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Date published: January 1, 2018

MODFLOW-2005 model used to evaluate the potential effects of sea-level rise on the Kirkwood-Cohansey aquifer system in the vicinity of Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, New Jersey

A three-dimensional groundwater flow model, MODFLOW-2005 with the SWI2 module, was developed to
provide a better understanding of the geohydrology of the Kirkwood-Cohansey aquifer system in the vicinity
of Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, New Jersey. The model was used to evaluate the potential
effects of three sea-level rise scenarios on the aquifer system. The...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

Metabolism estimates for 356 U.S. rivers (2007-2017): 7. Model diagnostics

This dataset provides key diagnostics and overall assessments of metabolism model performance. The format is a table with 1 row per model (1 tab-delimited file, compressed into zip file). See the accompanying publication for rationale for the choices of specific diagnostics. This dataset is part of a larger data release of metabolism model inputs and outputs for 356 streams and rivers acro...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

SUTRA model simulations used to evaluate heat flow from microbial activity at a crude oil-contaminated site.

A steady-state, two-dimensional, heat transport model was created using SUTRA,
version 2.2, modified to allow for spatially-variable thermal properties and density
and viscosity variation with temperature. The model includes physical and hydrologic
characteristics of the Bemidji Research Site, a crude-oil contaminated research site,
along with previous-published...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

Data on denitrification and ecological characteristics of nontidal floodplains, Chesapeake Bay watershed, USA, 2013-2016

This data set presents attributes of floodplain ecosystem characteristics including floodplain soil denitrification, floodplain soil biogeochemistry, floodplain vegetation, floodplain sedimentation, floodplain and channel morphometry, stream discharge and water quality, floodplain climate, floodplain physiographic region, and catchment land cover. Attributes are associated with 18

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

Fish and selected physical and chemical water-quality data for the U.S. Geological Survey Midwest Stream Quality Assessment

In 2013, the first of several Regional Stream Quality Assessments (RSQA) was done in the Midwest United States. The Midwest Stream Quality Assessment (MSQA) was a collaborative study by the U.S. Geological Survey National Water Quality Assessment and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency National Rivers and Streams Assessment. One of the objectives of the RSQA, and thus the MSQA%2

Date published: January 1, 2018

Surface water and groundwater water chemistry data collected along the Quashnet River, Mashpee/Falmouth, MA

This data set includes dissolved oxygen (DO) and specific conductivity (SpC) data collected in both the surface water and shallow streambed at the Quashnet River, Mashpee, USA from 2014-16. This data was collected to better understand groundwater discharge to the river and associated brook trout habitat. DO was typically near saturation in surface water and some groundwater, but is

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

Habitat Maps for the Cache Creek Settling Basin, Yolo County, California

The geospatial data presented here as ArcGIS layers denote landcover/landuse classifications to support field sampling efforts that occurred within the Cache Creek Settling Basin (CCSB) from 2010-2017. Manual photointerpretation of a National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP) dataset collected in 2012 was used to characterize landcover/landuse categories (hereafter habitat classes

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

Datasets from Groundwater-Quality and Select Quality-Control Data from the National Water-Quality Assessment Project, January through December 2015 and Previously Unpublished Data from 2013-2014

Groundwater-quality data were collected from 502 wells as part of the National Water-Quality Assessment Project of the U.S. Geological Survey National Water-Quality Program and are included in this report. Most of the wells (500) were sampled from January through December 2015 and 2 of them were sampled in 2013. The data were collected from five types of well networks: principal aquifer stu...

Date published: January 1, 2018

MODFLOW-2005 and MODPATH6 models used to simulate groundwater flow and transport and base-flow age in two tributaries to the Upper Chester River, Maryland

A steady state three-dimensional groundwater flow (MODFLOW-2005) and advective
transport (MODPATH6) model was developed to examine subsurface travel times to
wells and receiving streams in two subcatchments contributing to the Upper Chester
River, Maryland. The model was calibrated to conditions from 1990 to 2005, the period
for which groundwater levels, stream...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

Hyperspectral image data from the Snake River in Grand Teton National Park, WY, August 23, 2015

Hyperspectral image data from the Snake River in Grand Teton National Park, WY, were acquired on August 23, 2015 to support research on remote sensing of rivers, particularly retrieval of water depth, and to facilitate efforts to augment an image time series for characterizing channel change along the Snake River. These data were collected by the Compact Airborne Spectrographic Imager %

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

Metabolism estimates for 356 U.S. rivers (2007-2017): 8. Metabolism estimates and predictors

This dataset provides daily metabolism estimates and potential predictor variables to support further exploration. The format is a table with 1 row per site-date combination (1 tab-delimited file, compressed into a zip file). This dataset is part of a larger data release of metabolism model inputs and outputs for 356 streams and rivers across the United States (...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

Downwelling spectral irradiance profile from the Deschutes River near Bend, OR, July 28, 2016

A vertical profile of downwelling spectral irradiance at different depths within the water column was measured on the Deschutes River near Bend, OR, July 28, 2016, to support research on remote sensing of river discharge. Downwelling spectral irradiance data were collected using an Analytical Spectral Devices FieldSpec3 spectroradiometer operated in irradiance mode and deployed from a cus

Attribution: Water Resources