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Year Published: 2013

Transient calibration of a groundwater-flow model of Chimacum Creek Basin and vicinity, Jefferson County, Washington: a supplement to Scientific Investigations Report 2013-5160

A steady-state groundwater-flow model described in Scientific Investigations Report 2013-5160, ”Numerical Simulation of the Groundwater-Flow System in Chimacum Creek Basin and Vicinity, Jefferson County, Washington” was developed to evaluate potential future impacts of growth and of water-management strategies on water resources in the Chimacum...

Jones, Joseph L.; Johnson, Kenneth H.
Transient calibration of a groundwater-flow model of Chimacum Creek Basin and vicinity, Jefferson County, Washington: a supplement to Scientific Investigations Report 2013-5160; 2013; OFR; 2013-1258; Jones, Joseph L.; Johnson, Kenneth H.

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Hydrographs showing groundwater levels for selected wells in the Puyallup River watershed and vicinity, Pierce and King Counties, Washington

Hydrographs of groundwater levels for selected wells in and adjacent to the Puyallup River watershed in Pierce and King Counties, Washington, are presented using an interactive Web-based map of the study area to illustrate changes in groundwater levels on a monthly and seasonal basis. The interactive map displays well locations that link to the...

Lane, R.C.; Julich, R.J.; Justin, G.B.
Hydrographs showing groundwater levels for selected wells in the Puyallup River watershed and vicinity, Pierce and King Counties, Washington; 2013; DS; 791; Lane, R. C.; Julich, R. J.; Justin G. B.

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Numerical simulation of the groundwater-flow system in Chimacum Creek Basin and vicinity, Jefferson County, Washington

A groundwater-flow model was developed to evaluate potential future effects of growth and of water-management strategies on water resources in the Chimacum Creek Basin. The model covers an area of about 64 square miles (mi2) on the Olympic Peninsula in northeastern Jefferson County, Washington. The Chimacum Creek Basin drains an area of about 53...

Jones, Joseph L.; Johnson, Kenneth H.; Frans, Lonna M.
Numerical simulation of the groundwater-flow system in Chimacum Creek Basin and vicinity, Jefferson County, Washington; 2013; SIR; 2013-5160; Jones, Joseph L.; Johnson, Kenneth H.; Frans, Lonna M.

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Three new Psammothidium species from lakes of Olympic and Cascade Mountains in Washington State, USA

Populations of several Psammothidium species were found in core sediments from nine remote, high elevation, ultraoligotrophic and oligotrophic, Olympic and Cascade Mountain lakes. Three of these species, P. lacustre, P. alpinum, and P. nivale, are described here as new. The morphology of the silica frustules of these species was documented using...

Enache, Mihaela D.; Potapova, Marina; Sheibley, Rich; Moran, Patrick
Three new Psammothidium species from lakes of Olympic and Cascade Mountains in Washington State, USA; 2013; Article; Journal; Phytotaxa; Enache, Mihaela D.; Potapova, Marina; Sheibley, Rich; Moran, Patrick

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Suspended-sediment concentrations during dam decommissioning in the Elwha River, Washington

In 2011, the National Park Service commenced the incremental removal of two century-old dams along the Elwha River, Washington, in order to restore ecological and sediment-delivery processes (U.S. Department of the Interior, 1996; Duda and others, 2008, 2011; Curran and others, 2009). Elwha Dam (32-m high; 8 km from the Strait of Juan de Fuca) was...

Curran, Christopher A.; Magirl, Christopher S.; Duda, Jeffrey J.
Suspended-sediment concentrations during dam decommissioning in the Elwha River, Washington; 2013; USGS Data Website; Curran, Christopher A; Magirl, Christopher S; Duda, Jeff

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Quality-assurance plan for groundwater activities, U.S. Geological Survey, Washington Water Science Center

This report documents the standard procedures, policies, and field methods used by the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) Washington Water Science Center staff for activities related to the collection, processing, analysis, storage, and publication of groundwater data. This groundwater quality-assurance plan changes through time to accommodate new...

Kozar, Mark D.; Kahle, Sue C.
Quality-assurance plan for groundwater activities, U.S. Geological Survey, Washington Water Science Center; 2013; OFR; 2013-1151; Kozar, Mark D. ; Kahle, Sue C.

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Actual evapotranspiration modeling using the operational Simplified Surface Energy Balance (SSEBop) approach

Remote-sensing technology and surface-energy-balance methods can provide accurate and repeatable estimates of actual evapotranspiration (ETa) when used in combination with local weather datasets over irrigated lands. Estimates of ETa may be used to provide a consistent, accurate, and efficient approach for estimating regional water withdrawals for...

Savoca, Mark E.; Senay, Gabriel B.; Maupin, Molly A.; Kenny, Joan F.; Perry, Charles A.
Actual evapotranspiration modeling using the operational Simplified Surface Energy Balance (SSEBop) approach; 2013; SIR; 2013-5126; Savoca, Mark E.; Senay,Gabriel B.; Maupin, Molly A.; Kenny, Joan F.; Perry, Charles A.

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Hydrogeology of the Little Spokane River Basin, Spokane, Stevens, and Pend Oreille Counties, Washington

A study of the hydrogeologic framework of the Little Spokane River Basin was conducted to identify and describe the principal hydrogeologic units in the study area, their hydraulic characteristics, and general directions of groundwater movement. The Little Spokane River Basin includes an area of 679 square miles in northeastern Washington State...

Kahle, Sue C.; Olsen, Theresa D.; Fasser, Elisabeth T.
Hydrogeology of the Little Spokane River Basin, Spokane, Stevens, and Pend Oreille Counties, Washington; 2013; SIR; 2013-5124; Kahle, Sue C.; Olsen, Theresa D.; Fasser, Elisabeth T.

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The timing of scour and fill in a gravel-bedded river measured with buried accelerometers

A device that measures the timing of streambed scour and the duration of sediment mobilization at specific depths of a streambed was developed using data-logging accelerometers placed within the gravel substrate of the Cedar River, Washington, USA. Each accelerometer recorded its orientation every 20 min and remained stable until the surrounding...

Gendaszek, Andrew S.; Magirl, Christopher S.; Czuba, Christiana R.; Konrad, Christopher P.
The timing of scour and fill in a gravel-bedded river measured with buried accelerometers; 2013; Article; Journal; Journal of Hydrology; Gendaszek, Andrew S.; Magirl, Christopher S.; Czuba, Christiana R.; Konrad, Christopher P.

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Improved estimates of filtered total mercury loadings and total mercury concentrations of solids from potential sources to Sinclair Inlet, Kitsap County, Washington

Previous investigations examined sources and sinks of mercury to Sinclair Inlet based on historic and new data. This included an evaluation of mercury concentrations from various sources and mercury loadings from industrial discharges and groundwater flowing from the Bremerton naval complex to Sinclair Inlet. This report provides new data from...

Paulson, Anthony J.; Conn, Kathleen E.; DeWild, John F.
Improved estimates of filtered total mercury loadings and total mercury concentrations of solids from potential sources to Sinclair Inlet, Kitsap County, Washington; 2013; SIR; 2013-5081; Paulson, Anthony J.; Conn, Kathleen E.; DeWild, John F.

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Groundwater geochemical and selected volatile organic compound data, Operable Unit 1, Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Division Keyport, Washington, June and October 2012

Previous investigations indicate that concentrations of chlorinated volatile organic compounds are substantial in groundwater beneath the 9-acre former landfill at Operable Unit 1, Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Division Keyport, Washington. The U.S. Geological Survey has continued to monitor groundwater geochemistry to ensure that conditions...

Huffman, R.L.
Groundwater geochemical and selected volatile organic compound data, Operable Unit 1, Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Division Keyport, Washington, June and October 2012; 2013; DS; 766; Huffman, R.L.

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Chemical and isotopic data collected from groundwater, surface-water, and atmospheric precipitation sites in Upper Kittitas County, Washington, 2010-12

As part of a multidisciplinary U.S. Geological Survey study of water resources in Upper Kittitas County, Washington, chemical and isotopic data were collected from groundwater, surface-water, and atmospheric precipitation sites from 2010 to 2012. These data are documented here so that interested parties can quickly and easily find those chemical...

Hinkle, Stephen R.; Ely, D. Matthew
Chemical and isotopic data collected from groundwater, surface-water, and atmospheric precipitation sites in Upper Kittitas County, Washington, 2010-12; 2013; DS; 751; Hinkle, Stephen R.; Ely, D. Matthew