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Date published: January 1, 2018

Metabolism estimates for 356 U.S. rivers (2007-2017): 2a. Site coordinates

This dataset provides site locations as shapefile points. The format is a shapefile for all sites combined (.shp, .shx, .dbf, and .prj files). 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/F70864KX). The complete release includes:...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

Sediment Deposition on Floodplains and Point Bars of Powder River in Southeastern Montana from 1979 through 2017

This data release consist of the annual sediment depositional volume at five floodplain and five point bar sites on Powder River in southeastern Montana from 1979 through 2017. These 10 sites are a subgroup of a larger group of cross-sections established in 1975 and 1977 to monitor the channel changes along a 90-kilometer reach of Powder River. In addition to the sediment deposition data,...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

Code, data, executables, and other information used to run Unit Flows in Networks of Channels (UFINCH) - A method for simulating unit and daily flows in networks of channels described by NHDPlus using continuous flow data at U.S. Geological Survey streamg

This U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) data release contains the code, data, executables, and other information necessary to run the application Unit Flows in Networks of Channels (UFINCH). The UFINCH application is a computer code that utilizes the geospatial stream connectivity and catchment geometry described in National Hydrography Dataset Plus value added attributes (NHDPlus Vers

Date published: January 1, 2018

Survey of major and trace elements in stormwater runoff from across the United States, 2016 to 2017.

This study focuses on providing a broad-scale assessment of composition of water chemistry in urban stormwater runoff. The stormwater runoff is a source of recharge to groundwater by Green Infrastructure (GI) practices or it may become a source of recharge to groundwater to reduce stormwater volumes to surface waters or augment groundwater supply. The chemical composition of the stormwater r...

Attribution: Water Resources
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

Bathymetric survey data from the Deschutes River near Bend, OR, July 25, 2016

The U.S. Geological Survey conducted a bathymetric survey of a reach of the Deschutes River near Bend, OR, between Benham Falls and Dillon Falls on July 25, 2016, to support research on remote sensing of river discharge and characterization of habitat for amphibians, particularly the Oregon Spotted Frog. The bathymetric survey data were obtained with an ITER Systems Bathyswath-1 468 kH

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

Total mercury, bulk density, percent organic matter, and percent organic carbon measured in permafrost cores collected from 2004 through 2012 from the interior and northern slope of Alaska

The "MasterDB-csv-final2" dataset includes 548 laboratory measurements of sediment total mercury (STHg, nanograms per gram of soil, dry), bulk density (BD, grams per cm3 of soil, dry), percent of soil organic matter (%OM, loss on ignition, LOI), percent of soil organic carbon (%SOC, calculated using the Redfield's number), RHgC (Hg to carbon ratio

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

Metabolism estimates for 356 U.S. rivers (2007-2017): 2b. Site catchment boundaries

This dataset provides shapefile outlines of the catchments contributing to sites where metabolism was or could have been estimated. The format is a shapefile for all sites combined (.shp, .shx, .dbf, and .prj files). 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...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

Shallow Sediment Geochemical Data for the Cache Creek Settling Basin, Yolo County, California, 2010–17

This dataset includes shallow surface sediment (top 0–2 cm interval) constituent concentration data (primarily) and microbial methylmercury production potential rate data (limited) collected from the Cache Creek Settling Basin (CCSB), Yolo County, California, between April 2010 and July 2017. The dataset includes up to 706 observations (including field replicates%2

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

MODFLOW-NWT datasets for simulations of groundwater and surface-water in the Great Dismal Swamp of Virginia and North Carolina

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service,
has investigated the hydrology of the Great Dismal Swamp (Swamp) National Wildlife Refuge
(Refuge) in Virginia and North Carolina and developed a three-dimensional numerical model to
simulate groundwater and surface-water hydrology. The model was developed with
MODFLOW-NWT, a US...

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

FTS RSS Distance Test, John C. Stennis Space Center, Dec 2015

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