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Date published: December 7, 2018
Status: Active

Arkoma Basin Oil and Gas Assessments

The U.S. Geological Survey completed the following assessments of undiscovered oil and gas resources of the Arkoma Basin Province 5062.

     

    Date published: December 7, 2018
    Status: Active

    Ozark Uplift Oil and Gas Assessments

    The U.S. Geological Survey completed the following assessments of undiscovered oil and gas potential of the Ozark Uplift Province (5057).

    Date published: December 7, 2018
    Status: Archived

    Forest City Basin Oil and Gas Assessments

    The U.S. Geological Survey completed the following assessments of undiscovered oil and gas potential of the Forest City Basin Province (5056).

       

      Date published: December 7, 2018
      Status: Active

      Iowa Shelf Oil and Gas Assessments

      The U.S. Geological Survey completed the following assessments of undiscovered oil and gas potential of the Iowa Shelf Province (5052).

         

        Date published: November 30, 2018
        Status: Completed

        Black Warrior Basin Oil and Gas Assessments

        The U.S. Geological Survey completed the following assessments of undiscovered oil and gas resources of the Black Warrior Basin Province 5065.

        Date published: November 30, 2018
        Status: Active

        Illinois Basin Oil and Gas Assessments

        The U.S. Geological Survey completed the following assessments of undiscovered continuous oil and gas resources of the  Illinois Basin Province 5064.

          Date published: November 30, 2018
          Status: Active

          Cherokee Platform Oil and Gas Assessments

          The U.S. Geological Survey completed the following assessments of undiscovered oil and gas potential of the Cherokee Platform Province 5060 in Western Oklahoma, Southeast Kandas and Western Missouri.

            Date published: November 29, 2018
            Status: Active

            Gulf Coast Petroleum Systems Project - Research

            This site highlights the research on the processes that impact the formation, accumulation, occurrence, and alteration of hydrocarbon energy resources of the Gulf Coast of Mexico. The project also conducts assessments of undiscovered, technically recoverable hydrocarbon resources. The Gulf Coast Petroleum Systems Project focuses on the onshore and State waters portion of the Gulf Coast basin,...

            Date published: November 28, 2018
            Status: Active

            Natural Drought and Flood Histories from Lacustrine Archives

            Previous work performed as part of the USGS Holocene Synthesis project illuminated complex centennial-scale patterns of drought and wetter-than-average conditions across the North American continent interior during the past two millennia, where paleorecord data coverage is sparse.  In order to explain the patterns of naturally-occurring drought, floods, and storms for the past, identified by...

            Date published: November 1, 2018
            Status: Active

            Using Molecular Tools to Recalibrate Freshwater Mussel Taxonomy with a Focus on Imperiled Species

            Freshwater mussels of the family Unionidae, also known as naiads, pearly mussels, freshwater clams, or unionids, are a diverse group of bivalve mollusks that are distributed on every continent except Antarctica. Approximately 300 species are known from the United States, with most of this diversity residing in rivers of the Southeast where many endemic taxa have evolved.

            Date published: October 31, 2018
            Status: Active

            Iowa Flood Information

            The USGS provides practical, unbiased information about the Nation's rivers and streams that is crucial in mitigating hazards associated with floods.  This site provides information about flooding that has occurred in Iowa.

            Real-time information on floods in Iowa is available throught the USGS National Water Information System (NWIS)....

            Date published: October 29, 2018
            Status: Completed

            Barrier Island Evolution - Geologic Analysis

            Quantifying changes in morphology and sediment distribution over short time scales will demonstrate how geologic variability influences medium-term barrier island response and near-term barrier island trajectories and help to refine sedimentological boundary conditions for morphologic evolution models.

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            Date published: August 24, 2017

            Coastal Change Hazards Portal

            Interactive access to coastal change science and data for our Nation’s coasts. Information and products are organized within three coastal change hazard themes: 1) extreme storms, 2) shoreline change, and 3) sea-level rise. Displays probabilities of coastal erosion.

            Date published: July 7, 2017

            Real-time Water Use Sites - Arkansas

            To view real-time water use sites for Arkansas click here.

            Date published: July 7, 2017

            Real Time Sediment Concentrations - Arkansas

            To view real time sediment concentrations for Arkansas click here.

            Date published: July 7, 2017

            Real Time Nitrate Readings - Arkansas

            To see real time nitrate readings for Arkansas click here.

            Date published: July 7, 2017

            Arkansas Water Quality Mapper

            To view the Arkansas Water Quality Mapper GIS interactive map click here.

            Date published: July 7, 2017

            Arkansas StreamStats

            To see detailed information on Arkansas StreamStats as well as an interactive map click here.

            Date published: July 7, 2017

            Arkansas Sparta Recovery Groundwater Network

            To see site information for the Arkansas Sparta Recovery Groundwater Network click here.

            Date published: July 7, 2017

            Arkansas Northern Lonoke County Groundwater Network

            To see the map and site information for the Arkansas Northern Lonoke County Groundwater Network click here.

            Date published: July 7, 2017

            Groundwater Watch - Hot Springs National Park - Arkansas

            Use this interactive map to see information on the Arkansas Hot Springs National Park Groundwater Network. To see the map click here.

            Date published: July 7, 2017

            Arkansas Natural Resources Commission Groundwater Network

            To see the map of the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission Groundwater Network wells click here.

            Date published: July 7, 2017

            Groundwater Watch - Arkansas

            Use this interactive map to see information for the Arkansas Active Water Level Network. To see the map click here.

            Date published: July 7, 2017

            Rating Curve Retrieval - Arkansas

            To get rating curve retrievals for the state of Arkansas click here.

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            Assessing the impact of drought on arsenic exposure from private domestic wells in the conterminous United States

            This study assesses the potential impact of drought on arsenic exposure from private domestic wells by using a previously developed statistical model that predicts the probability of elevated arsenic concentrations (>10 μg per liter) in water from domestic wells located in the conterminous United States (CONUS). The application of the model to...

            Lombard, Melissa; Daniel, Johnni; Jeddy, Zuha; Hay, Lauren; Ayotte, Joseph D.

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            Statistical methods for simulating structural stormwater runoff best management practices (BMPs) with the Stochastic Empirical Loading and Dilution Model (SELDM)

            This report documents statistics for simulating structural stormwater runoff best management practices (BMPs) with the Stochastic Empirical Loading and Dilution Model (SELDM). The U.S. Geological Survey developed SELDM and the statistics documented in this report in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration to indicate the risk for...

            Granato, Gregory E.; Spaetzel, Alana B.; Medalie, Laura
            Granato, G.E., Spaetzel, A.B., and Medalie, L., 2021, Statistical methods for simulating structural stormwater runoff best management practices (BMPs) with the Stochastic Empirical Loading and Dilution Model (SELDM): U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2020–5136, 41 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20205136.

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            Modeling structural mechanics of oyster reef self-organization including environmental constraints and community interactions

            Self-organization is a process of establishing and reinforcing local structures through feedbacks between internal population dynamics and external factors. In reef-building systems, substrate is collectively engineered by individuals that also occupy it and compete for space. Reefs are constrained spatially by the physical environment, and by...

            Yurek, Simeon; Eaton, Mitchell; Lavaud, Romain; Laney, R. Wilson; DeAngelis, Don; Pine, William E.; LaPeyre, Megan K.; Martin, Julien; Frederick, Peter C; Wang, Hongqing; Lowe, Michael R.; Johnson, Fred; Camp, Edward V.; Mordecai, Rua

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            Genetic connectivity of the West Indian manatee in the southern range and limited evidence of hybridization with Amazonian manatees

            The Antillean subspecies of the West Indian manatee is classified as endangered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List. In Brazil, the manatee population is listed as endangered with an estimated population size of 500–1,000. Historic hunting, recent habitat degradation, and fisheries bycatch have decreased the...

            Luna, Fabia O.; Beaver, Caitlin; Nourisson, Coralie; Bonde, Robert; Attademo, Fernanda L. N.; Miranda, Adriana V.; Torres-Florez, Juan P.; de Sousa, Glaucia P.; Passavate, Jose Z.; Hunter, Margaret

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            Mangroves and people: Impacts and interactions

            Mangroves have long been associated with human populations, as coastal communities rely on the various ecosystem services that mangroves provide. However, human degradation and destruction of mangrove forests is common, despite and because of our reliance on them as valuable ecosystems. Mangrove research and management must elucidate and reconcile...

            Freiss, Daniel A; Chua, Siew Chin; Jaafer, Zeehan; Krauss, Ken; Yando, Erik S.

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            Red imported fire ants reduce invertebrate abundance, richness, and diversity in Gopher Tortoise burrows

            Gopher Tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) burrows support diverse commensal invertebrate communities that may be of special conservation interest. We investigated the impact of red imported fire ants (Solenopsis invicta) on the invertebrate burrow community at 10 study sites in southern Mississippi, sampling burrows (1998–2000) before and after bait...

            Epperson, Deborah Mardeane; Allen, Craig R.; Hogan, Katharine F.E.

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            Using turbulence to identify preferential areas for grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) larvae in streams: A laboratory study

            In this experimental series, we studied the swimming capabilities and response of grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) larvae to flow turbulence in a laboratory flume. We compared three different experimental configurations, representing in‐stream obstructions commonly found in natural streams (e.g., a gravel bump, a single vertical cylinder, and...

            Prada, Andres F.; George, Amy E.; Stahlschmidt, Benjamin H.; Jackson, P. Ryan; Chapman, Duane C.; Tinoco, Rafael O.

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            Strategic habitat conservation for beach mice: Estimating management scenario efficiencies

            The Perdido Key beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus trissyllepsis), Choctawhatchee beach mouse (P. p. allophrys), and St. Andrew beach mouse (P. p. peninsularis) are 3 federally endangered subspecies that inhabit coastal dunes of Alabama and Florida, USA. Conservation opportunities for these subspecies are limited and costly. Consequently, well‐...

            Cronin, James P.; Tirpak, Blair; Dale, Leah L; Robenski, Virginia E; Tirpak, John M.; Marcot, Bruce G.

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            Seasonal periphyton response to low-level nutrient exposure in a least disturbed mountain stream, the Buffalo River, Arkansas

            Like most streams located in the Ozark Plateaus, the Buffalo River in Arkansas generally has excellent water quality. Water-quality conditions in Big Creek, however, a major tributary of the middle Buffalo River, have been less favorable than that of other Buffalo River tributaries. Concerns regarding the influence of water quality in Big Creek on...

            Justus, Billy; Driver, Lucas; Burge, David R. L.

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            The impact of ventilation patterns on calcite dissolution rates within karst conduits

            Erosion rates in streams vary dramatically over time, as differences in streamflow and sediment load enhance or inhibit erosion processes. Within cave streams, and other bedrock channels incising soluble rocks, changes in water chemistry are an important factor in determining how erosion rates will vary in both time and space. Prior studies in...

            Covington, Matthew D.; Knierim, Katherine J.; Young, Holly H; Rodriguez, Josue; Gnoza, Hannah

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            Metabarcoding assays for the detection of freshwater mussels (Unionida) with environmental DNA

            Freshwater mussels of the order Unionida are a widely distributed taxon that are important in maintaining freshwater ecosystems and are also highly imperiled throughout the world. Monitoring of mussel populations with environmental DNA (eDNA) is an attractive alternative to traditional methods because it is noninvasive and requires less labor and...

            Klymus, Katy E.; Richter, Catherine A.; Thompson, Nathan; Hinck, Jo Ellen; Jones, Jess W.

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            Small mammal responses to wetland restoration in the Greater Everglades ecosystem

            Wetlands have experienced dramatic losses in extent around the world, disrupting ecosystem function, habitat, and biodiversity. In Florida’s Greater Everglades, a massive restoration effort costing billions of dollars and spanning multiple decades is underway. As Everglades restoration is implemented in incremental projects, scientists and...

            Romanach, Stephanie; D'Acunto, Laura; Chapman, Julia; Hanson, Matthew R

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            Cedar Rapids
            December 31, 2017

            Helicopter Lifting Off to Start a Data Collection Run for EM Data

            Helicopter lifting off to start a data collection run.

            A Cuban treefrog on a green leaf
            November 13, 2017

            Cuban treefrogs have leaped into Louisiana

            Non-native Cuban treefrogs have established a breeding population in New Orleans, Louisiana, the first such population on the U.S. mainland outside Florida. The treefrogs were discovered at the Audubon Zoo shortly after a shipment of palm trees from Florida were planted in the zoo's elephant enclosure in 2016. USGS scientist Brad Glorioso confirmed the presence of a

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            November 9, 2017

            Image of the Week - Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana

            Off the coast of Louisiana, the small Isle de Jean Charles has nearly been swallowed by the ocean. Only about 2% of the land mass remains compared to it's size in the 1950s.
             

            September 30, 2017

            USGS Hurricane Preparedness

            Before a hurricane, USGS Scientists undertake a data collection effort of a grand scale. They install a temporary mobile network of sensors along the coasts to collect additional data on the intensity of storm surge, one of the most dangerous elements of a hurricane. This effort provides critical information that allows various USGS partners and emergency responders to

            Microscopic video imaging is used for computerized analysis of sperm motility parameters
            September 20, 2017

            Microscopic video imaging is used for computerized analysis of sperm m

            Photomicroscopy and Flow Cytometry Laboratory — Lafayette, Louisiana. Microscopic video imaging is used for computerized analysis of sperm motility parameters

            August 31, 2017

            Image of the Week: Hurricane Harvey Inundates Gulf Coast

            Hurricane Harvey made landfall on August 25th. Over the next few days, record rain totals had devastated the area.

            At the USGS EROS Center, we study land change, operate the Landsat satellites, and maintain the longest, continuously acquired collection of images of the Earth's land surface.

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            Satellite picture of Hurricane Harvey
            August 26, 2017

            Hurricane Harvey Inundates Gulf Coast

            Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the Gulf Coast of Texas as a Category 4 hurricane on the night of August 25, 2017. It then stalled over southeastern Texas as a tropical storm and continued to creep northeast over Louisiana.

            August 7, 2017

            Developing Effective Drought Monitoring Tools for Farmers and Ranchers

            This webinar was conducted on August 7, 2017 as part of the USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center’s Climate Change Science and Management Webinar Series, held in partnership with the USFWS National Conservation Training Center. 

            Webinar Summary: The South Central U.S. is one of the main agricultural regions in North America: annual agricultural

            chart of vegetation change in the bird's foot delta
            July 31, 2017

            Changing vegetation in the Delta 2016-2017

            Chart showing changes in vegetation density in the Mississippi River delta in Louisiana, May 2015-May 2016. From a USGS Open File Report published in July 2017 by co-authors Elijah Ramsey III and Amina Rangoonwala,

            Aerial view of southeast Louisiana coastal marshes
            July 10, 2017

            Louisiana's Coastal Wetland Loss Rate Continues to Slow

            An aerial view of southeast Louisiana coastal marshes. 

            Satellite images of the same marsh in 2008 and 2016
            July 10, 2017

            Restoration projects help some Louisiana coastal wetlands rebuild

            Satellite images of the same wetland taken in 2008 and 2016 show a wetland restoration project has produced some gains in marsh area.

            Map shows early wetland losses in red, recent losses in purple
            July 10, 2017

            Map shows early wetland losses in red, recent losses in purple

            This map shows the historic trend in wetland losses, with early losses in red and the most recent ones in purple.

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

            A regional assessment of untreated groundwater in the Coastal Lowlands aquifer system in the southeastern United States is now available from the U.S. Geological Survey.

            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.

            This picture was taken June 23, 2010 along the Louisiana shoreline in Barataria Bay and shows oil spilled from Deepwater Horizon
            November 17, 2016

            A new USGS-NASA study found widespread shoreline loss along heavily oiled areas of Louisiana's coast after the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill and compared the erosion from the spill with coastal changes Hurricane Isaac caused in 2012.

            Photo of Flooding on Mississippi River in December 2015
            October 13, 2016

            An assessment of the flooding that occurred in the Meramec River Basin from December 2015–January 2016 is available in a new report from the U.S. Geological Survey. The report includes peak stages and streamflows, historical comparisons and flood-frequency statistics from the record flood.

            USGS: Science for a changing world
            September 26, 2016

            Reporters: Do you want to accompany a USGS field crew as they measure flooding? Please contact Jason McVay at 319-430-6962.

            Iowa
            September 23, 2016

            Reporters: Do you want to accompany a USGS field crew as they measure flooding? Please contact Jason McVay at 319-430-6962.

            CERC ecological research on Missouri River
            September 12, 2016

            Representatives from the offices of Senator Roy Blunt, Senator Claire McCaskill and Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler will join leaders from the U.S. Geological Survey, federal and state partners and city officials for a special 50th anniversary event at the USGS Columbia Environmental Research Center in Columbia, Missouri, this Thursday, September 15.

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