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Year Published: 2016

Source, variability, and transformation of nitrate in a regional karst aquifer: Edwards aquifer, central Texas.

Many karst regions are undergoing rapid population growth and expansion of urban land accompanied by increases in wastewater generation and changing patterns of nitrate (NO3−) loading to surface and groundwater. We investigate variability and sources of NO3− in a regional karst aquifer system, the Edwards aquifer of central Texas...

Musgrove, MaryLynn; Opsahl, Stephen P.; Mahler, Barbara J.; Herrington, Chris; Sample, Thomas; Banta, John

Year Published: 2016

QRev—Software for computation and quality assurance of acoustic doppler current profiler moving-boat streamflow measurements—Technical manual for version 2.8

The software program, QRev applies common and consistent computational algorithms combined with automated filtering and quality assessment of the data to improve the quality and efficiency of streamflow measurements and helps ensure that U.S. Geological Survey streamflow measurements are consistent, accurate, and independent of the manufacturer of...

Mueller, David S.
Attribution: Water Resources
Mueller, D.S., 2016, QRev—Software for computation and quality assurance of acoustic Doppler current profiler moving-boat streamflow measurements—Technical manual for version 2.8: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report, 2016–1068, 79 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161068.

Year Published: 2016

Mercury in western North America: A synthesis of environmental contamination, fluxes, bioaccumulation, and risk to fish and wildlife

Western North America is a region defined by extreme gradients in geomorphology and climate, which support a diverse array of ecological communities and natural resources. The region also has extreme gradients in mercury (Hg) contamination due to a broad distribution of inorganic Hg sources. These diverse Hg sources and a varied landscape create a...

Eagles-Smith, Collin A.; Wiener, James G.; Eckley, Chris S.; Willacker, James J.; Evers, David C.; Marvin-DiPasquale, Mark C.; Obrist, Daniel; Fleck, Jacob; Aiken, George R.; Lepak, Jesse M.; Jackson, Allyson K.; Webster, Jackson; Stewart, Robin; Davis, Jay; Alpers, Charles N.; Ackerman, Joshua T.
Eagles-Smith, C.A., Wiener, J.G., Eckley, C.S., Willacker Jr., J.J., Evers, D.C., Marvin-DiPasquale, M.C., Obrist, D., Fleck, J.A., Aiken, G.R., Lepak, J.M., Jackson, A.K., Stewart, A.R., Webster, J., Davis, J.A., Alpers, C.N., Ackerman, J.T., 2016, Mercury in western North America- A synthesis of environmental contamination, fluxes, bioaccumulation and risk to fish and wildlife: Science of the Total Environment, p. 1213-1226, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.05.094.

Year Published: 2016

Changes between early development (1930–60) and recent (2005–15) groundwater-level altitudes and dissolved-solids and nitrate concentrations In and near Gaines, Terry, and Yoakum Counties, Texas

Llano Estacado Underground Water Conservation District, Sandy Land Underground Water Conservation District, and South Plains Underground Water Conservation District manage groundwater resources in a part of west Texas near the Texas-New Mexico State line. Declining groundwater levels have raised concerns about the amount of available groundwater...

Thomas, Jonathan V.; Teeple, Andrew ; Payne, Jason ; Ikard, Scott
Thomas, J.V., Teeple, A.P., Payne, J.D., and Ikard, Scott, 2016, Changes between early development (1930–60) and recent (2005–15) groundwater-level altitudes and dissolved-solids and nitrate concentrations in and near Gaines, Terry, and Yoakum Counties, Texas: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3355, 2 sheets, pamphlet, http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sim3355.

Year Published: 2016

Groundwater quality data from the National Water-Quality Assessment Project, May 2012 through December 2013

Groundwater-quality data were collected from 748 wells as part of the National Water-Quality Assessment Project of the U.S. Geological Survey National Water-Quality Program from May 2012 through December 2013. The data were collected from four types of well networks: principal aquifer study networks, which assess the quality of groundwater used...

Arnold, Terri L.; Desimone, Leslie A.; Bexfield, Laura M.; Lindsey, Bruce D.; Barlow, Jeannie R. B.; Kulongoski, Justin T.; Musgrove, MaryLynn; Kingsbury, James A.; Belitz, Kenneth
Arnold, T.L., DeSimone, L.A., Bexfield, L.M., Lindsey, B.D., Barlow, J.R., Kulongoski, J.T., Musgrove, MaryLynn, Kingsbury, J.A., and Belitz, Kenneth, 2016, Groundwater quality data from the National Water-Quality Assessment Project, May 2012 through December 2013 (ver. 1.1, November 2016): U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 997, 56 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ds997.

Year Published: 2016

Effects of May through July 2015 storm events on suspended sediment loads, sediment trapping efficiency, and storage capacity of John Redmond Reservoir, east-central Kansas

The Neosho River and its primary tributary, the Cottonwood River, are the main sources of inflow to John Redmond Reservoir in east-central Kansas. Storage loss in the reservoir resulting from sedimentation has been estimated to be 765 acre-feet per year for 1964–2014. The 1964–2014 sedimentation rate was almost 90 percent larger than...

Foster, Guy M.
Foster, G.M., 2016, Effects of May through July 2015 storm events on suspended sediment loads, sediment trapping efficiency, and storage capacity of John Redmond Reservoir, east-central Kansas: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5040, 10 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20165040.

Year Published: 2016

May through July 2015 storm event effects on suspended-sediment loads, sediment trapping efficiency, and storage capacity of John Redmond Reservoir

The Neosho River and its primary tributary, the Cottonwood River, are the main sources of inflow to John Redmond Reservoir in east-central Kansas. Storm events during May through July 2015 caused large inflows of water and sediment into the reservoir. The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Kansas Water Office, and funded in part...

Foster, Guy M.; King, Lindsey R.
Foster, G.M., and King, L.R., 2016, May through July 2015 storm event effects on suspended-sediment loads, sediment trapping efficiency, and storage capacity of John Redmond Reservoir: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2016–3035, 4 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/fs20163035.

Year Published: 2016

Quantification of human-associated fecal indicators reveal sewage from urban watersheds as a source of pollution to Lake Michigan

Sewage contamination of urban waterways from sewer overflows and failing infrastructure is a major environmental and public health concern. Fecal coliforms (FC) are commonly employed as fecal indicator bacteria, but do not distinguish between human and non-human sources of fecal contamination. Human Bacteroides and humanLachnospiraceae,...

Olds, Hayley T.; Dila, Deborah K.; Bootsma, Melinda J.; Corsi, Steven R.; McLellan, Sandra L.
Hayley A. Templar, Deborah K. Dila, Melinda J. Bootsma, Steven R. Corsi, Sandra L. McLellan, Quantification of human-associated fecal indicators reveal sewage from urban watersheds as a source of pollution to Lake Michigan, Water Research, Volume 100, 1 September 2016, Pages 556-567, ISSN 0043-1354, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2016.05.056. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0043135416303827)

Year Published: 2016

Building groundwater modeling capacity in Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia (fig. 1), is dependent on groundwater for its municipal and industrial water supply. The population of Mongolia is about 3 million people, with about one-half the population residing in or near Ulaanbaatar (World Population Review, 2016). Groundwater is drawn from a network of shallow wells in an alluvial...

Valder, Joshua F.; Carter, Janet M.; Anderson, Mark T.; Davis, Kyle W.; Haynes, Michelle A.; Dorjsuren Dechinlhundev
Valder, J.F., Carter, J.M., Anderson, M.T., Davis, K.W., Haynes M.A., and Dechinlhundev, Dorjsuren, 2016, Building groundwater modeling capacity in Mongolia: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–1096, 1 sheet, http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161096.

Year Published: 2016

Preliminary peak stage and streamflow data at selected U.S. Geological Survey streamgages for flooding in the central and southeastern United States during December 2015 and January 2016

Flooding occurred in the central and southeastern United States during December 2015 and January 2016. The flooding was the result of more than 20 inches of rain falling in a 19 day period from December 12 to December 31, 2015. U.S. Geological Survey streamgages recorded 23 peaks of record during the subsequent flooding, with a total of 172...

Holmes, Robert R.; Watson, Kara M.; Harris, Thomas E.
Holmes, R.R., Jr., Watson, K.M., and Harris, T.E., 2016, Preliminary peak stage and streamflow data at selected U.S. Geological Survey streamgages for flooding in the central and southeastern United States during December 2015 and January 2016: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–1092, 27 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161092.

Year Published: 2016

Benthos and plankton community data for selected rivers and harbors along the western Lake Michigan shoreline, 2014

Benthos (benthic invertebrates) and plankton (zooplankton and phytoplankton) communities were sampled in 2014 at 10 Wisconsin rivers and harbors, including 4 sites in Great Lakes Areas of Concern and 6 less degraded comparison sites with similar physical and chemical characteristics, including climate, latitude, geology, and land use. Previous U.S...

Scudder Eikenberry, Barbara C.; Burns, Daniel J.; Olds, Hayley T.; Bell, Amanda H.; Mapel, Kassidy T.
Scudder Eikenberry, B.C., Burns, D.J., Templar, H.A., Bell, A.H., and Mapel, K.T., 2016, Benthos and plankton community data for selected rivers and harbors along the western Lake Michigan shoreline, 2014: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1000, 29 p. plus 8 appendixes, http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ds1000.

Year Published: 2016

Biological low pH Mn(II) oxidation in a manganese deposit influenced by metal-rich groundwater

The mechanisms, key organisms, and geochemical significance of biological low-pH Mn(II) oxidation are largely unexplored. Here, we investigated the structure of indigenous Mn(II)-oxidizing microbial communities in a secondary subsurface Mn oxide deposit influenced by acidic (pH 4.8) metal-rich groundwater in a former uranium mining area. Microbial...

Bohu, Tsing; Akob, Denise M.; Abratis, Michael; Lazar, Cassandre S.; Küsel, Kirsten
Attribution: Water Resources,
Bohu, T., D.M. Akob, M. Abratis, C.S. Lazar, and K. Küsel. 2016. Biological low pH Mn(II) oxidation in a manganese deposit influenced by acidic heavy metal-rich groundwater. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 82 (10): 3009 –3021.

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View of bridge and river from webcam

Salt Creek at Wood Dale, IL (05531175)

 

This site is located at Irving Park Road in Wood Dale, Illinois. The time is reported in Central Standard Time and the bridge-pier elevations are referenced to NGVD 1929.

This site is operated in cooperation with the DuPage County, Illinois, Stormwater Management Division

USGS
August 30, 2018

Flood Inundation Mapping Program poster of information sheet

FIM Program poster of informaton sheet for printing.

Attribution: Water Resources
A hydrologic technician from the USGS Idaho Water Science Center measures streamflow in the St. Joe River at Red Ives Ranger Sta

A hydrologic technician measures streamflow in the St. Joe River at Red Ives Ranger Station in northern Idaho.

A hydrologic technician from the USGS Idaho Water Science Center measures streamflow in the St. Joe River at Red Ives Ranger Station in northern Idaho. The USGS is collecting data at hundreds of sites on rivers and streams in six western states to document

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Attribution: Water Resources
Water Education Poster on Wastewater
November 1, 2018

Wastewater Water Education Poster, Elementary School

Water Education Poster on Wastewater, Elementary School

Attribution: Water Resources
USGS
July 17, 2018

FIMI Grid Metadata Template File

FIMI Grid Metadata Template File. USGS/NWS checked metadata template file that meets all necessary standards.

Attribution: Water Resources
Water Education Poster on Wastewater, Black and White
November 6, 2018

Wastewater Water Education Poster, Black and White

Wastewater Water Education Poster, Black and White

Attribution: Water Resources

Groundwater levels affect if Radium Springs, GA flows or is dry.

Radium Spring, Radium Springs Gardens & Historic Site, Dougherty County, Georgia

Radium Springs was once reported to be the largest spring in Georgia flowing 70,000 gallons per minute. As, this "before" picture shows, it still flows when Floridan Aquifer water levels are high enough.

In the summer of 2012 when south Georgia was

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Attribution: Water Resources
USGS
December 20, 2018

Sediment Acoustics Leadership Team Charter - June 2018

June 2018 charter for the Sediment Acoustics Leadership Team (SALT)

Attribution: Water Resources
View of Cahoe Falls from the webcam

Cohoes Falls, NY

Cohoes Falls upstream from USGS gaging station

PLEASE NOTE: During winter months, ice and snow can affect the picture quality. The camera is cleaned as often as it is safe to do so.

Mohawk River at Cohoes, NY (01357500)

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