structure, nutrients, and meteorology drive interannual variability in CCC and abundance. Cluster analysis differentiated dominant cyanobacteria into...

Weirich, Chelsea A.; Robertson, Dale M.; Miller, Todd R.

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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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Catchment-level estimates of nitrogen and phosphorus agricultural use from commercial fertilizer sales for the conterminous United States, 2012

Nutrient inputs from commercial agricultural fertilizer, particularly nitrogen and phosphorus, are important factors contributing to the degradation of surface-water quality and the alteration of aquatic ecosystems. Despite this importance, information about the application of fertilizer to agricultural land is not available in a consistent manner...

Stewart, Jana S.; Schwarz, Gregory E.; Brakebill, John W.; Preston, Stephen D.
Stewart, J.S., Schwarz, G.E., Brakebill, J.W., and Preston, S.D., 2019, Catchment-level estimates of nitrogen and phosphorus agricultural use from commercial fertilizer sales for the conterminous United States, 2012: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2018–5145, 52 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20185145.

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Rapid pre-concentration of mercury in solids and water for isotopic analysis

The precise quantification of mercury (Hg) stable isotope compositions in low concentration or dilute samples poses analytical challenges due to Hg mass limitations. Common Hg pre-concentration procedures require extended processing times, making rapid Hg stable isotope measurements challenging. Here we present a modified pre-...

Janssen, Sarah E.; Lepak, Ryan F.; Tate, Michael T.; Ogorek, Jacob M.; DeWild, John F.; Babiarz, Christopher L.; Hurley, James P.; Krabbenhoft, David P.

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Using acoustic Doppler velocity meters to estimate suspended sediment along the lower Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers

Lake Pepin is the largest naturally formed lake on the Mississippi River and has complex management needs to satisfy economic, environmental, and cultural demands. Lake Pepin is filling in with sediment at a rapid rate compared to conditions before settlement by European immigrants and intense agricultural cultivation. Accordingly, the Minnesota...

Groten, Joel T.; Ziegeweid, Jeffrey R.; Lund, J. William; Ellison, Christopher A.; Costa, Samuel B. ; Coenen, Erin N.; Kessler, Erich W.
Groten, J.T., Ziegeweid, J.R., Lund, J.W., Ellison, C.A., Costa, S.B., Coenen, E.N., and Kessler, E.W., 2019, Using acoustic Doppler velocity meters to estimate suspended sediment along the lower Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2018–5165, 30 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20185165.

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Mercury isotopes reveal an ontogenetic shift in habitat use by walleye in lower Green Bay of Lake Michigan

In general, fish residing in rivers differ from fish residing in lakes in their mercury (Hg) isotope ratios. Specifically, fish residing in lakes typically show enriched values for the isotope ratios of δ202Hg (mass-dependent fractionation of isotope 202Hg) and Δ199Hg (mass-independent fractionation of isotope 199Hg) compared with fish...

Madenjian, Charles P.; Janssen, Sarah E.; Lepak, Ryan F.; Ogorek, Jacob M.; Rosera, Tylor J.; DeWild, John F.; Krabbenhoft, David P.; Cogswell, Stewart F.; Holey, Mark E.

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Widespread loss of lake ice around the Northern Hemisphere in a warming world

Ice provides a range of ecosystem services—including fish harvest, cultural traditions, transportation, recreation and regulation of the hydrological cycle—to more than half of the world’s 117 million lakes. One of the earliest observed impacts of climatic warming has been the loss of freshwater ice, with corresponding climatic and ecological...

Sharma, Sapna; Blagrave, Kevin; Magnuson, John J.; O'Reilly, Catherine; Oliver, Samantha; Batt, Ryan D.; Magee, Madeline R.; Straile, Dietmar; Weyhenmeyer, Gesa A.; Winslow, Luke A.; Woolway, R. Iestyn

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Sediment oxygen demand: A review of in situ methods

Sediment oxygen demand (SOD) plays a fundamental role in biological and chemical processes within the benthic layer of a water body. Land use, including agricultural land use, can affect SOD. However, a wide variety of approaches have been used for in situ SOD chamber construction and data collection, and modelers frequently use SOD values from...

Coenen, Erin N.; Christensen, Victoria G.; Bartsch, Lynn; Kreiling, Rebecca; Richardson, William B.