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Date published: June 26, 2019
Status: Active

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Date published: June 12, 2019
Status: Completed

Basin Characterization Model - Simulating Effects of Iowa Soil Management on Water Availability

As a result of climate change, heavy rainfall, as well as extended dry periods, are becoming more common in the Midwestern United States. These trends are only expected to continue. So, increasing the capacity of soil to store water has become more critical. Storing water increases availability in dry conditions. And the absorption of additional water in wet conditions reduces potential...

Date published: March 26, 2019
Status: Active

Defining Native Ranges of U.S. Inland Fishes

Understanding the native versus non-native range of a species can provide useful information about dispersal, population distribution patterns, and human mediated movement across hydrologic barriers. The USGS Nonindigenous Aquatic Species (NAS) Program is working with partners to define native ranges of inland fishes in the United States to help identify which species should be included in the...

Date published: March 18, 2019
Status: Active

Iowa Alluvial Aquifer

This study is part of ongoing research in Iowa to investigate the availability (quantity and quality) of water in alluvial aquifers that are used for agricultural, domestic, municipal, and industrial supplies. Previous research included modeling and delineation of ground water flow in the Mississippi River, Des Moines River, iowa, and Cedar River alluvial aquifers. The water quality of these...

Date published: March 5, 2019
Status: Active

The Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Flood and Storm Tracker (FaST)

Storm-related flooding can lead to the potential spread of nonindigenous (or non-native) aquatic species into waterways they have not been seen in before. The USGS Nonindigenous Aquatic Species program has developed an innovative mapping tool to help natural resource managers with post-storm nonindigenous aquatic species detection and assessment efforts. 

Date published: March 4, 2019
Status: Active

Natural Resource Damage and Assessment (NRDA) Program Monitoring and Adaptive Management

State and Federal agencies are working together to assess the damage caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and to determine appropriate restoration actions to restore natural resources, ecological services, and recreational services injured or lost due to the incident. 

Date published: February 26, 2019
Status: Completed

2017 Midwest Spring Floods

Learn more about USGS flood activities related to the 2017 Midwest Spring Floods that occurred across large portions of Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Arkansas in late April and early May, 2017.

Date published: February 26, 2019
Status: Completed

September 2016 Northern Plains Floods

Learn more about USGS flood activities related to the September 2016 Northern Plains Floods when more than 12 inches of rain fell in northeast Iowa, southeast Minnesota, and southwest Wisconsin during a 24-hour period on September 22 and 23, 2016.

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Date published: December 6, 2018

Downloadable Data for Forest City Basin Oil and Gas Assessments

GIS Data for Forest City Basin Oil and Gas Assessments

Date published: December 6, 2018

Downloadable Data for Ozark Uplift Oil and Gas Assessments

GIS Data for Ozark Uplift Oil and Gas Assessments

Date published: December 6, 2018

Downloadable Data for Iowa Shelf Oil and Gas Assessments

GIS Data for Iowa Shelf Oil and Gas Assessments 

Date published: October 5, 2018

Annual Water Data Reports - Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri

Beginning with Water Year 2006 and ending with Water Year 2013, annual water data reports were made available as individual electronic Site Data Sheets for the entire Nation for retrieval, download, and localized printing on demand. As of 2014, NWISWeb now provides an on-demand, print-ready Water-Year Summary as an annual water-data product.

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: August 13, 2018

Airborne electromagnetic and magnetic survey data and inverted resistivity models, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, May 2017

Airborne electromagnetic (AEM) and magnetic survey data were collected by CGG Canada Services Ltd. in collaboration with the US Geological Survey (USGS) for the City of Cedar Rapids in a 53-square-kilometer area of the Cedar River Basin to the west of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The survey was flown between May 4 and May 5, 2017 along 347 line kilometers. Electromagnetic data were acquired us

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small excerpt of Yosemite Valley topographic map in shades of green and brown
September 30, 2005

River and Coastal Forecast Information

Mississippi and Ohio River 7-Day Summary and Forecast

 

Sparta Aquifer Monitoring and Sampling Map - AR/LA
November 10, 2003

The Union County Water Conservation Board with funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency began a study in 2003 with the U.S. Geological Survey, the Union County Conservation District, Burns & McDonnell to monitor the impact of water-level recovery and water-quality characteristics of the Sparta aquifer system in southern Arkansas and northern Louisiana.

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General water-quality conditions, long-term trends, and network analysis at selected sites within the Ambient Water-Quality Monitoring Network in Missouri, water years 1993–2017

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, collects data pertaining to the surface-water resources of Missouri. Established in 1964, the Ambient Water-Quality Monitoring Network (AWQMN) consisted of 69 sites in 2017. Two additional sites from the National Water-Quality Program are included with...

Richards, Joseph M.; Barr, Miya N.
Richards, J.M., and Barr, M.N., 2021, General water-quality conditions, long-term trends, and network analysis at selected sites within the Ambient Water-Quality Monitoring Network in Missouri, water years 1993–2017: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2021–5079, 75 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20215079.

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Genetic diversity of immature Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) sea turtles from the northern Gulf of Mexico

The Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) is the world’s most endangered sea turtle species. Predominately nesting at only one beach in Mexico, this species declined to an estimated 300 females in the mid-1980s. Conservation efforts in the United States and Mexico, including a head start programme in southern Texas in which hatchlings were reared in...

Lamont, Margaret; Moreno, Nickolas; Camacho-Sanchez, Fatima Y.; Acosta-Sanchez, H. Hugo; Glaberman, Scott; Reyes-Lopez, Miguel A.; Chiari, Ylenia

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An assessment of fish herding techniques: Management implications for mass removal and control of silver carp

We assessed the effectiveness of herding techniques on adult Silver Carp Hypophthalmichthys molitrix in a tributary to the Missouri River. Sites (600 m) were contained using block nets and treated with one of five herding techniques: (1) a method commonly used by commercial fishers in the United States (commercial technique), (2)...

Ridgway, Josey Lee; Lawson, Katelyn M.; Shier, Stephen August; Calfee, Robin D.; Chapman, Duane C.

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New amphibian and reptile parish records from Louisiana, USA

Dundee and Rossman (1989) published distribution maps of Louisiana herpetofaunal species in The Amphibians and Reptiles of Louisiana over 30 years ago. Since then many records have been published, mostly in Herpetological Review, documenting additions to these original maps. Though many are single species additions, several compilations of new...

Glorioso, Brad

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FLUXNET-CH4: A global, multi-ecosystem database and analysis of methane seasonality from freshwater wetlands

Methane (CH4) emissions from natural landscapes constitute roughly half of global CH4 contributions to the atmosphere, yet large uncertainties remain in the absolute magnitude and the seasonality of emission quantities and drivers. Eddy covariance (EC) measurements of CH4 flux are ideal for constraining ecosystem-scale CH4 emissions...

Delwiche, Kyle B.; Knox, Sarah; Malhotra, Avni; Fluet-Chouinard, Etienne; McNicol, Gavin; Feron, Sarah; Ouyang, Zutao; Papale, Dario; Trotta, Carlo; Canfora, Eleonora; Cheah, You-Wei; Christianson, Danielle; Alberto, Ma. Carmelita R.; Alekseychik, Pavel; Aurela, Mika; Baldocchi, Dennis; Bansal, Sheel; Billesbach, David P.; Bohrer, Gil; Bracho, Rosvel; Buchmann, Nina; Campbell, David I.; Celis, Gerardo; Chen, Weinan; Chen, Jiquan; Chu, Housen; Dalmagro, Higo J; Dengel, Sigrid; Desai, Ankur R.; Detto, Matteo; Dolman, Han; Eichelmann, Elke; Euskirchen, Eugenie S.; Famulari, Daniela; Fuchs, Kathrin; Goeckede, Mathias; Gogo, Sébastien; Gondwe, Mangaliso J; Goodrich, Jordan P.; Gottschalk, Pia; Graham, Scott L.; Heimann, Martin; Helbig, Manuel; Helfter, Carole; Hemes, Kyle S.; Hirano, Takashi; Hollinger, David; Hörtnagl, Lukas; Iwata, Hiroki; Jacotot, Adrien; Jansen, Joachim; Jurasinski, Gerald; Kang, Minseok; Kasak, Kuno; King, John; Klatt, Janina; Koebsch, Franziska; Krauss, Ken; Lai, Derrick Y.F.; Lohila, Annalea; Mammarella, Ivan; Marchesini, Luca B; Manca, Giovanni; Matthes, Jaclyn H; Maximov, Trofim; Merbold, Lutz; Mitra, Bhaskar; Morin, Timothy H.; Nemitz, Eiko; Nilsson, Mats B.; Niu, Shuli; Oechel, Walter C.; Oikawa, Patricia Y.; Ono, Keisuke; Peichl, Matthias; Peltola, Olli; Reba, Michele L.; Richardson, Andrew D.; Riley, William; Runkle, Benjamin RK; Ryu, Youngryel; Sachs, Torsten; Sakabe, Ayaka; Sanchez, Camilo Rey; Schuur, Edward A.G.; Schäfer, Karina VR; Sonnentag, Oliver; Sparks, Jed P.; Stuart-Haëntjens, Ellen; Sturtevant, Cove; Sullivan, Ryan C.; Szutu, Daphne J.; Thom, Jonathan E; Torn, Margaret S.; Tuittila, Eeva-Stiina; Turner, Jessica; Ueyama, Masahito; Valach, Alex C.; Vargas, Rodrigo; Varlagin, Andrej; Vazquez-Lule, Alma; Verfaillie, Joseph G.; Vesala, Timo; Vourlitis, George L; Ward, Eric; Wille, Christian; Wohlfahrt, Georg; Xhuan Wong, Guan; Zhang, Zhen; Zona, Donatella; Windham-Myers, Lisamarie; Poulter, Benjamin; Jackson, Robert B.

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The Everglades vulnerability analysis—Integrating ecological models and addressing uncertainty

The Everglades vulnerability analysis (EVA) is a project led by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the National Park Service and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to accomplish one of the science goals of Restoration Coordination & Verification (RECOVER), a multiagency group responsible for providing scientific and technical evaluations...

D’Acunto, Laura E.; Romañach, Stephanie S.; Haider, Saira M.; Hackett, Caitlin E.; Nestler, Jennifer H.; Shinde, Dilip; Pearlstine, Leonard G.
D’Acunto, L.E., Romañach, S.S., Haider, S.M., Hackett, C.E., Nestler, J.H., Shinde, D., and Pearlstine, L.G., 2021, The Everglades vulnerability analysis—Integrating ecological models and addressing uncertainty: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2021–3033, 4 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20213033.

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Precipitation-driven flood-inundation mapping of the Little Blue River at Grandview, Missouri

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the City of Grandview, Missouri, assessed flooding of the Little Blue River at Grandview resulting from varying precipitation magnitudes and durations and expected land-cover changes. The precipitation scenarios were used to develop a library of flood-inundation maps that included a 3.5-mile...

Heimann, David C.; Voss, Jonathon D.; Rydlund, Jr., Paul H.
Heimann, D.C., Voss, J.D., and Rydlund, P.H., Jr., 2021, Precipitation-driven flood-inundation mapping of the Little Blue River at Grandview, Missouri: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2021–5068, 19 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20215068.

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Modeling the bioavailability of nickel and zinc to Ceriodaphnia dubia and Neocloeon triangulifer in toxicity tests with Natural Waters

We studied biotic ligand model (BLM) predictions of toxicity of nickel (Ni) and zinc (Zn) in natural waters from Illinois and Minnesota USA which had combinations of pH, hardness, and dissolved organic carbon (DOC) more extreme than 99.7% of waters in a nationwide database. We conducted 7-d chronic tests with Ceriodaphnia dubia, and 96-...

Besser, John M.; Ivey, Chris D.; Steevens, Jeffery; Cleveland, Danielle; Soucek, David J.; Dickinson, Amy; Van Genderen, Eric J.; Ryan, Adam C.; Schlekat, Chris E.; Garman, Emily R.; Middleton, Elizabeth; Santore, Robert C.

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Response to Gard et al.'s (2021) Comments on the Critical Review “Polychlorinated Biphenyl Tissue-Concentration Thresholds for Survival, Growth, and Reproduction in Fish”

This response is offered to the critique by Gard et al. (2021) of our meta-analysis of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB)-induced toxicity data in fish (Berninger and Tillitt 2019). Gard et al. (2021) offered numerous comments, the most substantive suggesting that 1) we should have added no-observable–adverse effect residue (NOAER) data from...

Berninger, Jason P.; Tillitt, Donald E.

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Submerged aquatic vegetation habitat use of age-0 Florida bass Micropterus floridanus

Hatchery-raised, age-0 Florida bass Micropterus floridanus are commonly used for fish enhancement efforts to support popular recreational fisheries and are ecologically important as both a food source and consumer. Despite their importance and frequent use of submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) habitats, critical information is lacking on...

Looby, Audrey; Reynolds, Laura K.; Adams, Carrie R.; Walsh, Stephen; Martin, Charles W.

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Water resources of Grant Parish, Louisiana

Information concerning the availability, use, and quality of water in Grant Parish, Louisiana, is critical for proper water-supply management. The purpose of this fact sheet is to present information that can be used by water managers, parish residents, and others for stewardship of this vital resource. In 2014, about 5.43 million gallons per...

Murphy, Chid J.; White, Vincent E.
Murphy, C.J., and White, V.E., 2021, Water resources of Grant Parish, Louisiana: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2020–3064, 6 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20203064.

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Direct and delayed mortality of Ceriodaphnia dubia and rainbow trout following time-varying acute exposures to zinc

The potential for delayed mortality following short-term episodic pollution events was evaluated by exposing cladocerans (Ceriodaphnia dubia) and rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) to zinc (Zn) in various 1- to 48-h and 1- to 96-h exposures, respectively, followed by transferring the exposed organisms to clean water for up to 47 h for C....

Mebane, Christopher A.; Ivey, Chris D.; Wang, Ning; Steevens, Jeffery; Cleveland, Danielle; Elias, Michael C; Justice, James R; Gallagher, Kathryn; Brent, Robert N.

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Ashley Bussell performing quality work on site
October 12, 2018

Ashley Bussell working in the field

Bussell, Ashley M working on site, with Blue USGS Shirt.

Eosin-nigrosin staining of spermatozoa from common carp  testes collected from the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada
September 24, 2018

Eosin-nigrosin staining of spermatozoa from common carp

Eosin-nigrosin staining of spermatozoa from common carp (Cyprinus carpio) testes collected from the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada

Microscopic video imaging for computerized analysis of sperm motility
September 24, 2018

Microscopic video imaging for computerized analysis of sperm motility

Microscopic video imaging is used for computerized analysis of sperm motility parameters

Using the 384-well plate format, a single zebrafish embryo is tested in each well
September 24, 2018

Using the 384-well plate format, a single zebrafish embryo is tested

Using the 384-well plate format, a single zebrafish embryo is tested in each well. This is an example of a 72 hour post fertilization fli1:egfp zebrafish (3 millimeters long) imaged under a fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC) filter.

Molecular Devices ImageXpress† High-Content Imaging System
September 24, 2018

Molecular Devices ImageXpress† High-Content Imaging System

Molecular Devices ImageXpress High-Content Imaging System that can generate more than 25,000 images in less than 5 hours of automated image acquisition.

September 20, 2018

Habitat Connectivity: Assessing Threats and IDing Conservation Actions

An important conservation strategy for climate change is to enhance and maintain regional habitat connectivity for the long-term viability of wildlife populations. Modeling habitat connectivity for wildlife species often results in a mapped network of linkages between habitat patches. A critical next step is to determine which of those linkages are priorities for

Assessing bridge scour countermeasures
August 17, 2018

Assessing bridge scour countermeasures

USGS hydrologist Taylor Dudunake assesses the rip-rap countermeasure along the pier of the Iowa State Route 76 bridge over the Upper Iowa River near Dorchester, Iowa. The assessment was part of a nationwide study of bridge scour countermeasures the USGS conducted on behalf of the Federal Highway Administration. 

June 26, 2018

Waterfowl Seeking Submerged Aquatic Vegetation

Waterfowl populations in the northern Gulf of Mexico (NGOM) rely extensively on plants that grow under the surface in shallow waters, know as submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV), as a critical food resource in the winter season. SAV roots, shoots, and seeds provide high carbohydrate wildlife food that sustains valuable waterfowl species, including the American Wigeon,

Real-time flow meter on an Arkansas irrigation well
May 16, 2018

Real-time flow meter on an Arkansas irrigation well

Real-time flow meter installed on a center-pivot irrigation well in Mississippi County, Arkansas as part of a cooperative project conducted between USGS and the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission. The meter will measure water use for irrigation, providing data which will help improve water-use information in other locations as well.

This is an example of a 72 hour post fertilization fli1:egfp zebrafish (3 millimeters long) imaged under transmitted light
April 17, 2018

This is an example of a 72 hour post fertilization

This is an example of a 72 hour post fertilization fli1:egfp zebrafish (3 millimeters long) imaged under transmitted light. The same imaging system with was used.

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A USGS field team measures spring floodwaters at Chesapeake bay's largest tributary.
May 12, 2020

U.S. Geological Survey field crews are measuring flooding across the country as spring weather is in full swing. Warming temperatures, increased precipitation and snowmelt have caused moderate to major flooding in the upper Midwest, East Coast, Central Plains and the Southeast portions of the country.

EON Geosciences Piper Navajo Airplane with Tail Stinger Magnetometer
October 21, 2019

Editor: In the public interest and in accordance with the Federal Aviation Administration regulations, the USGS is announcing this low-level airborne project. Your assistance in informing the local communities is appreciated.

Image: Big Sioux River at Akron, Iowa, 2010
May 10, 2019

Reporters: Do you want to accompany a USGS field crew as they inspect high-water marks? Please contact Marisa Lubeck or Paul Rydlund. 

Rice fields on the Mississippi Alluvial Plain
February 5, 2019

Media:            Please join the U.S. Geological Survey, CGG Airborne and various partners for a demonstration of the low-flying helicopter and description of what scientists are seeking in and around the Mississippi Alluvial Plain.

CGG RESOLVE in flight
December 13, 2018

Editor:  In the public interest and in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration regulations, the USGS is announcing this low-level airborne project.  Your assistance informing the local communities is appreciated.  

Image: Low-Level Flights in Southeast Missouri Will Look at Geology and Mineral Resources
November 19, 2018

Editor:  In the public interest and in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration regulations, the USGS is announcing this low-level airborne project.  Your assistance in informing the local communities is appreciated. 

CGG RESOLVE in flight
November 8, 2018

Media:            Please join the U.S. Geological Survey, CGG Airborne, and various partners for a demonstration takeoff of the low-flying helicopter and description of what scientists are seeking in/around the Mississippi Alluvial Plain. Please RSVP to Heidi Koontz at 720-320-1246 or hkoontz@usgs.gov.

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