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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, 2016

U.S. national categorical mapping of building heights by block group from Shuttle Radar Topography Mission data

This dataset is a categorical mapping of estimated mean building heights, by Census block group, in shapefile format for the conterminous United States. The data were derived from the NASA Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, which collected “first return” (top of canopy and buildings) radar data at 30-m resolution in February, 2000 aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavor. Th

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

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

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
Date published: January 1, 2016

National 1-kilometer rasters of selected Census of Agriculture statistics allocated to land use for the time period 1950 to 2012

This dataset consists of a series of rasters covering the conterminous United States. Each raster is a one kilometer (km) grid for 18 selected Census of Agriculture statistics mapped to land use pixels for the time period 1950 to 2012. A supplemental set of 9 statistics mapped at the entire county level are also provided as 1-km rasters. The rasters are posted as ArcGIS grids. The statistics...

Date published: January 1, 2016

Groundwater discharge areas for Antelope, Kobeh, and Monitor Valleys, Central Nevada, 1964

This dataset represents "phreatophyte areas" mapped as part of a groundwater reconnaissance
effort in four valleys in central Nevada and published in 1964. 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

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

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

MODFLOW-USG model of groundwater flow in the Wood River Valley aquifer system in Blaine County, Idaho

A three-dimensional numerical groundwater flow model (MODFLOW-USG) was developed for the
Wood River Valley (WRV) aquifer system, south-central Idaho, to evaluate groundwater and
surface-water availability at the regional scale. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in
cooperation Idaho Department of Water Resources, used the transient groundwater flow
model to simulat

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

HEC-HMS and HEC-RAS models used to analyze dam failure for the Lago El Guineo Dam, Orocovis, Puerto Rico

The Hydrologic Engineering Center’s Hydrologic Modeling System (HEC-HMS) and Hydrologic Engineering
Center’s River Analysis System (HEC-RAS) computer programs, developed by the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers, were used for the hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, respectively, to analyze the potential for
dam failure under different hydrologic conditions. The

Attribution: Water Resources