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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: January 1, 2019

Annual streamflow, runoff and baseflow, estimated for the period of record using six hydrograph-separation methods, for 312 gaged basins in the Northwest Volcanic Aquifer Study Area, USA, 1904-2015.

The U.S. Geological Survey’s Water Availability and Use Study Program (WAUSP) (https://water.usgs.gov/ogw/gwrp/activities/regional.html) supports quantitative assessments of groundwater availability in areas of critical importance. As part of a WAUSP study in the arid to semi-arid Northwest Volcanic Aquifer Study...

Date published: January 1, 2019

Morphological measurements and subspecies of midcontinent sandhill cranes

The midcontinent population of sandhill cranes (Antigone canadensis) has historically been classified into three putative subspecies, but genetic analyses have identified only two genetically distinct subspecies. Previous studies have successfully used morphometrics in combination with an individual’s sex to differentiate subspecies of sandhill cranes that had been inferred based on...

Date published: January 1, 2019

Summary of soil field-saturated hydraulic conductivity, hydrophobicity, preferential-flow, and particle-size measurements collected at four study sites on the island of Maui, Hawaii, September 2017–August 2018

The U.S. Geological Survey and the University of Hawaii at Manoa, in cooperation with the County of Maui Department of Water Supply and the State of Hawaii Commission on Water Resource Management, initiated a field data collection program to provide information for determining how infiltration rates and soil hydrophobicity are dependent on plant species type within forested areas on the island...

Date published: January 1, 2019

Environmental DNA results from dreissenid mussel early detection surveys in Montana, Minnesota, and Wisconsin 2017-2018

Positive and negative dreissenid mussel DNA quantitiative PCR results from environmental DNA water samples collected in Montana, Wisconsin and Minnesota to assess if environmental DNA can extend the seasonal window for dreissenid mussel early detection.

Date published: January 1, 2019

Oregon spotted frog (Rana pretiosa) observations in Oregon, 2016-2018

This dataset contains information from surveys conducted 2016-2018 by USGS as part of an ongoing Oregon spotted frog (Rana pretiosa) monitoring effort in Oregon. USGS research activities in 2016, 2017, and 2018 were divided into six study design categories: breeding (egg mass counts), mid-level (visual encounter surveys for occupancy monitoring), apex (mark-recapture), telemetry, trapping, and...

Date published: January 1, 2019

Strontium isotope ratios of lavas from Kīlauea Volcano, Hawaiʻi

Strontium isotope ratios of historical Kīlauea summit and rift lavas were analyzed by thermal ionization mass spectrometry (TIMS) at the Southwest Isotope Research Laboratories of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Denver. There were 151 analyses of 49 samples obtained from the field, the collections of the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO), and the Smithsonian Institution....

Date published: January 1, 2019

Argon geochronology data for La Garita caldera

This dataset accompanies publication 'A supervolcano and its sidekicks: A 100 ka eruptive chronology of the Fish Canyon Tuff and associated units of the La Garita magmatic system', in review in Geology, which analyzed eruptive products from the La Garita caldera.

Date published: January 1, 2019

The Mississippi Alluvial Plain Aquifers: An Engine for Economic Activity - Data

The data are calculations of economic impacts of major agricultural commodities (corn, cotton, rice, soybeans, and catfish) produced in the Mississippi Alluvial Plain region for the years 2013 through 2017.

Date published: January 1, 2019

Northern spotted owl data and analysis code, Cascade Range, Pacific Northwest, USA

These data were compiled to allow examination of northern spotted owl territorial occupancy dynamics, especially with regards to the roles played by habitat and competition with barred owl in past and future dynamics. Data are estimates of parameters derived from previous modelling of northern spotted owl territorial occupancy dynamics. These data were collected as part of monitoring of...

Date published: January 1, 2019

Fox River walleye mercury isotope data

Adult walleye were caught in Fox River (Wisconsin) during April 2014. Age-0 walleye were caught in Fox River during October 2014. Total length, weight, age, and proportion of weight represented by water were determined for each of the walleye. Whole-fish homogenates were prepared during 2014-2015 and during 2017. Total mercury (HgT) concentration, methylmercury (MeHg) concentration, and...

Date published: January 1, 2019

Riparian species vegetation classification data for the Colorado River within Grand Canyon derived from 2013 airborne imagery

These data are a species-level classification map of riparian vegetation in the Colorado River riparian corridor in Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA. The classification is derived from 0.2 m pixel resolution multispectral aerial imagery acquired in May 2013. The classification spans the riparian zone of the river corridor between Glen Canyon Dam near Page, Arizona, and Lake Mead at Pearce Ferry,...

Date published: January 1, 2019

Table 1. Station descriptions for 312 continuous-record streamflow gages, used to estimate runoff and baseflow using six hydrograph-separation methods, in the Northwest Volcanic Aquifer Study Area, USA.

The U.S. Geological Survey’s Water Availability and Use Study Program (WAUSP) (https://water.usgs.gov/ogw/gwrp/activities/regional.html) supports quantitative assessments of groundwater availability in areas of critical importance. As part of a WAUSP study in the arid to semi-arid Northwest Volcanic Aquifer Study...