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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

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

Soil-Water Balance model and datasets used to estimate potential groundwater recharge Brunswick, New Hanover, and Pender counties North Carolina 1980 through 2016

A soil-water balance model (SWB) was developed to estimate
potential recharge to the groundwater system in Brunswick, New
Hanover, and Pender counties North Carolina 1980 through 2016 to
support a regional groundwater flow model being produced for the
surficial, Castle Hayne, and Peedee Aquifer System. The SWB model
was not calibrated; however, various water...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2019

Fiber-optic distributed temperature sensing collected along the Santuit River, Mashpee, MA.

Fiber-optic distributed temperature sensing (FO-DTS) cables were deployed along the sediment/water interface to map high spatial resolution temperature variations along the streambed. These variations are used to detect zones of groundwater discharge. Data are to be used in conjunction with electromagnetic imaging (EMI) and ground penetrating radar (GPR) data. The combined datase

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2019

iTOUGH2-EOS7C model used to analyze multiphase flow and hydromechanical coupling in underpressured shale at the Bruce Nuclear Site, Ontario, Canada

Using iTOUGH2-EOS7C, a simple 1-D model was developed to represent a site in Ontario, Canada
which is being considered for nuclear waste disposal. The site exhibits substantially underpressured
water and potential evidence for gas phase methane within a thick section of sedimentary rocks. To
investigate possible mechanisms for the development of the underpressure in a...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2019

GFLOW groundwater flow model for the northern 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
northern 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

Hyperspectral image data from the Kootenai River in northern Idaho, September 27, 2017

To support research on remote sensing of rivers, specifically estimation of water depth from passive optical image data, hyperspectral image data and supporting depth measurements were collected on the Kootenai River in northern Idaho, September 27, 2017. This data release provides access to hyperspectral image acquired through this project and the supporting field-based measurements of d

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2019

Assessment of Endocrine Disruption in the Shenandoah River Watershed – Chemical and Biological Data from Mobile Laboratory Fish Exposures and Other Experiments Conducted during 2014, 2015, and 2016

This data release presents chemical and biological results from investigations of water quality, fish endocrine disruption, and emergent insects in the Shenandoah River Watershed (Virginia and West Virginia, USA) conducted during 2014, 2015, and 2016. Multiple sampling campaigns were conducted at sites located throughout the Shenandoah River Watershed (Table 1). The complex inor

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

On June 5, 2015, transient electromagnetic (TEM) data were acquired on the baseball field at the East Falmouth, Massachusetts Elementary School approximately 30 m north the well MA-FWS-750. Transient electromagnetic induction (TEM) surveys provide resistivity soundings of the subsurface, which can be related to lithology and hydrogeology. Electrical current is cycled through a wir

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2019

FTLOADDS (combined SWIFT2D surface-water model and SEAWAT groundwater model) simulator used to assess proposed sea-level rise response and water-resource management plans for the hydrologic system of the South Florida Peninsula for the Biscayne and Southe

The Biscayne and Southern Everglades Coastal Transport(BISECT)
model combines a three-dimensional groundwater model with a two-
dimensional hydrodynamic surface-water model with variable-density
solute-transport. BISECT was constructed by combining two existing
models, Tides and Inflows to the Mangrove Everglades (TIME)
(...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2019

Photogrammetric data collected by drone for hydrogeologic analysis of the Coal Creek beaver-impacted corridor near Crested Butte, Colorado

This page provides access to visual image data and derivative products collected along a beaver-impacted section of Coal Creek on July 31 of 2018. This page may be updated in the future with additional data and analysis related to drone-based imaging.

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2019

GFLOW groundwater flow model of the St. Louis River Basin, Minnesota

A two-dimensional, steady-state groundwater flow model of the St. Louis River Basin (SLRB)
was developed using the analytic-element computer code, GFLOW, to provide an understanding
of the regional groundwater flow system. In analytic-element models significant streams and
lakes in the model domain are represented as linesink elements. Analytic-element models,
such as...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2019

Pumping Rate, Drawdown, and Atmospheric Pressure Data from Hydraulic Tomography Experiment at the Former Naval Air Warfare Center, West Trenton, NJ, 2015-2016

This data release presents pumping rate data, water-level drawdown and recovery data, and atmospheric pressure data collected during 48 pumping tests conducted in 2015 and 2016 for a hydraulic tomography field experiment in the mudstone aquifer underlying the former Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWC), West Trenton, NJ. The pumping rate data include rates measured by in-line flow meters a

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