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The data collected and the techniques used by USGS scientists should conform to or reference national and international standards and protocols if they exist and when they are relevant and appropriate. For datasets of a given type, and if national or international metadata standards exist, the data are indexed with metadata that facilitates access and integration.

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Date published: December 13, 2019

Data release for Middle Pleistocene formation of the Rio Grande Gorge, San Luis Valley, south-central Colorado and north-central New Mexico, USA: Process, timing, and downstream implications

This dataset includes tables of He-isotopic data used to calculate surface exposure ages for samples of basalt, and U- and Th-isotopic data used to calculate uranium-series age estimates (230Th/U method) and initial 234U/238U activity ratios for samples of pedogenic carbonate formed in soils on alluvial fans in the San Luis Valley, Colorado, USA.

Date published: December 13, 2019

Water Quality Parameters in the Verde River below Granite Creek, Arizona, June 2018

Water quality parameters (water temperature, specific conductance, pH, dissolved oxygen, air temperature, and barometric pressure) were measured in the Verde River over a half mile reach below the confluence with Granite Creek. Measurements were made using a calibrated In-Situ SmarTROLL multiparameter meter on June 13, 2018.

Date published: December 13, 2019

Oregon spotted frog (Rana pretiosa) telemetry and habitat use at Klamath Marsh National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon, USA

We used radio-telemetry to study late-season movement and habitat use by Oregon spotted frogs (Rana pretiosa) at Klamath Marsh National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon. This dataset includes individual frog location data and habitat use during each tracking event that occurred roughly weekly between August and December of 2017.

Date published: December 13, 2019

Historical Produced Water Chemistry Data Compiled for the Elk Hills Oilfield, Kern County, California

This dataset contains geochemical and other information for 340 samples of produced water from the Elk Hills Oil Field. Water that is produced as a byproduct of oil production is called produced water. The publicly available produced water chemistry data was compiled by USGS staff using historical DOGGR datasets and scanned images. The data were transferred manually into a numerical dataset...

Date published: December 13, 2019

Nutrients, estrogenicity, and fecal indicators in surface water collected from wetlands in the Klamath Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, Oregon, 2017-2018

The data included here were gathered to determine the effects of cattle grazing on wetland water quality in the Klamath National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon. Surface water samples from sites representing a range of grazing histories were collected between June and October in 2017 and 2018. Samples were analyzed for nutrients (ammonia, nitrate plus nitrite, nitrite, and orthophosphate),

Date published: December 12, 2019

Organic Analysis of Oilfield Produced Water from the Williston Basin, North Dakota

The organic composition of produced waters (flowback and formation waters) from the Bakken Formation and the Three Forks Formation in the Williston Basin, North Dakota were examined in this study in order to aid in the remediation of surface contamination due to spills during transport and help develop treatment methods for recycling. Twelve produced water samples were collected from wells

Date published: December 12, 2019

River Valley Boundaries Generated for Select Large Rivers of the Upper Midwest, United States

River valley boundary extents were generated for select large river floodplains of the Upper Midwest, United States. These polygons were delineated using a method that incorporated interpolating a water surface elevation that completely over-topped water-control structures within the valley such as levees, flood walls, and roadways. The intersection of this derived water surface and land

Date published: December 12, 2019

South Florida Holocene coral sea-level database for samples collected from 1977 to 2017

Holocene-aged coral samples from the south Florida region were extensively characterized to create a new database of verified sea-level data. The samples were originally collected using coral-reef coring or other geologic sampling methods and were obtained by various researchers from published studies spanning the interval of 1977 to 2017. Many of these samples are presently stored in the U.S...

Date published: December 12, 2019

Locations of mines and mining activity in the contiguous United States 2013

This dataset includes locations and associated information about mines and mining activity in the contiguous United States. The database was developed by combining publicly available national datasets of mineral mines, uranium mines, and minor and major coal mine activities. This database was developed in 2013, but temporal range of mine data varied dependent on source. Uranium mine infor...

Date published: December 11, 2019

Kootenai River Habitat Restoration Project Bathymetric Surveys near Bonners Ferry, ID, Water Years 2009-2018

In 2009, the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho released and implemented the Kootenai River Habitat Restoration Master Plan. This plan aimed to restore, enhance, and maintain the Kootenai River habitat and landscape to support and sustain habitat conditions for aquatic species and animal populations. In support of these restoration efforts, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Koote

Date published: December 11, 2019

Kootenai River Supplemental Surveys near Bonners Ferry, ID, 2012-2018

In 2009, the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho released and implemented the Kootenai River Habitat Restoration Master Plan. This plan aimed to restore, enhance, and maintain the Kootenai River habitat and landscape to support and sustain habitat conditions for aquatic species and animal populations. In support of these restoration efforts, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Koote

Date published: December 11, 2019

Carbon and Strontium Isotopic Data for Rock, Soil, and Soil Gas from the Big Chino Sub-Basin, Arizona 2017 and 2018

Dataset includes rock and soil gas carbon and strontium values. Soil gas samples were collected from different depths in augered soil core holes. Material at the bottom of the soil core hole was analyzed in addition to soil gas for some samples. Rock samples were collected from outcrop locations as well as from drill cuttings.