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The Upper Midwest Water Science Center collects, analyzes, and distributes data on a variety of water-related issues and resources. Much of our data is publicly available through the USGS National Water Information System (NWIS):

Surface water:  MI • MN • WI
Groundwater:  MI • MN • WI
Water quality:  MI • MN • WI

Water use:  MI • MN • WI

NWIS site inventory:  MI • MN • WI

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St. Louis River estuary (Minnesota-Wisconsin) EFDC model scenarios for velocity profiles around Munger Landing, selected years (2012-2019)

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, ran a series of model scnearios using a predictive, mechanistic, three-dimensional hydrodynamic model for the St. Louis River Estuary (SLRE), Minnesota-Wisconsin. The original SLRE model was developed and published in the U.S. Ge

Periphyton community data within the Lower Grand River hydrologic unit code 10280103, Missouri and Iowa, 2011-2018

This data release includes periphyton sample and taxonomic information collected within the Lower Grand River Lower Grand River hydrologic unit code 10280103, Missouri and Iowa, Missouri and Iowa, 2011 through 2018. Sample information includes U.S. Geological Survey station name and identification number where the sample was collected, the sample date, if the sample was a replicate sample, and a u

GFLOW model files used to generate probabilistic waste-water plume extents and contributing areas to supply wells for a proposed waste-water infiltration lagoon scenario, Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin

This data release contains files for three scenarios of an analytic element (GFLOW) groundwater flow model with particle-tracking that were developed in cooperation with the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and Indian Health Service to map the probablistic plume extent for a proposed waste-water infiltration lagoon, along with maps to delineate the area contributing recharge to suppl

St. Louis River estuary (Minnesota-Wisconsin) EFDC hydrodynamic model for discharge and temperature simulations: 2016-17

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Research and Development Center and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, developed a predictive, mechanistic, three-dimensional hydrodynamic model for the St. Louis River Estuary (SLRE), Minnesota. This model was developed with Environmental Fluid Dynamics Code (EFDC), a grid-based, surface-water

Microbial and chemical contaminant occurrence and concentration in groundwater and surface water proximal to large-scale poultry facilities and poultry litter, 2016

Chemical and biological results, quality assurance and quality control, and method information from groundwater, surface water, and litter samples, collected from nine locations in Iowa and one in Wisconsin in 2016. Thirteen groundwater, nine surface water, four poultry litter, and four QA/QC samples were collected. Samples were analyzed at U.S. Geological Survey laboratories; bacteria, pathogens,

SPARROW model inputs and simulated streamflow, nutrient and suspended-sediment loads in streams of the Midwestern United States, 2012 Base Year

The U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) SPAtially Referenced Regression On Watershed attributes (SPARROW) model was used to aid in the interpretation of monitoring data and simulate streamflow and water-quality conditions in streams across the Midwest Region of the United States. SPARROW is a hybrid empirical/process-based mass balance model that can be used to estimate the major sources and environme

Isolation and Isotopic Determination of Methylmercury Using Pretreatment Distillation Coupled to Anion-Exchange Chromatography for Biota and Sediments

This dataset consists of concentration and isotopic data for a method designed to isolate and analyze methylmercury. Several matrices (lab-based, and natural) were tested to ensure that the method was capable of recovering methylmercury amendments. Additionally, natural matrices (plankton and sediment) with ambient methylmercury were also analyzed to ensure that the method could be successfully ap

Gruber's Grove Bay Mercury Site Assessment

Mercury (Hg) concentrations and isotopic compositions were collected in sediments, soils, and suspended particulate matter from Gruber's Grove Bay (GGB) and upstream reference sites to inform future remedial efforts. The highest concentrations and isotopic signatures were observed in soils collected from historic water settling ponds from the Badger Army Ammunition Plant (BAAP). Sediments from the

Select pipe-flow monitoring data from RecoveryPark in Detroit, MI (2015-2016)

This dataset includes pipe-flow monitoring data in sewers used to analyze the water budget at RecoveryPark in Detroit, Michigan. These are provided as 3 text *.csv files at sewer locations that drain the study area.

Select soil testing data from RecoveryPark in Detroit, MI (2014)

This dataset includes soil testing data at various locations within RecoveryPark in Detroit, Michigan. These are provided as 2 *.csv files and 1 xlsx workbook.

Sampling site information, well construction details, and data dictionaries for data sets associated with the National Crude Oil Spill Fate and Natural Attenuation Site near Bemidji, Minnesota

This U.S. Geological Survey data release provides detailed sampling site information, hole and well construction details, and data dictionaries necessary to interpret historical and future physical, chemical, and biological data sets derived from samples collected and measurements made in association with the National Crude Oil Spill Fate and Natural Attenuation Research Site. In 1979, a high-

Microplastics in the surficial benthic sediment from Lake Michigan and Lake Erie, 2013 and 2014

This dataset describes the quantity, morphology, concentration and polymer identity of microplastics in surficial benthic sediment of Lake Michigan and Lake Erie. Lake Michigan sediment samples were collected at 20 locations in September, 2013 and Lake Erie sediment samples were collected at 12 locations in September, 2014 while on-board the R.V. Lake Guardian. Sampling and analysis methods are de