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Date published: March 5, 2020

Time to ponding estimates from Green-Ampt infiltration modeling following wildfire in the Colorado Front Range, USA

This product is a Model Archive for Green-Ampt method infiltration modeling following wildfire in the Boulder Creek watershed, in the Colorado Front Range, USA. The models contained in this archive simulate infiltration and consequent runoff generation through 7 years of recovery following a wildfire in 2010. These simulations provide insight to changes in the timing of runoff generation that...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: March 5, 2020

Soil hydraulic properties for Green-Ampt infiltration modeling following wildfire in the Colorado Front Range, USA

This product is a Model Archive for Green-Ampt method infiltration modeling following wildfire in the Boulder Creek watershed, in the Colorado Front Range, USA. The models contained in this archive simulate infiltration and consequent runoff generation through 7 years of recovery following a wildfire in 2010. These simulations provide insight to changes in the timing of runoff generation that...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: February 28, 2020

National Integrated Water Availability Assessments concept map

The USGS National Integrated Water Availability Assessments concept map shows daily estimates of natural water storage (water present on the landscape) for approximately 110,000 regions across the conterminous United States. While the demonstration map is not ready for decision making, it can be used to compare an individual region’s current water storage to its historical storage.

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: February 20, 2020

Kentucky Drought Condition Monitor

The Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana WSC/Kentucky Agricultural Development Board choose four parameters to monitor drought: precipitation, streamflow, groundwater level, and crop moisture index. These parameters are frequently used by the Kentucky Drought Mitigation and Response Plan (2008) as indicators of the four stages of drought: drought advisory, moderate drought, severe drought, and extreme...

Date published: January 22, 2020

Videos collected for Image Velocimetry at Boneyard Creek at Urbana, IL from 2017 to 2018

The U.S. Geological Survey is testing deployments of continuous Large-Scale particle Image Velocimetry (LSPIV) streamgaging stations in areas with flashy flow regimes to measure streamflow during flood events. Videos were collected for the purpose of LSPIV streamflow analysis at a stage-discharge streamgaging station in a small, flashy urban stream in Urbana, Illinois, USA (Boneyard C

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 10, 2020

YRCC Technical Advisory Committee meeting notes for 04/09/2019

These are the notes from the April 9, 2019 Yellowstone River Compact Commission Technical Advisory Committee meeting in Sheridan, WY.

Date published: January 9, 2020

Determination of the effect of temperature (Q10) on rates of oxygen consumption in surface sediments collected from Ashumet Pond on Cape Cod, MA (2016)

This data release presents results from a laboratory study designed to measure the effect of temperature on rates of oxygen consumption within lake-bottom surface sediments at 0- to 5-cm depth. Sediment and lake water samples were collected June 8, 2016 from the South site in Ashumet Pond, Cape Cod, MA, where lake water recharges to the aquifer. Samples were shipped to Boulder, CO for l

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 8, 2020

Surface-Water Geochemistry of Mercury, Methylmercury, Nutrients, and other Constituents in Clear Lake, Lake County, California, July 2019

Clear Lake is a 180 km2 freshwater lake located in the California Coast Range, approximately 120 km northwest of Sacramento. The lake supports a wide variety of fish and bird species and is a very popular sport-fishing destination. However, fish consumption advisories associated with mercury (Hg) contamination exist for several popular recreational species. The lake is comprised of three

Attribution: Water Resources
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

Soil-Water Balance model for alluvial deposits in Summerset, South Dakota

The USGS, in cooperation with the City of Summerset, South Dakota,
developed a Soil-Water Balance (SWB) model of the alluvial aquifer in north
Summerset to estimate recharge and potential evapotranspiration volumes
and rates for 2017-2019. The model area included the north part of the city
of Summerset in west South Dakota along the east range of the Black Hills.
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Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2020

Yellowstone River at Corwin Springs, site number 06191500

Sample and Specific Conductance Monitoring Site Near the USGS stream gage 06191500 (Latitude N 45°06'43.63", Longitude W 110°47'37.20", 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

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2020

MODFLOW-2005, MODFLOW-NWT, and SEAWAT models used to simulate variable-density groundwater flow and contaminant transport at Naval Base Kitsap, Keyport, Washington

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of the Navy,
developed several 3-D groundwater flow models for used with MODFLOW-2005,
MODFLOW-NWT, and SEAWAT model codes to evaluate variable-density
groundwater flow and contaminant transport in Operable Unit 1 on Naval Base
Kitsap in Keyport, Washington. Chlorinated volatile organic compounds (...

Attribution: Water Resources