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Bedrock topography of north-central Iowa

The bedrock in Iowa (Hershey, 1969) is generally overlain by deposits of glacial drift and alluvium, which range in thickness from less than 1 ft to more than 400 ft, and from less than 1 ft to about 60 ft respectively. The configuration of the bedrock surface is the result of a complex system of ancient drainage courses which were developed...

Hansen, R.E.
Bedrock topography of north-central Iowa; 1978; I; 1080; Hansen, R. E.

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Chemical analyses of surface water in Illinois, 1958–74—Volume I, Des Plaines River basin and Lake Michigan

Samples of surface water were collected and analyzed by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and its predecessor, the Stream Pollution Control Bureau of the Illinois Department of Public Health. The results for the period 1958 to 1974 are presented in tabular form and the history of sampling and analytical methods are summarized. Stream...

Healy, R.W.; Toler, L.G.
Healy, R.W., and Toler, L.G., 1978, Chemical analyses of surface water in Illinois, 1958–74—Volume I, Des Plaines River basin and Lake Michigan: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 78–22, 583 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/wri7822.

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Chemical analyses of surface water in Illinois, 1958–74—Volume II, Illinois River basin and Mississippi River tributaries north of Illinois River basin

Samples of surface water were collected and analyzed by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and its predecessor, the Stream Pollution Control Bureau of the Illinois Department of Public Health. The results for the period 1958 to 1974 are presented in tabular form and the history of sampling and analytical methods are included for all...

Healy, R.W.; Toler, L.G.
Healy, R.W., and Toler, L.G., 1978, Chemical analyses of surface water in Illinois, 1958–74—Volume II, Illinois River basin and Mississippi River tributaries north of Illinois River basin: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 78–23, 442 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/wri7823.

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Chemical analyses of surface water in Illinois, 1958–74—Volume III, Ohio River tributaries and Mississippi River tributaries south of the Illinois River basin

Samples of surface water were collected and analyzed by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and its predecessor, the Stream Pollution Control Bureau of the Illinois Department of Public Health. The results for the period 1958 to 1974 are presented in tabular form and the history of sampling and analytical methods are summarized. Stream...

Healy, R.W.; Toler, L.G.
Healy, R.W., and Toler, L.G., 1978, Chemical analyses of surface water in Illinois, 1958–74—Volume III, Ohio River tributaries and Mississippi River tributaries south of the Illinois River basin 1978: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 78–24, 354 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/wri7824.

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Effects of urban development on the flood-flow characteristics of the Walnut Creek Basin, Des Moines Metropolitan area, Iowa

This report deals with the probable impact of urban development on the magnitude and frequency of flooding in the lower reach of the Walnut creek Basin.Stream-modeling techniques, which include complete definition of unit hydroqraphs and precipitation loss-rate criteria, were utilized to evaluate the effects of urban development as measured by...

Lara, Oscar G.
Effects of urban development on the flood-flow characteristics of the Walnut Creek Basin, Des Moines Metropolitan area, Iowa; 1978; WRI; 78-11; Lara, Oscar G.

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Floods in the Skunk River basin, Iowa

Evaluation of flood hazards, and the planning, design, and operation of various facilities on flood plains require information on floods. This report provides information on flood stages and discharges, flood magnitudes and frequency, and flood profiles for the Skunk River and some of its tributaries. It covers the Skunk -- South Skunk Rivers to...

Heinitz, Albert J.; Wiitala, Sulo Werner
Floods in the Skunk River basin, Iowa; 1978; OFR; 79-272; Heinitz, Albert J.; Wiitala, Sulo Werner

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Water quality in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, Missouri

The Current River and its principal tributary, Jacks Fork, are the Ozark National Scenic Riverway's primary natural features. About 60 percent of the baseflow in the two streams is derived from the seven largest springs in the basin. The springs are supplied by diffuse contributions from the regional aquifer system and discrete inflows from...

Barks, James H.
Water quality in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, Missouri; 1978; WSP; 2048; Barks, James H.

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Water quality in the Sugar Creek basin, Bloomington and Normal, Illinois

Sugar Creek, within the twin cities of Bloomington and Normal, Illinois, has differences in water quantity and quality as a result of urban runoff and overflows from combined sewers.Water-quality data from five primary and eight secondary locations showed three basic types of responses to climatic and hydrologic stresses. Stream temperatures and...

Prugh, Byron J.
Prugh, B.J., Jr., 1978, Water quality in the Sugar Creek basin, Bloomington and Normal, Illinois:U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 78–78, 40 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/wri7878.

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Water resources data for Iowa, water year 1977

This report was prepared by personnel of the Iowa district of the Water Resources Division of the U.S. Geological Survey under the supervision of S. W. Wiitala, District Chief, and Alfred Clebsch, Jr., Regional Hydrologist, Central Region. It was done in cooperation with the State of Iowa and with other agencies. This report is one of a series...

Water resources data for Iowa, water year 1977; 1978; WDR; IA-77-1; Geological Survey (U.S.)

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Water resources of south-central Iowa

The objective of this report is to present information on the water resources of south-central Iowa that will help solve the supply problems of the water users in the region and that will aid planners and water managers who must consider water resources on a regional baisis.  The information presented includes the availability, quality, and...

Cagle, Joseph W.; Heinitz, Albert J.