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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

Data to investigate measurement of nutrients in saline and hypersaline waters by discrete analyzer colorimetry without matrix matched calibration standards

The dataset consists of two spreadsheets of data for water samples of varying salinity. One spreadsheet contains measured concentrations of nutrients in filtered water samples that were corrected for salinity effects when necessary, and measured concentrations of nutrients spiked into environmental samples or blank water that were corrected for salinity effects when necessary. The second...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2019

Application of the National Hydrologic Model Infrastructure with the Precipitation-Runoff Modeling System (NHM-PRMS), byHRU calibrated Version

This data release contains output of the initial calibration of the conterminous United States (CONUS) application of the Precipitation-Runoff Modeling System (PRMS) as implemented in the National Hydrologic Model (NHM) infrastructure (Regan et al, 2018). The PRMS version 5.0.0 hydrologic simulation code was used with the accompanying parameter files in the NHM infrastructure to

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2019

Specific Conductance Data for Selected Rivers and Creeks in Yellowstone National Park, beginning in 2010

Monitoring the chloride (Cl) flux in the major rivers draining Yellowstone National Park (YNP) provides a holistic view of the thermal output from the underlying magma chamber, and abrupt fluctuations in the Cl flux may signify changes in thermal activity. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the National Park Service (NPS) have collaborated on Cl flux monitoring of the major r

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2019

SEAWAT Model of Flow and Chloride Transport in the "1,500-Foot", "2,400-Foot", and "2,800-Foot" Sands of the Baton Rouge Area, Louisiana

An updated three-dimensional, groundwater-flow and chloride-transport model (SEAWAT)
of the Southern Hills regional aquifer system in southeastern Louisiana and southwestern
Mississippi was developed to examine the effects of groundwater withdrawals on the rate
and pathways of saltwater migration in the “1,500-foot” sand, “2,400-foot” sand, a

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2019

MODFLOW2005 groundwater-flow model used to simulate water-supply pumping scenarios near the Hyannis Ponds Wildlife Management Area, Barnstable, Massachusetts

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Town of Barnstable, Massachusetts,
modified an existing numerical, steady-state regional MODFLOW-2005 groundwater-flow
model to evaluate changes in water levels from a reference condition (2015) for nine
pumping and wastewater return flow scenarios prepared by the Hyannis Water System.

The three-dimensional, ste

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2019

Ground penetrating radar (GPR) data collected along the Santuit River, Mashpee, MA.

Common offset ground penetrating radar (GPR) data were collected to image near surface streambed structure. These data are to be used in conjunction with fiber-optic distributed temperature sensing (FO-DTS) and electromagnetic imaging (EMI) data. The combined dataset represents point in time mapping of preferential groundwater discharge points (FO-DTS) and the bed structure that

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2019

MODFLOW-2000 and MODPATH used to evaluate groundwater flow and selected groundwater-management scenarios in the Brunswick area, Georgia, 2004-2015

A previously published groundwater flow model (https://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2005/5089/) was
revised with refined grid spacing and updated hydrogeolgic framework and hydrologic properties
(http://doi.org/10.3133/sir20155061) and used in this study to predict the effects of Upper
...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2019

Area- and Depth-Weighted Average of Soil pH from STATSGO2 for the Conterminous United States and District of Columbia

This dataset consists of a 100 meter resolution raster of depth and area weighted averages for soil pH for each map unit key (MUKEY) in the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service's (NRCS) State Soil Geographical (STATSGO2) database (NRCS, 2016). This raster was developed from selected criteria of soil parameters from the STATSGO2 database and

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2019

Water-surface elevations derived from submersible pressure transducers deployed along the Green River near Jensen, Utah, February-September 2018

Twenty one submersible pressure transducers were deployed along the Green River near Jensen, Utah in late February 2018. At some locations two transducers were deployed at different elevations to capture the expected range of water level fluctuations, an "upper" and "lower" transducer. Two additional transducers were left out of the water to correct for barometric pressure fluctuation

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2019

Bathymetric LiDAR data from the upper Sacramento River in northern California, September 10-17, 2017

Bathymetric LiDAR data from the upper Sacramento River in northern California were acquired September 10-17, 2017, to support research on remote sensing of rivers, particularly mapping water depth, and to facilitate efforts to characterize salmon habitat conditions and geomorphic change along the upper Sacramento River. These data were collected using a Riefl VQ-880-Gairborne laser scanni

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2019

Specific conductance data for selected rivers and creeks in Yellowstone National Park, beginning in 2010

Monitoring the chloride (Cl) flux in the major rivers draining Yellowstone National Park (YNP) provides a holistic view of the thermal output from the underlying magma reservoir, and abrupt fluctuations in the Cl flux may signify changes in hydrothermal activity. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the National Park Service (NPS) have collaborated on Cl flux monitoring of the

Attribution: Water Resources