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Data

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

Filter Total Items: 101

Weathering of Oil in a Surficial Aquifer, Bemidji, MN

The dataset consists of 30-year percentage depletion calculations, hydrocarbon group compositions, organic carbon mass fractions and hydrocarbon concentrations for 16 locations sampled at the Bemidji (MN) oil spill study site. Also included in the dataset are concentrations for 33 individual volatile hydrocarbons from the aforementioned sampling locations.

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore qPCR Data. Collection Year: 2012

This environmental dataset consists of 56 sediment, 24 Cladophora and 22 water samples collected from beaches at Glen Haven, Good Harbor, Platte Bay and Esch road beach, located within The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Leelanau and Benzie counties, Michigan. The dataset includes matrix type, location, data, time and the qPCR reported value for each sample collected.

Suspended-sediment concentrations, acoustic data, and linear regression models for the Lower Minnesota River, Mississippi River, and Lake Pepin, 2015-2017

A series of linear regression models were developed and calibrated for the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers. The linear regression models were calibrated using acoustic and suspended-sediment concentration data collected from March through November 2016 and 2017. The estimates of suspended-sediment concentrations from the linear regression were used to calculate loads. The calibrated models were u

Storm characteristics, concentrations, and loads measured at the Permeable Pavement Research Facility, Madison, Wisconsin (2014 - 2016)

This dataset describes water-quantity and -quality data measured from the parking lot influent and underdrain and overflow effluent from the permeable asphalt, concrete and paver test plots in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. Data include precipitation statistics, volumes, and concentrations and loads of total and dissolved forms of solids, nutrients, chloride, and bacteria. Samples were collected in Augu

Huron River near Hamburg, Michigan, flood-inundation model and field data

Digital flood-inundation maps for an 8-mile (mi) reach of the Huron River from downstream of Rickett Road to Strawberry Lake, Michigan, were created by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with Green Oak and Hamburg Townships, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The flood-inundation maps also include a 1.16-mi reach of the Ore Lake Tributary until it joins the Huron River, approximat

Water-quality and streamflow datasets used for estimating loads considered for use in the 2002 Midcontinent nutrient SPARROW models, United States and Canada, 1970-2012

The United States Geological Survey's (USGS) SPAtially Referenced Regressions On Watershed attributes (SPARROW) model was developed to aid in the interpretation of monitoring data and simulate water-quality conditions in streams across large spatial scales. SPARROW is a hybrid empirical⁄process-based mass balance model that can be used to estimate the major sources and environmental factors

MODFLOW-NWT model data sets for simulating effects of groundwater withdrawals on streamflows in Northwestern Chippewa County, Wisconsin

A new groundwater flow model for western Chippewa County, Wisconsin has been developed by the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey (WGNHS) and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). An analytic element GFLOW model was constructed and calibrated to generate hydraulic boundary conditions for the perimeter of the more detailed three-dimensional MODFLOW-NWT model. This three-dimensional model u

Paired Watershed Data for Pleasant Valley Creek and Ridgeway Branch, Wisconsin 2006-2015

This data release includes three sets of data collected for a farm- and field-focused phosphorus reduction study in south-central, Wisconsin, USA. Paired samples collected in the control and treatment watershed analyzed for suspended sediment, total phosphorus, and total dissolved phosphorus during the calibration and post-treatment phases are presented. Samples were collected in fall 2006 through

Supplementary data for journal article "Detecting sulfamethoxazole and carbamazepine in groundwater: Is ELISA a reliable screening tool?" published in the Journal of Environmental Pollution

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, conducted a study to determine the occurrence of micropollutants in: (1) shallow groundwater near large subsurface treatment systems and rapid infiltration basins and (2) shallow groundwater and soil from an agricultural field that land applies domestic wastewater. Water samples were analyzed with enzyme linked

CEQUALW2 water-quality model and supporting LOADEST models for Lake St. Croix, Wisconsin and Minnesota, 2013

A mechanistic, biophysical water-quality model (CEQUALW2) was developed and calibrated for Lake St. Croix, Wisconsin and Minnesota. The Lake St. Croix CEQUALW2 model was simulated and calibrated using data collected from April through November 2013. Loads developed for the model were based on water-quality data collected by various agencies, including the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The calibra

Soil-Water-Balance model data sets for the St. Louis River drainage basin, northeast Minnesota, 1995-2010

A soil-water balance model (SWB) was developed to estimate potential recharge and surface runoff for portions of the St. Louis River drainage basin, northeast Minnesota, for the period 1995 through 2010. The model was used in the creation of St. Louis River streamflow distribution maps, as part of the associated report, U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 2017-3390 (http://dx.doi.

Soil-Water-Balance model data sets for the Cannon River drainage basin, southeast Minnesota, 1995-2010

A soil-water balance model (SWB) was developed to estimate potential recharge and surface runoff for portions of the Cannon River drainage basin, southeast Minnesota, for the period 1995 through 2010. The model was used in the creation of Cannon River streamflow distribution maps, as part of the associated report, U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 2017-3390 (http://dx.doi.org/10