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

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

Probability distribution grids of dissolved oxygen and dissolved manganese concentrations at selected thresholds in drinking water depth zones, Central Valley, California

The ascii grids represent regional probabilities that groundwater in a particular location will have dissolved oxygen (DO) concentrations less than selected threshold values representing anoxic groundwater conditions or will have dissolved manganese (Mn) concentrations greater than selected threshold values representing secondary drinking water-quality contaminant levels (SMCL) and he

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

MODFLOW 2005 data sets for the simulation of potential increased inundation in flood-prone regions of Southeast Florida in response to climate and sea-level changes in Broward County, Florida, 2060-69

Two transient surface-water/groundwater models were developed to study the potential for increased
inundation and flooding in eastern Broward County due to changes in future climate and sea-level rise.
These models were constructed by using a modified version of MODFLOW 2005, with the surface-water
system represented by using the surface-water routing process (SWR1) and a new...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

MODFLOW-NWT model data sets used to evaluate changes in the hydrodynamics of Anvil Lake, Wisconsin

A MODFLOW-NWT groundwater flow model was developed to simulate groundwater
movement in the area around Anvil Lake, and groundwater inputs and outputs from
the lake from 1980 to 2014. Surface-water hydrology was simulated using the lake
package. The MODFLOW model was first calibrated for steady-state conditions, or
"average" conditions corresponding to January 1, 1980,...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

Digital aerial photography acquired during a tracer dye experiment on the Kootenai River, ID, September 27, 2017

To support research on dispersion in river channels, a tracer dye experiment was performed on the Kootenai River in northern Idaho, September 25-27, 2017. This data release provides access to digital aerial photography acquired during the experiment and the supporting field-based measurements of reflectance and dye concentration are available through related data releases. The digital aeri...

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

Metabolism estimates for 356 U.S. rivers (2007-2017): 4. Model inputs

This dataset provides input data formatted for use in estimating metabolism. The format is tables of prepared time series inputs (1 tab-delimited file per site, in 1 zip file per site). This dataset is part of a larger data release of metabolism model inputs and outputs for 356 streams and rivers across the United States (https://doi.org/10.5066/...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

Temperature and geophysical data collected along the Quashnet River, Mashpee/Falmouth MA

The temperature and surface geophysical data contained in this release have primarily been collected to support groundwater/surface water methods development, and to characterize the hydrogeological controls on native brook trout habitat. All data have been collected since 2010 along the Quashnet River corridor located on Cape Cod, MA, USA. Cape Cod is a peninsula in southeastern coastal

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

Data from Decadal Change in Groundwater Quality Web Site, 1988-2012

Groundwater quality data were collected in 5,000 wells between 1988-2001 by the National Water-Quality Assessment Project. About 1,500 of these wells were sampled again between 2002-2012 to evaluate decadal changes in groundwater quality. Monitoring wells, domestic supply wells, and some public supply wells were included in this study. All water was collected prior to treatment. Groundwat

Date published: January 1, 2018

Tables and charts for isotope-abundance variations and atomic weights of selected elements: 2016 (Ver. 1.1, May 2018)

Twelve chemical elements have intervals for their standard atomic weights, namely hydrogen, lithium, boron, carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, magnesium, silicon, sulfur, chlorine, bromine and thallium. Isotopic abundances, isotope-delta values, and atomic weights for each of the lower and upper bounds of materials and compounds of these 12 elements are tabulated. Version 1.1 is

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

Chemical and isotopic data for a study of seasonality of nitrate sources and isotopic composition in the Upper Illinois River, 2004-2008

This data release contains chemical and isotopic data used in an investigation of nitrate sources and transport in the Upper Illinois River basin. Samples (total = 445) include river water from the Upper Illinois River and its major tributaries plus urban wastewater and agricultural groundwater. Data include concentrations of nitrate, chloride, and sulfate; isotope ratios of N and

Attribution: Water Resources