Water Resources

Publications

This list of Water Resources Mission Area publications includes both official USGS publications and journal articles authored by our scientists. A searchable database of all USGS publications can be accessed at the USGS Publications Warehouse.

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Year Published: 2021

Quality of groundwater used for domestic supply in the northern San Joaquin Valley, California

Groundwater provides more than 40 percent of California’s drinking water. To protect this vital resource, the State of California created the Groundwater Ambient Monitoring and Assessment (GAMA) Program. The Priority Basin Project (PBP) of the GAMA Program provides a comprehensive assessment of the State’s groundwater quality and provides...

Levy, Zeno F.; Balkan, Mariia; Shelton, Jennifer L.
Levy, Z.F., Balkan, M., and Shelton, J.L., 2021, Quality of groundwater used for domestic supply in the northern San Joaquin Valley, California: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2021-3040, 4 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20213040.

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Peak-flow variability, peak-flow informational needs, and consideration of regional regression analyses in managing the crest-stage gage network in Montana

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT), has operated a crest-stage gage (CSG) network in Montana to collect peak-flow data since 1955. The CSG network is vital to collecting peak-flow data on small drainage basins that typically are not addressed by continuous streamflow operations....

Sando, Steven K.
Sando, S.K., 2021, Peak-flow variability, peak-flow informational needs, and consideration of regional regression analyses in managing the crest-stage gage network in Montana: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2021–5063, 124 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20215063.

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Water priorities for the Nation—USGS Integrated Water Science basins

The United States faces growing challenges to its water supply, infrastructure, and aquatic ecosystems because of population growth, climate change, floods, and droughts. To help address these challenges, the U.S. Geological Survey Water Resources Mission Area is integrating recent advances in monitoring, research, and modeling to improve...

Miller, Mark P.; Eberts, Sandra M.; Sprague, Lori A.
Attribution: Water Resources
Miller, M.P., Eberts, S.M., and Sprague, L.A., 2021, Water priorities for the Nation—USGS Integrated Water Science basins: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2021–3041, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20213041.

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U.S. Geological Survey science for the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative—2018 annual report

The Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative (WLCI) was established in 2007 as a collaborative interagency partnership to develop and implement science-based conservation actions. During the past 11 years, partners from U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), State and Federal land management agencies, universities, and the public have collaborated to...

Anderson, Patrick J.; Aldridge, Cameron L.; Alexander, Jason S.; Assal, Timothy J.; Aulenbach, Steven; Bowen, Zachary H.; Chalfoun, Anna D.; Chong, Geneva W.; Copeland, Holly; Edmunds, David R.; Germaine, Steve; Graves, Tabitha; Heinrichs, Julie A.; Homer, Collin G.; Huber, Christopher; Johnston, Aaron; Kauffman, Matthew J.; Manier, Daniel J.; McShane, Ryan R.; Eddy-Miller, Cheryl A.; Miller, Kirk A.; Monroe, Adrian P.; O'Donnell, Michael S.; Ortega, Anna; Walters, Annika W.; Wieferich, Daniel J.; Wyckoff, Teal B.; Zeigenfuss, Linda
Anderson, P.J., Aldridge, C.L., Alexander, J.S., Assal, T.J., Aulenbach, S., Bowen, Z.H., Chalfoun, A.D., Chong, G.W., Copeland, H., Edmunds, D.R., Germaine, S., Graves, T., Heinrichs, J.A., Homer, C.G., Huber, C.C., Johnston, A., Kauffman, M.J., Manier, D.J., McShan, R.R., Eddy-Miller, C.A., Miller, K.A., Monroe, A.P., O’Donnell, M.S., Ortega, A., Walters, A.W., Wieferich, D., Wyckoff, T.B., and Zeigenfuss, L., 2020, U.S. Geological Survey science for the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative—2018 annual report: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2021–1067, 33 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20211067.

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Precipitation-driven flood-inundation mapping of the Little Blue River at Grandview, Missouri

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the City of Grandview, Missouri, assessed flooding of the Little Blue River at Grandview resulting from varying precipitation magnitudes and durations and expected land-cover changes. The precipitation scenarios were used to develop a library of flood-inundation maps that included a 3.5-mile...

Heimann, David C.; Voss, Jonathon D.; Rydlund, Jr., Paul H.
Heimann, D.C., Voss, J.D., and Rydlund, P.H., Jr., 2021, Precipitation-driven flood-inundation mapping of the Little Blue River at Grandview, Missouri: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2021–5068, 19 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20215068.

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Hydrogeology of the Susquehanna River valley-fill aquifer system in the towns of Conklin and Kirkwood, Broome County, New York

The hydrogeology of the Susquehanna River valley-fill aquifer system and adjacent areas in south-central Broome County, New York, was investigated in cooperation with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The study area encompasses roughly 55.5 square miles and includes the towns of Conklin and Kirkwood. Multiple small,...

Van Hoesen, John G.; Heisig, Paul M.; Fisher, Shannon R.
Van Hoesen, J.G., Heisig, P.M., and Fisher, S.R., 2021, Hydrogeology of the Susquehanna River valley-fill aquifer system in the towns of Conklin and Kirkwood, Broome County, New York: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2021–5026, 29 p., 1 pl., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20215026.

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Cyprosulfamide: Analysis of the herbicide safener and two of its degradates in surface water and groundwater from the Midwestern United States

Herbicide safeners are commonly included in herbicide formulations to selectively protect crops from herbicide toxicity but are poorly understood in terms of their environmental occurrence and fate. This study established an analytical method for a newer safener, cyprosulfamide, and two of its degradates, cyprosulfamide desmethyl and N-...

McFadden, Monica E; Hladik, Michelle

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Model estimated baseflow for streams with endangered Atlantic Salmon in Maine, USA

We present a regression model for estimating mean August baseflow per square kilometer of drainage area to help resource managers assess relative amounts of baseflow in Maine streams with Atlantic Salmon habitat. The model was derived from mean August baseflows computed at 31 USGS streamflow gages in Maine. We use an ordinary least squares...

Lombard, Pamela J.; Dudley, Robert; Collins, Matthias J.; Saunders, Rory; Atkinson, Ernie

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Simulation of water-table and freshwater/saltwater interface response to climate-change-driven sea-level rise and changes in recharge at Fire Island National Seashore, New York

The fresh groundwater system at Fire Island National Seashore in New York is one of the natural resources that is most vulnerable to climate change; the various federally listed threatened or endangered species that live on Fire Island, including the piping plover, roseate tern shorebird, and seabeach amaranth may be affected by changes in the...

Misut, Paul E.; Dressler, Sarken
Misut, P.E., and Dressler, S., 2021, Simulation of water-table and freshwater/saltwater interface response to climate-change-driven sea-level rise and changes in recharge at Fire Island National Seashore, New York: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2020–5117, 47 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20205117.

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Simulation of water-table response to sea-level rise and change in recharge, Sandy Hook unit, Gateway National Recreation Area, New Jersey

The Sandy Hook Unit, Gateway National Recreation Area (hereafter Sandy Hook) in New Jersey is a 10-kilometer-long spit visited by thousands of people each year who take advantage of the historical and natural resources and recreational opportunities. The historical and natural resources are threatened by global climate change, including sea-level...

Carleton, Glen B.; Charles, Emmanuel G.; Fiore, Alex R.; Winston, Richard B.
Carleton, G.B., Charles, E.G., Fiore, A.R., and Winston, R.B., 2021, Simulation of water-table response to sea-level rise and change in recharge, Sandy Hook unit, Gateway National Recreation Area, New Jersey: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2020–5080, 91 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20205080.

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Mapping of suspended sediment transport using acoustic methods in a Pantanal tributary

Generally, fluvial systems are used for different objectives including energy production, water supply, recreation, and navigation. Thus, many impacts must be considered with their use. An understanding of sediment dynamics in fluvial systems is often of value for a variety of objectives, given that erosion and depositional processes can change...

Wosiacki, Liege F.K.; Koji Suekame, Hugo; Wood, Molly S.; Verissimo Goncalves, Fabio; Bleninger, Tobias
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Optimization of the Idaho National Laboratory water-quality aquifer monitoring network, southeastern Idaho

Long-term monitoring of water-quality data collected from wells at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) has provided essential information for delineating the movement of radiochemical and chemical wastes in the eastern Snake River Plain aquifer, southeastern Idaho. Since 1949, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of...

Fisher, Jason C.; Bartholomay, Roy C.; Rattray, Gordon W.; Maimer, Neil V.
Fisher, J.C., Bartholomay, R.C., Rattray, G.W., and Maimer, N.V., 2021, Optimization of the Idaho National Laboratory water-quality aquifer monitoring network, southeastern Idaho: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2021–5031 (DOE/ID-22252), 63 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20215031.