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Year Published: 2014

Challenges and opportunities in protecting the Obed Wild and Scenic River

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Hughes, J. C.; Duncan, J. R.; Harrold, B. C.; Wolfe, William J.; Knight, Rodney R.

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Data and spatial studies of the USGS Texas Water Science Center

Hydrologists, geographers, geophysicists, and geologists with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Texas Water Science Center (TXWSC) work in the USGS Water Mission Area on a diverse range of projects built on a foundation of spatial data. The TXWSC has developed sophisticated data and spatial-studies-related capabilities that are an integral part of...

Burley, Thomas E.
Burley, T.E., 2014, Data and spatial studies of the USGS Texas Water Science Center: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2014–3117, 4 p. http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/fs20143117.

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Abundance of host fish and frequency of glochidial parasitism in fish assessed in field and laboratory settings and frequency of juvenile mussels or glochidia recovered from hatchery-held fish, central and southeastern Texas, 2012-13

In 2012–13, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), completed the first phase of a two-phase study of mussel host-fish relations for five endemic mussel species in central and southeastern Texas that were State-listed as threatened on January 17, 2010: (1) Texas fatmucket (Lampsilis...

Braun, Christopher L.; Stevens, Charrish L.; Echo-Hawk, Patricia D.; Johnson, Nathan A.; Moring, James B.
Braun, C.L., Stevens, C.L., Echo-Hawk, P.D., Johnson, N.A., and Moring, J.B., 2014, Abundance of host fish and frequency of glochidial parasitism in fish assessed in field and laboratory settings and frequency of juvenile mussels or glochidia recovered from hatchery-held fish, central and southeastern Texas, 2012–13: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5217, 53 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20145217.

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Simulated effects of increased groundwater withdrawals in the Cave Springs area, Hixson, Tennessee

Concern for future water supplies in Tennessee has grown in recent years as a result of increased awareness of competing needs, the impact of droughts, and the need for more water to support growing populations. The U.S. Geological Survey conducts investigations to improve the knowledge about interactions of geology, climate, humans, and...

Haugh, Connor J.
Haugh, C.J., 2014, Effects of additional groundwater withdrawals in the Cave Springs area, Hixson, Tennessee: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5222, 28 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20145222.

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Geospatial compilation of historical water-level changes in the Chicot and Evangeline aquifers 1977-2013 and Jasper aquifer 2000-13, Gulf Coast aquifer system, Houston-Galveston region, Texas

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the Harris-Galveston Subsidence District, City of Houston, Fort Bend Subsidence District, Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District, and Brazoria County Groundwater Conservation District has produced an annual series of reports that depict water-level changes in the Chicot, Evangeline, and...

Johnson, Michaela R.; Linard, Joshua I.

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Water resources of Vermilion Parish, Louisiana

Information concerning the availability, use, and quality of water in Vermilion 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. Information on the availability, past...

Prakken, Lawrence B.; White, Vincent E.
Prakken, L.B., and White, V.E., 2014, Water resources of Vermilion Parish, Louisiana: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2014–3080, 6 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/fs20143080.

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Water resources of Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana

Information concerning the availability, use, and quality of water in Jefferson Davis 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. Information on the availability,...

White, Vincent E.; Prakken, Lawrence B.
White, V.E., and Prakken, L.B., 2014, Water resources of Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2014–3074, 6 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/fs20143074.

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Contaminants of emerging concern in fresh leachate from landfills in the conterminous United States

To better understand the composition of contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) in landfill leachate, fresh leachate from 19 landfills was sampled across the United States during 2011. The sampled network included 12 municipal and 7 private landfills with varying landfill waste compositions, geographic and climatic settings, ages of waste, waste...

Masoner, Jason R.; Kolpin, Dana W.; Furlong, Edward T.; Cozzarelli, Isabelle M.; Gray, James L.; Schwab, Eric A.
Masoner, J. R., Kolpin, D. W., Furlong, E. T., Cozzarelli, I. M., Gray, J. L., & Schwab, E. A. (2014). Contaminants of emerging concern in fresh leachate from landfills in the conterminous United States. Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts, 16(10), 2335-2354.

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Response to comment on “PAH concentrations in lake sediment decline following ban on coal-tar-based pavement sealants in Austin, Texas”

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Van Metre, Peter C.; Mahler, Barbara
Van Metre, P.C., and Mahler, B.J., 2014, Response to comment on “PAH concentrations in lake sediment decline following ban on coal-tar-based pavement sealants in Austin, Texas”: Environmental Science & Technology, v. 48, p. 14063–14064, http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/es5053107.

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Stream-water and groundwater quality in and near the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Tribal Jurisdictional Area, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, 2012-13

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation needs to characterize their existing surface-water and groundwater resources in and near their tribal jurisdictional area to complete a water-resource management plan. Water resources in this area include surface water from the North Canadian and Little Rivers and groundwater from the terrace and alluvial aquifers and...

Becker, Carol J.
Becker, C.J., 2014, Stream-water and groundwater quality in and near the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Tribal Jurisdictional Area, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, 2012–13: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5178, 102 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20145178.

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Simulation of hydrologic conditions and suspended-sediment loads in the San Antonio River Basin downstream from San Antonio, Texas, 2000-12

Suspended sediment in rivers and streams can play an important role in ecological health of rivers and estuaries and consequently is an important issue for water-resource managers. To better understand suspended-sediment loads and transport in a watershed, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the San Antonio River...

Banta, J. Ryan; Ockerman, Darwin J.
Banta, J.R., and Ockerman, D.J., 2014, Simulation of hydrologic conditions and suspended-sediment loads in the San Antonio River Basin downstream from San Antonio, Texas, 2000–12: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5182, 46 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20145182.

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Aquifers of Arkansas: protection, management, and hydrologic and geochemical characteristics of groundwater resources in Arkansas

Sixteen aquifers in Arkansas that currently serve or have served as sources of water supply are described with respect to existing groundwater protection and management programs, geology, hydrologic characteristics, water use, water levels, deductive analysis, projections of hydrologic conditions, and water quality. State and Federal protection...

Kresse, Timothy M.; Hays, Phillip D.; Merriman, Katherine R.; Gillip, Jonathan A.; Fugitt, D. Todd; Spellman, Jane L.; Nottmeier, Anna M.; Westerman, Drew A.; Blackstock, Joshua M.; Battreal, James L.
Kresse, T.M., Hays, P.D., Merriman, K.R., Gillip, J.A., Fugitt, D.T., Spellman, J.L., Nottmeier, A.M., Westerman, D.A., Blackstock, J.M., and Battreal, J.L., 2014, Aquifers of Arkansas—Protection, management, and hydrologic and geochemical characteristics of groundwater resources in Arkansas: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5149, 334 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20145149. ISSN 2328-031X (print) ISSN 2328-0328 (online)

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A USGS streamflow gauge station in the lower Trinity River, Texas. 
April 30, 2014

A USGS streamflow gauge station in the lower Trinity River, Texas. 

A USGS streamflow gauge station in the lower Trinity River, Texas. 

For the first time, USGS scientists are now collecting real-time sediment and water-quality information on water traveling into Galveston Bay. A better understanding of sediment and freshwater flow into Galveston Bay is now available from a new USGS report, done in cooperation with the Texas Water

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A USGS streamflow gauge station in the lower Trinity River, Texas. 
April 30, 2014

A USGS streamflow gauge station in the lower Trinity River, Texas. 

A USGS streamflow gauge station in the lower Trinity River, Texas. 

For the first time, USGS scientists are now collecting real-time sediment and water-quality information on water traveling into Galveston Bay. A better understanding of sediment and freshwater flow into Galveston Bay is now available from a new USGS report, done in cooperation with the Texas Water

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Photo of USGS scientist measuring flow downstream of Comal Springs, Texas.
April 9, 2014

USGS scientist measuring flow downstream of Comal Springs

USGS scientist Vidal Mendoza measures flow downstream of the Comal Springs, Texas.

A new website now provides important information about streamflow in the Comal and San Marcos Rivers and springflow at Comal and San Marcos Springs.

Panoramic view of a chat pile on the St. Joe property, Picher, Oklahoma, looking east.
December 31, 2013

Panoramic view of a chat pile on the St. Joe property, Picher, Oklahom

Panoramic view of a chat pile on the St. Joe property, Picher, Oklahoma, looking east.

A water-quality-sampling truck is parked next to a well for sample collection
December 16, 2013

Collecting a sample of groundwater

This well is being sampled for water-quality constituents as part of the NAWQA Enhanced Trend Network project.

Equipment and materials for collection of a water-quality sample are set up next to a groundwater well
December 16, 2013

Set up to sample groundwater quality

This well is being sampled for water-quality constituents as part of the NAWQA Enhanced Trend Network project.

Large-volume public supply well
November 14, 2013

Large-volume public supply well

A large-volume public supply well in San Antonio, Texas.  This well is being sampled for water-quality constituents as part of the NAWQA Enhanced Trend Network project.

Water sprays from a sampling point for collection of a groundwater-quality sample
November 13, 2013

Collecting a groundwater-quality sample

This well is being sampled for water-quality constituents as part of the NAWQA Enhanced Trend Network project.

Image: USGS Responds to Near Record Flooding in Central Texas
October 31, 2013

USGS Responds to Near Record Flooding in Central Texas

USGS scientists Craig Weiss and Michael Scheider make a streamflow measurement at Onion Creek at U.S. Highway 183 in Austin, TX.

 

Image: USGS Responds to Near Record Flooding in Central Texas
October 31, 2013

USGS Responds to Near Record Flooding in Central Texas

USGS scientist Monica Langhorst measures gage height with a wire weight at Onion Creek at U.S. Highway 183 in Austin, TX.

 

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USGS
June 7, 2004

A new assessment of shoreline change on the Gulf of Mexico, released today by the U.S. Geological Survey, shows that 61 percent of the Gulf Coast shoreline is eroding. Some areas are losing sand more rapidly than others and some areas are actually gaining sand.

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April 26, 2004

Farmlands, wetlands, forests and deserts that composed the American landscape in the early 20th century have frequently been transformed during the past 30 years into mushrooming metropolitan areas as urbanization spreads across the country.

USGS
April 26, 2004

Farmlands, wetlands, forests and deserts that composed the American landscape in the early 20th century have frequently been transformed during the past 30 years into mushrooming metropolitan areas as urbanization spreads across the country.

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February 9, 2004

A new report by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) describes changes that have taken place in the High Plains aquifer from the time that significant ground-water pumping began in the 1940’s to the year 2000. 

USGS
February 9, 2004

A new report by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) describes changes that have taken place in the High Plains aquifer from the time that significant ground-water pumping began in the 1940’s to the year 2000. The results show a six percent decrease in the volume of water stored in the High Plains (or Ogallala) aquifer.

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October 8, 2003

Included this month:

Hurricane Isabel Makes Her Mark on the North Carolina Coast

Mayans in the Everglades?

Submerged Ice Bridge Reveals Ancient Secrets About Alaska

America’s Deepest Coral Reef

Young Tortises on Mojave’s Menu

Measuring Floods From A Distance

Is the World’s Fuel Tank on Empty?

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February 20, 2001

A twin-engine airplane, operated under contract to the U.S. Geological Survey, will be flying low-altitude geophysical surveys over an area west of San Antonio beginning around February 24, 2001. The survey will cover parts of Uvalde, Medina and Bexar counties. The survey should be completed in about four weeks, weather permitting.

USGS
February 20, 2001

A twin-engine airplane, operated under contract to the U.S. Geological Survey, will be flying low-altitude geophysical surveys over an area west of San Antonio beginning around February 24, 2001. The survey will cover parts of Uvalde, Medina and Bexar counties. The survey should be completed in about four weeks, weather permitting.

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January 2, 2001

Nitrous oxide is an important atmospheric trace gas that contributes to the greenhouse effect and the destruction of ozone. Researchers hypothesize that one important source of atmospheric nitrous oxide is ground water, yet few studies have tested this hypothesis.

USGS
January 2, 2001

Nitrous oxide is an important atmospheric trace gas that contributes to the greenhouse effect and the destruction of ozone. Researchers hypothesize that one important source of atmospheric nitrous oxide is ground water, yet few studies have tested this hypothesis. 

USGS
September 8, 2000

One hundred years ago, the deadliest natural disaster ever to strike the United States made landfall in Galveston, Texas. The 1900 Galveston hurricane took at least 6,000 lives and perhaps as many as 10,000.

USGS
August 17, 2000

A minor earthquake, preliminary magnitude 3.9 according to the U.S. Geological Survey, occurred in the Amarillo, Texas area on Aug. 16, 2000 at 9:08 pm Eastern Daylight Time, or 8:08 pm local time.