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Date published: January 1, 2018

Soil-Water Balance model datasets used to estimate groundwater recharge in Florida and parts of Georgia, Alabama, and South Carolina, 1895-2010

A soil-water balance model (SWB) was developed to estimate potential recharge and
irrigation water demand from the groundwater flow system in Florida and parts of Georgia,
Alabama, and South Carolina for the period 1895 through 2010. This SWB model executable
code detailed in the report SWB—A Modified Thornthwaite-Mather Soil-Water-Balance Code
for Estimating Groundwat...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

MODFLOW-NWT model used to simulate groundwater storage changes in the Quincy Basin, Washington

A three-dimensional, groundwater flow model (MODFLOW-NWT) was developed to
examine groundwater storage changes in the Quincy Basin, Washington. The
model was calibrated to conditions from 1920 to 2013. The model was used to
(1) determine the change in groundwater storage from 1920 to 2013 , and
(2) simulate the potential effects of increases in pumping, decrease in

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

Dataset of trace dissolved hydrocarbons in surface water and groundwater in North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia between 2014 and 2017

This dataset contains measurements of dissolved hydrocarbons in from various water sources, as well as ancillary raw calibration data showing the stability of the gas chromatograph with an atomic emission detector and flame ionization detector (GC-AED-FID) analytical system over time. Across multiple studies, samples from tap water, groundwater, surface water, springs, mine outflo

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

MODFLOW-NWT model of groundwater flow in the Ozark Plateaus aquifer system

Groundwater in the Ozark Plateaus aquifer system is an important source for municipal,
industrial, agricultural, and domestic water supply needs across much of southern
Missouri and northern Arkansas, and smaller areas of southeastern Kansas and
northeastern Oklahoma. Recent short-term drought conditions have emphasized
the need to better understand the delicate balance...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

Climatic CPGs -- Probability of Streamflow Permanence (PROSPER) Continuous Parameter Grids (CPGs)

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has developed the PRObability of Streamflow PERmanence (PROSPER) model, a GIS raster-based empirical model that provides streamflow permanence probabilities (probabilistic predictions) of a stream channel having year-round flow for any unregulated and minimally-impaired stream channel in the Pacific Northwest region, U.S. The model provides annual

Date published: January 1, 2018

Depth measurements from the Snake River in Grand Teton National Park, WY, August 19-24, 2015

Field measurements of water depth were acquired from a reach of the Snake River in Grand Teton National Park, WY, August 19-24, 2015, to support research on channel change along the Snake River and, more broadly, remote sensing of rivers. The depth measurements included in this data release were obtained by wading the shallow channel margins and measuring the water depth directly on

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

Natural gradient, lakebed tracer tests using nitrite in a nitrate-contaminated groundwater discharge zone in Ashumet Pond, Massachusetts

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, 2018

Dissolved organic carbon and nitrogen release from boreal Holocene permafrost and seasonally frozen soils of Alaska

Permafrost (perennially frozen) and active-layer (seasonally thawed) soils varying in soil carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) content and radiocarbon age were collected from three sites in interior Alaska to determine potential release of dissolved organic carbon (DOC), total dissolved N (TDN), dissolved organic nitrogen (DON), and dissolved inorganic nitrogen (DIN)

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

Physical and Hydraulic Properties at Recently Burned and Long-Unburned Boreal Forest Areas in Interior Alaska, USA

This dataset includes volumetric soil-water content profiles with depth at selected sites in interior Alaska.

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

SEAWAT Data Sets for Simulation of Effluent Transport in the Floridan Aquifer System at the North District Wastewater Treatment Plant, Southeastern Florida, 1997-2011: U.S. Geological Survey Data Release

A modified version of SEAWAT was used in a study by the USGS and the Miami-Dade Water
and Sewer Department to simulate effluent injection into the Boulder Zone and groundwater flow
and effluent transport in the Floridan aquifer system. The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer
Department injects nonhazardous, secondarily treated, domestic wastewater (effluent) into
the Boulder...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

Metabolism estimates for 356 U.S. rivers (2007-2017): 3. Timeseries data

This dataset provides timeseries data on water quality and quantity, as collected or computed from outside sources. The format is many tables with one row per time series observation (1 tab-delimited file per site-variable combination, 1 zip file per site). This compilation of data is intended for use in estimating or interpreting metabolism. Sites were included if they met the initial c

Attribution: Water Resources