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Date published: January 1, 2018

MODFLOW model used in simulation of groundwater flow and analysis of projected water use for the Rush Springs aquifer, western Oklahoma

In 2018 The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
and the Oklahoma Water Resources Board, published a calibrated numerical groundwater-
flow model and associated model documentation report that evaluated the effects of potential
groundwater withdrawals on groundwater flow and availability in the Rush Springs aquifer in
western...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

MODFLOW-NWT model used to assess groundwater availability in the uppermost principal aquifer systems of the Williston structural basin, United States and Canada

A three-dimensional groundwater flow model was developed to characterize groundwater resources
the uppermost principal aquifers in the Williston structural basin in parts of Montana, North Dakota, and
South Dakota in the United States and of Manitoba and Saskatchewan in Canada as part of a detailed
assessment of the groundwater availability of the area. The uppermost...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

FTS RSS Temperature Test 2, John C. Stennis Space Center, Jun 2016

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

Date published: January 1, 2018

FTS RSS Temperature Test 1, John C. Stennis Space Center, Nov 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

Date published: January 1, 2018

Physical 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

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

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

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

Summary of the 11,000 published soil BD, LOI, SOC%, Hg, and RHgC measurements from 13 studies (1978-2014)

The "published" dataset includes 11,000 published 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

Dissolved organic carbon and nitrogen release from boreal Holocene permafrost and seasonally frozen soils of Alaska

Permafrost (perennially frozen) and active-layer (seasonally thawed) soils varying in soil carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) content and radiocarbon age were collected from three sites in interior Alaska to determine potential release of dissolved organic carbon (DOC), total dissolved N (TDN), dissolved organic nitrogen (DON), and dissolved inorganic nitrogen (DIN)

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

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