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

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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Groundwater and surface water: What, they’re actually connected?

How did Wetland Science develop and become a discipline of its own? This relatively new field of scientific inquiry began taking shape in about 1980 when the Society of Wetland Scientists was formed. However, many academic, government, and consulting scientists had been in the field under different names for decades. “History of Wetland Science:...

Rosenberry, Donald O.
Attribution: Water Resources
Rosenberry, D.O., 2020, Thomas Winter – Groundwater and surface water: What, they’re actually connected?, in Wilcox, D.A., ed., History of Wetland Science: A Perspective from Wetland Leaders: Amazon Print-on-Demand, p. 274-278.

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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.

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Hydrogeologic and geochemical characterization of groundwater resources in Pine and Wah Wah Valleys, Iron, Beaver, and Millard Counties, Utah

Pine and Wah Wah Valleys are neighboring structural basins that encompass about 1,330 square miles in Beaver, Iron, and Millard Counties in Utah, approximately 50 miles northwest of Cedar City, Utah, and 50 miles southeast of Baker, Nevada. Perennial streamflow is limited and only exists in higher-altitude reaches of small mountain streams in both...

Gardner, Philip M.; Marston, Thomas M.; Buto, Susan G.; Brooks, Lynette E.
Gardner, P.M., Marston, T.M., Buto, S.G., and Brooks, L.E., 2020, Hydrogeologic and geochemical characterization of groundwater resources in Pine and Wah Wah Valleys, Iron, Beaver, and Millard Counties, Utah: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2019–5139, 49 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20195139.

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Legacy and current-use toxic contaminants in Pacific sand lance (Ammodytes personatus) from Puget Sound, Washington

Forage fish are primary prey for seabirds, fish and marine mammals. Elevated levels of pollutants in Puget Sound, Washington salmon and killer whale tissues potentially could be sufficiently high to elicit adverse effects and hamper population recovery efforts. Contaminant transfer and biomagnification of the toxic compounds measured in this study...

Conn, Kathleen E.; Liedtke, Theresa L.; Takesue, Renee K.; Dinicola, Richard S.

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Seasonal dynamics and interannual variability in mercury concentrations and loads through a three-reservoir complex

The Hells Canyon Complex (HCC) along the Snake River (Idaho-Oregon border, USA) encompasses three successive reservoirs that seasonally stratify, creating anoxic conditions in the hypolimnion that promote methylmercury (MeHg) production. This study quantified seasonal dynamics and interannual variability in mercury concentrations (inorganic...

Baldwin, Austin K.; Poulin, Brett; Naymik, Jesse; Hoovestol, Charles; Clark, Gregory M.; Krabbenhoft, David P.

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Hydrologic conditions in Kansas, water year 2019

The U.S. Geological Survey Kansas Water Science Center, in cooperation with Federal, State, and local agencies, maintains a long-term network of hydrologic monitoring stations in the State of Kansas. These include a network of 217 real-time streamgages and 12 real-time reservoir-level monitoring stations in water year 2019. The data and...

Davis, Chantelle A.
Davis, C., 2020, Hydrologic conditions in Kansas, Water year 2019: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2020–3029, 6 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20203029.