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Date published: January 1, 2019

Near-surface electromagnetic imaging (EMI) data collected along the Santuit River, Mashpee, MA.

Hand-carried frequency domain electromagnetic imaging (EMI) data were collected along the Sanuit River to indicate changes in streambed water quality and/or near surface sediments. These data are to be used in conjunction with fiber-optic distributed temperature sensing (FO-DTS) and ground penetrating radar (GPR) data. The combined dataset represents point in time mapping of prefe

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2019

Daily Reference (RET) and Potential (PET) Evapotranspiration data over Florida, 2018

Potential evapotranspiration (PET), and reference evapotranspiration (RET) are
estimated at an approximately 2-kilometer spatial grid and daily time-scale
from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018 for the entire State of Florida.
Missing values are indicated with -9999.99. Missing values are due to
unavailable solar radiation data, derived from the GOES satellite. P...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2019

MODFLOW-NWT model used to develop a simple method for simulating groundwater interactions with fens to forecast development effects

This groundwater-flow model archive contains all of the input and output files for an
inset MODFLOW-NWT model extracted from the northern (Wisconsin) half of a
published USGS steady-state regional model of the Upper Fox River Basin in the
U.S. Upper Midwest. The construction and details of the published USGS steady-state
model of the Upper Fox River Basin is outlined in...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2019

Hydrogeochemical data for the characterization of stream, groundwater, and beaver-induced floodplain exchange in the East River Science Focus Area, Crested Butte, CO

The U.S. Geological Survey, along with scientists from Rutgers University, collected water chemistry, electromagnetic, redox-potential, dissolved oxygen, water flow rate, and water temperature data along stream and river corridors in multiple sub-watersheds of the East River Science Focus Area (SFA) near Crested Butte, CO. The concept of ‘river corridor’ scienc

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2019

National Water Model V1.2 Retrospective and Operational Model Run Archive for Selected NWIS Gage Locations

This dataset contains modeled hourly streamflow at each about eighteen thousand selected operational and water quality stream gage locations. It was assembled from publicly available retrospective and operational V1.2 National Water Model outputs. The streamflow variable was extracted from model output files and the data were reshaped to optimize read performance. The stream gage locations...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2019

Water-surface elevations derived from submersible pressure transducers deployed along the Green River near Jensen, Utah, February-September 2018

Twenty one submersible pressure transducers were deployed along the Green River near Jensen, Utah in late February 2018. At some locations two transducers were deployed at different elevations to capture the expected range of water level fluctuations, an "upper" and "lower" transducer. Two additional transducers were left out of the water to correct for barometric pressure fluctuation

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2019

Madison River near West Yellowstone, site number 06037500

Sample and Specific Conductance Monitoring Site Upstream from the USGS stream gage 06037500 (Latitude N 44°39'25.46", Longitude W 111°04'04.67", NAD83). Monitoring equipment installed approximately one kilometer upstream from USGS stream gage 06037500 on the left bank. Methods Specific Conductance Data An In-Situ Aqua Troll 100 Data Logger was used to measure and sto

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2019

Firehole River near West Yellowstone, site number 06036905

Sample and Specific Conductance Monitoring Site Near the USGS stream gage 06036905 located along the Firehole Canyon (Latitude N 44°37'12.66", Longitude W 110°51'48.61", NAD83). Methods Specific Conductance Data An In-Situ Aqua Troll 100 Data Logger was used to measure and store specific conductance measurements. Specific conductance measurements were made every 15

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2019

GFLOW groundwater flow model for the southern part of the Nicolet Unit of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, Wisconsin

The model simulates two-dimensional groundwater flow and base flow in streams in the
southern Nicolet Unit of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest using the analytic
element program GFLOW (Haitjema, 1995). Significant streams and lakes in the model
domain are represented at varying levels of detail as linesink elements fully connected
to the groundwater system. The...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2019

GFLOW model used to characterize the groundwater resources of the Medford Unit of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, Wisconsin

The model simulates two-dimensional groundwater flow and base flow in streams in
the Medford Unit of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest using the analytic
element program GFLOW (Haitjema, 1995). Significant streams and lakes in the
model domain are represented at varying levels of detail as linesink elements fully
connected to the groundwater system. The highest...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2019

Transient Electromagnetics, Passive Seismic, and Borehole Electromagnetics, Gamma, and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Methods to Characterize Glacial Sediments in East Falmouth, Massachusetts, Near Nantucket Sound

In March 2016, the U.S. Geological Survey drilled a borehole, MA-FSW-750-0100, through the unconsolidated sediments and 1.5 m into the bedrock in East Falmouth, Massachusetts, to improve understanding of the glacial history and hydrologic properties of the Cape Cod aquifer. Prior to drilling, candidate sites were investigated using surface geophysical methods. Passive seismic horizon

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2019

Data for Groundwater age and susceptibility of south Atlantic and Gulf Coast principal aquifer of the contiguous United States

This data release documents eight Microsoft Excel tables; four which contain data for understanding groundwater ages in the South East Coastal Plain (SECP), Coastal Lowlands (CLOW) and Mississippi Embayment and Texas Coastal Uplands (METX) aquifer systems and four that describe the data fields. Results described include dissolved gas modeling results, environmental tracer concen

Attribution: Water Resources