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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, 2017

Hydraulic Conductivity Data for Piezometers Near Cottonwood Lake Reserach Area, North Dakota (1978-2017)

Hydraulic conductivity (K), calculated at wells in and near Cottonwood Lake Research Area, North Dakota.

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2017

Model data for pore network modeling of the electrical signature of solute transport in dual-domain media, U.S. Geological Survey data release: U.S. Geological Survey data release

Pore network simulations were performed to investigate the electrical geophysical
signature of solute-transport in dual-domain media. This data release includes model
results, source code, and laboratory data used in the accompanying paper, as
explained in the upper-level "readme" file.

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2017

Firehole River near Old Faithful, WY (YFOF)

Firehole River near Madison Junction (YFIR), Yellowstone National Park Sample Collection: Samples were collected near the USGS stream gage 06036905 (Latitude 44°37'12.66", Longitude 110°51'48.61" NAD83). At the time of collection, all waters samples were filtered through a syringe filter (0.45-micrometer). Two splits of the filtered water were retained

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2017

Dissolved Pesticide Concentrations in Weekly Water Samples and Ancillary Data (Midwest, 2013)

Dissolved pesticides were measured in weekly water samples from 100 wadeable freshwater streams across eleven states in the Midwestern U.S. during May-August, 2013, as part of the Midwest Stream Quality Assessment study conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) National Water Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Project. Of the 100 stream sites, 12 were urban indicator sites and the

Date published: January 1, 2017

MODFLOW-NWT and MODPATH5 models used to identify potential flow paths from San Juan Mine to hydrologic receptors, San Juan County, New Mexico

Coal combustion by-products (CCBs, in the form of ash) produced at the coal-fired San Juan
Generating Station in San Juan County, New Mexico, have been buried in former surface-mine
pits at the San Juan Coal Mine since power-generation operations began in the early 1970s.
A groundwater flow model was developed by the USGS to estimate the timing of groundwater
recovery...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2017

Yukon River Basin - Active Layer Network: Raw soil moisture, soil temperature, and air temperature data

This dataset contains .csv files of unprocessed, raw, soil moisture, soil temperature, and air temperature data. This data is collected annually from sensors as part of the Active Layer Network. Sensors are set to collect data at 30 minute intervals from 1 soil moisture and 1 soil temperature sensor placed ten centimeters below the soil surface, 1 soil moisture and 1 soil temperature

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2017

Data for Radium Mobility and the Age of Groundwater in Public-drinking-water Supplies from the Cambrian-Ordovician Aquifer System, North-Central USA: Table 2. Detailed information on the calibration of dissolved gas models to dissolved gas concentrations

High radium (Ra) concentrations in potable portions of the Cambrian-Ordovician (C-O) aquifer system were investigated using water-quality data and environmental tracers ( 3H, 3Hetrit, SF6 , 14C and 4Herad) of groundwater age from 80 public-supply wells (PSWs). Groundwater ages were estimated by calibration of tracers to lumped parameter models and ranged from modern (1 Myr

Date published: January 1, 2017

MODFLOW2000 model used to simulate the groundwater flow of the Denver Basin Aquifer System, Colorado

A three-dimensional groundwater flow model (MODFLOW2000) of the Denver Basin bedrock aquifer
system and overlying alluvial aquifer was developed to provide quantitative estimates of groundwater
flow conditions and provide a useful tool for managers to analyze temporal changes to the hydrologic
system in response to changing climatic conditions and future groundwater...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2017

Partial release of iron, alkalinity, and oxygen data from Bemidji crude oil site, Minnesota 1993-2016

In a crude-oil-contaminated sandy aquifer at the Bemidji site in northern Minnesota, biodegradation of petroleum hydrocarbons resulted in transient increases in magnetic susceptibility under high water table conditions. The magnetic susceptibility subsequently decreased again when the water table dropped. This data set was assembled to illustrate the cause of the magnetic susceptibility...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2017

Water-quality and streamflow datasets used in Seasonal Kendall trend tests for the Nation’s rivers and streams, 1972-2012 (output)

In 1991, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) began a study of more than 50 major river basins across the Nation as part of the National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) project of the National Water-Quality Program. One of the major goals of the NAWQA project is to determine how water-quality conditions change over time. To support that goal, long-term consistent and comparable monitor

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2017

Data for Radium Mobility and the Age of Groundwater in Public-drinking-water Supplies from the Cambrian-Ordovician Aquifer System, North-Central USA

High radium (Ra) concentrations in potable portions of the Cambrian-Ordovician (C-O) aquifer system were investigated using water-quality data and environmental tracers ( 3H, 3Hetrit, SF6 , 14C and 4Herad) of groundwater age from 80 public-supply wells (PSWs). Groundwater ages were estimated by calibration of tracers to lumped parameter models and ranged from modern (1 Myr

Date published: January 1, 2017

MCHM Degradation Data Release

This USGS data release includes all the data presented in peer-reviewed publication entitled "Degradation of MCHM (4-methylcyclohexanemethanol) in Sediments from Elk River, West Virginia". We conducted experiments on crude MCHM to examine photooxidation or biodegradation. We also assessed the potential of sediments to serve as a long-term source of MCHM and well as the potential for na

Attribution: Water Resources