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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

Residence Times and Alluvial Architecture of a Sediment Superslug in Response to Different Flow Regimes in Spring Creek (1996-2016)

This data release will consist of four Excel files (one for each cross section) containing worksheets corresponding to each channel cross-section survey (~25-31) between 1996 and 2014. These worksheets contain the basic survey data (dates, instruments, reference elevations, foresights, distances from reference pins, and elevations). An additional worksheet contains the m

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2017

Data Sets for the Report Entitled, "A Field Study of Selected U.S. Geological Survey Analytical Methods for Measuring Pesticides in Filtered Stream Water, June-September 2012"

The National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program and National Stream Quality Accounting Network (NASQAN) are U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) monitoring programs that measure pesticide concentrations in the Nation’s streams and rivers, herein collectively referred to as streams. The NAWQA Program began monitoring pesticides in 1992 and the NASQAN Program began monitoring p

Date published: January 1, 2017

U.S. Geological Survey GAGES-II time series data from consistent sources of land use, water use, agriculture, timber activities, dam removals, and other historical anthropogenic influences

This product is a series of ten datasets containing tabular data from historical time series sources for the 9,067 conterminous United States sites in the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Geospatial Attributes of Gages for Evaluating Streamflow II (GAGES-II) dataset. The tables contain time-series data derived from consistent sources of agricultural commodities such as crop types, irriga

Date published: January 1, 2017

Snake River above Jackson Lake at Flagg Ranch, WY (YSNA)

Snake River above Jackson Lake at Flagg Ranch, WY (YSNA) Sample Collection: Samples were collected near the USGS stream gage 13010065 (Latitude 44°05'56", Longitude 110°40'03" 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 analyse

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2017

Old vs. new urban: U.S. national mapping of the year of “first development” for urban areas, from 1940-2010.

This product is a 100-meter resolution raster which classifies urban lands in the conterminous United States by the year in which they were “first developed.” The classification is based on housing density by era for 1940-2010 developed by the University of Wisconsin-Madison SILVIS lab. The classification was applied by identifying a housing unit density threshold which...

Date published: January 1, 2017

GWM-2005, MODFLOW-2005, MODFLOW-NWT, and SEAWAT-2000 groundwater flow models of the Bedrock Aquifers at the Kettle Moraine Springs State Fish Hatchery, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin

Three groundwater flow models (KMS model, Pumping Test model, and Modified LMB model) were
developed for the Kettle Moraine Springs State Fish Hatchery using the U.S. Geological Survey
codes MODLOW-NWT, GWM-2005, MODFLOW-2005, and SEAWAT-2000. The KMS inset model
was derived from a published USGS regional Lake Michigan Basin model, and was constructed to
simulate groun...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2017

Biogeochemical analyses of water samples collected in the mudstone aquifer underlying the Naval Air Warfare Center, West Trenton, NJ (2008-2013)

These data sets present results from the analyses of groundwater samples collected from monitoring wells and monitoring intervals in bedrock wells in the mudstone aquifer underlying the former Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWC), West Trenton, NJ. The water samples were collected between 2008 and 2013 and were analyzed for field parameters, inorganic and organic constituents, and the abun

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2017

Streamflow statistics calculated from daily mean streamflow data collected during water years 1901–2015 for selected U.S. Geological Survey streamgages

In 2016, non-interpretive streamflow statistics were compiled for streamgages located throughout the Nation and stored in the StreamStatsDB database for use with StreamStats and other applications. Two previously published USGS computer programs that were designed to help calculate streamflow statistics were updated to better support StreamStats as part of this effort. These programs are named...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2017

Channel Cross-section Data for Powder River between Moorhead and Broadus, Montana from 1975 to 2019 May 2013 (ver. 3.0, August 2020)

This data release will consist of 40 Excel files (one file for each cross section) containing worksheets corresponding to each channel cross-section survey (from 2 to about 40). Worksheets contain the basic survey data (dates, equipment, reference elevations, foresights, distances from reference pins, and elevations).

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2017

Weathering of Oil in a Surficial Aquifer, Bemidji, MN

The dataset consists of 30-year percentage depletion calculations, hydrocarbon group compositions, organic carbon mass fractions and hydrocarbon concentrations for 16 locations sampled at the Bemidji (MN) oil spill study site. Also included in the dataset are concentrations for 33 individual volatile hydrocarbons from the aforementioned sampling locations.

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: December 21, 2016

Wind-wave and suspended-sediment data from Liberty Island and Little Holland Tract, Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, California

Investigate the influence of wind waves on sediment dynamics in two flooded agricultural tracts. Part of a large interdisciplinary study led by the USGS and funded by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to investigate how shallow-water habitats in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta function and whether they provide good habitat for native fish species, including the Delta smelt.