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Photo of Bird Bands in a Variety of Sizes and Types
Date Published: May 1, 2018
Status: Active

Bird Banding Laboratory

The Bird Banding Laboratory (BBL) is an integrated scientific program established in 1920 supporting the collection, archiving, management and dissemination of information from banded and marked birds in North America.  This information is used to monitor the status and trends of resident and migratory bird populations. Because birds are good indicators of the health of the environment, the...

Harvey
Date Published: August 29, 2017

Hydrologist visits 4th-graders at Baton Rouge public school

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...

Tennessee Water Quality Sampling Photo
Date Published: June 26, 2017

National Water-Quality Assessment Program (NAWQA) in Tennessee

National Water Quality Assessment Program (NAWQA) in Tennessee

Tennessee FloodWatch Infographic
Date Published: June 26, 2017

Tennessee FloodWatch

Tennessee FloodWatch Information

Contacts: Rodney R Knight
Map of below normal 7-day average streamflow compared to historical streamflow for the day of year (Tennessee)
Date Published: June 26, 2017

DroughtWatch: Surface Water Conditions in Tennessee

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has a network of surface-water real-time monitoring stations in Tennessee. The network provides real-time water-stage data along with computed streamflow at many of these locations, and rainfall recorded at some stations. These sites continuously record data on 15-minute intervals and transmit the data via satellite to be incorporated into the USGS National...

Map of below normal 7-day average streamflow compared to historical streamflow for the day of year (Tennessee)
Date Published: June 26, 2017

Climatic Conditions in Tennessee

Web sites with climate-condition information

Map of below normal 7-day average streamflow compared to historical streamflow for the day of year (Tennessee)
Date Published: June 26, 2017

Tennessee DroughtWatch

This map (from USGS's National Drought Watch Web site) shows the 7-day average streamflow conditions in hydrologic units. Thus, the map shows conditions adjusted for this time of the year. The colors represent 7-day average streamflow percentiles for the day of the year. USGS sites having at least 30 years of record are used. The data used to produce this map are provisional and have not been...

Duck River above Milltown Tennessee - Photograph
Date Published: June 26, 2017

TVA Monitoring Stations in Tennessee

Basic hydrologic data collection at selected streams in Tennessee

Contacts: W Scott Gain
Mississippi/Atchafalaya River Basins - SPARROW
Date Published: June 23, 2017

Mississippi/Atchafalaya River Basins - SPARROW

SPARROW, a modeling tool for the regional interpretation of water-quality monitoring data. The model relates in-stream water-quality measurements to spatially referenced characteristics of watersheds, including contaminant sources and factors influencing terrestrial and aquatic transport. SPARROW empirically estimates the origin and fate of contaminants in river networks and quantifies...

A feral hog is in a trap in southeastern U.S. awaiting immobilization and GPS collar.
Date Published: March 3, 2017
Status: Active

Seasonal Movement of Wild Hogs in Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area and Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The wild hog (Sus scrofa) is an exotic invasive species that significantly impacts native resources and their populations are expanding significantly throughout the United States.  In addition, wild hogs are likely contributing to the spread of disease such as pseudorabies. National Park Service units in the Southeast that have populations of exotic wild hogs include Big South Fork National...

Contacts: Joseph Clark
Shrimp Boat on Mobile Bay
Date Published: January 30, 2017
Status: Active

Streamflow Alteration Assessments to Support Bay and Estuary Restoration in Gulf States

Human alteration of waterways has impacted the minimum and maximum streamflows in more than 86% of monitored streams nationally and may be the primary cause for ecological impairment in river and stream ecosystems. Restoration of freshwater inflows can positively affect shellfish, fisheries, habitat, and water quality in streams, rivers, and estuaries. Increasingly, state and local decision-...

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Illustration related to the the river corridor
April 19, 2016

The National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) and Watershed Boundary Dataset (WBD) are used to portray surface water on The National Map.

3D Lidar Point Cloud Image of San Francisco Bay and Golden Gate Bridge
April 19, 2016

The USIEI is a comprehensive, nationwide listing of known high-accuracy topographic and bathymetric data for the United States and its territories. The project is a collaborative effort of the USGS and NOAA with contributions from other federal agencies. The inventory supports the 3D Elevation Program and the Integrated Ocean and Coastal Mapping effort. This resource is updated in Spring and Fall.

Digital Elevation Model in the Atchafalaya Basin, LA
April 19, 2016

The 3DEP products and services available through The National Map consist of lidar point clouds (LPC), 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.

Orthoimagery of Augusta Ga
April 12, 2016

Orthoimagery data typically are high resolution aerial images that combine the visual attributes of an aerial photograph with the spatial accuracy and reliability of a planimetric map. The National Map offers public domain, 1-meter orthoimagery for the conterminous United States with many urban areas and other locations at 2-foot or finer resolution.

Small Scale Collection USA
April 12, 2016

The National Map offers a collection of small-scale datasets, most of which are at 1:1,000,000. The National Map publishes two data collections at one million-scale: one for Global Map users and one for National Map users. In terms of vector geometry, the lines, points, and areas in these data collections are identical. The difference is in the attributes assigned to these features.

Gaging station on the Tanana River at Nenana, Alaska
March 10, 2016

Consistent synthesis, integration, storage, and availability of fundamental data is critical to meeting the needs of USGS Science. We develop databases for hydrography, topography, invasive species, water resources, and many other datasets utilized by resource managers.

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March 9, 2016

Consistent synthesis, integration, storage, and availability of fundamental data is critical to meeting the needs of USGS Science. We develop databases for hydrography, topography, invasive species, water resources, and many other datasets utilized by resource managers. Our National Geospatial Program uses partnerships and data collection through a network assigned to the Southeast Region Office.
National Geospatial Program
Geospatial Liaison Network
Lidar for Science and Resource Management
Louisiana Sedimentary and Environmental Database (LASED)
Core Archive Database for the St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center

Screen shot of data points overlayed on a U.S. map zoomed in to the Tennessee and Kentucky border
January 21, 2016

 Information contained within this dataset represents values of basin characteristics (see Table II in Knight and others, 2012), estimates of streamflow characteristics, measures of individual and cumulative departure of streamflow characteristics from reference hydrologic conditions, and fish species richness for 138 sites in the study area. 

Real-time streamflow compared  to historical streamflow - Tennessee
September 14, 2006

Map of real-time streamflow compared to historical streamflow for the day of the year (Tennessee)

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Studying geodesy and earthquake hazard in and around the New Madrid Seismic Zone

Workshop on New Madrid Geodesy and the Challenges of Understanding Intraplate Earthquakes; Norwood, Massachusetts, 4 March 2011 Twenty-six researchers gathered for a workshop sponsored by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and FM Global to discuss geodesy in and around the New Madrid seismic zone (NMSZ) and its relation to earthquake hazards. The...

Boyd, Oliver Salz; Magistrale, Harold
Studying geodesy and earthquake hazard in and around the New Madrid Seismic Zone; 2011; Article; Journal; EOS, Transactions of the American Geophysical Union; Boyd, Oliver Salz; Magistrale, Harold

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20 cool facts about the New Madrid Seismic Zone-Commemorating the bicentennial of the New Madrid earthquake sequence, December 1811-February 1812 [poster]

This poster summarizes a few of the more significant facts about the series of large earthquakes that struck the New Madrid seismic zone of southeastern Missouri, northeastern Arkansas, and adjacent parts of Tennessee and Kentucky from December 1811 to February 1812. Three earthquakes in this sequence had a magnitude (M) of 7.0 or greater. The...

Williams, R.A.; McCallister, N.S.; Dart, R.L.
20 cool facts about the New Madrid Seismic Zone-Commemorating the bicentennial of the New Madrid earthquake sequence, December 1811-February 1812 [poster]; 2011; GIP; 134; Williams, R. A.; McCallister, N.S.; Dart, R. L.

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Year Published: 2010

Public water-supply systems and associated water use in Tennessee, 2005

Public water-supply systems in Tennessee provide water to for domestic, industrial, and commercial uses, and municipal services. In 2005, more than 569 public water-supply systems distributed about 920 million gallons per day (Mgal/d) of non-purchased surface water and groundwater to a population of nearly 6 million in Tennessee. Surface-water...

Robinson, John A.; Brooks, Jaala M.
Public water-supply systems and associated water use in Tennessee, 2005; 2010; OFR; 2010-1226; Robinson, John A.; Brooks, Jaala M.

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Year Published: 2010

Bicentennial of the 1811-1812 New Madrid earthquake sequence December 2011-2012

A series of earthquakes hit the New Madrid seismic zone of southeastern Missouri, northeastern Arkansas, and adjacent parts of Tennessee and Kentucky, in December 1811 to February 1812. Three earthquakes had a magnitude of 7.0 or greater. The first earthquake occurred December 16, 1811, at 2:15 a.m.; the second 9 a.m. on January 23, 1812; and the...

Bicentennial of the 1811-1812 New Madrid earthquake sequence December 2011-2012; 2010; GIP; 118; U.S. Geological Survey

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Year Published: 2006

Urban seismic hazard mapping for Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee

Earthquakes cannot be predicted, but scientists can forecast how strongly the ground is likely to shake as a result of an earthquake. Seismic hazard maps provide one way of conveying such forecasts. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), which produces seismic hazard maps for the Nation, is now engaged in developing more detailed maps for vulnerable...

Gomberg, Joan
Urban Seismic Hazard Mapping for Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee; 2006; FS; 2005-3142; Gomberg, Joan

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Year Published: 2003

Public Water-Supply Systems and Associated Water Use in Tennessee, 2000

Public water-supply systems in Tennessee provide water to meet customer needs for domestic, industrial, and commercial users and municipal services. In 2000, more than 500 public water-supply systems distributed about 890 million gallons per day (Mgal/d) of surface water and ground water to a population of about 5 million in Tennessee. Surface-...

Webbers, Ank
Public Water-Supply Systems and Associated Water Use in Tennessee, 2000; 2003; WRI; 2003-4264; Webbers, Ank

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Year Published: 2003

Ground-water use by public water-supply systems in Tennessee, 2000

Webbers, Ank
Ground-water use by public water-supply systems in Tennessee, 2000; 2003; OFR; 2003-47; Webbers, Ank

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Year Published: 2003

Estimated use of water in the Tennessee River watershed in 2000 and projections of water use to 2030

Estimates indicate that after increases in water withdrawals from 1965 to 1980 in the Tennessee River watershed, withdrawals declined from 1980 to 1985 and remained steady from 1985 to 1995. Water withdrawals in the Tennessee River watershed during 2000 averaged about 12,211 million gallons per day (Mgal/d) of freshwater for offstream uses?22...

Hutson, Susan S.; Koroa, M. Carolyn; Murphree, C. Michael
Estimated use of water in the Tennessee River watershed in 2000 and projections of water use to 2030; 2003; WRI; 2003-4302; Hutson, Susan S.; Koroa, M. Carolyn; Murphree, C. Michael

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Year Published: 2001

An evaluation of borehole flowmeters used to measure horizontal ground-water flow in limestones of Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee, 1999

Three borehole flowmeters and hydrophysical logging were used to measure ground-water flow in carbonate bedrock at sites in southeastern Indiana and on the west-central border of Kentucky and Tennessee. The three flowmeters make point measurements of the direction and magnitude of horizontal flow, and hydrophysical logging measures the magnitude...

Wilson, John T.; Mandell, Wayne A.; Paillet, Frederick L.; Bayless, E. Randall; Hanson, Randall T.; Kearl, Peter M.; Kerfoot, William B.; Newhouse, Mark W.; Pedler, William H.
Wilson, J.T., Mandell, W.A., Paillet, F.L., Bayless, E.R., Hanson, R.T., Kearl, P.M., Kerfoot, W.B., Newhouse, M.W., and Pedler, W.H., 2001, An evaluation of borehole flowmeters used to measure horizontal ground-water flow in limestones of Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee, 1999: U.S. Geological Survey Water Resources Investigations Report, 129 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/wri014139.

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Simulation of projected water demand and ground-water levels in the Coffee Sand and Eutaw-McShan aquifers in Union County, Mississippi, 2010 through 2050

Ground water from the Eutaw-McShan and the Coffee Sand aquifers is the major source of supply for residential, commercial, and industrial purposes in Union County, Mississippi. Unbiased, scientifically sound data and assessments are needed to assist agencies in better understanding and managing available water resources as continuing development...

Hutson, Susan S.; Strom, E.W.; Burt, D.E.; Mallory, M.J.
Simulation of projected water demand and ground-water levels in the Coffee Sand and Eutaw-McShan aquifers in Union County, Mississippi, 2010 through 2050; 2000; WRI; 2000-4268; Hutson, Susan S.; Strom, E. W.; Burt, D. E.; Mallory, M. J.

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Year Published: 1999

Public Water-Supply Systems and Associated Water Use in Tennessee, 1995

An inventory of public water-supply systems in Tennessee in 1995 indicated that 530 public water-supply systems supplied water to 4.42 million people, or 84 percent of Tennessee's population. Public-supply water withdrawals totaled 779 million gallons per day, 64 percent (500 million gallons per day) of which was from surface-water sources. All of...

Hutson, Susan S.
Public Water-Supply Systems and Associated Water Use in Tennessee, 1995; 1999; WRI; 99-4052; Hutson, Susan S.

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Year Published: 1998

Water use in Tennessee, 1995

Hutson, Susan S.
Water use in Tennessee, 1995; 1998; FS; 087-98; Hutson, Susan S.

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A picture of a cleared lot with construction equipment in TN
July 1, 2003

A cleared lot with construction equipment in TN

A grated lots with construction equiptment. Houses are in the background. The picture was taken in Tennesse as a part of a Land Cover Trends project field trip.

A picture of a logging trunk in Tennessee
July 1, 2003

A logging truck in Tennessee

A logging truck in Tennessee. The picture was taken as a part of a Land Cover Trends project field trip.

A picture of hay bales in a hay field in TN
July 1, 2003

Hay bales in a hay field in TN

Hay bales in a hay field in Tennessee. This picture was taken as part of a Land Cover Trends project field trip.

Image: Mississippi River near Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, Arkansas

Mississippi River near Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, Arkansas

The 2006 image (left) show the river in a more normal state, while the 2011 image (right) shows the massive flooding. The dark blue tones represent water or flooded areas, the light green is cleared fields, and light tones are clouds.

Recent Landsat satellite data captured by the U.S. Geological Survey and NASA on May 10 show the major flooding of the Mississippi

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Crowdsourced Earthquake Warnings illustration
April 10, 2015

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.

USGS
December 18, 2014

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced today that Interior’s Southeast Climate Science Center is awarding nearly $150,000 to its host university and other partners for research to guide managers of parks, refuges and other cultural and natural resources in planning how to help species and ecosystems adapt to climate change.

USGS
June 25, 2014

On the one-year anniversary of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today released a new report showing that forests, wetlands and farms in the eastern United States naturally store 300 million tons of carbon a year (1,100 million tons of CO2 equivalent).

Lidar image showing the upper parts of the landslide that occurred in northwest Washington on March 22, 2014.
May 14, 2014

Want to know how elevation will benefit your state? The USGS National Geospatial Program is advancing the 3D Elevation Program, known as 3DEP, in response to the growing need for high-quality three-dimensional representations of the Nation’s natural and constructed features.

USGS
May 13, 2014

Stronger storms, rising seas, and flooding are placing hundreds of millions people at risk around the world, and big part of the solution to decrease those risks is just off shore. A new study finds that coral reefs reduce the wave energy that would otherwise impact coastlines by 97 percent.

Map showing recent earthquakes in the New Madrid Seismic Zone
January 23, 2014

Earthquake activity in the New Madrid Seismic Zone in the central United States does not seem to be slowing down.  In a new study published in the journal "Science," seismologists Morgan Page and Susan Hough of the U.S. Geological Survey investigate whether current quakes in the region could be aftershocks of large earthquakes that occurred 200 years earlier.

USGS
July 15, 2013

Journalists are invited to view the airplane being used by the U.S. Geological Survey to study the magnetic field of the earth, which may help map locate shallow concealed faults associated with the New Madrid Seismic Zone.

USGS
July 9, 2013

Starting around July 10, and continuing for approximately one month, an airplane operating under contract to the U.S. Geological Survey will be making low-level flights over a 1400-square-mile area including Blytheville, Ark., Kennett, Mo., Piggott, Ark., and Qulin, Mo., along with other parts of southeastern Missouri, northeastern Arkansas, and western Tennessee. 

USGS
June 13, 2012

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Spring streamflows throughout the state of Tennessee are some of the lowest on record, according to U.S. Geological Survey streamgages, which measure water levels, streamflow and rainfall throughout the state

USGS science for a changing world logo
December 1, 2011

More than 280 million acre-feet of groundwater has been withdrawn from the Mississippi embayment aquifer system between 1870-2007, according to a new water modeling tool developed by the U.S. Geological Survey.

USGS science for a changing world logo
November 10, 2011

The USGS Tennessee Water Science Center is working this week in cooperation with FEMA, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, National Weather Service, and local agencies to provide emergency real-time surface-water stage gages at critical locations in Shelby County. 

USGS science for a changing world logo
August 23, 2011

The Marcellus Shale contains about 84 trillion cubic feet of undiscovered, technically recoverable natural gas and 3.4 billion barrels of undiscovered, technically recoverable natural gas liquids according to a new assessment by the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS). 

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