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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

Seasonal and spatial variation in the location and reactivity of a nitrate-contaminated groundwater discharge zone in a lakebed

The U.S. Geological Survey Toxic Substances Hydrology Program at Cape Cod has been investigating the fate and transport of a treated-wastewater, groundwater contaminant plume. A portion of the contaminated groundwater discharges into Ashumet Pond, a kettle hole, freshwater lake. A study was conducted from June 2013 to June 2015 to document transport, transformation, and discharge of d

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2019

Airborne hyperspectral image data from the upper Sacramento River in northern California, September 14, 2017

Airborne hyperspectral image data from the upper Sacramento River in northern California were acquired on September 14, 2017 to support research on remote sensing of rivers, particularly retrieval of water depth, and to facilitate efforts to characterize salmon habitat conditions and geomorphic change along the upper Sacramento River. These data were collected by the Compact Airborne Spectr...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2019

Annual peak-flow data and PeakFQ output files for selected streamflow gaging stations operated by the U.S. Geological Survey in the New England region that were used to estimate regional skewness of annual peak flows

"NewEngland_pkflows.PRT" is a text file that contains results of flood-frequency analysis of annual peak flows from 186 selected streamflow gaging stations (streamgages) operated by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in the New England region (Maine, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, New Hampshire, and Vermont). Only streamgages in the region that wer

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2019

Bathymetry of the Hong and Luoc River Junction, Red River Delta, Vietnam, 2010

The U.S. Geological Survey, in collaboration with the Water Resources University in Hanoi, Vietnam, conducted a bathymetric survey of the junction of the Hong and Luoc Rivers. The survey was carried out in December 2010 using a boat-mounted multibeam echo sounder integrated with a global positioning system. A bathymetric map of the Hong and Luoc River junction was produced which was refere...

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

MODFLOW-2005 and MODPATH used to simulate the hydrologic system and transport of contaminants near Joint Base Cape Cod, Western Cape Cod, Massachusetts

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Air Force Civil Engineer Center,
developed a numerical, steady-state regional model, using MODFLOW-2005, to
evaluate current (2010) conditions and the potential effects of future (2030)
groundwater withdrawals on water levels, streamflows, hydraulic gradients, and
advective transport near the Joint Base Cape C

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2019

Multibeam echosounder surveys from the Kootenai River in northern Idaho, September 26-27, 2017

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Geospatial Program (NGP) and National Research Program (NRP) acquired hyperspectral image data from the Kootenai River near Bonners Ferry, ID. The image data extended from the Kootenai Tribal FishHatchery downstream to the Copeland bridge. Image data acquisition occurred on September 27, 2017. A field team collected ground truthing data w

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2019

Field Spectra from the upper Sacramento River in northern California, September 11-14, 2017

Field spectra were collected from a reach of the upper Sacramento River in northern California, September 11-14, 2017, to support research on remote sensing of rivers. Reflectance measurements were made from a boat near the confluence of Cottonwood Creek with the Sacramento River using an Analytical Spectral Devices FieldSpec3 spectroradiometer operated in reflectance mode. The depth at eac...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2019

Mercury speciation and other constituent data for surface sediment and water associated with the South San Francisco Bay Salt Pond Restoration, 2010-18

This dataset includes mercury and other constituent concentration and physical properties data for surface sediment, pore water and surface water collected as part of the South San Francisco Bay Salt Pond Restoration Phase 1 (2010 to 2018) studies. The overarching focus of these studies was to monitor mercury (Hg) biogeochemistry in both sediment and water in response to management acti

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

National Multi Order Hydrologic Position (MOHP - High Resolution) Predictor Data for Groundwater and Groundwater-Quality Modeling

Multi Order Hydrologic Position (MOHP) raster datasets: Distance from Stream to
Divide (DSD) and Lateral Position (LP) have been produced nationally for the 48
contiguous United States at a 30-meter resolution for stream orders 1 through 9.
These data are available for testing as predictor variables for various regional and
national groundwater-flow and groundwater-qual...

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