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Year Published: 2017

Twenty years of water-quality studies in the Cheney Reservoir Watershed, Kansas, 1996-2016

Since 1996, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the City of Wichita, has done studies in the Cheney Reservoir watershed to understand environmental effects on water-quality conditions. Early studies (1996–2001) determined subwatershed sources of contaminants, nutrient and sediment loading to Cheney Reservoir, changes in...

Graham, Jennifer L.; Foster, Guy M.; Kramer, Ariele R.
Graham, J.L., Foster, G.M., and Kramer, A.R., 2017, Twenty years of water-quality studies in the Cheney Reservoir watershed, Kansas, 1996–2016: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2017–3019, 4 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20173019.

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Assessment of a strain 19 brucellosis vaccination program in elk

Zoonotic diseases in wildlife present substantial challenges and risks to host populations, susceptible domestic livestock populations, and affected stakeholders. Brucellosis, a disease caused by the bacterium Brucella abortus, is endemic among elk (Cervus canadensis) attending winter feedgrounds and adjacent areas of western Wyoming, USA. To...

Maichak, Eric J.; Scurlock, Brandon M.; Cross, Paul C.; Rogerson, Jared D.; Edwards, William H.; Wise, Benjamin; Smith, Scott G.; Kreeger, Terry J.
Maichak, EJ, BM Scurlock, PC Cross, J Rogerson, WH Edwards, B Wise, SG Smith, TJ Kreeger. 2017. Assessment of a strain 19 brucellosis vaccination program in elk. Wildlife Society Bulletin.

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Estimating current and future streamflow characteristics at ungaged sites, central and eastern Montana, with application to evaluating effects of climate change on fish populations

A common statistical procedure for estimating streamflow statistics at ungaged locations is to develop a relational model between streamflow and drainage basin characteristics at gaged locations using least squares regression analysis; however, least squares regression methods are parametric and make constraining assumptions about the data...

Sando, Roy; Chase, Katherine J.
Sando, Roy, and Chase, K.J., 2017, Estimating current and future streamflow characteristics at ungaged sites, central and eastern Montana, with application to evaluating effects of climate change on fish populations: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2017–5002, 23 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20175002.

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Geology and mining history of the Southeast Missouri Barite District and the Valles Mines, Washington, Jefferson, and St. Francois Counties, Missouri

The Southeast Missouri Barite District and the Valles Mines are located in Washington, Jefferson, and St. Francois Counties, Missouri, where barite and lead ore are present together in surficial and near-surface deposits. Lead mining in the area began in the early 1700’s and extended into the early 1900’s. Hand mining of lead in the residuum...

Mugel, Douglas N.
Mugel, D.N., 2017, Geology and mining history of the Southeast Missouri Barite District and the Valles Mines, Washington, Jefferson, and St. Francois Counties, Missouri: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5173, 61 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20165173.

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Nationwide reconnaissance of contaminants of emerging concern in source and treated drinking waters of the United States

When chemical or microbial contaminants are assessed for potential effect or possible regulation in ambient and drinking waters, a critical first step is determining if the contaminants occur and if they are at concentrations that may cause human or ecological health concerns. To this end, source and treated drinking water samples from 29 drinking...

Glassmeyer, Susan T.; Furlong, Edward T.; Kolpin, Dana W.; Batt, Angela L.; Benson, Robert; Boone, J. Scott; Conerly, Octavia D.; Donohue, Maura J.; King, Dawn N.; Kostich, Mitchell S.; Mash, Heath E.; Pfaller, Stacy; Schenck, Kathleen M.; Simmons, Jane Ellen; Varughese, Eunice A.; Vesper, Stephen J.; Villegas, Eric N.; Wilson, Vickie S.
Glassmeyer, S.T., Furlong, E.T., Kolpin, D.W., Batt, A.L., Benson, R., Boone, J.S., Conerly, O., Donohue, M.J., King, D.N., Kostich, M.S., Mash, H.E., Pfaller, S.L., Schenck, K.M., Simmons, J.E., Varughese, E.A., Vesper, S.J., Villegas, E.N., Wilson, V.S. 2017. Nationwide reconnaissance of contaminants of emerging concern in source and treated drinking waters of the Unites States. Sci. Total Environ. v.581-582, p. 909-922.(http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.12.004).

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Northern bobwhite breeding season ecology on a reclaimed surface mine

Surface coal mining and subsequent reclamation of surface mines have converted large forest areas into early successional vegetative communities in the eastern United States. This reclamation can provide a novel opportunity to conserve northern bobwhite (Colinus virginianus). We evaluated the influence of habitat management activities on nest...

Brooke, Jarred M.; Tanner, Evan P.; Peters, David C.; Tanner, Ashley M.; Harper, Craig A.; Keyser, Patrick D.; Clark, Joseph D.; Morgan, John J.
Brooke, J. M., E. P. Tanner, D. C. Peters, A. M. Tanner, C. A. Harper, P. D. Keyser, J. D. Clark, and J. J. Morgan. 2016. Northern bobwhite breeding season ecology and resource selection on a managed reclaimed surface mine in Kentucky. Journal of Wildlife Management 818(1): 73-85. DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.21182

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Aquatic concentrations of chemical analytes compared to ecotoxicity estimates

We describe screening level estimates of potential aquatic toxicity posed by 227 chemical analytes that were measured in 25 ambient water samples collected as part of a joint USGS/USEPA drinking water plant study. Measured concentrations were compared to biological effect concentration (EC) estimates, including USEPA aquatic life criteria,...

Kostich, Mitchell S.; Flick, Robert W. ; Angela L. Batt; Mash, Heath E.; Boone, J. Scott; Furlong, Edward T.; Kolpin, Dana W.; Glassmeyer, Susan T.
Kostich, M.S., Flick, R.W., Batt, A.L., Mash, H.E., Boone, J.S., Furlong, E.T., Kolpin, D.W., Glassmeyer, S.T. 2017. Aquatic concentrations of chemical analytes compared to ecotoxicity estimates. Sci. Total Environ. v. 579, p. 1649-1657. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.06.234).

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Water-quality sampling plan for evaluating the distribution of bigheaded carps in the Illinois Waterway

The two nonnative invasive bigheaded carp species (bighead carp Hypophthalmichthys nobilis and silver carp H. molitrix) that were accidentally released in the 1970s have spread widely into the rivers and waterways of the Mississippi River Basin. First detected in the lower reaches of the Illinois Waterway (IWW, the combined Illinois River-Des...

Duncker, James J.; Terrio, Paul J.
Duncker, J.J., and Terrio, P.J., 2017, Water-quality sampling plan for evaluating the distribution of bigheaded carps in the Illinois Waterway: U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 2017–1019, 9 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20171019.

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Ecology and space: A case study in mapping harmful invasive species

The establishment and invasion of non-native plant species have the ability to alter the composition of native species and functioning of ecological systems with financial costs resulting from mitigation and loss of ecological services. Spatially documenting invasions has applications for management and theory, but the utility of maps is...

Brunn, Stanley D.; Dodge, Martin; David T. Barnett; Jarnevich, Catherine S.; Chong, Geneva W.; Stohlgren, Thomas J.; Sunil Kumar; Holcombe, Tracy R.
Barnett DT, C Jarnevich, GW Chong, TJ Stohlgren, S Kumar, and T Holcombe (2017). Ecology and space: A case study in mapping harmful invasive species. Pages 63-81 in Brunn, S.D. and Dodge, M. (Eds.), Mapping Across Academia. Springer Netherlands. ISBN 978-94-024-1009-9; eBook ISBN 978-024-1011-2.

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Amphibian dynamics in constructed ponds on a wildlife refuge: developing expected responses to hydrological restoration

Management actions are based upon predictable responses. To form expected responses to restoration actions, I estimated habitat relationships and trends (2002–2015) for four pond-breeding amphibians on a wildlife refuge (Montana, USA) where changes to restore historical hydrology to the system greatly expanded (≥8 times) the flooded area of the...

Hossack, Blake R.

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Enhanced coal-dependent methanogenesis coupled with algal biofuels: Potential water recycle and carbon capture

Many coal beds contain microbial communities that can convert coal to natural gas (coalbed methane). Native microorganisms were obtained from Powder River Basin (PRB) coal seams with a diffusive microbial sampler placed downhole and used as an inoculum for enrichments with different nutrients to investigate microbially-enhanced coalbed methane...

Barnhart, Elliott P.; Davis, Katherine J.; Varonka, Matthew S.; Orem, William H.; Cunningham, Alfred B.; Ramsay, Bradley D.; Fields, Matthew W.
Barnhart, E.P., Davis, K.J., Varonka, M., Orem, W., Cunningham, A.B., Ramsay, B.D., Fields, M.W., 2017, Enhanced coal-dependent methanogenesis coupled with algal biofuels: Potential water recycle and carbon capture: International Journal of Coal Geology, 171, pp. 69-75. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.coal.2017.01.001

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Human health screening and public health significance of contaminants of emerging concern detected in public water supplies

The source water and treated drinking water from twenty five drinking water treatment plants (DWTPs) across the United States were sampled in 2010–2012. Samples were analyzed for 247 contaminants using 15 chemical and microbiological methods. Most of these contaminants are not regulated currently either in drinking water or in discharges to...

Benson, Robert; Conerly, Octavia D.; Sander, William; Batt, Angela L.; Boone, J. Scott; Furlong, Edward T.; Glassmeyer, Susan T.; Kolpin, Dana W.; Mash, Heath
Benson, R., Conerly, O.D., Sander, W., Batt, A.L., Boone, S., Furlong, E.T., Glassmeyer, S.T., Kolpin, D.W., Mash, H.E., Schenck, K.M., Simmons, J.E. 2017. Human health screening and public health significance of contaminants of emerging concern detected in public water supplies. Sci. Total Environ. v. 579, p. 1643-1648. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.03.146).

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Lake Whitefish
November 4, 2006

Lake Whitefish

Lake Whitefish from our fall survey.

Winter view of Houghton Lake, Michigan with pressure cracks in the ice
November 27, 2004

Houghton Lake Michigan frozen and cracked

West-side of Houghton Lake during winter when frozen showing pressure cracks in ice.

Pitcher Plant Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
June 3, 2004

Sundew Plant Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

A Sundew plant taken at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Indiana

USGS Scientist Mark Roth listening to frog calls.
December 31, 2002

USGS Scientist Mark Roth listening to frog calls.

USGS Scientist Mark Roth listening to frog calls. Coolecting frog calls allows scientists to determine distribution of species.

Boreal toad (Bufo boreas) mating ball, Bridger-Teton National Forest, Wyoming.
December 31, 2001

Boreal toad (Bufo boreas) mating ball

Boreal toad (Bufo boreas) mating ball, Bridger-Teton National Forest, Wyoming.

Eastern American Toad
December 31, 2000

Eastern American Toad (Bufo americanus americanus)

The sound of an Eastern American toad (Bufo americanus americanus) call.

USGS Scientist Kevin Kenow looks out over lake at dawn.
December 31, 2000

USGS Scientist Kevin Kenow looks out over lake at dawn.

USGS Scientist Kevin Kenow looks out over lake at dawn.