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Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp
Date Published: July 21, 2016
Status: Active

North American Waterfowl Management Plan

The ultimate success of North American Waterfowl Management Plan (NAWMP) depends on maintaining relevance to stakeholders and society. In order to be relevant, a first step is to better understand what people value in regard to waterfowl and their habitats. Without this information, NAWMP population, habitat, and people objectives may not reflect stakeholder and societal values; and management...

National Atmospheric Deposition Program sample ready to be shipped
Date Published: July 15, 2016
Status: Active

National Atmospheric Deposition Program National Trends Network

The National Atmospheric Deposition Program (NADP) is a 40-year old organization of federal, state, local, academic, tribal, and private entities who support operation of 5 national monitoring networks. Kentucky and Indiana operate 3 National Trends Network (NTN) sites as part of the National Atmospheric Deposition Program (NADP).  Monitoring for NTN is consistent, standardized, high quality,...

Collecting litterfall for mercury testing
Date Published: July 14, 2016
Status: Active

Litterfall Mercury Monitoring Network

Litterfall is leaves, needles, flowers, fruit, and debris found on the forest floor.  Litterfall sampling can be an effective tool for monitoring elements like Mercury. Mercury in litterfall is primarily from the atmosphere and contributes to the higher amounts of mercury dry deposition that accumulates in forested areas compared to non-forested areas.

INKY scientists collect litterfall...

Nathan Truax verifying and calibrating a water-quality sensor at the USGS Ohio River at Olmsted Lock and Dam super gage
Date Published: July 14, 2016
Status: Active

Monitoring Large Rivers in Kentucky

Water Science Center scientists monitor several rivers in Kentucky as part of the USGS National Water-Quality Program (NWQP). As part of the NWQP program , USGS scientists from across the country are determine the status and trends of loads and concentrations of contaminants, nutrients, and sediment in the Nation’s large...

Contacts: Angela Crain
Well on Zorn Avenue
Date Published: July 13, 2016
Status: Active

Louisville Aquifer

The Louisville Water Company is using riverbank filtration wells to draw water from the Ohio River through the aquifer at their B.E. Payne Water Treatment Plant near Prospect, Kentucky. The northeast portion of the alluvium— a 6.4-mi reach running from Beargrass Creek upriver to Harrods Creek is an especially prolific water-bearing formation with the total groundwater storage in the area...

Plot of particle size versus velocity using flow3-d modeling software
Date Published: July 13, 2016
Status: Active

Computational Fluid Dynamics Analysis and Modeling

USGS scientists can perform numerical simulations with the FLOW-3D application. FLOW-3D is a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software package with multi-physics modules. It solves the three-dimensional Navier-Stokes and continuity equations in a structured, rectangular grid. USGS scientists use CFD models to design equipment (such as the...

Sunken barge on the bed of the Ohio River as imaged with the IN-KY multi-beam bathymetry system
Date Published: July 13, 2016
Status: Active

Bathymetric Surveys

Bathymetric surveys allow us to measure the depth of a water body as well as map the underwater features of a water body.  Multiple methods can be used for bathymetric surveys including multi-beam and single-beam surveys, ADCPs, sub-bottom profilers, and the Ecomapper Autonomous Underwater Vehicle. We use bathymetric surveys for many different types of research including flood inundation,...

INKY WSC Ecomapper Autonomous Underwater Vehicle
Date Published: July 12, 2016
Status: Active

Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV)

Scientists are using the Ecomapper Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) to collect imagery, bathymetry, and basic water-quality parameters. The Ecomapper provides a innovative visualization of data.

Cumberland Gap National Historic Park Davis Branch beaver dam
Date Published: July 12, 2016
Status: Active

Cumberland Gap Study: Sediment Acquisition and Modeling of Davis Branch

Davis Branch, a stream within the boundaries of Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, is a designated Warm Water Aquatic Habitat, Primary Contact Recreation, and Outstanding State Resource Water. Historically, the stream has provided a critical habitat to the federally-threatened Blackside Dace, a small cyprinid fish endemic to the upper Cumberland River basin. In recent decades, the...

Contacts: Jeremiah Lant
Interactive Aquifer map example
Date Published: July 12, 2016
Status: Active

Advanced Mapping Technologies

USGS is developing new and innovative ways to map the world around us. 

Unmanned Aircraft System
Date Published: July 12, 2016
Status: Active

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

The USGS Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Water Science Center has become a regional leader in using Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), also known as drones, for mapping and hazards analysis.

Black Bear and Cub in Montana
Date Published: April 12, 2016

Joe Clark's Research

This is a summary of the research focus for Dr. Joe Clark.

Contacts: Joseph Clark
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Year Published: 2013

Flood-inundation maps for a 6.5-mile reach of the Kentucky River at Frankfort, Kentucky

Digital flood-inundation maps for a 6.5-mile reach of Kentucky River at Frankfort, Kentucky, were created by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the City of Frankfort Office of Emergency Management. The inundation maps, which can be accessed through the USGS Flood Inundation Mapping Science Web site at http://water.usgs.gov/osw/...

Lant, Jeremiah G.
Flood-inundation maps for a 6.5-mile reach of the Kentucky River at Frankfort, Kentucky; 2013; SIM; 3278; Lant, Jeremiah G.

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Significance of exchanging SSURGO and STATSGO data when modeling hydrology in diverse physiographic terranes

The Water Availability Tool for Environmental Resources (WATER) is a TOPMODEL-based hydrologic model that depends on spatially accurate soils data to function in diverse terranes. In Kentucky, this includes mountainous regions, karstic plateau, and alluvial plains. Soils data are critical because they quantify the space to store water, as well as...

Williamson, Tanja N.; Taylor, Charles J.; Newson, Jeremy K.
Significance of exchanging SSURGO and STATSGO data when modeling hydrology in diverse physiographic terranes; 2013; Article; Journal; Soil Science Society of America Journal; Williamson, Tanja N.; Taylor, Charles J.; Newson, Jeremy K.

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Evaluation of the groundwater-flow model for the Ohio River alluvial aquifer near Carrollton, Kentucky, updated to conditions in September 2010

The Ohio River alluvial aquifer near Carrollton, Ky., is an important water resource for the cities of Carrollton and Ghent, as well as for several industries in the area. The groundwater of the aquifer is the primary source of drinking water in the region and a highly valued natural resource that attracts various water-dependent industries...

Unthank, Michael D.
Evaluation of the groundwater-flow model for the Ohio River alluvial aquifer near Carrollton, Kentucky, updated to conditions in September 2010; 2013; SIR; 2013-5032; Unthank, Michael D.

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Flood-inundation maps for an 8.9-mile reach of the South Fork Little River at Hopkinsville, Kentucky

Digital flood-inundation maps for an 8.9-mile reach of South Fork Little River at Hopkinsville, Kentucky, were created by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the City of Hopkinsville Community Development Services. The inundation maps, which can be accessed through the USGS Flood Inundation Mapping Science Web site at http://...

Lant, Jeremiah G.
Flood-inundation maps for an 8.9-mile reach of the South Fork Little River at Hopkinsville, Kentucky; 2013; SIM; 3242; Lant, Jeremiah G.

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Year Published: 2013

Workshop on New Madrid geodesy and the challenges of understanding intraplate earthquakes

On March 4, 2011, 26 researchers gathered in Norwood, Massachusetts, for a workshop sponsored by the U.S. Geological Survey and FM Global to discuss geodesy in and around the New Madrid seismic zone (NMSZ) and its relation to earthquake hazard. The group addressed the challenge of reconciling current geodetic measurements, which show low present-...

Boyd, Oliver; Calais, Eric; Langbein, John; Magistrale, Harold; Stein, Seth; Zoback, Mark
Workshop on New Madrid geodesy and the challenges of understanding intraplate earthquakes; 2013; OFR; 2013-1004; Boyd, Oliver ; Calais, Eric ; Langbein, John ; Magistrale, Harold ; Stein, Seth ; Zoback, Mark

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Year Published: 2012

Phase II modification of the Water Availability Tool for Environmental Resources (WATER) for Kentucky: The sinkhole-drainage process, point-and-click basin delineation, and results of karst test-basin simulations

This report describes Phase II modifications made to the Water Availability Tool for Environmental Resources (WATER), which applies the process-based TOPMODEL approach to simulate or predict stream discharge in surface basins in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The previous (Phase I) version of WATER did not provide a means of identifying sinkhole...

Taylor, Charles J.; Williamson, Tanja N.; Newson, Jeremy K.; Ulery, Randy L.; Nelson, Hugh L.; Cinotto, Peter J.
Phase II modification of the Water Availability Tool for Environmental Resources (WATER) for Kentucky: The sinkhole-drainage process, point-and-click basin delineation, and results of karst test-basin simulations; 2012; SIR; 2012-5071; Taylor, Charles J.; Williamson, Tanja N.; Newson, Jeremy K.; Ulery, Randy L.; Nelson, Hugh L., Jr.; Cinotto, Peter J.

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Construction of estimated flow- and load-duration curves for Kentucky using the Water Availability Tool for Environmental Resources (WATER)

Flow- and load-duration curves were constructed from the model outputs of the U.S. Geological Survey's Water Availability Tool for Environmental Resources (WATER) application for streams in Kentucky. The WATER application was designed to access multiple geospatial datasets to generate more than 60 years of statistically based streamflow data for...

Unthank, Michael D.; Newson, Jeremy K.; Williamson, Tanja N.; Nelson, Hugh L.
Construction of estimated flow- and load-duration curves for Kentucky using the Water Availability Tool for Environmental Resources (WATER); 2012; SIR; 2012-5168; Unthank, Michael D.; Newson, Jeremy K.; Williamson, Tanja N.; Nelson, Hugh L.

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Methods for noninvasive bathymetric and velocity surveys for impoundment safety--A case study of Herrington Lake at Dix Dam near Burgin, Kentucky

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) created bathymetric-contour and water-velocity vector maps for portions of Lake Herrington within 600 feet of the face of Dix Dam near Burgin, Kentucky. The mapping was in support of a study of noninvasive acoustic technology for assessing structural integrity of dams, both as a routine inspection tool or as an...

Ruby, A. Thomas
Methods for noninvasive bathymetric and velocity surveys for impoundment safety--A case study of Herrington Lake at Dix Dam near Burgin, Kentucky; 2012; SIM; 3198; Ruby, A. Thomas, III

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Magnitude Estimates of M7.3-7.8 for the 1811-1812 New Madrid and M7.0 for the 1886 Charleston Earthquakes from a Monte Carlo Analysis of Mean MMIs

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Cramer, Chris H.; Boyd, Oliver S.
Magnitude Estimates of M7.3-7.8 for the 1811-1812 New Madrid and M7.0 for the 1886 Charleston Earthquakes from a Monte Carlo Analysis of Mean MMIs; 2012; Conference publication; Conference publication; Eastern Section‐SSA 2012 Meeting Report; Cramer, Chris H.; Boyd, Oliver S.

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Year Published: 2011

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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Estimation of suspended-sediment concentration from total suspended solids and turbidity data for Kentucky, 1978-1995

Suspended sediment is a constituent of water quality that is monitored because of concerns about accelerated erosion, nonpoint contamination of water resources, and degradation of aquatic environments. In order to quantify the relationship among different sediment parameters for Kentucky streams, long-term records were obtained from the National...

Williamson, Tanja N.; Crawford, Charles G.
Estimation of suspended-sediment concentration from total suspended solids and turbidity data for Kentucky, 1978-1995; 2011; Article; Journal; Journal of the American Water Resources Association; Williamson, T. N.; Crawford, C. G.

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Angie Crain - OKI 2019 Cooperator Meeting
April 18, 2019

Angie Crain - OKI 2019 Cooperator Meeting

Angie Crain - OKI 2019 Cooperator Meeting

Jeremiah Lant - OKI 2019 Cooperator Meeting
April 18, 2019

Jeremiah Lant - OKI 2019 Cooperator Meeting

Jeremiah Lant - OKI 2019 Cooperator Meeting. Jeremiah gave a presentation on AMDTreat: Science meets modern computing.

Dave Lampe - Indiana Groundwater Network
April 18, 2019

Dave Lampe - Indiana Groundwater Network

Dave Lampe - How to measure groundwater levels.  Dave gave a presentation titled "Indiana Groundwater Network: Leveraging citizen science to monitor critical resources and a hands-on demonstation on how to measure groundwater levels.

Gary Martin - OKI 2019 Cooperator Meeting
April 18, 2019

Gary Martin - OKI 2019 Cooperator Meeting

Gary Martin - OKI 2019 Cooperator Meeting - Gary provided a hands-on demonstration on using the StreamStats application.

Tanja Williamson - OKI 2019 Cooperator Meeting
April 18, 2019

Tanja Williamson - OKI 2019 Cooperator Meeting

Tanja Williamson - OKI 2019 Cooperator Meeting. Tanja's presentation was titled "Sediment Source Tracking: Using advanced science to track sediment sources.

Jeremiah Lant - Science Meets Modern Computing
April 18, 2019

Jeremiah Lant - Science Meets Modern Computing

Jeremiah Lant - Science Meets Modern Computing. OKI 2019 Coopertor Meeting in Louisville, Kentucky.

Chris Kephart - OKI 2019 Cooperator Meeting
April 18, 2019

Chris Kephart - OKI 2019 Cooperator Meeting

Chris Kephart - OKI 2019 Cooperator Meeting. 

Jeff Woods - OKI 2019 Cooperator Meeting
April 18, 2019

Jeff Woods - OKI 2019 Cooperator Meeting

Jeff Woods - OKI 2019 Cooperator Meeting. Jeff's presetntation was titled "Kentucky Hydrologic Network Update: Overview of OKI's streamgaging network and Kentucky's century gages".

Gary Martin - USGS StreamStats: What's New in 2019?
April 18, 2019

Gary Martin - USGS StreamStats: What's New in 2019?

Gary Martin - USGS StreamStats: What's New in 2019?

Dave Lampe - OKI 2019 Cooperator Meeting
April 18, 2019

Dave Lampe - OKI 2019 Cooperator Meeting

Dave Lampe - OKI 2019 Cooperator Meeting

Dave Lampe - OKI 2019 Cooperator Meeting
April 18, 2019

Dave Lampe - OKI 2019 Cooperator Meeting

Dave Lampe - OKI 2019 Cooperator Meeting. Dave gave a demonsration on how to measure groundwater levels.

Jeff Woods - Overview of Kentucky's streamgage network and century gages
April 18, 2019

Jeff Woods - Overview of Kentucky's streamgage network

Jeff Woods - Overview of Kentucky's streamgage network and century gages

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USGS science for a changing world logo
May 13, 2011

Recent Landsat satellite data captured by the U.S. Geological Survey and NASA on May 10 show the major flooding of the Mississippi River around Memphis, Tenn. and along the state borders of Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, and Arkansas as seen from 438 miles above the Earth.

USGS science for a changing world logo
April 26, 2011

The National Earthquake Prediction Evaluation Council has issued a new report in which independent experts conclude that current USGS estimates for significant earthquake hazards in the New Madrid Seismic Zone—affecting eight central and eastern U.S states—are based on sound science.

USGS
August 9, 2010

Identifying watersheds with naturally occurring geologic sources of phosphorus will be easier with the release of a new map by the U.S. Geological Survey.

USGS science for a changing world logo
June 26, 2009

Atmospheric deposition is the largest source of nitrogen delivered annually to many estuaries and bays along the South Atlantic and Gulf Coast.

USGS
December 18, 2008

U.S. Geological Survey Deputy Director Robert Doyle has been selected as a Distinguished recipient of the Presidential Rank Award, a prestigious award that commends outstanding leadership and long-term accomplishments.

USGS
January 29, 2008

Nine states in the Mississippi River Basin contribute the majority of nutrients to the Northern Gulf of Mexico, threatening the economic and ecological health of one of the nation's largest and most productive fisheries.

USGS
January 24, 2008

The overabundance of nutrients in the Gulf has resulted in a zone of low dissolved oxygen, or hypoxia, which can cause stress and death in bottom-dwelling organisms, threatening the economic and ecological health of the one of the nation's most productive fisheries.

USGS science for a changing world logo
August 8, 2006

A report published by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) contains a regional map and an associated database that inventory 36 locations of reported natural asbestos and fibrous amphibole occurrences in the central United States.

USGS science for a changing world logo
September 16, 2004

The U.S. Geological Survey alerted state and federal agencies today to the increased potential for landslides in the mountainous regions of Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio and Maryland due to anticipated heavy rainfall from Hurricane Ivan.

USGS
September 16, 2004

The U.S. Geological Survey alerted state and federal agencies today to the increased potential for landslides in the mountainous regions of Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio and Maryland due to anticipated heavy rainfall from Hurricane Ivan.

USGS science for a changing world logo
May 14, 2004

America’s rivers and streams are generally suitable for irrigation, supplying drinking water, and home and recreational uses. However, in areas with significant agricultural and urban development, the quality of our nation’s water resources has been degraded by contaminants such as pesticides, nutrients, and gasoline-related compounds.

USGS
May 14, 2004

America’s rivers and streams are generally suitable for irrigation, supplying drinking water, and home and recreational uses. However, in areas with significant agricultural and urban development, the quality of our nation’s water resources has been degraded by contaminants such as pesticides, nutrients, and gasoline-related compounds.