Water Resources

Data and Tools

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.

USGS Water Data for the Nation

USGS Water Data for the Nation

Access to water data collected at approximately 1.9 million sites

Get data

Water Quality Portal

Water Quality Portal

Water quality data from state, federal, tribal, and local agencies

Get data
Filter Total Items: 816
Date published: January 1, 2016

Concentration of Bifenthrin in Adult Insects That Emerged from Mesocosms

Direct and indirect ecological effects of the widely used insecticide bifenthrin on stream ecosystems are largely unknown. To investigate such effects, a manipulative experiment was conducted in stream mesocosms that were colonized by aquatic insect communities and exposed to bifenthrin-contaminated sediment; implications for natural streams were interpreted through comparison of mesocosm res...

Date published: January 1, 2016

Aqueous Phases of Bifenthrin in Mesocosms

Direct and indirect ecological effects of the widely used insecticide bifenthrin on stream ecosystems are largely unknown. To investigate such effects, a manipulative experiment was conducted in stream mesocosms that were colonized by aquatic insect communities and exposed to bifenthrin-contaminated sediment; implications for natural streams were interpreted through comparison of mesocosm res...

Date published: January 1, 2016

Spatial data: Projected shifts in fish species dominance in Wisconsin lakes under climate change

Temperate lakes may contain both coolwater fish species such as walleye (Sander vitreus) and warmwater species such as largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides). Recent declines in walleye and increases in largemouth bass populations have raised questions regarding the future trajectories and appropriate management actions for these important species. We developed a thermodynamic model of

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2016

Dataset of Lead-210 and Cesium-137 age dating

This data release contains the data used to interpret the origin of the shallow lakes in the Khorezm Province, Uzbekistan, and the history of pesticide use around these lakes. The data include 1) lake sediment core data for age dating (cesium-137 and lead-210) for 12 lakes in Uzbekistan, 2) lake sediment core data for loss on ignition (LOI550)for determining organic carbon cont

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2016

Mean annual water-budget components for Hawaii Island, Hawaii, for predevelopment conditions, 1916-83 rainfall and 1870 land cover

The shapefile associated with this metadata file represents the spatial distribution of mean annual water-budget components,
in inches, for Hawaii Island, Hawaii. The water-budget components in the shapefile were computed by a water-budget model
for a scenario representative of predevelopment conditions (1916-83 rainfall and 1870 land cover), as described in USGS
Scientific I...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2016

Rosen et al JoPL Pesticide Dataset

This data release contains the data used to interpret the origin of the shallow lakes in the Khorezm Province, Uzbekistan, and the history of pesticide use around these lakes. The data include 1) lake sediment core data for age dating (cesium-137 and lead-210) for 12 lakes in Uzbekistan, 2) lake sediment core data for loss on ignition (LOI550)for determining organic carbon cont

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2016

Digital map of water-level changes in the High Plains aquifer, Republican River Basin in Colorado, Kansas, and Nebraska, 2002 to 2015

The High Plains aquifer extends from south of 32 degrees to almost 44 degrees north latitude and
from 96 degrees 30 minutes to 104 degrees west longitude. The aquifer underlies about 175,000
square miles in parts of Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota,
Texas, and Wyoming. The Republican River Basin is about 25,000 square miles and is located i

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2016

Lower Rio Puerco GPS survey data collected in 2002, 2007, 2010, and 2014

High-precision (Real-time kinematic) Global Positioning System (GPS) surveys were conducted along the lower Rio Puerco in April 2002, January 2007, April 2010, and April 2014 to support a long-term study of geomorphic processes and the geomorphic history of the arroyo. The study reach extends from the confluence with the Rio San Jose 67 km downvalley to the old Highway 85 bridge nea

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2016

Groundwater discharge area for Diamond Valley, Central Nevada, 1968

This dataset represents "phreatophyte areas" mapped as part of an analysis of irrigation pumping
in Diamond Valley, Nevada published in 1968. The data were digitized for comparison with mapping
of groundwater discharge areas done in 2011 as part of a groundwater study in these valleys published
in 2016.

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2016

MODFLOW2000 and MODFLOW-ASP models used to simulate the groundwater flow in the Atlantic Coastal Plain, North and South Carolina and parts of Georgia and Virginia, Predevelopment to 2004

A three-dimensional groundwater flow model (MODFLOW2000) of the Atlantic Coastal Plain aquifers
and confining units was developed to evaluate groundwater availability and to forecast the potential
effects of climate change on groundwater levels in the study area. Two existing groundwater flow
models that simulated flow and water use in the Coastal Plain aquifers of North...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2016

Soil depth and soil-hydraulic properties for unburned and burned areas from the Sugarloaf experimental catchment within the 2010 Fourmile Canyon Fire area, Colorado.

This record contains scientific data characterizing soil properties and hydrologic response to rainfall associated with historic rainfall during September 2013 in the Colorado Front Range, USA. Data include soil depth, soil-hydraulic properties of field-saturated hydraulic conductivity and sorptivity, weathered bedrock hydraulic properties including field-saturated hydraulic conductivity a...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2016

Mean annual water-budget components for Hawaii Island, Hawaii, for recent conditions, 1916-83 rainfall and 2008 land cover

The shapefile associated with this metadata file represents the spatial distribution of mean annual
water-budget components, in inches, for Hawaii Island, Hawaii. The water-budget components in
the shapefile were computed by a water-budget model for a scenario representative of recent
conditions (1916-83 rainfall and 2008 land cover), as described in USGS Scientific Investiga...

Attribution: Water Resources