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Within the OKI WSC are subject-matter experts, research scientists and laboratories, and personnel with expertise in diverse fields. To this excellence-based USGS philosophy, OKI WSC scientists bring expertise in mathematical modeling of water, advanced computer programming, groundwater and surface-water research, biologic and ecosystems science, soil science, water-quality analysis, and more.

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Date published: November 17, 2020

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge Summary Results for Schools in OH / MI / IN

Summary statistics are now available for this challenge. Thanks again to everyone who contributed!

Date published: November 5, 2020

FINISHED!! TNMCorps Mapping Challenge for Schools in OH, MI, & IN

This challenge is now complete! Thank you to everyone who contributed!

Date published: October 29, 2020

Mapping Challenge Update (10/29/2020): Schools in OH, MI, & IN

CALLING ALL PEER REVIEWERS!  This challenge is getting closer and closer to completion. Volunteers contributed over 500 edits to this challenge since last week - thank you! There are still several green points that need to be reviewed, making this an excellent challenge for Peer Reviewers!

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Date published: August 28, 2020
Status: Active

Vermillion River near Vermillion OH

Water-quality “super” gages (also known as “sentry” gages) provide real-time, continuous measurements of the physical and chemical characteristics of stream water at or near selected U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) streamgages in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. A super gage includes streamflow and water-quality instrumentation and representative stream sample collection for laboratory analysis....

Date published: August 20, 2020
Status: Active

East Fork Whitewater River at Richmond IN

A Super Gage is a conventional streamflow gage equipped with continuous water-quality monitors. Super gages provide real-time data specifically designed to improved our understanding of watershed processes and to address specific water-resource issues such as climate and land-use effects, water-related human health issues, floods and droughts, or hazardous substance spills. Our ability to...

Contacts: Jeffrey Woods
Date published: July 24, 2020
Status: Active

LCMAP Change Stories: Crops Give Way to Concrete

Less than 15 miles separate the city of Plainfield from the nearby metropolis of Indianapolis, the capital of Indiana and the state’s largest urban center.

Date published: July 23, 2020
Status: Active

Kankakee River at Shelby Indiana

A Super Gage is a conventional streamflow gage equipped with continuous water-quality monitors. Super gages provide real-time data specifically designed to improved our understanding of watershed processes and to address specific water-resource issues such as climate and land-use effects, water-related human health issues, floods and droughts, or hazardous substance spills. Our ability to...

Contacts: Jeffrey Woods
Date published: June 4, 2020
Status: Active

Geophysical Mapping of Geologic Systems Host to Critical Mineral Deposits, Southern Midcontinent, US

The objective of this project is to use high-resolution state-of-the-art airborne and regional ground geophysical methods to map an underexplored region of the southern Midcontinent that is important to economic and critical mineral deposits.

Date published: March 25, 2020
Status: Active

Agriculture Best Management Practices: Quantification of In-Stream Phosphorus and Sediment Storage and Transport - Linking Land Use and Landscape Best Management Practices with Downstream Transport in Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Priority Watersheds

As part of a coordinated effort with University of Minnesota (UMN) and US Forest Service (USFS), USGS will conduct sediment and phosphorus source tracking in two agricultural watersheds -- specifically corn and soybean production -- of Black Creek and Plum Creek, tributaries to the Maumee and Fox Rivers, respectively.

Date published: February 18, 2020
Status: Active

Yellow River near Oak Grove, IN

"Super" gages provide real-time, continuous water-quality information for rivers and streams at selected Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) streamgages. By combining discrete and continuous data in statistical models, USGS scientists can continuously estimate constituents that are difficult to measure in real-time. For example, in-stream turbidity sensors are often used...

Date published: February 11, 2020
Status: Active

Yellow River at Knox, IN

"Super" gages provide real-time, continuous water-quality information for rivers and streams at selected Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) streamgages. By combining discrete and continuous data in statistical models, USGS scientists can continuously estimate constituents that are difficult to measure in real-time. For example, in-stream turbidity sensors are often used...

Contacts: Jeffrey Woods
Date published: February 10, 2020
Status: Active

Indiana Harbor Canal at East Chicago, IN

Water-quality “super” gages (also known as “sentry” gages) provide real-time, continuous measurements of the physical and chemical characteristics of stream water at or near selected U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) streamgages in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. A super gage includes streamflow and water-quality instrumentation and representative stream sample collection for laboratory analysis....

Date published: July 15, 2019
Status: Active

Wabash River at New Harmony, IN

A Super Gage is a conventional streamflow gage equipped with continuous water-quality monitors. Super gages provide real-time data specifically designed to improved our understanding of watershed processes and to address specific water-resource issues such as climate and land-use effects, water-related human health issues, floods and droughts, or hazardous substance spills. Our ability to...

Date published: June 26, 2019
Status: Active

Information by Region - Indiana

  

Date published: June 5, 2019
Status: Active

White River at Hazelton, IN

A Super Gage is a conventional streamflow gage equipped with continuous water-quality monitors. Super gages provide real-time data specifically designed to improved our understanding of watershed processes and to address specific water-resource issues such as climate and land-use effects, water-related human health issues, floods and droughts, or hazardous substance spills. Our ability to...

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Date published: August 18, 2020

WaterAlert

The U.S. Geological Survey WaterAlert service sends e-mail or text (SMS) messages when certain parameters, as measured by a USGS real-time data-collection station, exceed user-definable thresholds. The development and maintenance of the WaterAlert system is supported by the USGS and its partners, including numerous federal, state, and local agencies.

Date published: June 2, 2020

Airborne magnetic and radiometric survey, southeastern Illinois, western Kentucky, and southern Indiana, 2019

This publication provides digital flight line data for a high-resolution magnetic and radiometric survey over an area of southeast Illinois, western Kentucky, and southern Indiana. The survey includes airborne geophysical data collected as part of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Earth Mapping Resource Initiative (Earth MRI) effort (Day, 2019). Earth MRI is a cooperative effort

Date published: April 23, 2020

Domestic Wells in the United States

Domestic wells provide drinking water supply for approximately 40 million people in the United States. Knowing the location of these wells, and the populations they serve, is important for identifying heavily used aquifers, locations susceptible to contamination, and populations potentially impacted by poor-quality groundwater. 

Date published: July 12, 2019

Crustal Architecture Beneath the Southern Midcontinent (USA) -- Data Grids and 3D Geophysical Models

Regional grid files and 3D voxel models were used to study crustal architecture beneath the Southern Midcontinent (USA) by McCafferty and others (2019). The study covered a rectangular, multi-state area of 924 by 924 kilometers centered on Missouri, and a corresponding volume extending from the topographic surface to a depth of 50 kilometers below sea level. The grid files consist of

Date published: November 30, 2018

Downloadable Data for Michigan Basin Oil and Gas Assessments

GIS Data for Michigan Basin Oil and Gas Assessments 

Date published: August 28, 2018

USGS Domestic Continuous (Unconventional) Oil & Gas Assessments, 2000-Present

Interactively explore assessment summary information for continuous (unconventional) assessments conducted at the USGS from 2000-2018. The assessment results data used to generate this visualization can be downloaded here in Excel Format.  These data represent all assessment results...

Date published: September 27, 2017

Current Conditions

Streamflow Conditions: Ohio || Kentucky || Indiana

Groundwater Conditions:...

Date published: September 1, 2017

National Water Information System web interface (NWISweb)

The National Water Information System (NWIS) web application provides access to real-time and historical surface-water, groundwater, water-quality, and water-use data collected at approximately 1.5 million sites across all 50 states.

Date published: April 19, 2017

MODFLOW

MODFLOW is the USGS's three-dimensional (3D) finite-difference groundwater model. MODFLOW is considered an international standard for simulating and predicting groundwater conditions and groundwater/surface-water interactions.

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Black and grey map of the contiguous 48 states shaded by the number of people using domestic wells per square kilometer (2010)
April 23, 2020

Domestic wells provide drinking water supply for approximately 40 million people in the United States. Knowing the location of these wells, and the populations they serve, is important for identifying heavily used aquifers, locations susceptible to contamination, and populations potentially impacted by poor-quality groundwater. 

Western Lake Erie Basin (WLEB) watersheds of Ohio and Indiana showing the USGS monitoring stations
March 22, 2019

Western Lake Erie Basin (WLEB) projects map depicts the sites and watersheds, as well as the data for each site through the interactive map.

USGS Streamflow and water-quality data including nutrient and sediment concentrations and daily, monthly, and annual loads are available on NWISWeb.

Screenshot of the FishVis mapper
November 19, 2016

The FishVis Mapper is the product of an Upper Midwest and Great Lakes LCC project, “A Regional Decision Support Tool for Identifying Vulnerabilities of Riverine Habitat and Fishes to Climate Change” that developed an approach for predicting fish species occurrence under current climate conditions and project how fish species occurrence may change under future climate conditions.

map of the ground water sites in the Louisville aquifer
June 15, 2016

The alluvial aquifer at Louisville, Kentucky, lies in a valley eroded by glacial melt-water that was later partly filled with outwash sand and gravel deposits. To monitor the groundwater levels, twenty-eight existing wells were incorporated into an observation well network, which is measured quarterly. Hydrographs from the continuous recorder wells depict the trends in the groundwater levels.

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

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.

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Photo of Sugar Creek
June 29, 2020

Sugar Creek, near New Palestine, Indiana

Sugar Creek, near New Palestine, Indiana. Sugar Creek is part of a long-term USGS stream monitoring project, and was one of 72 U.S. streams and rivers investigated for pesticide occurrence. On average, 26 pesticides were detected in samples collected from Sugar Creek during 2013–17; 16 of the 122 samples collected at this site had a Pesticide Toxicity Index score that

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Map of the super gage site locations in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana
February 14, 2020

Map of the super gage site locations in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana

Map of the super gage site locations in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana

White River in Downtown Indianapolis, IN
December 11, 2019

White River in Downtown Indianapolis, IN

Photograph showing the White River downstream from the White River Trail bridge, looking east toward White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. Photograph by Matt Williams, The Nature Conservancy.

Kentucky River at Lock 2 at Lockport KY - walkway across the dam
June 4, 2019

Kentucky River at Lock 2 at Lockport KY - walkway across the dam

Kentucky River at Lock 2 at Lockport KY - walkway across the dam

Kentucky River at Lock 2 at Lockport KY - gage house
June 4, 2019

Kentucky River at Lock 2 at Lockport KY - gage house

Kentucky River at Lock 2 at Lockport KY - gage house

Kankakee River at Davis, IN - side view of gage on bridge
June 4, 2019

Kankakee River at Davis, IN - side view of gage on bridge

Kankakee River at Davis, IN - side view of gage on bridge

Yellow Creek near Oak Grove, IN - view from left bank
June 4, 2019

Yellow Creek near Oak Grove, IN - view from left bank

Yellow Creek near Oak Grove, IN - view from left bank of site

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THUMBNAIL: Timelapse of Schools in OH, MI, IN
November 17, 2020

Summary statistics are now available for this challenge. Thanks again to everyone who contributed!

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: Schools in OH, MI, IN FINISHED
November 5, 2020

This challenge is now complete! Thank you to everyone who contributed!

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: Schools in OH, MI, IN
October 29, 2020

CALLING ALL PEER REVIEWERS!  This challenge is getting closer and closer to completion. Volunteers contributed over 500 edits to this challenge since last week - thank you! There are still several green points that need to be reviewed, making this an excellent challenge for Peer Reviewers!

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: Schools in OH, MI, IN
October 21, 2020

CALLING ALL PEER REVIEWERS! This challenge is nearing completion with close to 250 edits since last week. However, there are still several green points that need reviewed, making this an excellent project for Peer Reviewers!

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: Schools in OH, MI, IN
October 15, 2020

CALLING ALL PEER REVIEWERS! We need help reviewing the remaining green points for this challenge. 

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: Schools in OH, MI, IN
October 8, 2020

Editing continues for this challenge with approximately 100 edits since last week! This is an excellent challenge for Peer Reviewers with several green points still needing review. 

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: Schools in OH, MI, IN
October 1, 2020

Volunteers contributed approximately 300 edits in the last week - NICE WORK! This includes the removal of schools that have either closed or are the wrong feature type.  There's still many green points that need review, making this an excellent challenge for Peer Reviewers!

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: Schools in OH, MI, IN
September 24, 2020

Volunteers contributed almost 800 edits in the last week - EXCEPTIONAL!! This includes approximately 200 points that were removed due to either the school being closed or the wrong feature type. Thank you for helping to update The National Map!

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: Schools in OH, MI, IN
September 17, 2020

Our marvelous volunteers have contributed almost 300 edits since last week - SPECTACULAR! 

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: Schools in OH, MI, IN
September 10, 2020

This challenge saw an astounding 650 edits since last week - IMPRESSIVE! There are still many green points that need to be reviewed, making this an excellent challenge for Peer Reviewers!

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: Schools in OH, MI, IN
September 3, 2020

This challenge saw over 700 edits in the last week - AMAZING!

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