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Date published: January 1, 2018

Water quality, quantity, and gas fluxes of the Upper Mississippi River basin (WY 2012-2016)

This product consists of one tabular dataset and associated metadata of water quality information related to rivers, streams, and reservoirs in the Upper Mississippi River watershed between 2012 and 2016. This data release is apart of a national assessment of freshwater aquatic carbon fluxes. Data consist of organic and inorganic carbon related species, carbon dioxide and methane gas fluxes...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

Bromide wet deposition concentrations in the contiguous United States, 2001-2016

The National Atmospheric Deposition Program (NADP) has monitored the concentrations of solutes in precipitation in the U.S. since 1978 for assessment of air pollution controls and the effects of air pollution deposited to the landscape. In 2009, the NADP added bromide (Br-) to its routine analytical schedules for its National Trends Network (NTN) and Atmospheric Integrated Research Monitoring...

Date published: January 1, 2018

MODFLOW-2000 and MODPATH models for simulations used to delineate contributing areas for 2017 pumping conditions to selected wells in Ingham County, Michigan: U.S. Geological Survey data release

A regional groundwater flow model (https://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2009/5244/) was updated to reflect 2017
pumping conditions in the Tri-County Region covering most of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties,
Michigan. This model was developed to simulate the regional hydrologic system in Tri-County area
and continues to be used for...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

Bathymetric survey data from the Deschutes River near Bend, OR, July 25, 2016

The U.S. Geological Survey conducted a bathymetric survey of a reach of the Deschutes River near Bend, OR, between Benham Falls and Dillon Falls on July 25, 2016, to support research on remote sensing of river discharge and characterization of habitat for amphibians, particularly the Oregon Spotted Frog. The bathymetric survey data were obtained with an ITER Systems Bathyswath-1 468 kH

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

Estimates of Road Salt Application across the Conterminous United States, 1992-2015

Annual estimates of road salt application were developed for the conterminous United States for the calendar years 1992 through 2015. The final dataset consists of 24 rasters in Geostationary Earth Orbit Tagged Image File Format (GeoTIFF), one for each year from 1992 through 2015. The final estimates (in pounds) were derived from several data sources, which include road density and p

Date published: January 1, 2018

Digital aerial photography acquired during a tracer dye experiment on the Kootenai River, ID, September 27, 2017

To support research on dispersion in river channels, a tracer dye experiment was performed on the Kootenai River in northern Idaho, September 25-27, 2017. This data release provides access to digital aerial photography acquired during the experiment and the supporting field-based measurements of reflectance and dye concentration are available through related data releases. The digital aeri...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

Total mercury, bulk density, percent organic matter, and percent organic carbon measured in permafrost cores collected from 2004 through 2012 from the interior and northern slope of Alaska

The "MasterDB-csv-final2" dataset includes 548 laboratory measurements of sediment total mercury (STHg, nanograms per gram of soil, dry), bulk density (BD, grams per cm3 of soil, dry), percent of soil organic matter (%OM, loss on ignition, LOI), percent of soil organic carbon (%SOC, calculated using the Redfield's number), RHgC (Hg to carbon ratio

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

Annual Streamflow Sensitivity to Air Temperature for 2,673 Gaged River Basins Worldwide

This is the second of two datasets containing derived data necessary to reproduce the results of the associated journal article: "On the Sensitivity of Annual Streamflow to Air Temperature," intended for publication in Water Resources Research. The first dataset contains monthly time series of basin-mean precipitation, air temperature, and net radiation, along with basin characteris

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

Geophysical data collected along the Quashnet River, Mashpee/Falmouth MA

Surface geophysical tools remotely sense hydrogeological properties that can control subsurface flow and water quality. There are numerous geophysical tools, for the Quashnet River work we have principally used ground penetrating radar (GPR) and electromagnetic imaging (EMI). The instruments are either hand carried or floated down the stream channel and other cross-sections of the river

Date published: January 1, 2018

Changes in anthropogenic influences on streams and rivers in the conterminous U.S. over the last 40 years, derived for 16 data themes

This product consists of time-series calculations of anthropogenic characteristics derived for 16 data themes for multiple scales covering the conterminous United States. The characteristics are those which (a) have consistent data sources, and (b) have the potential to affect the water quality of streams and rivers. All 16 data themes are provided for Hydrologic Unit Code level-10 %

Date published: January 1, 2018

MODFLOW model used in simulation of groundwater flow and analysis of projected water use for the Rush Springs aquifer, western Oklahoma

In 2018 The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
and the Oklahoma Water Resources Board, published a calibrated numerical groundwater-
flow model and associated model documentation report that evaluated the effects of potential
groundwater withdrawals on groundwater flow and availability in the Rush Springs aquifer in
western...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

MODFLOW-NWT inset models from the regional Lake Michigan Basin Model in support of groundwater age calculations for glacial aquifers

Five MODFLOW-NWT inset models were extracted from the Lake Michigan Basin (LMB) regional model
(https://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2010/5109/). These inset models were designed to serve as a training ground for
metamodels of groundwater age in glacial wells. The study areas of the inset models correspond to HUC8
basins. Two of the...

Attribution: Water Resources