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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: December 31, 2019

Field-saturated hydraulic conductivity near Hess Creek in interior Alaska

This data release presents measurements and derived parameters for attributes of bulk density, loss on ignition, soil-water retention, and hydraulic conductivity for a site (Richardson) near Hess Creek in interior Alaska, USA. These measurements are useful for hydrologic modeling and predictions of water availability in this region.

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: December 31, 2019

Soil-water retention, hydraulic conductivity, bulk density, and loss on ignition near Hess Creek in interior Alaska

This data release presents measurements and derived parameters for attributes of bulk density, loss on ignition, soil-water retention, and hydraulic conductivity for a site (Richardson) near Hess Creek in interior Alaska, USA. These measurements are useful for hydrologic modeling and predictions of water availability in this region.

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: December 23, 2019

U.S. Geological Survey streamgage matching results for water-quality sites of the Delaware River Basin

This data set contains U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) streamgage matching results in tabular format for water-quality sites retrieved from the Water Quality Portal for the Delaware River Basin. The table contains a list of water-quality sites joined to USGS streamgages where the water-quality site and USGS streamgage are located on the same stream, as represented by the National Hydrography

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: December 20, 2019

Thermal infrared images and direct temperature measurements of groundwater discharge zones throughout the Farmington River watershed (Connecticut and Massachusetts)

Areas of groundwater discharge are hydrologically and ecologically important, and yet are difficult to predict at the river network scale. Thermal infrared imagery can be used to identify areas of groundwater discharge based on an observed temperature anomaly (colder during the late summer or warmer during the late winter). The thermal images, direct temperature measurements (11 cm dept

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: December 20, 2019

Selenium concentrations in tissues of the cyprinid Sacramento Splittail of the San Francisco Estuary (2010-11 and 2017)

Estuaries provide critical habitat for a vast array of fish and wildlife but are also a nexus for core economic activities that mobilize and concentrate contaminants that can threaten aquatic species. Selenium (Se), an essential element and potent reproductive toxin, is enriched in parts of the San Francisco Estuary (SFE) to levels known to cause toxicity, yet the risk of Se to spec

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: December 18, 2019

Hydrographic surveys collected to monitor fish spawning reef placements, Detroit and St. Clair Rivers, Michigan, July 23-25, 2018

The U.S Geological Survey conducted hydrographic surveys from July 23-25, 2018 to monitor fish spawning substrate placements (reefs) in the Detroit and St. Clair Rivers, MI. A multibeam echosounder was used from the Great Lakes Science Center research vessel Cisco to collect hydrographic data. These data were used to generate maps of river bottom topography in locations where spawning sub

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: December 18, 2019

Bathymetric Survey of the Ichilo and Sajta Rivers, near Puerto Villarroel, Bolivia, May 23-24, 2019

A bathymetric survey was conducted at the confluence of the Ichilo and Sajta Rivers near Puerto Villarroel, Bolivia. The surveyed reach extends approximately 12 kilometers upstream of the confluence along the Ichilo River, approximately 2 kilometers upstream of the confluence along the Sajta River, and 1.5 kilometers downstream of the confluence along the Ichilo River. The bathymetric data

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: December 16, 2019

Point data for four case studies related to testing of multi-order hydrologic position

The location of a point (or pixel) within the conterminous U.S. can be assigned based on its position relative to the Nation’s stream network. Two metrics are recognized: lateral position (LP) and distance from stream to divide (DSD). And given that a point can have different positions in different hydrologic orders the term multi-order hydrologic position (MOHP) is use

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: December 12, 2019

Trends in selected streamflow metrics at reference streamgages in the conterminous United States, 1955-2014

This dataset includes four tables related to annual trends in streamflow metrics at 599 reference streamgages in the conterminous United States for the period 1955-2014. Reference streamgages are defined here as gages with drainage basins that are minimally impacted by anthropogenic effects such as reservoirs or urbanization. The four tables are: 1) computed annual values for 16 streamflow me...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: November 20, 2019

Hyperspectral image data and Rhodamine WT dye concentration measurements from a tracer study at the River Experiment Center, Korea, in May 2017

Hyperspectral image data and field measurements of Rhodamine WT dye concentration were obtained during a tracer study conducted at the Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology's River Experiment Center May 17-20, 2017, to support research on dispersion in river channels. The image data included in this data release were acquired using a Nano-Hyperspec (Headwall Photoni

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: November 13, 2019

Process-guided deep learning water temperature predictions: 4b Sparkling Lake detailed training data

This dataset includes compiled water temperature data from an instrumented buoy on Sparkling Lake, WI and discrete (manually sampled) water temperature records from North Temperate Lakes Long-TERM Ecological Research Program (NTL-LTER; https://lter.limnology.wisc.edu/). The buoy is supported by both the Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network (...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: November 13, 2019

Process-guided deep learning water temperature predictions: 6b Sparkling Lake detailed evaluation data

This dataset includes "test data" compiled water temperature data from an instrumented buoy on Sparkling Lake, WI and discrete (manually sampled) water temperature records from North Temperate Lakes Long-TERM Ecological Research Program (NTL-LTER; https://lter.limnology.wisc.edu/). The buoy is supported by both the Global Lake Ecological...

Attribution: Water Resources