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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

MODFLOW-2005 files for numerical model simulations of potential changes in water levels and capture of natural discharge from groundwater withdrawals in Snake Valley and adjacent areas, Utah and Nevada

A previously developed numerical groundwater flow model of the eastern Great Basin
was used to investigate where potential drawdown and capture of natural discharge
is likely to result from potential groundwater withdrawals from existing and applied
for groundwater rights in Snake Valley, Utah and Nevada. SIR 2014-5213
(...

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

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

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
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

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

Passive seismic horizontal-to-vertical spectral ratio (HVSR) methods were used to estimate the depth of the unconsolidated deposits over bedrock. The HVSR method uses a three-component seismometer to measure the vertical and two horizontal components of ambient seismic noise. Seismic noise in the range of ~0.1 to 1 Hertz (Hz) is caused by ocean waves, large regional storms, and te

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2019

MODFLOW-NWT model data sets for simulating effects of groundwater withdrawals on streamflows in Northwestern Chippewa County

A new groundwater flow model for western Chippewa County, Wisconsin has been developed
by the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey (WGNHS) and the U.S. Geological
Survey (USGS). An analytic element GFLOW model was constructed and calibrated to
generate hydraulic boundary conditions for the perimeter of the more detailed
three-dimensional MODFLOW-NWT model....

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 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

An example data set for exploration of Multiple Linear Regression

This data set contains example data for exploration of the theory of regression based regionalization. The 90th percentile of annual maximum streamflow is provided as an example response variable for 293 streamgages in the conterminous United States. Several explanatory variables are drawn from the GAGES-II data base in order to demonstrate how multiple linear regression is applied. Example...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2019

Pre-restoration soils P release during experimental flood in laboratory and physico-chemistry data for study along Pocomoke River, Maryland, evaluating the effectiveness of floodplain reconnection on water quality function.

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