Wisconsin Water Science Center
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.
Sediment characteristics of small streams in southern Wisconsin, 1954-59
The results of investigations of the sediment and water discharge characteristics of Black Earth Creek, Mount Vernon Creek, and Yellowstone River from 1954 to 1959 and Dell Creek for 1958 and 1959 indicate large differences in annual runoff and sediment yields. The suspended-sediment discharge of Black Earth Creek averaged 3,260 tons per year or...Collier, Charles R.
The role of ground water in the national water situation: With state summaries based on reports by District Offices of Ground Water Branch
Ground water in the United States has emerged from a quantitatively minor (though incalculably valuable) water source, whose chief role was in the settlement of primitive areas, to a major source now accounting for one-fifth to one-sixth of the Nation's total withdrawal requirements for water. With the growth in ground-water withdrawals is an...McGuinness, Charles Lee
Geology and ground-water resources of Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin
The principal water-bearing rocks underlying Fond du Lac County, Wis., are sandstones of Cambrian and Ordovician age and dolomite of Silurian age. Other aquifers include dolomite of Ordovician age and sand. and gravel of Quaternary age. Crystalline rocks of Precambrian age, which underlie all the water-bearing formations, form a practically...Newport, Thomas G.
Floods in Wisconsin: Magnitude and frequency
Flood data from gaging stations on Wisconsin rivers and streams are listed in this report. From these data, composite frequency curves were defined which express the ratio of floods of various recurrence intervals to the mean annual flood. Multiple correlation techniques were used to obtain formulas that relate the basin parameters of drainage...Ericson, D.W.
Wisconsin River near Dekorra, Wisconsin, flood-flow characteristics at proposed bridge site on the Wisconsin freeway in Columbia CountyEricson, D.W.
Geology and ground-water resources of Outagamie County, Wisconsin
Outagamie County is in east-central Wisconsin. It has no serious groundwater problem at present, but the county is important as a recharge area for the principal aquifers supplying water to Brown County and industrial Green Bay to the east. The county is covered by glacial drift and lake deposits of the Wisconsin stage of glaciation. In the...LeRoux, E.F.
Electrical resistivity measurements in the Neillsville area, Wisconsin
Sixty-eight electrical depth profiles were completed in the vicinity of Neillsville, Wis. to obtain information on the water-bearing beds in the glacial moraine and consolidated sedimentary rocks in the area. No productive aquifers were found but the best areas for test drilling are described. The basic theory and interpretation procedures,...Spicer, H. Cecil; Edwards, George J.
A resistivity survey to locate an aquifer in the glacial deposits near Marshfield, WisconsinSpicer, H. Cecil; Edwards, George J.
Ground-water conditions in southwestern Langlade County, Wisconsin
Glacial outwash sand and gravel deposits are the principal aquifer in southwestern Langlade County, Wis. The underlying bedrock of pre-Cambrian age contains little or no water. The source of ground water is local precipitation. Information was collected on more than 300 wells in the area. Movement of ground water is generally southward and locally...Harder, Alfred Harry; Drescher, William James
Ground-water conditions in the Milwaukee-Waukesha area, Wisconsin
Three major aquifers underlie the Milwaukee-Waukesha area: sandstones of Cambrian and Ordovician age, Niagara dolomite of Silurian age, and sand and gravel deposits of Pleistocene age. The Maquoketa shale of Ordovician age acts as a more or less effective seal between the Pleistocene deposits and Niagara dolomite above and the sandstone aquifer...Foley, Frank Clingan; Walton, W.C.; Drescher, W.J.