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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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PRMS model inputs and outputs for the Upper Pipestem Creek basin (2017)

This data release contains input for and outputs from hydrologic simulations of the upper Pipestem creek basin located in the Prairie Pothole region of North Dakota using the Precipitation Runoff Modeling System (PRMS).These simulations were developed to provide example applications of model calibration using alternative calibration targets. These PRMS model input and output data are intended to a

Data and citations describing the connections between agriculture and water quality in the United States

This U.S. Geological Survey data release provides the data and citations for selected tables and figures in "Agriculture-A River runs through it-The connections between agriculture and water quality". This Circular is based on the National Water-Quality Assessment Project's study of Agricultural Chemicals: Sources, Behavior, and Transport. This study focused on the connections between agriculture

CONUS404 climate forcing variable subset for hydrologic models, 1979-2022: downscaled to 1 km and bias-adjusted for precipitation and temperature

This metadata record serves as documentation for the bias adjusted version of the CONUS404 (CONtiguous United States for 40-years at 4-kilometer grid spacing) atmospheric forcing dataset; however this dataset has been revised to include 43 years of data at 1-kilometer grid spacing. This is a dataset of historical conditions (water years 1980-2022, October 1, 1979-September 30, 2022) and has suffic

Delaware River Basin depth to bedrock observations, model predictions, and explanatory variables

This data release contains model inputs, R code, and model outputs for predicting depth to bedrock in the Delaware River Basin at a 1km gridded resolution with a random forest model. Model inputs are provided in a comma-separated value (csv) file. The training data used in this study of 72,773 point observations of depth to bedrock (DTB) within the Delaware River Basin (DRB) that was compiled from

Remotely sensed data acquired from an Uncrewed Aerial System (UAS) and field measurements of flow depth and velocity from the North Santiam River, Oregon, collected 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 uncrewed aircraft system (UAS)-based salmon habitat mapping techniques using: (1) particle image velocimetry (PIV) for estimating surface flow velocities from remotely sensed data; and (2) two-dimensional (2D) flow modeling based on remotely sensed topography and bathymetry (topo-bathym

Data release: early warning indicators for harmful algal bloom assessments in the Illinois River, 2013 - 2020

Harmful algal blooms (HABs) have recently been observed in rivers, including the Illinois River in the Midwest United States. The Illinois River Basin has a history of eutrophication issues, primarily caused by the excessive loading of nitrogen and phosphorus from urban and agricultural sources. Recent events have seen the emergence of cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms in the area. This data rel

Post-wildfire rain gage data for Fourmile Canyon, Colorado and Rendija Canyon, New Mexico

Rain-gages are critical instrumentation for documenting the rainfall forcing of post-wildfire hydrologic, erosional, and water-quality response. This USGS Data Release presents tipping-bucket rain gage data following two wildfires: the 2000 Cerro Grande Fire near Los Alamos, New Mexico and the 2010 Fourmile Canyon Fire near Boulder, Colorado. The data presented in this USGS Data Release are used f

Site visit cross section surveys and multispectral image data from gaging stations throughout the Willamette and Delaware River Basins from 2022 and code for Bathymetric Mapping using Gage Records and Image Databases (BaMGRID)

This data release includes cross section survey data collected during site visits to USGS gaging stations located throughout the Willamette and Delaware River Basins and multispectral images of these locations acquired as close in time as possible to the date of each site visit. In addition, MATLAB source code developed for the Bathymetric Mapping using Gage Records and Image Databases (BaMGRID) f

Modeled transport components of daily chlorophyll-a in the Illinois River, 2018 through 2020 (version 1.1, April 2024)

TThis data release contains approximately three years of modeled chlorophyll-a—a proxy for planktonic algal biomass—transport through a 394-km portion of the Illinois River. Defined by four distinct reaches, model estimates include daily water balance, velocities, and algal biomass separated into its components of net growth, net loss, transported from upstream, and input from tributaries. First

Identifying structural priors in a hybrid differentiable model for stream water temperature modeling at 415 U.S. basin outlets, 2010-2016

This model archive (Rahmani et al. 2023a) provides all data, code, and model outputs used in Rahmani et al. (2023b) to improve model representations toward improved prediction of stream temperature and groundwater/subsurface flow contributions to stream temperature. Briefly, we modeled stream temperature at sites across the continental United States using a hybrid differentiable model that combine

Database of post-wildfire floods and debris flows

This database contains information on peak flows (floods, hyperconcentrated flows, and debris flows) after wildfire. Data were collected from the scientific literature and the U.S. Geological Survey National Water Information System. These data provide a foundation to assess the upper limits of post-wildfire floods that imperil human lives, infrastructure, and water supplies. Literature citations

Long-term water-quality trends for rivers and streams within the contiguous United States using Weighted Regressions on Time, Discharge, and Season (WRTDS)

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Water Mission Area (WMA) is working to address a need to understand where the Nation is experiencing water shortages or surpluses relative to the demand for water need by delivering routine assessments of water supply and demand. It is also improving understanding of the natural and human factors affecting the balance between supply and demand. A key part of these