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

Growing pains of crowdsourced stream stage monitoring using mobile phones: The development of CrowdHydrology

Citizen science-based approaches to monitor the natural environment tend to be bimodal in maturity. Older and established programs such as the Audubon’s Christmas bird count and Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) have thousands of participants across decades of observations, while less mature citizen science projects...

Lowry, Christopher; Fienen, Michael N.; Hall, Damon M.; Stepenuck, Kristine

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Geochemical factors controlling dissolved elemental mercury and methylmercury formation in Alaskan wetlands of varying trophic status

Transformations of aqueous inorganic divalent mercury (Hg(II)i) to volatile dissolved gaseous mercury (Hg(0)(aq)) and toxic methylmercury (MeHg) governs mercury bioavailability and fate in northern ecosystems. This study quantified concentrations of aqueous mercury species (Hg(II)i, Hg(0)(aq), MeHg) and relevant geochemical constituents in pore...

Poulin, Brett; Ryan, Joseph N.; Tate, Michael; Krabbenhoft, David; Hines, Mark E; Barkay, Tamar; Schaefer, Jeffra; Aiken, George R.

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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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Arsenic concentrations after drinking water well installation: Time-varying effects on arsenic mobilization

Chronic exposure to geogenic arsenic via drinking water is a worldwide health concern. However, effects of well installation and operation on arsenic concentrations and mobilization are not well understood. This knowledge gap impacts both reliable detection of arsenic in drinking water and effective public health recommendations to reduce exposure...

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

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Techniques for estimating the magnitude and frequency of peak flows on small streams in the binational U.S. and Canadian Lake of the Woods–Rainy River Basin upstream from Kenora, Ontario, Canada, based on data through water year 2013

A binational study was initiated to update statistical equations that are used to estimate the magnitude and frequency of peak flows on streams in Manitoba and Ontario, Canada, and Minnesota that are contained within the binational Lake of the Woods–Rainy River Basin upstream from Kenora, Ontario, Canada. Hydraulic engineers use peak streamflow...

Sanocki, Christopher A.; Williams-Sether, Tara; Steeves, Peter A.; Christensen, Victoria G.
Sanocki, C.A., Williams-Sether, T., Steeves, P.A., and Christensen, V.G., 2019, Techniques for estimating the magnitude and frequency of peak flows on small streams in the binational U.S. and Canadian Lake of the Woods–Rainy River Basin upstream from Kenora, Ontario, Canada, based on data through water year 2013: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2019–5012, 17 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20195012.

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Tracking legacy mercury in the Hackensack River Estuary using mercury stable isotopes

Spatial redistribution of legacy mercury (Hg) contamination in the Hackensack River estuary (New Jersey, USA) was evaluated using mercury stable isotopes. Total Hg varied from 0.06 to 3.8 µg g-1 in sediment from the tidal Hackensack River and from 15 to 154 µg g-1 near historically contaminated sites in upper Berry's Creek, a tributary of the...

Reinfelder, John R; Janssen, Sarah E.

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Seasonal patterns in hydrochemical mixing in three Great Lakes rivermouth ecosystems

Rivermouth ecosystems in the Laurentian Great Lakes represent complex hydrologic mixing zones where lake and river water combine to form biologically productive areas that are functionally similar to marine estuaries. As urban, industrial, shipping, and recreational centers, rivermouths are the focus of human interactions with the Great Lakes and...

Carlson-Mazur, Martha; Schaeffer, Jeff; Granneman, Jennifer E.; Goldstrohm, Natalie; Fitzpatrick, Faith A.; Larson, James H.; Reneau, Paul; Kowalski, Kurt P.; Seelbach, Paul W.

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A framework for characterising and evaluating the effectiveness of environmental modelling

Environmental modelling is transitioning from the traditional paradigm that focuses on the model and its quantitative performance to a more holistic paradigm that recognises successful model-based outcomes are closely tied to undertaking modelling as a social process, not just as a technical procedure. This paper redefines evaluation as a multi-...

Hamilton, Serena H; Fu, Baihua; Guillaume, Joseph HA; Badham, Jennifer; Elsawah, Sondoss; Gober, Patricia; Hunt, Randall J.; Iwanaga, Takuya; Jakeman, Anthony J.; Ames, Daniel P.; Curtis, Allan; Hill, Mary C; Pierce, Suzanne A; Zare, Fateme

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An integrated statistical and deterministic hydrologic model for analyzing trace organic contaminants in commercial and high-density residential stormwater runoff

Urbanization can dramatically alter stormwater, both the quantity and quality, by engendering larger peak flows and through the introduction of contaminants into runoff. The current study builds on previous research that developed relationships between a suite of nonpoint source contaminants, known as trace organic contaminants (TOrCs), and...

Brownscombe, Jacob W; Bell, Colin D.; Hogue, Terri; Higgins, Christopher P.; Selbig, William R.

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Laboratory for Infectious Disease and the Environment (LIDE)

The Laboratory for Infectious Disease and the Environment (LIDE) studies the occurrence, fate and transport, and health effects of human and agricultural zoonotic pathogens in the environment. The LIDE is an interagency collaborative effort between the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service that...

Stokdyk, Joel P.; Bruce, Jennifer L.; Burch, Tucker R.; Spencer, Susan K.; Firnstahl, Aaron; Borchardt, Mark A.
Stokdyk, J.P., Bruce, J.L,, Burch, T.R., Spencer, S.K., Firnstahl, A.D., and Borchardt, M.A., 2019, Laboratory for Infectious Disease and the Environment (LIDE): U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2018-3079, 4 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20183079.

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Cryptosporidium incidence and surface water influence of groundwater supplying public water systems in Minnesota, USA

Regulations for public water systems (PWS) in the U.S. consider Cryptosporidium a microbial contaminant of surface water supplies. Ground- water is assumed free of Cryptosporidium unless surface water is entering supply wells. We determined the incidence of Cryptosporidium in PWS wells varying in surface water influence. Community and noncommunity...

Stokdyk, Joel P.; Spencer, Susan K.; Walsh, James F. ; de Lambert, Jane R.; Fimstahl, Aaron D.; Anderson, Anita C.; Rezania, Lih-in W.; Borchardt, Mark A.

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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.