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Date published: January 1, 2020

Spot temperature measurements collected along the Quashnet River, Mashpee/Falmouth MA

Heat is used as a tracer for a variety of physical hydrogeological process. For ongoing studies related to groundwater/surface water exchange, temperatures of streambed sediment along the bank, in drainage ditches, and in the river were measured using handheld thermal infrared (FLIR Systems, Inc) cameras and thermocouple (Digi-Sense, Inc) probes. Thermal surveys of the Quashne

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2020

GFLOW model files used to generate probabilistic waste-water plume extents and contributing areas to supply wells for a proposed waste-water infiltration lagoon scenario, Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin.

This data release contains files for three scenarios of an analytic element (GFLOW) groundwater
flow model with particle-tracking that were developed in cooperation with the Lac du Flambeau
Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and Indian Health Service to map the probablistic plume extent
for a proposed waste-water infiltration lagoon, along with maps to delineate the area...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2020

MODFLOW-2005 Groundwater Flow Model to Simulate Predevelopment Groundwater Flow in the Eastern Abu Dhabi Emirate, United Arab Emirates

A numerical groundwater flow model using MODFLOW-2005 was developed to examine
predevelopment groundwater flow in eastern Abu Dhabi Emirate, United Arab Emirates.
The model was calibrated to conditions before the 1960s, the period before modern
pumping began. The model was used to evaluate the regional water budget and 4
potential recharge scenarios. This USGS data...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2020

MODFLOW-2005 model used to evaluate water-management scenarios for the Mississippi Delta

A three-dimensional groundwater flow model (MODFLOW-2005) of the Mississippi embayment,
South-Central United States, was developed as part of a national project initiated by the U.S.
Geological Survey Groundwater Resources Program to provide updated assessments of
groundwater availability in important principal aquifers across the United States. The goals
of the...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2020

SUTRA model used to evaluate groundwater availability in central Molokai, Hawaii

A three-dimensional, variable-density solute-transport model (SUTRA) was developed
to evaluate the effects of nine selected withdrawal/recharge scenarios on salinity of
groundwater and discharge of freshwater to the nearshore environment of central
Molokaʻi, Hawaiʻi. The model was constructed using water-level and salinity data
available for the period from 1940 to

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2020

MODFLOW-NWT groundwater model used for simulating potential future pumping scenarios and forecasting associated groundwater-level changes in the Truxton aquifer on the Hualapai Reservation and adjacent areas, Mohave County, Arizona

A three-dimensional, numerical groundwater flow model of the Hualapai Plateau
and Truxton Basin was developed to assist water-resource managers in
understanding the potential effects of projected groundwater withdrawals on
groundwater levels and storage in the basin. The Truxton Basin Hydrologic
Model (TBHM) was developed using previously published data, as well as, new...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2020

Firehole River near West Yellowstone, site number 06036905

Sample and Specific Conductance Monitoring Site Near the USGS stream gage 06036905 located along the Firehole Canyon (Latitude N 44°37'12.66", Longitude W 110°51'48.61", NAD83). Methods Specific Conductance Data An In-Situ Aqua Troll 100 Data Logger was used to measure and store specific conductance measurements. Specific conductance measurements were made every 15

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2020

MODFLOW-2000 and MODPATH4 used to simulate groundwater flow and contaminant transport in the Pohatcong Valley, Warren County, New Jersey

The U. S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
developed a numerical ground-water-flow model, using MODFLOW-2000, to simulate
ground-water flow in the Pohatcong Valley including the area within the Pohatcong Valley
Ground Water Contamination Site. In 1978, the chlorinated solvents trichloroethene (TCE)
and tetrachloroethene...

Date published: January 1, 2020

Geophysical data from the unnamed lake at the National Crude Oil Spill Fate and Natural Attenuation Research Site, Bemidji, MN (ver. 2.0, June 2020)

The National Crude Oil Spill Fate and Natural Attenuation Research Site is located near Bemidji, MN, USA. A high pressure oil pipeline ruptured in 1979 releasing ~1.7 million liters of light crude oil, which sprayed over an area of ~6500 square meters and collected in topographic depressions. Approximately 75% of the spilled oil was recovered. Much of the remainder reached the water t

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2020

Madison River near West Yellowstone, site number 06037500

Sample and Specific Conductance Monitoring Site Beginning May 6, 2019, the monitoring site was located at the USGS stream gage 06037500 (Latitude N 44°39'25.46", Longitude W 111°04'04.67", NAD83). Prior to May 6, 2019, monitoring equipment was located approximately one kilometer upstream from USGS stream gage 06037500 on the left bank. Methods Specific Conduc

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2020

Tantalus Creek, site number 06036940

Sample and Specific Conductance Monitoring Site Near the USGS stream gage 06036940 (Latitude N 44°43'57.81", Longitude W 110°42'47.71", NAD83). Methods Specific Conductance Data An In-Situ Aqua Troll 100 Data Logger was used to measure and store specific conductance measurements. Specific conductance measurements were made every 15 minutes. The specific conductance m

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2020

MODFLOW-2005 model used to Simulate the Evolution of Fluid Underpressures in the Great Plains, by Incorporation of Tectonic Uplift and Tilting

A sequence of nine two-dimensional cross-sectional groundwater models
using MODFLOW-2005 was created to study whether underpressures
(subhydrostatic heads) in the Paleozoic units underlying the Great Plains
of North America are a consequence of Cenozoic uplift of the area. Based
on tectonostratigraphic data incorporated into these nine models, we have
developed a...

Attribution: Water Resources