Water Resources

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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: 2019

Methods for installation, removal, and downloading data from the temperature profiling probe (TROD)

This document provides a brief method overview on the deployment and removal of the temperature profiling probe developed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in 2015 and referred to as SensorRod or temperature rod (TROD). The TROD is suitable for short- to long-term deployments (days to years) for evaluating thermal gradients in soils and...

Naranjo, Ramon C.
Naranjo, R.C., 2019, Methods for installation, removal, and downloading data from the temperature profiling probe (TROD): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2019–1066, 14 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20191066.

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Water resources of Tensas Parish, Louisiana

Information concerning the availability, use, and quality of water in Tensas Parish, Louisiana, is critical for proper water-supply management. The purpose of this fact sheet is to present information that can be used by water managers, parish residents, and others for stewardship of this vital resource. In 2014, 38.01 million gallons...

White, Vincent E.
White, V.E., 2019, Water resources of Tensas Parish, Louisiana: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2019–3004, 6 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20193004.

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Assessment of the presence of sewage in the Mill River under low-flow conditions, Springfield, Massachusetts, 2010–11

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Senator William X. Wall Experiment Station, assessed the presence of 14 commonly used human-health pharmaceutical compounds, fecal indicator bacteria, and...

Massey, Andrew J.; Marcus C. Waldron; Jean Tang, R.; Huntington, Thomas G.
Massey, A.J., Waldron, M.C., Tang, R.J., and Huntington, T.G., 2019, Assessment of the presence of sewage in the Mill River under low-flow conditions, Springfield, Massachusetts, 2010–11: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2019–5027, 18 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20195027.

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Interpretation of dye tracing data collected November 13–December 2, 2017, at the Savoy Experimental Watershed as part of the Advanced Groundwater Field Techniques in Karst Terrains course, Savoy, Arkansas

The first course on the use of advanced groundwater field techniques for karst aquifers was conducted November 13–17, 2017, at the University of Arkansas Savoy Experimental Watershed (SEW), which is located on pastures for beef livestock research conducted by the Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Arkansas at Savoy, Arkansas. The...

Kuniansky, Eve L.; Blackstock, Joshua M.; Wagner, Daniel M.; Brahana, J. Van
Attribution: Water Resources
Kuniansky, E.L., Blackstock, J.M., Wagner, D.M., and Brahana, J.V., 2019, Interpretation of dye tracing data collected, November 13–December 2, 2017, at the Savoy Experimental Watershed as part of the Advanced Groundwater Field Techniques in Karst Terrains Course, Savoy, Arkansas: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2019–5016, 41 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20195016.

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Evaluation of land subsidence and ground failures at Bicycle Basin, Fort Irwin National Training Center, California, 1992–2017

Groundwater has been pumped in the Bicycle Basin at Fort Irwin National Training Center since the 1960s, and the amount pumped has generally increased since the 1990s. After a large crack (approximately 0.5-kilometer long) formed at the surface of Bicycle Lake playa during 2005–06 in the area used as an aircraft runway, a...

Densmore, Jill; Ellett, Kevin M.; Sneed, Michelle; Brandt, Justin T.; Howle, James F.; Morita, Andrew Y.; Borela, Rodrigo; Bobet, Antonio; Thayer, Daniel C.
Densmore, J.N., Ellett, K.M., Sneed, M., Brandt, J.T., Howle, J.F., Morita, A.Y., Borela, R., Bobet, A., and Thayer, D.C., 2019, Evaluation of land subsidence and ground failures at Bicycle Basin, Fort Irwin National Training Center, California, 1992–2017: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2019–5015, 93 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20195015.

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Managing the trifecta of disease, climate, and contaminants: Searching for robust choices under multiple sources of uncertainty

Wood frogs, like other amphibian species worldwide, are experiencing population declines due to multiple stressors. In the northeastern United States, wood frog declines are thought to result from a reduction in successful metamorphosis in part due to climate change, disease (specifically ranavirus) and contaminant exposure. The presence of...

Smalling, Kelly; Eagles-Smith, Collin; Katz, Rachel A.; Grant, Evan

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Methane and nitrous oxide temporal and spatial variability in two midwestern USA streams containing high nitrate concentrations

Concentrations and emissions of greenhouse gases CO2, CH4, and N2O commonly are examined individually in aquatic environments in which each is expected to be relatively important; however, their co-occurrence and dynamic interactions in fluvial settings could provide important information about their controlling biogeochemical processes and...

Smith, Richard L.; Böhlke, John K.
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Simulation of groundwater flow in the Brunswick Area, Georgia, for 2004 and 2015, and selected groundwater-management scenarios

The Upper Floridan aquifer (UFA) is the principal water source for industrial and public supply in Glynn County, Georgia. Wells in active pumping centers that tap the UFA for industries near the city of Brunswick have created an upward hydraulic-head gradient in the Floridan aquifer system, which has allowed high chloride (saline) groundwater from...

Cherry, Gregory S.
Cherry, G.S., 2019, Simulation of groundwater flow in the Brunswick area, Georgia, for 2004 and 2015, and selected groundwater-management scenarios: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2019–5035, 70 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20195035.

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Groundwater quality in shallow aquifers in the western Mojave Desert, 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 increases public...

Groover, Krishangi D.; Goldrath, Dara A.
Groover, K.D., and Goldrath, D.A., 2019, Groundwater quality in shallow aquifers in the western Mojave Desert, California: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2019–3033, 4 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20193033.

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Toward explaining nitrogen and phosphorus trends in Chesapeake Bay tributaries, 1992-2012

Understanding trends in stream chemistry is critical to watershed management, and often complicated by multiple contaminant sources and landscape conditions changing over varying time scales. We adapted spatially-referenced regression (SPARROW) to infer causes of recent nutrient trends in Chesapeake Bay tributaries by relating observed fluxes...

Ator, Scott; Garcia, Ana; Schwarz, Gregory; Blomquist, Joel; Sekellick, Andrew
Ator, S.W., A.M. Garcia, G.E. Schwarz, J.D. Blomquist, and A.J. Sekellick. 2019. “Toward Explaining Nitrogen and Phosphorus Trends in Chesapeake Bay Tributaries, 1992–2012.” Journal of the American Water Resources Association 1–20. https://doi.org/10.1111/1752-1688.12756.

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Drilling, construction, water chemistry, water levels, and regional potentiometric surface of the upper carbonate-rock aquifer in Clark County, Nevada, 2009–2015

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) initiated a cooperative study through the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act (Bureau of Land Management, 1998) to install six wells in the carbonate-rock and basin-fill aquifers of Clark County, Nevada, in areas of sparse groundwater data. This map uses water levels...

Wilson, Jon W.
Wilson, J.W., 2019, Drilling, construction, water chemistry, water levels, and regional potentiometric surface of the upper carbonate-rock aquifer in Clark County, Nevada, 2009–2015: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3434, scale 1:500,000, https://doi.org/10.3133/sim3434.

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Dam effects on bedload transport on the upper Santa Ana River, California, and implications for native fish habitat

Dams disrupt the flow of water and sediment and thus have the potential to affect the downstream geomorphic characteristics of a river. Though there are some well‐known and common geomorphic responses to dams, such as bed armouring, the response downstream from any particular dam is dependent on local conditions. Herein, we investigate the...

Wright, Scott A.; Minear, J Toby