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Date published: July 2, 2020

Salmon spawning locations (redds) mapped in the field along the American River, California, November 5-7, 2018

This data release includes images and field measurements used to map salmon spawning locations along the American River near Sacramento, California, via remote sensing; the data were collected November 5-7, 2018. The purpose of this study was to develop and test a spectrally based technique for identifying salmon spawning locations, known as redds, from various types of remotely sens

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: July 2, 2020

Floating transient electromagnetic (FloaTEM) surveys in the Tallahatchie River near Shellmound, Mississippi

Floating transient electromagnetic (FloaTEM) data were acquired on the Tallahatchie River during October 2018. During the survey, approximately 18.3 line-kilometers were collected in the Shellmound, Mississippi study area. Data were collected by members of the U.S. Geological Survey, Hydrogeophysics Branch, Lower-Mississippi Gulf Science Center and the Aarhus University HydroGeophysic

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: July 2, 2020

Field measurements of water depth from the American River, California, November 5-7, 2018

Field measurements of water depth were acquired from a reach of the upper American River in California, November 5-7, 2018, to support research on mapping salmon spawning locations (redds) via remote sensing. The depth measurements included in this data release were obtained by wading the shallow channel margins with RTK GPS receivers and measuring water surface elevations along the wat

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: July 2, 2020

Floating transient electromagnetic (FloaTEM) surveys in the Rainbow Reservoir near Windsor, Connecticut

Floating transient electromagnetic (FloaTEM) data were acquired on the Rainbow Reservoir during November 2018. During the survey, approximately 12 line-kilometers were collected in the Rainbow Reservoir, near Windsor, Connecticut study area. Data were collected by members of the U.S. Geological Survey, Hydrogeophysics Branch, and New England Water Science Center. FloaTEM data acquir

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: July 2, 2020

Field spectra from salmon spawning locations on the American River, California, November 5-7, 2018

This child data release includes field spectra obtained as part of a study focused on mapping salmon spawning locations along the American River near Sacramento, California, via remote sensing; the data were collected November 5-7, 2018. The purpose of this study was to develop and test a spectrally based technique for identifying salmon spawning locations, known as redds, from vario

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: July 2, 2020

Floating transient electromagnetic (FloaTEM) surveys in the Delaware River near Barryville, New York

Floating transient electromagnetic (FloaTEM) data were acquired on the Upper Delaware River during December 2018. During the survey, approximately 10 line-kilometers were collected in the Upper Delaware River, near USGS boring 12008-14 (https://webapps.usgs.gov/GeoLogLocator/#!/search) near Barryville, New York study area. Data...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: July 2, 2020

Floating transient electromagnetic (FloaTEM) surveys in the Eel River near Falmouth, Massachusetts

Floating transient electromagnetic (FloaTEM) data were acquired on the Eel River during November 2018. During the survey, approximately 1.6 line-kilometers were collected in the Eel River, Falmouth, Massachusetts study area. Data were collected by members of the U.S. Geological Survey, Hydrogeophysics Branch, and New England Water Science Center. FloaTEM data acquired along the Eel

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: July 2, 2020

Towed transient electromagnetic (tTEM) surveys adjacent to the Tallahatchie River near Shellmound, Mississippi

Towed transient electromagnetic (tTEM) data were acquired adjacent to the Tallahatchie River during March 2018. During the survey, approximately 35 line-kilometers were collected in the Shellmound, Mississippi study area. Data were collected by members of the U.S. Geological Survey, Hydrogeophysics Branch, and the Aarhus University HydroGeophysics Group. FloaTEM data acquired near the

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: June 30, 2020

Modeled Stream Metabolism in Boulder Creek near Boulder, CO (2016 - 2018) (ver. 2.0, June 2020)

The data presented here was collected in the lower basin of Boulder Creek at an elevation of 1562 meters and 40.05166667 latitude, -105.1783333 longitude. Seasonal and annual variations in discharge are dominated by snowmelt events and water management practices. The data includes date sample collected, discharge (cubic meter per second), stream depth (meters), dissolved oxygen co

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: June 30, 2020

Data used to model and map pH and redox conditions in the Northern Atlantic Coastal Plain aquifer system, eastern USA

Data used to model and map pH and redox conditions in groundwater in the Northern Atlantic Coastal Plain aquifer system, eastern USA, are documented in this data release. The models use as input data measurements of pH and dissolved oxygen concentrations at about 3000 to 5000 wells, which were compiled primarily from U.S. Geological Survey and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency databases....

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: June 29, 2020

Shear-Wave Velocity (Vs) Surveys Collected in Fredericktown, Missouri, June 2018

In June 2018, U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) collected geophysical measurements to help evaluate the suitability of a proposed landfill site for disposing mine-waste materials in Fredericktown, MO. Shear-wave (Vs) refraction surveys were collected to measure the shear-wave velocity of the subsurface, which can be used for es

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: June 29, 2020

Horizontal-to-Vertical Spectral Ratio (HVSR) Seismic Surveys in Fredericktown, Missouri, June 2018

In June 2018, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) collected geophysical measurements to help evaluate the suitability of a proposed landfill site for disposing mine-waste materials in Fredericktown, MO. A total of 35 horizontal-to-vertical spectral ratio (HVSR) passive seismic measurements were collected at the site. The

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