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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.

Lower Mississippi Rivers and Streams Assessment Map
Date Published: January 1, 2009

Lower Mississippi River National Rivers and Streams Assessment

Short Title: Mississippi River NRSA

Project Chief: Billy Justus

Cooperator: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Project Time Frame: 2008 - 2009

The USGS Arkansas and Missouri Water Science Centers (WSC) are conducting a study for the U.S. Environmental...

Contacts: Billy G Justus
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Year Published: 2011

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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Year Published: 2010

Methods for estimating selected low-flow frequency statistics for unregulated streams in Kentucky

This report provides estimates of, and presents methods for estimating, selected low-flow frequency statistics for unregulated streams in Kentucky including the 30-day mean low flows for recurrence intervals of 2 and 5 years (30Q2 and 30Q5) and the 7-day mean low flows for recurrence intervals of 5, 10, and 20 years (7Q2, 7Q10, and 7Q20)....

Martin, Gary R.; Arihood, Leslie D.
Methods for estimating selected low-flow frequency statistics for unregulated streams in Kentucky; 2010; SIR; 2010-5217; Martin, Gary R.; Arihood, Leslie D.

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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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Breakpoint analysis and relations of nutrient and turbidity stressor variables to macroinvertebrate integrity in streams in the Crawford-Mammoth Cave Uplands Ecoregion, Kentucky, for the development of nutrient criteria

To assist Kentucky in refining numeric nutrient criteria in the Pennyroyal Bioregion, the U.S. Geological Survey and the Kentucky Division of Water collected and analyzed water chemistry, turbidity, and biological-community data from 22 streams throughout the Crawford-Mammoth Cave Upland ecoregion (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Level IV...

Crain, Angela S.; Caskey, Brian J.
Breakpoint analysis and relations of nutrient and turbidity stressor variables to macroinvertebrate integrity in streams in the Crawford-Mammoth Cave Uplands Ecoregion, Kentucky, for the development of nutrient criteria; 2010; SIR; 2010-5164; Crain, Angela S.; Caskey, Brian J.

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Year Published: 2010

Nutrients, Select Pesticides, and Suspended Sediment in the Karst Terrane of the Sinking Creek Basin, Kentucky, 2004-06

This report presents the results of a study by the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, on nutrients, select pesticides, and suspended sediment in the karst terrane of the Sinking Creek Basin. Streamflow, nutrient, select pesticide, and suspended-sediment data were collected at seven sampling...

Crain, Angela S.
Nutrients, Select Pesticides, and Suspended Sediment in the Karst Terrane of the Sinking Creek Basin, Kentucky, 2004-06; 2010; SIR; 2010-5167; Crain, Angela S.

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Year Published: 2009

The Water Availability Tool for Environmental Resources (WATER): A Water-Budget Modeling Approach for Managing Water-Supply Resources in Kentucky - Phase I: Data Processing, Model Development, and Application to Non-Karst Areas

The Water Availability Tool for Environmental Resources (WATER) was developed in cooperation with the Kentucky Division of Water to provide a consistent and defensible method of estimating streamflow and water availability in ungaged basins. WATER is process oriented; it is based on the TOPMODEL code and incorporates historical water-use data...

Williamson, Tanja N.; Odom, Kenneth R.; Newson, Jeremy K.; Downs, Aimee C.; Nelson, Hugh L.; Cinotto, Peter J.; Ayers, Mark A.
The Water Availability Tool for Environmental Resources (WATER): A Water-Budget Modeling Approach for Managing Water-Supply Resources in Kentucky - Phase I: Data Processing, Model Development, and Application to Non-Karst Areas; 2009; SIR; 2009-5248; Williamson, Tanja N.; Odom, Kenneth R.; Newson, Jeremy K.; Downs, Aimee C.; Nelson, Hugh L., Jr.; Cinotto, Peter J.; Ayers, Mark A.

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Year Published: 2009

Concentrations, and Estimated Loads and Yields of Total Nitrogen and Total Phosphorus at Selected Stations in Kentucky, 1979-2004

To evaluate the State's water quality, the Kentucky Division of Water collects data from a statewide network of primary ambient stream water-quality monitoring stations and flexible, rotating watershed-monitoring stations. This ambient stream water-quality monitoring network program is directed to assess the conditions of surface waters throughout...

Crain, Angela S.; Martin, Gary R.
Concentrations, and Estimated Loads and Yields of Total Nitrogen and Total Phosphorus at Selected Stations in Kentucky, 1979-2004; 2009; SIR; 2009-5240; Crain, Angela S.; Martin, Gary R.

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Year Published: 2009

Inventory and Statistical Analysis of Sediment Data for Streams in Kentucky, 1950-2008

Suspended sediment is a constituent of water that is monitored because of concerns about accelerated erosion, nonpoint contamination of water resources, and degradation of aquatic environments. Understanding the availability of monitored sediment data for streams in Kentucky is critical to planning future modeling and monitoring efforts. In order...

Williamson, Tanja N.
Inventory and Statistical Analysis of Sediment Data for Streams in Kentucky, 1950-2008; 2009; SIR; 2009-5035; Williamson, Tanja N.

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Year Published: 2009

Trends in Surface-Water Quality at Selected Ambient-Monitoring Network Stations in Kentucky, 1979-2004

Increasingly complex water-management decisions require water-quality monitoring programs that provide data for multiple purposes, including trend analyses, to detect improvement or deterioration in water quality with time. Understanding surface-water-quality trends assists resource managers in identifying emerging water-quality concerns, planning...

Crain, Angela S.; Martin, Gary R.
Trends in Surface-Water Quality at Selected Ambient-Monitoring Network Stations in Kentucky, 1979-2004; 2009; SIR; 2009-5027; Crain, Angela S.; Martin, Gary R.

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Year Published: 2007

Kentucky Public Water-Supply Withdrawals During 1995, 2000, and 2005

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Kentucky Division of Water, has compiled the reported permitted public water-supply-withdrawal data for Kentucky for 2005. Water-withdrawal data for 1995 and 2000 were previously published in Solley and others (1998) and Hutson and others (2004), respectively. This report is a graphical...

Downs, Aimee C.; Caldwell, William E.
Kentucky Public Water-Supply Withdrawals During 1995, 2000, and 2005; 2007; OFR; 2007-1209; Downs, Aimee C.; Caldwell, William E.

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Year Published: 2006

Concentrations, and estimated loads and yields of nutrients and suspended sediment in the Little River basin, Kentucky, 2003-04

Nutrients, primarily nitrogen and phosphorus compounds, naturally occur but also are applied to land in the form of commercial fertilizers and livestock waste to enhance plant growth. Concentrations, estimated loads and yields, and sources of nitrite plus nitrate, total phosphorus, and orthophosphate were evaluated in streams of the Little River...

Crain, Angela S.
Concentrations, and estimated loads and yields of nutrients and suspended sediment in the Little River basin, Kentucky, 2003-04; 2006; SIR; 2006-5204; Crain, Angela S.

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Year Published: 2006

Surface water quality-assurance plan, U.S. Geological Survey, Kentucky Water Science Center, water year 2006

This Surface Water Quality-Assurance Plan documents the standards, policies, and procedures used by the Kentucky Water Science Center for activities related to the collection, processing, storage, analysis, and publication of surface-water data.

Griffin, Michael S.
Surface water quality-assurance plan, U.S. Geological Survey, Kentucky Water Science Center, water year 2006; 2006; OFR; 2006-1273; Griffin, Michael S.

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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

Running levels-Green River at Spottsville, KY
April 10, 2019

Running levels-Green River at Spottsville, KY

USGS Staff running levels-Green River at Spottsville, KY.

Ohio River at Ironton, OH
March 26, 2019

Ohio River at Ironton, OH

Ohio River at Ironton - super gage installation. The gage is located in the upper part of the tower shown in the background.

Bobby Joe Monhollen and Matt Hinkle preparing to make an ADCP measurement on the Cumberland River.
February 24, 2019

ADCP high water measurement

Bobby Joe Monhollen and Matt Hinkle preparing to make an ADCP measurement on the Cumberland River. Record high water levels were experienced at Lake Cumberland.

Bobby Joe Monhollen and Matt Hinkle preparing to make an ADCP measurement on the Cumberland River.
February 24, 2019

ADCP flood Measurement on the Cumberland River, KY

Bobby Joe Monhollen and Matt Hinkle preparing to make an ADCP measurement on the Cumberland River.

Flood water pouring down the Cumberland River in Kentucky.
February 24, 2019

Rolling water on the Cumberland River

Flood water pouring down the Cumberland River in Kentucky.

Confined disposal facility, East Chicago, Indiana
December 31, 2018

Confined disposal facility, East Chicago, Indiana

Front cover for the publication titled "Geochemistry and microbiology of groundwater and solids from extraction and monitoring wells and their relation to well efficiency at a Federally operated confined disposal facility, East Chicago, Indiana"

Image from an application that navigates users through USGS National Oil and Gas Assessment Provinces
November 14, 2018

National Oil and Gas Assessment Provinces

This is a graphic from the USGS National Oil and Gas Assessment Explorer application, which allows user to drill into 70 oil and gas assessment provinces throughout the United States.

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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.

USGS science for a changing world logo
April 1, 2004

A new map from the U.S. Geological Survey and the Central United States Earthquake Consortium shows that Central States, including Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri, Kentucky and Indiana are among the most seismically active states east of the Rocky Mountains. More than 800 earthquakes are cataloged on the map that depicts the locations of earthquakes large enough to be felt, since 1699.

USGS
April 1, 2004

A new map from the U.S. Geological Survey and the Central United States Earthquake Consortium shows that Central States, including Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri, Kentucky and Indiana are among the most seismically active states east of the Rocky Mountains. More than 800 earthquakes are cataloged on the map that depicts the locations of earthquakes large enough to be felt, since 1699.

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April 10, 2003

The USGS has just completed a geologically based assessment of the technically recoverable, undiscovered oil and gas resources of the Appalachian Basin Province. This area includes parts of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama.

USGS
April 10, 2003

The USGS has just completed a geologically based assessment of the technically recoverable, undiscovered oil and gas resources of the Appalachian Basin Province. This area includes parts of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama.

USGS
October 18, 2002

Coal provides over half of our nation’s electrical energy needs. To gain a better understanding of available energy resources, the USGS has recently completed an assessment of one of our nation’s most important coal producing regions, the Illinois Basin (an area covering Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky).

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March 28, 2002

Coal provides more than half of our Nation’s electrical energy needs. For more than three centuries, coal has been mined in the Appalachian Basin, one of the most important coal producing regions in the world. This area includes parts of Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia, Maryland, and Tennessee. Almost all of the coal now mined in the Appalachian Basin is used in eastern state

USGS
March 28, 2002

Coal provides more than half of our Nation’s electrical energy needs. For more than three centuries, coal has been mined in the Appalachian Basin, one of the most important coal producing regions in the world.

USGS
September 5, 2001

Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Madison, Wisc., said today that two dead crows, found in the Chicago area tested positive for the West Nile Virus. Last week, dead crows found near Milwaukee also tested positive for the virus. So far this year, West Nile Virus has been identified in 20 states, the District of Columbia and in southern Ontario.

USGS
November 21, 1995

The most important ground-water problems in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee are probably high concentrations of dissolved solids and large water-level declines near wells that pump large amounts of water from the aquifers (underground water-bearing rock layers), according to a new report by the U.S. Geological Survey.