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The OKI Water Science Center (WSC) provides credible and relevant scientific information on critical water resources issues in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, and beyond. Major focus areas include Great Lakes, ecosystems science, hydrologic monitoring networks, flood frequency and mapping, water availability, and effects of agricultural and urban practices, mineral extraction, and other human activities.

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Year Published: 1971

Floods of July 4-8, 1969, in north-central Ohio

The storm of July 4-5, 1969, in north-central Ohio was an unprecedented event; never before has such intense and widespread precipitation been recorded for a summer storm in Ohio (U.S. Dept. of Commerce, 1969). More than 14 inches of rainfall in less than 24 hours were observed at several places. In areal extent more than 4 inches of rainfall...

Mayo, Ronald I.; Webber, Earl E.; Ellis, Davis W.
Floods of July 4-8, 1969, in north-central Ohio; 1971; OFR; 72-252; Mayo, Ronald I.; Webber, Earl E.; Ellis, Davis W.

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Year Published: 1971

Low-flow study for southwest Ohio streams

Low-flow discharges at 60 sites on streams in the Little Miami River, Mill Creek, Great Miami River and Wabash River basins are presented in this report. The average annual minimum flows in cubic feet per second (cfs) for a 7-day period of 10-year frequency and a 1-day period of 30-year frequency are computed for each of the 60 sites.

Webber, Earl E.; Mayo, Ronald I.
Low-flow study for southwest Ohio streams; 1971; OFR; 71-316; Webber, Earl E.; Mayo, Ronald I.

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Year Published: 1970

A proposed streamflow data program for Ohio

A streamflow data program is proposed for Ohio which consists of both data collection and data analysis. The program is proposed after a study which (1) established long-term objectives and goals for streamflow information, (2) examined and analyzed available data to determine its adequacy for meeting the established goals, and (3) considered...

Anttila, Peter W.
A proposed streamflow data program for Ohio; 1970; OFR; 70-10; Anttila, Peter W.

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Year Published: 1970

Flood of July 5, 1969 in the vicinity of Wooster, Ohio

This report documents flood data for Killbuck Creek, Apple Creek, and Little Apple Creek at Wooster, Ohio, to show the high-water elevations and corresponding discharges produced by the July 5, 1969 flood. This flood resulted from a violent storm with officially recorded rainfall in excess of 10 inches and unofficial catches of over l4 inches in...

Webber, Earl E.; Mayo, Ronald I.
Flood of July 5, 1969 in the vicinity of Wooster, Ohio; 1970; OFR; 70-361; Webber, E. E.; Mayo, R. I.

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Year Published: 1966

Annual runoff in the conterminous United States

Runoff is that part of precipitation that appears as a flow of water in surface streams. As a source of water for modern society, it constitutes one of our basic renewable resources. This map of average annual runoff portrays the latest information on the geographic distribution of the average runoff of surface streams.

Busby, Mark W.
Annual runoff in the conterminous United States; 1966; HA; 212; Busby, Mark W.

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Year Published: 1966

Reservoirs in the United States

This report summarizes the storage capacities and related data of reservoirs and controlled natural lakes for the contermimous United States, Alaska, Hawaii, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Data are given for all storage facilities having a usable capacity of 5,000 acre-feet or more and completed or under construction as of Jan 1, 1963.A...

Martin, R.O.R.; Hanson, Ronald L.
Reservoirs in the United States; 1966; WSP; 1838; Martin, R. O. R.; Hanson, Ronald L.

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Year Published: 1964

Chemical quality of public water supplies of the United States and Puerto Rico, 1962

Municipal water systems in the United States and Puerto Rico supply water for many commercial and industrial uses as well as for domestic wells. It is generally known that our water resources are unequally distributed throughout the country, but it is not quite so well understood that the quality of our water resources is also variable. This...

Durfor, Charles N.; Becker, Edith
Chemical quality of public water supplies of the United States and Puerto Rico, 1962 shown as statewide averages, mainly in graphic and tabular form; 1964; HA; 200; Durfor, Charles N.; Becker, Edith

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Year Published: 1964

Seismic refraction survey in the Great Miami River Valley and vicinity, Montgomery, Warren, and Butler Counties, Ohio

As part of a continuing program to define the thickness and extent of water-bearing sand and gravel deposits in southwestern Ohio, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Ohio Division of Water and The Miami Conservancy District, completed a seismic refraction survey of the Great Miami River valley and adjacent areas between Dayton and...

Watkins, Joel S.; Spieker, Andrew M.
Seismic refraction survey in the Great Miami River Valley and vicinity, Montgomery, Warren, and Butler Counties, Ohio; 1964; OFR; 64-161; Watkins, Joel S.; Spieker, Andrew Maute

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Year Published: 1963

Refraction seismic studies in the Miami River, Whitewater River, and Mill Creek valleys, Hamilton and Butler Counties, Ohio

Between September 17 and November 9, 1962, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with Ohio Division of Water, Miami Conservancy District, and c,ty of Cincinnati, Ohio, co.,:ducted a refraction seismic study in Hamilton and Butler Counties, southwest Ohio. The area lies between Hamilton, Ohio, and the Ohio River and includes a preglacial...

Watkins, Joel S.
Refraction seismic studies in the Miami River, Whitewater River, and Mill Creek valleys, Hamilton and Butler Counties, Ohio; 1963; OFR; 63-133; Watkins, Joel S.

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Year Published: 1954

The industrial utility of public water supplies in the United States, 1952, part 1, States east of the Mississippi River

Public water supplies are utilized extensively by industries for processing, cooling, and steam generation. The requirements as to quality of water for each industry are specific, therefore information on the quality or chemical character of the water supply is essential not only in the location of industrial plants but also is an aid in the...

Lohr, E.W.; Love, S.K.
The industrial utility of public water supplies in the United States, 1952, part 1, States east of the Mississippi River; 1954; WSP; 1299; Lohr, E. W.; Love, S. K.

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Year Published: 1938

Floods of Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, January-February 1937, with a section on the Flood deposits of the Ohio River, January-February 1937

In January and February 1937 the Ohio and mid-Mississippi Rivers experienced floods which, over reaches many hundreds of miles in length, exceeded all previously recorded stages. When measured by the loss of life and property, extent of damage, and general disruption of human activities, these floods constituted a major catastrophe. The floods...

Grover, Nathan Clifford; Mansfield, George Rogers
Floods of Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, January-February 1937, with a section on the Flood deposits of the Ohio River, January-February 1937; 1938; WSP; 838; Grover, Nathan Clifford; Mansfield, George Rogers.

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Year Published: 1905

Destructive floods in the United States in 1904

Murphy, Edward C.
Destructive floods in the United States in 1904; 1905; WSP; 147; Murphy, Edward C.

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Maumee River at Antwerp, OH - downstream
October 17, 2017

Maumee River at Antwerp, OH - downstream

Maumee River at Antwerp, OH - looking downstream of the bridge

PAMF’s monitoring protocol on a patch near Schoolcraft, Michigan.
August 23, 2017

PAMF’s monitoring protocol on a patch near Schoolcraft, Michigan.

A scientist performing PAMF’s monitoring protocol on a Phragmites patch near Schoolcraft, Michigan.

Ohio River at Ironton, OH - downstream view
July 27, 2017

Ohio River at Ironton, OH - downstream view

Ohio River at Ironton, OH - downstream view

Ohio River at Ironton OH - equipment in tower
June 26, 2017

Ohio River at Ironton OH - equipment in tower

Ohio River at Ironton OH - equipment in tower

Wading the Maumee River near Defiance, Ohio- Stephanie Kula is collecting water-quality sample for W. Lake Erie Basin project
May 18, 2017

Collecting water-quality sample by wading in the Maumee River, Ohio

Stephanie Kula is collecting water-quality sample by wading in the Maumee River near Defiance, Ohio, for the Western Lake Erie Basin project. Nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus) and sediment from urban and agricultural practices are a concern in the Western Lake Erie Basin watersheds in northwestern Ohio. Large

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