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Date published: March 5, 2020

Soil hydraulic properties for Green-Ampt infiltration modeling following wildfire in the Colorado Front Range, USA

This product is a Model Archive for Green-Ampt method infiltration modeling following wildfire in the Boulder Creek watershed, in the Colorado Front Range, USA. The models contained in this archive simulate infiltration and consequent runoff generation through 7 years of recovery following a wildfire in 2010. These simulations provide insight to changes in the timing of runoff generation that...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: March 5, 2020

Runoff coefficient estimates from Green-Ampt infiltration modeling following wildfire in the Colorado Front Range, USA

This product is a Model Archive for Green-Ampt method infiltration modeling following wildfire in the Boulder Creek watershed, in the Colorado Front Range, USA. The models contained in this archive simulate infiltration and consequent runoff generation through 7 years of recovery following a wildfire in 2010. These simulations provide insight to changes in the timing of runoff generation that...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: March 5, 2020

Ponded infiltration estimates from Green-Ampt infiltration modeling following wildfire in the Colorado Front Range, USA

This product is a Model Archive for Green-Ampt method infiltration modeling following wildfire in the Boulder Creek watershed, in the Colorado Front Range, USA. The models contained in this archive simulate infiltration and consequent runoff generation through 7 years of recovery following a wildfire in 2010. These simulations provide insight to changes in the timing of runoff generation that...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: February 28, 2020

National Integrated Water Availability Assessments concept map

The USGS National Integrated Water Availability Assessments concept map shows daily estimates of natural water storage (water present on the landscape) for approximately 110,000 regions across the conterminous United States. While the demonstration map is not ready for decision making, it can be used to compare an individual region’s current water storage to its historical storage.

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: February 20, 2020

Kentucky Drought Condition Monitor

The Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana WSC/Kentucky Agricultural Development Board choose four parameters to monitor drought: precipitation, streamflow, groundwater level, and crop moisture index. These parameters are frequently used by the Kentucky Drought Mitigation and Response Plan (2008) as indicators of the four stages of drought: drought advisory, moderate drought, severe drought, and extreme...

Date published: January 22, 2020

Videos collected for Image Velocimetry at Boneyard Creek at Urbana, IL from 2017 to 2018

The U.S. Geological Survey is testing deployments of continuous Large-Scale particle Image Velocimetry (LSPIV) streamgaging stations in areas with flashy flow regimes to measure streamflow during flood events. Videos were collected for the purpose of LSPIV streamflow analysis at a stage-discharge streamgaging station in a small, flashy urban stream in Urbana, Illinois, USA (Boneyard C

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 10, 2020

YRCC Technical Advisory Committee meeting notes for 04/09/2019

These are the notes from the April 9, 2019 Yellowstone River Compact Commission Technical Advisory Committee meeting in Sheridan, WY.

Date published: January 9, 2020

2012 SPARROW Models for the Midwest: Total Phosphorus, Total Nitrogen, Suspended Sediment, and Streamflow

2012 SPARROW (SPAtially Referenced Regressions On Watershed attributes) interactive mappers are available for 5 regions of the conterminous U.S. These mappers simulate river streamflow, and nutrient and sediment loads and yields, that would occur under long-term average hydrologic conditions for the time period 1999 through 2014, and source inputs that occurred during or near 2012.

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 9, 2020

2012 SPARROW Models for the Northeast: Total Phosphorus, Total Nitrogen, Suspended Sediment, and Streamflow

2012 SPARROW (SPAtially Referenced Regressions On Watershed attributes) interactive mappers are available for 5 regions of the conterminous U.S. These mappers simulate river streamflow, and nutrient and sediment loads and yields, that would occur under long-term average hydrologic conditions for the time period 1999 through 2014, and source inputs that occurred during or near 2012.

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 9, 2020

2012 SPARROW Models for the Pacific: Total Phosphorus, Total Nitrogen, Suspended Sediment, and Streamflow

2012 SPARROW (SPAtially Referenced Regressions On Watershed attributes) interactive mappers are available for 5 regions of the conterminous U.S. These mappers simulate river streamflow, and nutrient and sediment loads and yields, that would occur under long-term average hydrologic conditions for the time period 1999 through 2014, and source inputs that occurred during or near 2012.

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 9, 2020

2012 SPARROW Models for the Southeast: Total Phosphorus, Total Nitrogen, Suspended Sediment, and Streamflow

2012 SPARROW (SPAtially Referenced Regressions On Watershed attributes) interactive mappers are available for 5 regions of the conterminous U.S. These mappers simulate river streamflow, and nutrient and sediment loads and yields, that would occur under long-term average hydrologic conditions for the time period 1999 through 2014, and source inputs that occurred during or near 2012.

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 9, 2020

2012 SPARROW Models for the Southwest: Total Phosphorus, Total Nitrogen, Suspended Sediment, and Streamflow

2012 SPARROW (SPAtially Referenced Regressions On Watershed attributes) interactive mappers are available for 5 regions of the conterminous U.S. These mappers simulate river streamflow, and nutrient and sediment loads and yields, that would occur under long-term average hydrologic conditions for the time period 1999 through 2014, and source inputs that occurred during or near 2012.

Attribution: Water Resources