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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: 2020

Groundwater quality in the Biscayne Aquifer, Florida

Groundwater provides nearly 50 percent of the Nation’s drinking water. To help protect this vital resource, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Project assesses groundwater quality in aquifers that are important sources of drinking water (Burow and Belitz, 2014). The Biscayne aquifer constitutes one of the...

Kingsbury, James A.
Attribution: Water Resources
Kingsbury, J.A., 2020, Groundwater quality in the Biscayne Aquifer, Florida: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2019-3056, 4 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20193056.

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Groundwater quality in the Ozark Plateaus Aquifer System, central United States

Groundwater provides nearly 50 percent of the Nation’s drinking water. To help protect this vital resource, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Project assesses groundwater quality in aquifers that are important sources of drinking water (Burow and Belitz, 2014). The Ozark Plateaus aquifer system constitutes...

Kingsbury, James A.
Attribution: Water Resources
Kingsbury, J.A., 2020, Groundwater quality in the Ozark Plateaus Aquifer System, central United States: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2019-3057, 4 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20193057.

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Groundwater quality in the Columbia Plateau Basaltic-Rock Aquifers, northwestern United States

Groundwater provides nearly 50 percent of the Nation’s drinking water. To help protect this vital resource, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Project assesses groundwater quality in aquifers that are important sources of drinking water. The Columbia Plateau basaltic-rock aquifers constitute one of the...

Musgrove, MaryLynn
Attribution: Water Resources
Musgrove, M., 2020, Groundwater quality in the Columbia Plateau Basaltic-Rock Aquifers, northwestern United States: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2019-3058, 4 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20193058.

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Groundwater quality in the High Plains Aquifer

Groundwater provides nearly 50 percent of the Nation’s drinking water. To help protect this vital resource, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Project assesses groundwater quality in aquifers that are important sources of drinking water. The High Plains aquifer constitutes one of the important aquifers...

Musgrove, MaryLynn
Attribution: Water Resources
Musgrove, M., 2020, Groundwater quality in the High Plains Aquifer: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2019-3055, 4 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20193055.

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Evaluation of restoration alternatives using hydraulic models of lake outflow at Wapato Lake National Wildlife Refuge, northwestern Oregon

Wapato Lake National Wildlife Refuge near the city of Gaston in northwestern Oregon was established in 2013, and planning is underway to restore a more natural lake and wetland system after more than 100 years of agricultural activity on the lakebed. Several water-management and restoration alternatives are under consideration, one of which...

Rounds, Stewart A.; Pilson, Stephen L.; Sullivan, Annett B.; Stonewall, Adam J.
Rounds, S.A., Pilson, S.L., Sullivan, A.B., and Stonewall, A.J., 2020, Evaluation of restoration alternatives using hydraulic models of lake outflow at Wapato Lake National Wildlife Refuge, northwestern Oregon: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2020–5014, 21 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20205014.

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Evaluation of restoration alternatives using water-budget tools for the Wapato Lake National Wildlife Refuge, northwestern Oregon

The lakebed in Wapato Lake National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in northwestern Oregon was farmed for decades prior to the establishment of the refuge in 2013. Planning for restoration of these lands required extensive data collection and construction of a water budget and tools to design and evaluate potential restoration strategies. The U.S....

Rounds, Stewart A.; Freed, T. Zach; Snyder, Daniel T.; Smith, Cassandra D.; Doyle, Micelis C.; Holmes, Erin; Mykut, Curt; Mayer, Tim; Stockenberg, Erin; Pilson, Stephen L.
Rounds, S.A., Freed, T.Z., Snyder, D.T., Smith, C.D., Doyle, M.C., Holmes, E., Mykut, C., Mayer, T., Stockenberg, E., and Pilson, S.L., 2020, Evaluation of restoration alternatives using water-budget tools for the Wapato Lake National Wildlife Refuge, northwestern Oregon: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2020–5013, 26 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20205013.

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Hydrologic monitoring networks in the Death Valley Regional Flow System, Nye County, Nevada and Inyo County, California

IntroductionWater is an important resource in the arid southwest region of the United States where there is a limited supply of surface water and groundwater. In the Death Valley regional groundwater flow system (DVRFS) in southern Nevada and eastern California, groundwater is the main source of supply for agricultural, commercial, and domestic...

Reiner, Steven R.; Elliott, Peggy E.; Earp, Katherine J.; Belcher, Wayne R.
Reiner, S.R., Elliott, P.E., Earp, K.J., and Belcher, W.R., 2020, Hydrologic monitoring networks in the Death Valley Regional Flow System, Nye County, Nevada and Inyo County, California: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2020-3018, 4 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20203018.

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Combining models of the critical streakline and the cross-sectional distribution of juvenile salmon to predict fish routing at river junctions

Because fish that enter the interior Delta have poorer survival than those emigrating via the Sacramento River, understanding the mechanisms that drive entrainment rates at side channel junctions is critically important for the management of imperiled juvenile salmon. Here, we implement a previously proposed process-based conceptual model to study...

Hance, Dalton; Perry, Russell; Burau, Jon R.; Blake, Aaron R.; Stumpner, Paul; Wang, Xiaochung; Pope, Adam

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NGWA Groundwater Modeling Advisory Panel Survey on the Use of Uncertainty Analysis in Groundwater Modeling

This white paper provides the results of a survey by members of the NGWA Groundwater Modeling Advisory Panel to assess the use of uncertainty analysis in groundwater modeling.The objective of the survey was to improve understanding of the use of uncertainty analysis in practical groundwater modeling projects subject to real-world constraints, such...

Luis, Steve; Schulmeyer, Pete; Bean, David; Newman, Connor; Puddephatt, Dan; Sheets, Rodney A.; Hunt, Randall J.

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Geology and hydrology of the Truxton basin and Hualapai Plateau, northwestern Arizona

The geology of northwestern Arizona is prominently displayed on the canyon and cliff walls that compose the high-desert landscape of the Hualapai Plateau and that border the Truxton basin. The Truxton basin is a small topographic basin filled with Quaternary and Tertiary deposits and volcanic rock (about 1,600 feet thick near Truxton, Arizona)...

Mason, Jon P.; Mason, Jon P.; Bills, Donald J.; Macy, Jamie P.
Mason, J.P., Bills, D.J., and Macy, J.P., 2020, Geology and hydrology of the Truxton basin and Hualapai Plateau, northwestern Arizona, chap. B of Mason, J.P., ed., Geophysical surveys, hydrogeologic characterization, and groundwater flow model for the Truxton basin and Hualapai Plateau, northwestern Arizona: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2020–5017, 9 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20205017B.

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Gravity surveys and depth to bedrock in the Truxton basin, northwestern Arizona

The volume of available groundwater and the effect of groundwater pumping in an alluvial basin is influenced in part by the shape and depth of the basin boundary, which commonly consists of low-permeability bedrock. To better understand the shape and depth of basin fill in the Truxton valley in Arizona, new gravity data were collected at 149...

Mason, Jon P.; Kennedy, Jeffrey R.
Kennedy, J.R., 2020, Gravity surveys and depth to bedrock in the Truxton basin, northwestern Arizona, chap. C of Mason, J.P., ed., Geophysical surveys, hydrogeologic characterization, and groundwater flow model for the Truxton basin and Hualapai Plateau, northwestern Arizona: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2020–5017, 10 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20205017C.

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Groundwater availability in the Truxton basin, northwestern Arizona

This is a summary chapter of a multichapter volume that includes a brief description of the study area and descriptions of the hydrogeologic framework, numerical groundwater-flow model, and estimates of simulated changes to groundwater levels of the Truxton aquifer.

Mason, Jon P.; Mason, Jon P.; Knight, Jacob E.; Ball, Lyndsay B.; Kennedy, Jeffrey R.; Bills, Donald J.; Macy, Jamie P.
Mason J.P., Knight, J.E., Ball, L.B. Kennedy, J.R., Bills, D.J., and Macy, J.P., 2020, Groundwater availability in the Truxton basin, northwestern Arizona, chap. A of Mason, J.P., ed., Geophysical surveys, hydrogeologic characterization, and groundwater flow model for the Truxton basin and Hualapai Plateau, northwestern Arizona: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2020–5017, 14 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20205017A.