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: 2020

Monitoring and real-time modeling of Escherichia coli bacteria for the Chattahoochee River, Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Georgia, 2000–2019

The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA) is a National Park Service unit/park with 48 miles of urban waterway in the Atlanta metropolitan area. The Chattahoochee River within the CRNRA is a popular place for water-based recreation but is known to periodically experience elevated levels of fecal-coliform bacteria associated with...

Aulenbach, Brent T.; McKee, Anna M.
Aulenbach, B.T., and McKee, A.M., 2020, Monitoring and real-time modeling of Escherichia coli bacteria for the Chattahoochee River, Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Georgia, 2000–2019: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2020–1048, 43 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20201048.

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Pesticide concentrations associated with augmented flow pulses in the Yolo Bypass and Cache Slough Complex, California

Surface-water and suspended-sediment samples were collected and analyzed by the U.S. Geological Survey for multiple current-use pesticides and pesticide degradates approximately every 2 weeks at up to five sites in the Yolo Bypass and Cache Slough Complex before, during, and after augmented flow pulses in summer and fall 2016 and 2018 as well as...

Orlando, James L.; De Parsia, Matt; Sanders, Corey; Hladik, Michelle; Frantzich, Jared
Orlando, J.L., De Parsia, M., Sanders, C., Hladik, M., and Frantzich, J., 2020, Pesticide concentrations associated with augmented flow pulses in the Yolo Bypass and Cache Slough Complex, California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2020–1076, 101 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20201076.

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Brianna postcard

Brianna is a hydrologist in the Hydrologic Investigations (Studies) Unit. She received a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering and a master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Kansas.

U.S. Geological Survey, 2020, Brianna postcard: U.S. Geological Survey General Information Product 205, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/gip205.

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Brad postcard

Brad is a hydrologist in the Surface Water Investigation Unit. He received his bachelor of science degree in natural sciences from Concordia University in Wisconsin and his master’s degree in freshwater sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

U.S. Geological Survey, 2020, Brad postcard: U.S. Geological Survey General Information Product 204, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/gip204.

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Hydrologic technician postcard

Hydrologic technicians collect water data related to water quantity, quality, availability, and movement in surface-water and groundwater environments.For more information, visit https://www.usajobs.gov.

U.S. Geological Survey, 2020, Hydrologic technican postcard: U.S. Geological Survey General Information Product 203, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/gip203.

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Chantelle postcard

Chantelle is a hydrologist in the Surface Water Investigation Unit. She received her bachelor of science degree in environmental geology from the University of Kansas.

U.S. Geological Survey, 2020, Chantelle postcard: U.S. Geological Survey General Information Product 202, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/gip202.

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Hydrologist postcard

Hydrologists study the properties, distribution, and effects of water on the Earth’s surface, in the soil and underlying rocks, and in the atmosphere.For more information, visit https://www.usajobs.gov.

U.S. Geological Survey, 2020, Hydrologist postcard: U.S. Geological Survey General Information Product 201, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/gip201.

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Chemist postcard

Chemists design analytical methods, analyze samples, and review instrument results to ensure high-quality, defensible data are provided to our Nation’s decision makers.For more information, visit https://www.usajobs.gov.

U.S. Geological Survey, 2020, Chemist postcard: U.S. Geological Survey General Information Product 200, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/gip200.

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Michaelah postcard

Michaelah is an environmental chemist in the Organic Geochemistry Research Unit. She received her bachelor of science degree in environmental chemistry from the University of Kansas and her master’s degree in biomimicry from Arizona State University.

U.S. Geological Survey, 2020, Michaelah postcard: U.S. Geological Survey General Information Product 199, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/gip199.

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Discharge and dissolved-solids characteristics and trends of Snake River above Jackson Lake at Flagg Ranch, Wyoming, 1986–2018

The headwaters of the Snake River are in the mountains of northwestern Wyoming. Maintaining the recognized high quality of water in Grand Teton National Park is a National Park Service (NPS) priority. To characterize and understand the water resources of Grand Teton National Park, the NPS established a monitoring program to monitor the quality of...

Miller, Olivia L.; Eddy-Miller, Cheryl A.
Miller, O.L., and Eddy-Miller, C.A., 2020, Discharge and dissolved-solids characteristics and trends of Snake River above Jackson Lake at Flagg Ranch, Wyoming, 1986–2018: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2020–5062, 19 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20205062.

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Evaluation of the Washington State Department of Transportation stormwater monitoring and effectiveness program for 2014–19

The U.S. Geological Survey was asked by the Washington State Department of Transportation to provide technical assistance as a third-party reviewer of their stormwater effectiveness monitoring program during the transition between the completion of the 2014 Washington State Department of Ecology permit requirements and start of the new 2019...

Senter, Craig A.; Sheibley, Richard W.
Senter, C.A., and Sheibley, R.W., 2020, Evaluation of the Washington State Department of Transportation stormwater monitoring and effectiveness program for 2014–19: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2020–1079, 11 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20201079.

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Groundwater age and susceptibility of south Atlantic and Gulf Coast principal aquifers of the contiguous United States

Groundwater susceptibility to contamination was investigated by using environmental tracer-based groundwater age metrics in the south Atlantic and Gulf Coast principal aquifer systems of the Southeastern Coastal Plain, Mississippi embayment–Texas coastal uplands, and the Coastal Lowlands. Samples of dissolved gas, tritium, sulfur hexafluoride,...

Solder, John E.
Solder, J.E., 2020, Groundwater age and susceptibility of south Atlantic and Gulf Coast principal aquifers of the contiguous United States: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2020–5050, 46 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20205050.