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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Groundwater modeling

The state of the science and practice in groundwater modeling brings to mind highly sophisticated computer models that are running in parallel on many multi-processor machines. These models are expected to incorporate many different processes of both saturated and unsaturated groundwater flow and transport and possibly the media to which it...

Haitjema, Henk M.; Hunt, Randall J.

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Book review: Analytical groundwater mechanics

Encapsulating almost 50 years of experience applying mathematics to groundwater flow problems, this latest textbook from Otto Strack (2017) is a tour de force for analytical groundwater approaches. It is comprised of 10 chapters, spanning topics from the basics of groundwater mechanics, to steady state, three‐dimensional, and transient flow, as...

Hunt, Randall J.

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How or when samples are collected affects measured arsenic concentration in new drinking water wells

Naturally occurring arsenic can adversely affect water quality in geologically diverse aquifers throughout the world. Chronic exposure to arsenic via drinking water is a human health concern due to risks for certain cancers, skin abnormalities, peripheral neuropathy, and other negative health effects. Statewide in Minnesota, USA, 11% of samples...

Erickson, Melinda L.; Malenda, Helen F.; Berquist, Emily C.

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Characterization of groundwater resources in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, Wisconsin: Nicolet Unit

No abstract available.

Fehling, Anna; Bradbury, Ken; Schoephoester, Peter R.; Mauel, Stephen; Leaf, Andrew T.; Juckem, Paul; Hunt, Randall

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Characterization of groundwater resources in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, Wisconsin: Washburn/Great Divide Unit

No abstract; report has an executive summary.

Anna Fehling; Ken Bradbury; Peter R. Schoephoester; Stephen Mauel; Leaf, Andrew T.; Juckem, Paul; Hunt, Randall
Fehling, A.C., Bradbury, K.R., Leaf, A.T., Pruitt, A., Hunt, R.J., Mauel, S.M., Schoephoester, P.R., and Juckem, P.F., 2018, Characterization of groundwater resources in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, Wisconsin: Washburn/ Great Divide Unit: Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey Technical Report 004-4, 60 p., 20 plates.

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Sewage loading and microbial risk in urban waters of the Great Lakes

Despite modern sewer system infrastructure, the release of sewage from deteriorating pipes and sewer overflows is a major water pollution problem in US cities, particularly in coastal watersheds that are highly developed with large human populations. We quantified fecal pollution sources and loads entering Lake Michigan from a large watershed of...

McLellan, Sandra L.; Sauer, Elizabeth P.; Corsi, Steven R.; Bootsma, Melinda J.; Boehm, Alexandria B.; Spencer, Susan K.; Borchardt, Mark A.

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Human-associated indicator bacteria and human-specific viruses in surface water: a spatial assessment with implications on fate and transport

Hydrologic, seasonal, and spatial variability of sewage contamination was studied at six locations within a watershed upstream from water reclamation facility (WRF) effluent to define relative loadings of sewage from different portions of the watershed. Fecal pollution from human sources was spatially quantified by measuring two human-associated...

Lenaker, Peter L.; Corsi, Steven R.; McLellan, Sandra L.; Borchardt, Mark A.; Olds, Hayley T.; Dila, Deborah K.; Spencer, Susan K.; Baldwin, Austin K.

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Method comparisons for determining concentrations of metals in water samples used in studies of fish migratory histories

Signatures developed from metal concentrations in water and fish bony structures can be used to demonstrate migration of individual fish between connected water bodies. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the National Park Service and the Missouri Department of Conservation, compared two protocols for collecting and analyzing...

Ziegeweid, Jeffrey R.; Zigler, Steven J.; Maki, Ryan P.; Karns, Byron N.; Love, Seth A.
Ziegeweid, J.R., Zigler, S.J., Maki, R.P., Karns, B.N., and Love, S.A., 2018, Method comparisons for determining concentrations of metals in water samples used in studies of fish migratory histories: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2018–5143, 20 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20185143.

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A multidisciplinary-based conceptual model of a fractured sedimentary bedrock aquitard: improved prediction of aquitard integrity

A hydrogeologic conceptual model that improves understanding of variability in aquitard integrity is presented for a fractured sedimentary bedrock unit in the Cambrian-Ordovician aquifer system of midcontinent North America. The model is derived from multiple studies on the siliciclastic St. Lawrence Formation and adjacent strata across a range of...

Runkel, Anthony C.; Tipping, Robert G.; Meyer, Jessica R.; Steenberg, Julia R.; Retzler, Andrew J.; Parker, Beth L.; Green, Jeff A.; Barry, John D.; Jones, Perry M.
Runkel, A.C., Tipping, R.G., Meyer, J.R., Steenberg, J.R. , Retzler, A.J., Parker, B.L. , Green, J. A., Barry, J.D., and Jones, P.M., 2018, A multidisciplinary based conceptual model of a fractured sedimentary bedrock aquitard: Improved prediction of aquitard integrity, submitted to Hydrogeology Journal, March 3, 2018

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Long-term rehabilitation of Delavan Lake, Wisconsin, USA

No abstract available. 

Hamilton, D.; Collier, K.; Quinn, J.; Howard-Williams, C.; Robertson, Dale M.

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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