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World class scientists working in Southeast Region Science Centers help our partners understand and manage complex issues including competition for limited water resources, coastal hazards, mineral and energy resource extraction, degraded ecosystems, vector-borne diseases, rapidly changing land use, and response to climate change.
Each year, the Buffalo National River (BUFF) attracts 1.6 million visitors, many of whom enjoy recreational water activities. Since 2013, a confined animal feeding operation (CAFO) for swine has been operating on Big Creek, a BUFF tributary.
Where: Westdale Heights Academic Magnet school, Baton Rouge, LA
Background: Dennis Demcheck has been volunteering at the public school since 2012, discussing bird identification, migration patterns, and drawing birds. The presentation emphasized scientific observation and the importance of accurate data collection.
Partners/Stakeholders: None. Dennis talked to about 75 students...
The U.S. Geological Survey's Groundwater Resources Program (GWRP) is conducting an assessment of groundwater availability throughout the United States to gain a better understanding of the status of the Nation's groundwater resources and how changes in water use and climate may affect those resources.
The Sparta aquifer is Union County's only source of municipal and industrial ground water. Since development began in the early 1920's ground-water levels have declined more than 390 feet in some areas. As a result, Union was among five southern Arkansas counties designated as the state's first "Critical Ground Water Area" in 1996.
Short Title: Beaver Lake 3-D Modelin
Project Chief: Reed Green
Cooperator: Beaver Water District
Project Time Frame: October 2007 - present
Beaver Lake is a large, deep-storage reservoir located in the White River Basin in northwestern Arkansas and is...
Short Title: Beaver Lake Water Quality
Project Chief: Reed Green
Cooperator: Beaver Water District
Project Time Frame: 2000 - present
Beaver Lake, completed in 1963, is located in northwestern Arkansas and receives a majority of its water from three...
Short Title: Ground-Water Data Network
Project Chief: Anna Nottmeier
Short Title: Hot Springs Flood Warning System
Project Chief: Joseph Fleming
Cooperator: City of Hot Springs
Project Time Frame: 2008- present
In May 1990, a series of severe thunderstorms developed in the vicinity of Hot Springs with a total...
Short Title: Lakes Maumelle and Winona
Project Chief: William Green
Cooperator: Central Arkansas Water
Project Time Frame: 1989 - present
Lakes Maumelle and Winona are water-supply reservoirs for the Little Rock and North Little Rock metropolitan areas...
Short Title: Middle Fork Study
Project Chief: William Baldwin
Cooperators: Hot Springs Village Property Owners Association, Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission,Arkansas Naural Resources Commission, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service...
Short Title: North Ground-Water Model
Project Chief: Phillip Hays
Cooperators: Arkansas Natural Resources Commission
Project Time Frame: 2005 - present
Several counties in eastern and southern Arkansas have been designated Critical Ground-Water Areas (areas where alluvial aquifer...
Short Title: Ozark Plateaus NAWQA
Project Chief: Billy Justus
Project Time Frame: 1991 - present
The Ozark Plateaus study unit is one of more than 50 study units that are part...
To view current streamflow conditions for Arkansas click here
To view current conditions for Arkansas Water Quality click here.
To see information on the Arkansas Groundwater-Quality Network click here.
The National Water Information System (NWIS) web application provides access to surface-water, groundwater, water-quality, and water-use data collected at approximately 1.5 million sites across all 50 states.
The National Water Information System (NWIS) Mapper provides access to water-resources data at over 1.5 million sites across the U.S., including current and historical data. Users can search by site type, data type, site number, or place.
To view real-time water use sites for Arkansas click here.
To view real time sediment concentrations for Arkansas click here.
To see real time nitrate readings for Arkansas click here.
To view the Arkansas Water Quality Mapper GIS interactive map click here.
To see detailed information on Arkansas StreamStats as well as an interactive map click here.
To see site information for the Arkansas Sparta Recovery Groundwater Network click here.
To see the map and site information for the Arkansas Northern Lonoke County Groundwater Network click here.
Real-time displays of current floating conditions at various sites along the Arkansas Buffalo River.
Subsurface geometry of the Mississippi Embayment Regional Aquifer Study (MERAS)
The 3DEP products and services available through The National Map consist of standard digital elevation models (DEMs) at various horizontal resolutions, elevation source and associated datasets, an elevation point query service and bulk point query service. All 3DEP products are available, free of charge and without use restrictions.
The Arkansas Groundwater - Quality Network is a web map interface that provides rapid access to the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) NWIS and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) STORET databases of ambient groundwater information. The interface enables users to perform simple graphical analysis and download selected water-quality data.
The Union County Water Conservation Board with funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency began a study in 2003 with the U.S. Geological Survey, the Union County Conservation District, Burns & McDonnell to monitor the impact of water-level recovery and water-quality characteristics of the Sparta aquifer system in southern Arkansas and northern Louisiana.
Historical files from Federal Government mineral exploration-assistance programs, 1950 to 1974
The Defense Minerals Administration (DMA), Defense Minerals Exploration Administration (DMEA), and Office of Minerals Exploration (OME) mineral exploration programs were active over the period 1950–1974. Under these programs, the Federal Government contributed financial assistance in the exploration for certain strategic and critical minerals. The...Frank, David G.
Hydrologic effects on diameter growth phenology for Celtis laevigata and Quercus lyrata in the floodplain of the lower White River, Arkansas
Bottomland hardwood (BLH) forests represent an extensive wetland system in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley and southeastern USA, and it is currently undergoing widespread transition in species composition. One such transition involves increased establishment of sugarberry (Celtis laevigata), and decreased establishment of overcup oak (Quercus...Schweitzer, Callie Jo; Clatterbuck, Wayne K.; Oswalt, Christopher M.; Allen, Scott T.; Cochran, Wesley; Krauss, Ken W.; Keim, Richard F.; King, Sammy L.
In 1977, the Congress of the United States recognized the need for uniform, current, and reliable information on water use and directed the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to establish a National Water-Use Information Program (NWUIP) to complement the Survey's data on the availability and quality of the Nations water resources.
This page contains the weekly highlights from the Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center for the week of 9/112017 - 9/15/2017! Please take a look and see what we have been up to!
A carbonatite here, a glacial moraine there, a zig-zagging fault or two, even a behemoth of a batholith. The geology of the 50 States is an enormous patchwork of varied forms, beautiful in their variance but challenging to present as a single map.
Decades or longer may be needed to fully assess the effects of unconventional oil and gas production on the quality of groundwater used for drinking water in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas
USGS also estimates 4 billion barrels of oil and 2 billion barrels of natural gas liquids in the two formations.
First-of-its-kind survey shows that algal toxins are found nationwide
Significant flood peaks occurred across the Arkansas, White and Red River Basins in Arkansas beginning on Dec. 26 and the rivers are still high, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
U.S. Geological Survey field crews are measuring record flooding on rivers and streams in 12 states across the country. USGS is making preparations for a prolonged field effort along the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers as major flooding will extend well into mid-to-late January, particularly along the lower Mississippi River.
Heavy rainfall of up to 10 inches in northern and western Arkansas that fell during the Christmas weekend is still causing major flooding in some areas.
A newly published, three-volume “Remote Sensing Handbook” is a comprehensive coverage of all remote sensing topics written by over 300 leading global experts.
Computer simulations of earthquake shaking, replicating the quakes that occurred in 1811-1812 in the New Madrid seismic zone (NMSZ), indicate that future large earthquakes there would produce major, prolonged ground shaking.
MENLO PARK, Calif.— Smartphones and other personal electronic devices could, in regions where they are in widespread use, function as early warning systems for large earthquakes according to newly reported research.
MENLO PARK, California — Los teléfonos móviles y otros dispositivos electrónicos personales podrían ayudar en las regiones donde se encuentran en uso generalizado, y pueden funcionar como sistemas de alerta para terremotos mayor según la nueva investigación científica recien publicada.