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Date published: June 30, 2020

Modeled Stream Metabolism in Boulder Creek near Boulder, CO (2016 - 2018) (ver. 2.0, June 2020)

The data presented here was collected in the lower basin of Boulder Creek at an elevation of 1562 meters and 40.05166667 latitude, -105.1783333 longitude. Seasonal and annual variations in discharge are dominated by snowmelt events and water management practices. The data includes date sample collected, discharge (cubic meter per second), stream depth (meters), dissolved oxygen co

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: June 29, 2020

Frequency Domain Electromagnetic (FDEM) Surveys Collected in Fredericktown, Missouri, June 2018

In June 2018, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) collected geophysical measurements to help evaluate the suitability of a proposed landfill site for disposing mine-waste materials in Fredericktown, MO. Frequency domain electromagnetic (FDEM) induction data were collected above the land surface along the cleared paths th

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: June 29, 2020

Geophysical Data Collected for an Assessment of a Proposed Landfill Site in Fredericktown, Missouri, June 2018

In June 2018, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) collected geophysical measurements to help evaluate the suitability of a proposed landfill site for disposing mine-waste materials in Fredericktown, Missouri. Geophysical methods were used to evaluate and characterize the unconsolidated sediment (i.e., regolith) abo

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: June 29, 2020

Depth-dependent temperature and thermal conductivity Fredericktown, Missouri, June 2018

From June 25 to June 28, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) collected temperature measurements to help evaluate the thermal properties at two locations along the shoreline of City Lake in Fredericktown, MO. The in-situ temperature of surface water and saturated sediments was monitored to support calculations of seepage flux. Temperature measurements Celsius were coll

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: June 29, 2020

Shear-Wave Velocity (Vs) Surveys Collected in Fredericktown, Missouri, June 2018

In June 2018, U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) collected geophysical measurements to help evaluate the suitability of a proposed landfill site for disposing mine-waste materials in Fredericktown, MO. Shear-wave (Vs) refraction surveys were collected to measure the shear-wave velocity of the subsurface, which can be used for es

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: June 29, 2020

Horizontal-to-Vertical Spectral Ratio (HVSR) Seismic Surveys in Fredericktown, Missouri, June 2018

In June 2018, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) collected geophysical measurements to help evaluate the suitability of a proposed landfill site for disposing mine-waste materials in Fredericktown, MO. A total of 35 horizontal-to-vertical spectral ratio (HVSR) passive seismic measurements were collected at the site. The

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: June 29, 2020

Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) Imaging in Fredericktown, Missouri, June 2018

In June 2018, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) collected geophysical measurements to help evaluate the suitability of a proposed landfill site for disposing mine-waste materials in Fredericktown, MO. Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) images were acquired at two locations to characterize the temperature of the water an

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: June 29, 2020

Electrical Resistivity Tomography (ERT) Surveys Collected in Fredericktown, Missouri, June 2018

In June 2018, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) collected geophysical measurements to help evaluate the suitability of a proposed landfill site for disposing mine-waste materials in Fredericktown, MO. Two survey profiles were collected, each including dipole-dipole and Wenner-Schlumberger configurations. For each survey

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: June 29, 2020

Frequency Domain Electromagnetic (FDEM) Surveys Collected in Fredericktown, Missouri, June 2018

In June 2018, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) collected geophysical measurements to help evaluate the suitability of a proposed landfill site for disposing mine-waste materials in Fredericktown, MO. Frequency domain electromagnetic (FDEM) induction data were collected along the edge of the water. The antenna was pla

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: June 26, 2020

Benthic Community and Bivalve Metrics Data in the Sacramento - San Joaquin Delta from 2015 to 2018.

Declining phytoplankton biomass and the resulting stress on the food web has been suggested as one contributor to the decline of Delta Smelt and other fish species in the San Francisco Bay (SFB) and the Sacramento San Joaquin River Delta. Filter feeding by two species of bivalves, Corbicula fluminea and Potamocorbula amurensis, has been shown to control phytoplankton growth rate in the SF

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: June 25, 2020

Chemistry of water, stream sediment, wildfire ash, soil, dust, and mine waste for Fourmile Creek Watershed, Colorado, 2010-2019

In response to the 2010 Fourmile Canyon fire near Boulder, Colorado, the U.S. Geological Survey collected data to support investigations into the magnitude and critical drivers of water-quality impairment after wildfire. We analyzed chemistry of stream water, sediment, wildfire ash, soil, dust, and mine waste for metals and other parameters in order to evaluate the effects of legacy

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: June 15, 2020

Aerial photographs from the Yampa and Little Snake Rivers in northwest Colorado used to characterize channel changes occurring between 1954 and 1961

Aerial photographs of the Yampa and Little Snake Rivers acquired in 1954 and 1961 were used to examine channel changes occurring along these two rivers during this time period. In addition, these data were used to develop and test a generalizable new approach to characterizing the uncertainty associated with analyses of channel change based on time series of remotely sensed data, which we te...

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