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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, soil-water retention data, and parameters used in a common soil-water retention model (van Genucht

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

A finite-difference algorithm used to simulate one-dimensional diffusion and adsorption of trichloroethene in a rock matrix

Simulations of one-dimensional (1-D) diffusion and adsorption of trichloroethene (TCE) in a
rock matrix are conducted using rock properties identified from a mudstone aquifer in the
Newark Basin, near West Trenton, New Jersey. The simulations are conducted using a
finite-difference algorithm that was prepared for this investigation to solve the equation
for 1-D...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

Organic and total carbon analyses of rock core collected from boreholes 83BR, 84BR, 85BR, 86BR, 87BR, 88BR, and 89BR in the mudstone underlying the former Naval Air Warfare Center, West Trenton, New Jersey

These data sets present results for analyses of the fraction of total and organic carbon in samples of rock core collected from boreholes 83BR, 84BR, 85BR, 86BR, 87BR, 88BR, and 89BR in the Lockatong Formation (mudstone) underlying the former Naval Air Warfare Center, West Trenton, New Jersey.

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

Data on denitrification and ecological characteristics of nontidal floodplains, Chesapeake Bay watershed, USA, 2013-2016

This data set presents attributes of floodplain ecosystem characteristics including floodplain soil denitrification, floodplain soil biogeochemistry, floodplain vegetation, floodplain sedimentation, floodplain and channel morphometry, stream discharge and water quality, floodplain climate, floodplain physiographic region, and catchment land cover. Attributes are associated with 18

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: December 11, 2017

Virginia Water-Monitoring-Site Mapper

The Water-Monitoring-Sites Mapper is an interactive map of Virginia water monitoring-site locations from the USGS National Water Information System (NWIS). It provides access to surface water, groundwater, and water quality monitoring data for active sites. The functionality includes query, select, tabular display by county,...

Date published: December 11, 2017

West Virginia Water-Monitoring-Site Mapper

The Water-Monitoring-Sites Mapper is an interactive map of West Virginia water monitoring-site locations from the USGS National Water Information System (NWIS). It provides access to surface water, groundwater, and water quality monitoring data for active sites. The functionality includes query, select, tabular display by county,...

Date published: December 8, 2017

West Virginia Real-Time Precipitation Network

This interactive map shows current and cumulative rainfall total for precipitation sites in West Virginia.  Map provides real-time precipitation radar image to overlay from National Weather Service.

 

Date published: December 8, 2017

Virginia Real-Time Precipitation Network

This interactive map shows current and cumulative rainfall total for precipitation sites in Virginia.  Map provides real-time precipitation radar image to overlay from National Weather Service. 

Date published: December 8, 2017

GIS-based landscape analysis to identify sources of endocrine disrupting chemicals

De facto wastewater reuse from Wastewater Treatment Facilities (WWTF) has the potential to contribute unregulated Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals. To visualize the typical contributions of treated effluent into Shenandoah River watershed streams, an ArcGIS model of WWTFs, NHDPlus Version 2 (USGS and EPA 2012) stream networks, and USGS Streamgages across the Shenandoah River watershed was...

Date published: November 20, 2017

A multi-year record of chemical and isotopic composition of water from springs of the Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

During October 1995 through March 2014, the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the National Park Service, Luray, Virginia Station collected and analyzed samples of selected springs, air and unsaturated-zone gases in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia. The 19-year record of measurements of chemical and isotopic composition of water discharging from 34 springs located along the cr

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: October 18, 2017

Generalized lithology for the conterminous United States

This dataset contains generalized lithologic classes (rocktypes) as reassigned from the USGS state geologic map compilation for the conterminous United States (Schweitzer, 2011). Lithology was classified into 12 generalized categories using the fields LITH62 and LITH62MINO available in Schweitzer (2011). 

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: October 1, 2017

Dissolved organic matter data in surface water samples from Minnesota Lakes, 2012 to 2013

The sampling of three hydrologically diverse Minnesota Lakes (Williams Lake, Shingobee Lake, and Lake Manganika) took place during the years of 2012 to 2013. Water samples were collected and filtered in the field using 0.45 micrometer capsule filters (Versapor membrane), silicon tubing, and a peristaltic pump. Water samples were then shipped on ice to the U.S. Geological Survey in

Attribution: Water Resources