Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Data Releases

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.

Filter Total Items: 12847

Telemetry detections of hatchery reared Cisco in Lake Erie with reference to temperature and predation, 2021-2022

Cisco (Coregonus artedi) have been extirpated from Lake Erie since the 1960s, but they once supported one of the largest Laurentian Great Lakes fisheries. Reintroduction may be beneficial to the Lake Erie fishery, but impediments for re-establishment are not fully understood. This data set aimed to use acoustic telemetry to investigate the thermal habitat use and survival of hatchery-reared adult

Mercury Stable Isotope Assessment of Dragonflies and Fish Tissues across United States National Parks

This dataset details mercury (Hg) stable isotope values in dragonflies and fish tissues collected across U.S. National Parks. Dragonfly samples were collected as part of the Dragonfly Mercury Project (https://geonarrative.usgs.gov/dmp/), a citizen science project focused on using dragonfly larvae as biosentinels for Hg bioaccumulation. Fish were collected as part of separate park-wide monitoring i

Chirp Sub-Bottom Profile Geophysical Data Collected in 2014 From Fire Island, New York

As part of the Hurricane Sandy Supplemental Project (GS2-2B), scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center (SPCMSC) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) conducted a nearshore geophysical survey to characterize the stratigraphy of the shoreface and inner shelf near Fire Island, New York (NY) in June and July 2014. The purpose of this study w

Digital data for 3-D Geologic Framework and Textural Models for Cuyama Valley Groundwater Basin, California

This digital dataset was created as part of a U.S. Geological Survey study in cooperation with the Santa Barbara County Water Agency to conduct a hydrologic resource assessment and develop an integrated numerical hydrologic model of the hydrologic system of Cuyama Valley, CA. As part of this larger study, the USGS developed this digital dataset of geologic data and three-dimensional hydrogeologic

Digital Data from Previously Published Contour Data Showing the Altitude of the Base of Dakota Sandstone on the Colorado Plateau, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah

This geologic map database compiles, in digital form, geologic data previously published as printed maps showing the altitude of the base of Dakota Sandstone and equivalent rocks on the Colorado Plateau in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah. Data were compiled from U.S. Geological Survey 1:250,000-scale geologic maps and other topical maps that included structure contours of the base of the D

Pesticide Concentrations Measured in Zooplankton Samples Collected from the Sacramento River, Yolo Bypass, and Cache Slough Region, California, 2022 and 2023

Zooplankton samples were collected in the summer/fall of 2022 and 2023 at multiple sites in the Sacramento River, Yolo Bypass, and Cache Slough Region of California and analyzed for a suite of 160 current-use pesticides and pesticide degradates by the U.S. Geological Survey Organic Chemistry Research Laboratory. In 2022 samples were collected at two sites in the Bypass and at a comparison site on

Underwater Photogrammetry Products of Looe Key, Florida From Images Acquired Using the SQUID-5 System in July 2022

Underwater images were collected using a towed-surface vehicle with multiple downward-looking underwater cameras developed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The system is named the Structure-from-Motion (SfM) Quantitative Underwater Imaging Device with Five Cameras (SQUID-5). The raw images and associated navigation data were collected at Looe key, a coral reef located within the Florida Keys

Gridded Pre-2015 bathymetry data for Icy Bay and Taan Fiord, Alaska

This data release provides a gridded compilation of bathymetry data collected prior to the 2015 landslide in Taan Fiord, the northeast arm of Icy Bay, Alaska. The data release consists of a 50-m grid, derived from ten prior surveys covering both Taan Fiord and Icy Bay.

Estimated crop irrigation water use withdrawals in Sacramento Valley Groundwater Basin, Arizona for 2023

Observations of irrigated agricultural land within the Sacramento Valley Groundwater Basin in Arizona. Crops were verified in situ once in 2023 on Sep 14th; based on digitized field boundaries. Field boundaries were digitized from U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Imagery Program County Mosaic 2023 imagery for Arizona and supplemented with the Sentinel2 imagery collection acces

Estimated crop irrigation water use withdrawals in Butler Valley Groundwater Basin, Arizona for 2023

Observations of irrigated agricultural land within the Butler Valley Groundwater Basin in Arizona. Digitized field boundaries were used to locate crops for in situ verification twice in 2023; crop verification occurred first on May 10th and again on Sept 28th. Field boundaries were digitized from U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Imagery Program County Mosaic 2023 imagery for A

Daily baseflow specific conductance and daily baseflow discharge at selected sites within the Colorado River Basin for water years 1980-2022

This data release contains two sets of estimated values at selected sites within the Colorado River Basin: 1) daily specific conductance at 143 sites in the Upper Basin and 3 sites in the Lower Basin (WY 1980-2022); and 2) daily baseflow discharge at 100 sites in the Upper Basin and 3 sites in the Lower Basin (WY 1980-2022). The estimates of daily baseflow discharge will be used as input to an app

FUTURES v2: Status Quo Projections of Future Patterns of Urbanization Across the Conterminous United States from 2020 to 2100

We simulated future patterns of urban growth using the FUTure Urban-Regional Environment Simulation (FUTURES; Meentemeyer et al., 2013) version 2 framework. FUTURES is an open source urban growth model designed to address the regional-scale ecological and environmental impacts of urbanization; it is one of the few land change models that explicitly captures the spatial structure of development in