Wisconsin Water Science Center

Publications

This list of Wisconsin Water Science Center publications spans from 1953 to present. It includes both official USGS publications and journal articles authored by our scientists.

Filter Total Items: 746
Year Published: 2016

Changes in streamflow characteristics in Wisconsin as related to precipitation and land use

Streamflow characteristics were determined for 15 longterm streamflow-gaging stations for the periods 1915–2008, 1915–68, and 1969–2008 to identify trends. Stations selected represent flow characteristics for the major river basins in Wisconsin. Trends were statistically significant at the 95 percent confidence level at 13 of the...

Gebert, Warren A.; Garn, Herbert S.; Rose, William J.
Gebert, W.A., Garn, H.S., and Rose, W.J., 2016, Changes in streamflow characteristics in Wisconsin as related to precipitation and land use: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2015–5140, 23 p., and 1 appendix, http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20155140.

Year Published: 2016

The effect of particle size distribution on the design of urban stormwater control measures

An urban pollutant loading model was used to demonstrate how incorrect assumptions on the particle size distribution (PSD) in urban runoff can alter the design characteristics of stormwater control measures (SCMs) used to remove solids in stormwater. Field-measured PSD, although highly variable, is generally coarser than the widely-accepted PSD...

Selbig, William R.; Fienen, Michael N.; Horwatich, Judy A.; Bannerman, Roger T.
Selbig, W.R.; Fienen, M.N.; Horwatich, J.A.; Bannerman, R.T. The Effect of Particle Size Distribution on the Design of Urban Stormwater Control Measures. Water 2016, 8, 17.

Year Published: 2016

Predicting recreational water quality advisories: A comparison of statistical methods

Epidemiological studies indicate that fecal indicator bacteria (FIB) in beach water are associated with illnesses among people having contact with the water. In order to mitigate public health impacts, many beaches are posted with an advisory when the concentration of FIB exceeds a beach action value. The most commonly used method of measuring FIB...

Brooks, Wesley R.; Corsi, Steven R.; Fienen, Michael N.; Carvin, Rebecca B.

Year Published: 2016

Human and bovine viruses and bacteria at three Great Lakes beaches: Environmental variable associations and health risk

Waterborne pathogens were measured at three beaches in Lake Michigan, environmental factors for predicting pathogen concentrations were identified, and the risk of swimmer infection and illness was estimated. Waterborne pathogens were detected in 96% of samples collected at three Lake Michigan beaches in summer, 2010. Samples were quantified for...

Corsi, Steven R.; Borchardt, Mark A.; Carvin, Rebecca B.; Burch, Tucker R; Spencer, Susan K.; Lutz, Michelle A.; McDermott, Colleen M.; Busse, Kimberly M.; Kleinheinz, Gregory; Feng, Xiaoping; Zhu, Jun

Year Published: 2016

Ecohydrology and Its Relation to Integrated Groundwater Management

In the twentieth century, groundwater characterization focused primarily on easily measured hydraulic metrics of water storage and flows. Twenty-first century concepts of groundwater availability, however, encompass other factors having societal value, such as ecological well-being. Effective ecohydrological science is a nexus of fundamental...

Hunt, Randall J.; Hayashi, Masaki; Batelaan, Okke
Hunt, R.J., Hayashi M., and Batelaan, O., 2016, Ecohydrology and Its Relation to Integrated Groundwater Management, pp. 297-312 in: Jakeman AJ, Barreteau O, Hunt RJ, Rinaudo J-D, Ross A (eds) Integrated Groundwater Management – Concepts, Approaches and Challenges. Springer International Publishing, 953 p. ISBN 978-3-319-23575-2.

Year Published: 2016

Groundwater regulation and integrated planning

The complex nature of groundwater and the diversity of uses and environmental interactions call for emerging groundwater problems to be addressed through integrated management and planning approaches. Planning requires different levels of integration dealing with: the hydrologic cycle (the physical process) including the temporal dimension; river...

Quevauviller, Philippe; Batelaan, Okke; Hunt, Randall J.
Quevauviller, P., Batelaan, O., and Hunt, R.J., 2016, Groundwater regulation and integrated water planning, pp. 197-227 in: Jakeman AJ, Barreteau O, Hunt RJ, Rinaudo J-D, Ross A (eds) Integrated Groundwater Management – Concepts, Approaches and Challenges. Springer International Publishing, 953 p. ISBN 978-3-319-23575-2.

Year Published: 2016

Integrated groundwater management: An overview of concepts and challenges

Managing water is a grand challenge problem and has become one of humanity’s foremost priorities. Surface water resources are typically societally managed and relatively well understood; groundwater resources, however, are often hidden and more difficult to conceptualize. Replenishment rates of groundwater cannot match past and current rates of...

Jakeman, Anthony J.; Barreteau, Olivier; Hunt, Randall J.; Rinaudo, Jean-Daniel; Ross, Andrew; Jakeman, Anthony J.; Barreteau, Olivier; Hunt, Randall J.; Rinaudo, Jean-Daniel; Ross, Andrew
Jakeman, A.J., Barreteau, O., Hunt, R.J., Rinaudo, J-D, Ross, A., Arshad, M., and Hamilton, S., 2016, Integrated Groundwater Management: An overview of concepts and challenges, pp. 3-20 in: Jakeman AJ, Barreteau O, Hunt RJ, Rinaudo J-D, Ross A (eds) Integrated Groundwater Management – Concepts, Approaches and Challenges. Springer International Publishing, 953 p.

Year Published: 2016

Integrated modeling approach for fate and transport of submerged oil and oil-particle aggregates in a freshwater riverine environment

The Enbridge Line 6B pipeline release of diluted bitumen into the Kalamazoo River downstream of Marshall, Michigan, U.S.A., in July 2010 was one of the largest oil spills into freshwater in North American history. A portion of the oil interacted with river sediment and submerged requiring the development and implementation of new approaches for...

Fitzpatrick, Faith A.; Johnson, Rex; Zhu, Zhenduo; Waterman, David; McCulloch, Richard D.; Hayter, Earl; Garcia, Marcelo H.; Boufadel, Michel C.; Dekker, Timothy; Hassan, Jacob S.; Soong, David T.; Hoard, Christopher J.; Lee, Kenneth
Fitzpatrick, F.A., Johnson, R., Zhu, Z.D., Waterman, D., McCulloch, R.D., Hayter, E.J., Garcia, M.H., Boufadel, M., Dekker, T., Hassan, J.S., Soong, D.T., Hoard, C., and Lee, K., 2015, Integrated modeling approach for fate and transport of submerged oil an oil-particle aggregates in a freshwater riverine environment: Proceedings, SEDHYD2015 Conference, Reno, NV, p. 1783-1794.

Year Published: 2016

The international scale of the groundwater issue

Throughout history, and throughout the world, groundwater has been a major source of water for sustaining human life. Use of this resource has increased dramatically over the last century. In many areas of the world, the balance between human and ecosystem needs is difficult to maintain. Understanding the international scale of the groundwater...

Fienen, Michael; Arshad, Muhammad
Fienen, M.N. and Arshad, M. 2016, The International Scale of the Groundwater Issue in Integrated Groundwater Management Concepts, Approaches and Challenges, Jakeman, A.J. et al, eds. Springer Open, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-23576-9

Year Published: 2015

Applied groundwater modeling, 2nd Edition

This second edition is extensively revised throughout with expanded discussion of modeling fundamentals and coverage of advances in model calibration and uncertainty analysis that are revolutionizing the science of groundwater modeling. The text is intended for undergraduate and graduate level courses in applied groundwater modeling and as a...

Anderson, Mary P.; Woessner, William W.; Hunt, Randall J.
Anderson, M.P., Woessner, W.W. and Hunt, R.J., 2015, Applied Groundwater Modeling: Simulation of Flow and Advective Transport (2nd Edition). Academic Press, Inc. 564 p. ISBN 9780120581030.

Year Published: 2015

A statistical learning framework for groundwater nitrate models of the Central Valley, California, USA

We used a statistical learning framework to evaluate the ability of three machine-learning methods to predict nitrate concentration in shallow groundwater of the Central Valley, California: boosted regression trees (BRT), artificial neural networks (ANN), and Bayesian networks (BN). Machine learning methods can learn complex patterns in the data...

Nolan, Bernard T.; Fienen, Michael N.; Lorenz, David L.

Year Published: 2015

Stream geomorphic and habitat data from a baseline study of Underwood Creek, Wisconsin, 2012

Geomorphic and habitat data were collected along Underwood Creek as part of a larger study of stream water quality conditions in the greater Milwaukee, Wisconsin, area. The data were collected to characterize baseline physical conditions in Underwood Creek prior to a potential discharge of wastewater return flow to the stream from the city of...

Young, Benjamin M.; Fitzpatrick, Faith A.; Blount, James D.
Young, B.M., Fitzpatrick, F.A., and Blount, J.D., 2015, Stream geomorphic and habitat data from a baseline study of Underwood Creek, Wisconsin, 2012: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 947, 14 p., plus data files, http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ds947.