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The USGS Water Resources Mission Area provides water information that is fundamental to our economic well-being, protection of life and property, and effective management of our water resources. Listed below are discrete data releases and datasets produced during our science and research activities. To explore and interact with our data using online tools and products, view our web tools.

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Measurements of Water Quality Constituents in Groundwater Within 1 Mile (1.61 km) of Orphaned Wells in the United States

This is a combined dataset from the USGS Orphaned Well Dataset (Grove and Merrill, 2022) and publicly available data from the USGS National Water Information System, NWIS, obtained via the Water Quality Portal using the USGS Python dataretrieval library. This dataset is composed of water quality measurements from groundwater sites located within 1 mile of the locations of unplugged orphaned wells

Metal concentrations in streambed sediment in the lower Klamath River basin, 2018-2022

The U.S. Geological Survey is monitoring metal concentrations in streambed sediment pre- and post-dam removal in the lower Klamath River basin. Concentrations of aluminum, arsenic, cadmium, cobalt, chromium, copper, iron, potassium, magnesium, manganese, nickel, lead, titanium, vanadium and zinc were sampled at 10 mainstem sites, four tributaries and two reservoirs. Mainstem and tributary collecti

Helicopter-based videos and orthomosaic maps produced for Integrated Water Science basin riverine study sites, 2022

A Bell 407 helicopter with a gyro-stabilized gimbal was used to collect aerial videos of Integrated Water Science basin riverine study sites in 2022. Videos were collected using both natural color and thermal infrared cameras. These videos were used to determine the feasibility of estimating river surface velocity using aerial imagery. Orthomosaic maps were produced from the natural color videos u

National scale assessment for rare earth elements in dissolved water samples and supporting geochemistry

This dataset is in support of the publication "The addition of 144Nd to routine ICP-MS analysis as a quick screening tool for approximating earth elements (Q-STAR) in natural waters". It contains inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) data from samples analyzed at the National Water Quality Laboratory (NWQL) from April 2021-May 2022. Data listed include estimated neodymium (Nd) conc

Video acquired from an Uncrewed Aerial System, UAS, and hydroacoustic measurements of flow velocity obtained along the North Santiam River, Oregon, in July 2022

A reach of the North Santiam River, Oregon, was used as a case study in an ongoing effort to develop and test image velocimetry algorithms for estimating surface flow velocities in river channels from remotely sensed data. Video was acquired from an unoccupied aircraft system, UAS, and used as input to the image velocimetry algorithms. Direct measurements of flow velocity were obtained using an ac

Imagery training dataset for the River Imagery Sensing (RISE) application

This data release contains time-lapse imagery taken at U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) stream gaging stations with associated hydrologic and meteorological data related to each image. These data are to help improve the development of models in detecting water elevation at a given stream gaging station. Images of the water surface and surroundings at USGS stream gaging stations were taken at varying

Elemental partitioning between aqueous and solid phases of mercury and other constituents associated with Marcellus Shale Energy and Environment Laboratory (MSEEL) gas well production waste water, Morgantown, WV, 2015 - 2018.

The Marcellus Shale Energy and Environment Laboratory (MSEEL) site is a long-term field site and laboratory at the Northeast Natural Energy LLC (NNE) production facility, adjacent to the Monongahela River, located in western Monongalia County, West Virginia, USA. NNE began drilling two horizontal production wells, MIP (Morgantown Industrial Park) -5H and MIP-3H, in the Marcellus Shale in 2014. The

Metrics of Resilience in Water Management Institutions in the Upper Colorado and Delaware River Basins, United States 2022

The data in this data release are from an effort focused on understanding social vulnerability to water insecurity, resiliency demonstrated by institutions, and conflict or crisis around water resource management. This data release focuses on definitions and metrics of resilience in water management institutions. Water resource managers, at various scales, are tasked with making complex and time-

Remotely sensed data from a reach of the Sacramento River near Glenn, California, used to perform Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) within the Robot Operating System (ROS)

This data release provides an example data set to accompany the manuscript titled "A Robot Operating System (ROS) package for mapping flow fields in rivers via Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV)", submitted to the journal Software X. This ROS *.bag file contains remotely sensed data acquired during an Uncrewed Aircraft System (UAS) flight along a reach of the Sacramento River near Glenn, California,

Hydrodynamic model output and image simulation code for evaluating image-based river velocimetry from a case study on the Sacramento River near Glenn, California

This data release includes the data and code used for the manuscript titled "A framework to facilitate development and testing of image-based river velocimetry algorithms", submitted to the journal Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. Three *.csv files and five *.m files with MATLAB source code are included below. Each *.csv file contains output from a hydrodynamic model of a reach of the Sacram

Stable hydrogen and oxygen isotopic compositions of precipitation samples from selected Colorado and Utah National Atmospheric Deposition Program (NADP) sites

The stable hydrogen (delta 2H) and oxygen (delta 18O) isotopic compositions of more than 4,300 weekly composite samples of precipitation from thirteen National Atmospheric Deposition Program (NADP) sites (CO02, CO08, CO09, CO10, CO21, CO89, CO91, CO92, CO93, CO96, CO97, CO98, and UT09) in Colorado and Utah were analyzed on archived samples obtained from NADP over various time periods between Janua

Stable hydrogen and oxygen isotopic compositions of precipitation samples from selected Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania National Atmospheric Deposition Program (NADP) sites

The stable hydrogen (delta 2H) and oxygen (delta 18O) isotopic compositions of more than 6,400 daily or weekly composite samples of precipitation from nine National Atmospheric Deposition Program (NADP) sites (DE02, MD07, NJ99, NY67, NY68, PA00, PA15, PA72, and PA98) in New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania were analyzed on archived samples obtained from NADP over various time