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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

Example data from MoisturEC: a new R program for moisture content estimation from electrical conductivity data

This dataset includes example data used for demonstration of the moisturEC program. This includes inverted electrical resistivity data, model resolution from the inversion, point moisture information, and conductivity-saturation calibration information. The data are from a field site in Coventry, CT outfitted with five, Decagon 5TE moisture probes, arranged along a 28 m transect at

Date published: January 1, 2017

Yellowstone River at Corwin Springs, MT (YYCR)

Yellowstone River at Corwin Springs, MT (YYCR) Sample Collection: Samples were collected near the USGS stream gage 06191500 (Latitude 45°06'43.63", Longitude 110°47'37.20" 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 for chemical analyses,

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2017

Isotopic and chemical composition (δ13C, Δ14C, δ15N, C:N, SUVA254nm, % HPOA) of aquatic carbon and field conditions (water temperature, pH, discharge) in the Upper Mississippi River Basin, October 2014 – February 2016

This dataset contains stable isotope (δ13C) and radioisotope (Δ14C) compositions of dissolved inorganic carbon, dissolved organic carbon, particulate organic carbon, and bed material organic carbon samples collected from rivers in the Upper Mississippi River Basin between October 2014 and February 2016. Rivers were sampled at USGS gaging stations: Minnesota River at Fort...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2017

Chemical extraction results of aquifer sediments for concentrations of iron and arsenic in different redox zones at the crude-oil spill site near Bemidji, Minnesota

In a crude-oil-contaminated sandy aquifer at the Bemidji site in northern Minnesota, biodegradation of petroleum hydrocarbons has resulted in release of naturally occurring As to groundwater under Fe-reducing conditions. This data set was collected for a study that used chemical extractions of aquifer sediments collected in 1993 and 2011-2014 to evaluate the relationship between Fe and As in...

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 monitoring has...

Date published: January 1, 2017

Pesticide concentration and streamflow datasets used to evaluate pesticide trends in the Nation’s rivers and streams, 1992-2012 (input)

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

Fiber-optic distributed temperature data collected along the streambed of the East River, Crested Butte, CO, USA

The data set includes temperature data from the base of the water column along the sediment interface of the East River near Crested Butte Colorado, USA, in support of ongoing study regarding groundwater/surface water exchange. The data were collected from 08/09/2016 to 08/31/2016 using a fiber-optic distributed temperature sensing system that has 1.01 m spatial resolution along the

Date published: January 1, 2017

Yukon River Basin, Active Layer Network: Active Layer Depth Measurements

This dataset includes active layer depth measurements made annually at Active Layer Networks across the Yukon River Basin in Alaska and Canada. Active layer depth measurements are made using a calibrated metal rod pushed into the soil until permafrost is reached. Each network location consists of a 45 meter by 45 meter grid, measurements are made annually at the time of maximum active layer...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2017

Lithologic characterization of cores from boreholes 83BR-89BR collected from the mudstone aquifer underlying the Naval Air Warfare Center, West Trenton, NJ

This data set presents the lithologic interpretation of rock cores from boreholes 83BR-89BR collected from the mudstone aquifer underlying the Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWC), West Trenton, NJ. Continuous core from these boreholes was collected and visually interpreted to identify characteristics of the depositional environment of the mudstone. Three types of mudstone were identified:

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2017

MODFLOW-NWT model used to evaluate potential effects of alterations to the hydrologic system in the vicinity of Long Lake, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, near Gary, Indiana

A three dimensional groundwater flow model (MODFLOW-NWT) was developed to examine the effects
of changes to engineering controls and Lake Michigan surface water levels on the distribution of ponded
water near Long Lake in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, near Gary, Indiana. The steady state model
was calibrated to relatively low groundwater level condition of October 2002...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2017

Description of core collected during installation of a Wasatch aquifer monitoring well in the Green River Basin, Sublette County, Wyoming

A monitoring well was installed in the Wasatch aquifer in the Green River Basin, Sublette County, Wyoming in August 2015. Core collected during drilling activities was described to a depth of 170 feet. The data release contains a detailed description of the lithology and physical characteristics of the core sections, as well as numerous photographs. The data release was produced in complian...

Date published: January 1, 2017

MODFLOW-LGR data sets for the Great Basin carbonate and alluvial aquifer system model version 3.0: Revisions in southwestern Utah and east central Nevada

A new version of previously published steady-state numerical groundwater flow models of the Great Basin
carbonate and alluvial aquifer system (GBCAAS), and was developed in conjunction with U.S. Geological
Survey (USGS) studies in Parowan, Pine, and Wah Wah Valleys, Utah. This version of the model is
considered to be GBCAAS v. 3.0 and supersedes previous versions. This mo

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