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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

Soil-Water Balance model datasets used to estimate groundwater recharge in Florida and parts of Georgia, Alabama, and South Carolina, 1895-2010

A soil-water balance model (SWB) was developed to estimate potential recharge and
irrigation water demand from the groundwater flow system in Florida and parts of Georgia,
Alabama, and South Carolina for the period 1895 through 2010. This SWB model executable
code detailed in the report SWB—A Modified Thornthwaite-Mather Soil-Water-Balance Code
for Estimating Groundwat...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

Metabolism estimates for 356 U.S. rivers (2007-2017): 3. Timeseries data

This dataset provides timeseries data on water quality and quantity, as collected or computed from outside sources. The format is many tables with one row per time series observation (1 tab-delimited file per site-variable combination, 1 zip file per site). This compilation of data is intended for use in estimating or interpreting metabolism. Sites were included if they met the initial c

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

MODFLOW-NWT model used to simulate groundwater storage changes in the Quincy Basin, Washington

A three-dimensional, groundwater flow model (MODFLOW-NWT) was developed to
examine groundwater storage changes in the Quincy Basin, Washington. The
model was calibrated to conditions from 1920 to 2013. The model was used to
(1) determine the change in groundwater storage from 1920 to 2013 , and
(2) simulate the potential effects of increases in pumping, decrease in

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

Probability of Streamflow Permanence (PROSPER) Continuous Parameter Grids (CPGs)

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

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

MODFLOW-NWT model of groundwater flow in the Ozark Plateaus aquifer system

Groundwater in the Ozark Plateaus aquifer system is an important source for municipal,
industrial, agricultural, and domestic water supply needs across much of southern
Missouri and northern Arkansas, and smaller areas of southeastern Kansas and
northeastern Oklahoma. Recent short-term drought conditions have emphasized
the need to better understand the delicate balance...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

Hyperspectral image data from the Snake River in Grand Teton National Park, WY, August 23, 2015

Hyperspectral image data from the Snake River in Grand Teton National Park, WY, were acquired on August 23, 2015 to support research on remote sensing of rivers, particularly retrieval of water depth, and to facilitate efforts to augment an image time series for characterizing channel change along the Snake River. These data were collected by the Compact Airborne Spectrographic Imager %

Attribution: Water Resources
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

Metabolism estimates for 356 U.S. rivers (2007-2017): 6. Model outputs

This dataset provides complete fits from metabolism estimation models. The format is 5 files per model (text and tab-delimited files, packaged as 1 zip file per model): (1) estimates of daily gross primary productivity (GPP), ecosystem respiration (ER), and the gas exchange coefficient (K600), (2) parameters for the model overall, (3) estimates of the nodes

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

Methane and nitrous oxide temporal and spatial concentrations in the Iroquois River and Sugar Creek in Northwestern Indiana and Northeastern Illinois, 1999-2003.

A comprehensive study of water quality in two streams was conducted in the Midwestern United States in 1999 to 2003. The Iroquois River and Sugar Creek, located in northwestern Indiana and northeastern Illinois have been heavily impacted by agricultural land use and contain relatively high concentrations of inorganic nitrogen, primarily as nitrate. As part of that study, samples were coll...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

Climatic CPGs -- Probability of Streamflow Permanence (PROSPER) Continuous Parameter Grids (CPGs)

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

Date published: January 1, 2018

Data from Decadal Change in Groundwater Quality Web Site, 1988-2014, Version 2.0

Evaluating Decadal Changes in Groundwater Quality: Groundwater quality data were collected from 5,000 wells between 1988-2001 (first sampling event) by the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Water-Quality Assessment Project. Samples are collected in groups of 20-30 wells with similar characteristics called networks. About 1,500 of these wells in 67 networks were sampled about 10