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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

A pulsed magnetic resonance borehole tool was used to characterize hydraulic properties of the aquifer. Borehole nuclear magnetic resonance (bNMR) logs were collected to measure the water content and to estimate the pore-size distribution and hydraulic conductivity (K) over the depth of the borehole. The bNMR data were collected July 25-26, 2016, and were processed August 2016.

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2019

Gardner River near Mammoth, site number 06191000

Sample and Specific Conductance Monitoring Site Downstream from the USGS stream gage 06191000 (Latitude N 45°1'2.4", Longitude W 110°41'37.2", NAD83). Monitoring equipment installed approximately four kilometers downstream of USGS stream gage 06191000 on the left bank. The Gardner River is not well mixed at the USGS stream gage 06191000 because the gage is positioned jus

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2019

GFLOW groundwater flow model for the Park Falls Unit of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, Wisconsin

A GFLOW model was constructed of the Park Falls Unit as part of a larger study of the
Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. The model supports the goals of the project by
providing improved characterization of the groundwater/surface-water system and a tool
to evaluate the sensitivity of hydrologic flows and temperature to future climate and land
use changes.

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2019

Concentrations and associated method information for trace and major elements in Fourmile Creek near Ankeny, Iowa, USA during the 2011-2014 wastewater treatment facility pre/post-closure assessment

The Ankeny, Iowa wastewater treatment facility (WWTF) was decommissioned in November 2013 providing a unique opportunity to characterize the impacts of WWTF discharge on water quality at the surface-water/groundwater interface in a shallow, unconfined alluvial aquifer. The Ankeny WWTF discharged treated effluent for nearly forty years into Fourmile Creek, located in Ankeny, Iowa. Da

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2019

Metal Concentrations of Sediment from 1993-2017 in San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary (San Pablo Bay and Suisun Bay), CA

Surface sediment samples from the North San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary were collected monthly at five stations located west of Rio Vista and east of Point Pinole. Sediment was collected near Montezuma Slough, Chips Island, the Concord Naval Weapons Station, Carquinez Strait near Martinez, and San Pablo Bay at water depths ranging from 6.5 to 14.3 meters. Samples were collected coincident

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2019

RSPARROW 2019

RSPARROW is an open-source system of R scripts and functions for executing and evaluating SPARROW
models, with output generated in graphical, map, and tabular forms. Users operate the system in
RStudio from a single R control script that manages access to the supporting input files and
functions. The documentation describes the steps necessary to estimate the static version...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2019

Thermal infrared, multispectral, and photogrammetric data collected by drone for hydrogeologic analysis of the East River and Coal Creek beaver-impacted corridors near Crested Butte, Colorado

The U.S. Geological Survey collected low-altitude (typically 200-350 ft als) airborne thermal infrared, multispectral, and visual imagery data via a multirotor, small unoccupied aircraft system deployed along beaver-impacted sections of the East River and Coal Creek stream corridors, near the town of Crested Butte, CO. Visual imagery was collected in jpg format, and the images wer

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2019

Results from local knowledge of berry resources surveys administered to community experts in four villages of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, Alaska

A trichotomous choice survey was used to document local expert observations of five berry species locally known as: salmonberry (Rubus chamaemorus), blackberry (Empetrum nigrum), cranberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea), blueberry (Vaccinium uliginosum), and red berry (Rubus arcticus). The survey consisted of propositions concerning importance of specific berry species wit

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2019

Data on soil denitrification potential under oxygen and nitrate limitation of tidal freshwater forested wetlands in Virginia.

Denitrification measurements and ecosystem attributes in hummock-hollow microtopography of tidal freshwater forested wetlands along longitudinal riverine positions (upper, middle, and lower tidal river sites, and nearby upstream nontidal forested floodplains) of the adjoining Pamunkey and Mattaponi Rivers, Virginia.

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2019

Inorganic nutrient input and release from soil data for study along Pocomoke River, Maryland, evaluating the effectiveness of floodplain reconnection on water quality functions

Input and release of phosphate, nitrate, and ammonium measured using stacked ion-exchange resin bags on top of soil in floodplains along Pocomoke River, Maryland, in order to evaluate the effectiveness of floodplain reconnection on water quality functions.

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2019

Data used to evaluate drinking water quality in the glacial aquifer system, northern USA

This data release contains groundwater-quality data and well information for the glacial aquifer system in the northern USA. Water-quality data and well information were derived from a dataset compiled from three sources: The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Water Information System (NWIS; USGS, 1998, 2002), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Safe Drinkin

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2019

Concentrations of chlorinated ethene compounds in rock core collected from boreholes 83BR, 84BR, 85BR, 86BR, 87BR, 88BR, and 89BR in the mudstone underlying the former Naval Air Warfare Center, West Trenton, New Jersey

These data sets present results from the analyses of chlorinated ethene compounds in samples of rock core collected from boreholes 84BR, 84BR, 85BR, 86BR, 87BR, 88BR, and 89BR in the mudstone underlying the former Naval Air Warfare Center, West Trenton, New Jersey.

Attribution: Water Resources