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We conduct impartial, multi- and interdisciplinary research and monitoring on a large range of natural-resource issues that impact the quality of life of citizens and landscapes of the Southeastern United States and the Caribbean region.

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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...

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...

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...

Date published: June 26, 2017

TVA Monitoring Stations in Tennessee

Basic hydrologic data collection at selected streams in Tennessee

Contacts: W Scott Gain
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...

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...

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-...

Date published: January 25, 2017

Turbidity Monitoring in Tennessee

A study involving suspended-sediment and turbidity monitoring at streamgaging stations near the segment of State Route 840 under construction between Fairview and Bending Chestnut. 

Contacts: W Scott Gain
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Date published: January 1, 2017

Data used for assessing relationships between fish assemblages and acid-base chemistry in streams of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, 1993-2014

Fish community richness, density, and biomass for entire communities, Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout, and minnows, including site characteristics, and water chemistry (acid neutralizing capacity, pH, nitrate, sulfate, ammonia, calcium, and total aluminum) collected at least once and as many as 13 times at each of 52 stream sites during the same years that fish were inve

Date published: November 29, 2016

Tennessee Current Water Conditions

See Current Water Conditions for Tennessee using our new interactive map. Here you can find information on Groundwater, Surface Water and Water Quality.

Date published: September 26, 2016

Memphis Area Groundwater-Level Network

Groundwater Watch is a supplemental tool to NWISWeb and, as such, is able to provide additional benefits to the groundwater community. NWIS is the authoritative database for USGS groundwater data, and NWISWeb is the public interface for these groundwater data. This is information pertaining to the Memphis Area Groundwater-Level Network.

Date published: April 20, 2016

Structures Data

USGS data portray selected structures data, including the location and characteristics of manmade facilities. Characteristics consist of a structure's physical form (footprint), function, name, location, and detailed information about the structure. The types of structures collected are largely determined by the needs of the disaster planning and response and homeland security organizations....

Date published: April 19, 2016

The United States Interagency Elevation Inventory (USIEI)

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...

Date published: April 19, 2016

Elevation Data

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.

Date published: April 12, 2016

Orthoimagery Data

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.

Date published: April 12, 2016

The National Map Small-Scale Collection

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.

Date published: March 10, 2016

Science Data Integration and Delivery

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.

Date published: March 9, 2016

Science Data Integration and Delivery

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...

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Year Published: 2012

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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Year Published: 2011

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
Attribution: Water Resources
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
Attribution: Water Resources
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
Attribution: Water Resources
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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Year Published: 2000

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.
Attribution: Water Resources
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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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.

USGS
August 3, 2021

Aggregates Data by State, Type, and End Use; 1971–2018

This data set contains supplemental aggregates data for the USGS Minerals Yearbook Volume II—Area Reports: Domestic. It contains data for the years 1971 through 2018 and replaces the discrete construction aggregate tables that were included in the individual State chapters prior to 2014. It contains

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: City/Town Halls in KY & TN as of 04/15/21

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: City/Town Halls in KY & TN as of 04/15/21

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: FireStations in TN as of 04/15/21

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: FireStations in TN as of 04/15/21

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TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: City/Town Halls in KY & TN
April 8, 2021

This challenge saw some heavy lifting with over 130 edits since it was launched - NICE WORK!!  

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: FireStations in TN
April 8, 2021

This challenge is starting to pick up momentum! Volunteers have contributed over 40 edits since this challenge was lanuched - keep up the good work!  

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: City/Town Halls in KY & TN NEW
April 1, 2021

Here’s a new challenge for City / Town Halls in Kentucky and Tennessee!  

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: FireStations in TN NEW
April 1, 2021

TNMCorps mapping challenges continue in the east with another challenge for fire stations in Tennessee! This is an excellent challenge for Standard Editors with many unedited (i.e., red) points that need to be confirmed.

Dragonfly larvae being held in an open hand
July 21, 2020

A team of federal, academic, and NGO researchers conducted a national-scale assessment of mercury bioaccumulation in aquatic ecosystems using dragonfly larvae as biosentinels.

Image shows a map of the Eastern United States with the boundaries of the Marcellus Shale superimposed
October 3, 2019

The Marcellus Shale and Point Pleasant-Utica Shale formations of the Appalachian Basin contain an estimated mean of 214 trillion cubic feet of undiscovered, technically recoverable continuous resources of natural gas, according to new USGS assessments.

USGS: Science for a changing world
September 21, 2017

This page contains the weekly highlights from the Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center for the week of 9/112017 - 9/15/2017! Please take a look and see what we have been up to!

Satellite captured image of the rapidly intensifying storm, Harvey
September 8, 2017

As Harvey’s record breaking rainfall and catastrophic flood waters recede in Texas and western Louisiana, U.S. Geological Survey teams are collecting high water marks, monitoring water levels and coastal change, retrieving storm tide sensors and collecting samples for water quality analysis.

Photo of a young girl drinking water, which likely originated from groundwater sources. 
January 19, 2017

A regional assessment of untreated groundwater in the Southeastern Coastal Plain aquifer system is now available from the U.S. Geological Survey.

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