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: 2017

Simulation of groundwater flow in the glacial aquifer system of northeastern Wisconsin with variable model complexity

The U.S. Geological Survey, National Water-Quality Assessment seeks to map estimated intrinsic susceptibility of the glacial aquifer system of the conterminous United States. Improved understanding of the hydrogeologic characteristics that explain spatial patterns of intrinsic susceptibility, commonly inferred from estimates of groundwater age...

Juckem, Paul F.; Clark, Brian R.; Feinstein, Daniel T.
Juckem, P.F., Clark, B.R., and Feinstein, D.T., 2017, Simulation of groundwater flow in the glacial aquifer system of northeastern Wisconsin with variable model complexity: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2017–5010, 52 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20175010.

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Spatial variability of CO2 concentrations and biogeochemistry in the Lower Columbia River

Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from rivers and other inland waters are thought to be a major component of regional and global carbon cycling. In large managed rivers such as the Columbia River, contemporary ecosystem changes such as damming, nutrient enrichment, and increased water residence times may lead to reduced CO2 concentrations (and...

Crawford, John T.; Butman, David; Loken, Luke; Philipp Stadler; Catherine Kuhn; Striegl, Robert G.

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Groundwater flow model for the Little Plover River basin in Wisconsin’s Central Sands

The Little Plover River is a groundwater-fed stream in the sand plains region of central Wisconsin. In this region, sandy sediment deposited during or soon after the last glaciation forms an important unconfined sand and gravel aquifer. This aquifer supplies water for numerous high-capacity irrigation, municipal, and industrial wells that support...

Ken Bradbury; Fienen, Michael N.; Kniffin, Maribeth; Jacob Krause; Westenbroek, Stephen M.; Leaf, Andrew T.; Barlow, Paul M.
Bradbury, K.R., Fienen, M.N., Kniffin, M.L., Krause, J.J., Westenbroek, S.M., Leaf, A.T., and Barlow, P.M., 2017, Groundwater flow model for the Little Plover River basin in Wisconsin’s Central Sands: Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey Bulletin 111, 82 p.

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Multiple models guide strategies for agricultural nutrient reductions

In response to degraded water quality, federal policy makers in the US and Canada called for a 40% reduction in phosphorus (P) loads to Lake Erie, and state and provincial policy makers in the Great Lakes region set a load-reduction target for the year 2025. Here, we configured five separate SWAT (US Department of Agriculture's Soil and Water...

Scavia, Donald; Kalcic, Margaret; Muenich, Rebecca Logsdon; Read, Jennifer; Aloysius, Noel; Bertani, Isabella; Boles, Chelsie; Confesor, Remegio; DePinto, Joseph; Gildow, Marie; Martin, Jay; Redder, Todd; Robertson, Dale M.; Sowa, Scott P.; Wang, Yu-Chen; Yen, Haw

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Hydrologic, land cover, and seasonal patterns of waterborne pathogens in Great Lakes tributaries

Great Lakes tributaries are known to deliver waterborne pathogens from a host of sources. To examine the hydrologic, land cover, and seasonal patterns of waterborne pathogens (i.e. protozoa (2), pathogenic bacteria (4) human viruses, (8) and bovine viruses (8)) eight rivers were monitored in the Great Lakes Basin over 29 months from February 2011...

Lenaker, Peter L.; Corsi, Steven R.; Borchardt, Mark A.; Spencer, Susan K.; Baldwin, Austin K.; Lutz, Michelle A.
Lenaker, P. L.; Corsi, S. R.; Borchardt, M. A.; Spencer, S. K.; Baldwin, A. K.; Lutz, M. A. Hydrologic, land cover, and seasonal patterns of waterborne pathogens in Great Lakes tributaries. Water Res. 2017, 113, 11–21.

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A regional assessment of chemicals of concern in surface waters of four Midwestern United States national parks

Anthropogenic chemicals and their potential for adverse biological effects raise concern for aquatic ecosystem health in protected areas. During 2013–15, surface waters of four Midwestern United States national parks were sampled and analyzed for wastewater indicators, pharmaceuticals, personal care products, and pesticides. More chemicals and...

Elliott, Sarah M.; VanderMeulen, David
Elliott, S.M. and VanderMeulen, D.D., 2017, A regional assessment of chemicals of concern in surface waters of four Midwestern United States national parks, Sci Tot Environ, 579, 1726-1735.

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Prior knowledge-based approach for associating contaminants with biological effects: A case study in the St. Croix River basin, MN, WI, USA

Evaluating potential adverse effects of complex chemical mixtures in the environment is challenging. One way to address that challenge is through more integrated analysis of chemical monitoring and biological effects data. In the present study, water samples from five locations near two municipal wastewater treatment plants in the St. Croix River...

Schroeder, Anthony L.; Martinovic-Weigelt, Dalma; Ankley, Gerald T.; Lee, Kathy E.; Garcia-Reyero, Natalia; Perkins, Edward J.; Schoenfuss, Heiko L.; Villeneuve, Daniel L.
Anthony L. Schroeder, Dalma Martinović-Weigelt, Gerald T. Ankley, Kathy E. Lee, Natalia Garcia-Reyero, Edward J. Perkins, Heiko L. Schoenfuss, Daniel L. Villeneuve, Prior knowledge-based approach for associating contaminants with biological effects: A case study in the St. Croix River basin, MN, WI, USA, In Environmental Pollution, Volume 221, 2017, Pages 427-436, ISSN 0269-7491, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2016.12.005.

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smwrGraphs—An R package for graphing hydrologic data, version 1.1.2

This report describes an R package called smwrGraphs, which consists of a collection of graphing functions for hydrologic data within R, a programming language and software environment for statistical computing. The functions in the package have been developed by the U.S. Geological Survey to create high-quality graphs for publication or...

Lorenz, David L.; Diekoff, Aliesha L.
Lorenz, D.L., and Diekoff, A.L., 2017, smwrGraphs—An R package for graphing hydrologic data, version 1.1.2: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–1188, 17 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161188. [Supersedes USGS Open-File Report 2015–1202.]

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Lake levels and water quality in comparison to fish mercury body burdens, Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota, 2013–15

Within Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota, lake levels are controlled by a series of dams to support a variety of uses. Previous research indicates a link between these artificially maintained water levels, referred to as rule curves, and mercury concentrations in fish owing to the drying and rewetting of wetlands and other nearshore areas,...

Christensen, Victoria G.; Larson, James H.; Maki, Ryan P.; Sandheinrich, Mark B.; Brigham, Mark E.; Kissane, Claire; LeDuc, Jamie F.
Christensen, V.G., Larson, J.H., Maki, R.P., Sandheinrich, M.B., Brigham, M.E., Kissane, Claire, and LeDuc, J.F., 2017, Lake levels and water quality in comparison to fish mercury body burdens, Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota, 2013–15: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5175, 17 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20165175.

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Pathogen transport in groundwater systems: Contrasts with traditional solute transport

Water quality affects many aspects of water availability, from precluding use to societal perceptions of fit-for-purpose. Pathogen source and transport processes are drivers of water quality because they have been responsible for numerous outbreaks resulting in large economic losses due to illness and, in some cases, loss of life. Outbreaks result...

Hunt, Randall J.; Johnson, William P.
Hunt, R.J. and Johnson, W.P., 2016, Hydrogeol J. doi:10.1007/s10040-016-1502-z

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State of Great Lakes 2017 Technical Report: Indicators to assess the status and trends of the Great Lakes ecosystem

No abstract available.

Van Stempvoort, Dale; Zhang, George; Hoard, Christopher J.; Spoelstra, John; Granneman, Norman; MacRitchie, Scott; Cherwaty, Stacey
Environment and Climate Change Canada and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 2017. State of the Great Lakes 2017 Technical Report. Cat No. En161‐3/1E‐PDF. EPA 905‐R‐17‐001. Available at https://binational.net/2017/06/19/sogl-edgl-2017/ .

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Primary sources and toxicity of PAHs in Milwaukee-area streambed sediment

High concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in streams can be a significant stressor to aquatic organisms. To understand the likely sources and toxicity of PAHs in Milwaukee-area streams, streambed sediment samples from 40 sites and parking lot dust samples from 6 sites were analyzed for 38 parent PAHs and 25 alkylated PAHs....

Baldwin, Austin K.; Corsi, Steven R.; Lutz, Michelle A.; Ingersoll, Christopher G.; Dorman, Rebecca A.; Magruder, Christopher; Magruder, Matthew