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The USGS Water Resources Mission Area provides water information that is fundamental to national and local economic well-being, protection of life and property, and effective management of the Nation’s water resources. Below, find data and tools relevant to a wide range of water resources and conditions including streamflow, groundwater, water quality, and water use and availability.

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Date published: January 1, 2018

Monthly Time Series of Precipitation, Air Temperature, and Net Radiation for 2,673 Gaged River Basins Worldwide

This is the first 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." This first dataset contains basic basin characteristics of 2,673 gaged basins worldwide, along with associated monthly time series of basin-mean precipitation, air temperature, and net radiation.

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Quality-Control Data from the National Water-Quality Assessment Project, January through December 2015 and Previously Unpublished Data from 2013-2014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

Data and citations describing the connections between agriculture and water quality in the United States

This U.S. Geological Survey data release provides the data and citations for selected tables and figures in “Agriculture-A river runs through it-The connections between agriculture and water quality”. This Circular is based on the National Water-Quality Assessment Project’s study of Agricultural Chemicals: Sources, Behavior, and Transport. This study focused on the c

Date published: January 1, 2018

Model Data Sets for 1DTempPro and VFLUX simulation experiments to Determine Groundwater Seepage in the Indian River Lagoon, Florida

A series of vertical arrays of temperature sensor were placed in the bed of Indian River Lagoon
to measure temperature time series for the vertical profile. These data were used in two
numerical models, 1DTempPro and VFLUX, to estimate seepage flux rates into the lagoon.

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

Water Quality of the Russian River Watershed After Sonoma and Napa County Fires, Beginning 2017

The Sonoma County Water Agency (SCWA) supplies drinking water to over 600,000 Sonoma County and Marin County, CA residents and relies on a combination of Russian River water and surrounding groundwater. SCWA employs natural removal processes of riverbank filtration (RBF) to provide pretreatment before the river water is chlorinated and distributed in the drinking water system. In ad

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 physical and hydraulic properties at selected sites in interior Alaska. Physical properties include dry bulk density, loss on ignition, saturated soil water content, and particle size distribution. Hydraulic properties include field-saturated hydraulic conductivity.

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

MODFLOW-2000 model used to evaluate alternative withdrawal strategies on groundwater flow in the unconfined Kirkwood-Cohansey aquifer system, the Rio Grande water-bearing zone, and the Atlantic City 800-foot sand in the Great Egg Harbor and Mullica River

A three-dimensional groundwater-flow model (MODFLOW-2000 ) of the
Kirkwood-Cohansey aquifer system, Rio Grande water-bearing zone,
and Atlantic City 800-foot sand in the Great Egg Harbor and Mullica
River Basins, N.J. was developed to simulate the effects of withdrawals
on streamflow and groundwater supply. Increasing groundwater
withdrawals from the unconfined...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

MODFLOW-NWT model of the glacial aquifer system north of Aberdeen, South Dakota, through water year 2015

A previously developed three-dimensional groundwater flow model
(https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20125183) of the three primary aquifers
in the region north of Aberdeen, South Dakota, was revised to
assist the City of Aberdeen with water-resource planning. The
principal aquifers are the Elm, Middle James, and Deep James....

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

MODFLOW-2000 and MODPATH model data sets used in scenarios of groundwater flow and pumping (1900-2500) near Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

An existing three-dimensional model (MODFLOW-2000) by Fine, Petkewich, and Campbell (2017)
(https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20175128) was used to evaluate 7 water-management scenarios and
predict the effects on the groundwater flow and groundwater-level conditions in the Mount Pleasant,
South Carolina area. This model was...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

Probability of Streamflow Permanence (PROSPER) Model Output Layers

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 predictions...

Date published: January 1, 2018

FTS RSS Temperature Test 2, John C. Stennis Space Center, Jun 2016

Two identical Radar Stage Sensors from Forest Technology Systems, were evaluated to determine if they are suitable for U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) hydrologic data collection. The sensors were evaluated in laboratory conditions to evaluate the distance accuracy of the sensor over the manufacturer’s specified operating temperatures and distance to water ranges. Laboratory results we

Date published: January 1, 2018

Common hydraulic fracturing fluid additives alter the structure and function of anaerobic microbial communities

Data supporting "Common hydraulic fracturing fluid additives alter the structure and function of anaerobic microbial communities", describing iron reduction experiments, microbial community profiling, and statistical testing of data.

Attribution: Water Resources