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The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, completed a hydrologic and hydraulic analysis to assess the potential hazard to human life and property associated with the hypothetical failure of the Lago El Guineo Dam. The Lago El Guineo Dam is within the headwaters of the Río Grande de Manatí and impounds a drainage area of about 4.25 square kilometers. This geospatial dataset in shapefile format, guineo_24hr_pmp.shp, contains the maximum inundation limits resulting from hypothetical dam failure of the Lago El Guineo Dam, under a 24-hour probable maximum precipitation recurrence rainfall event.
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The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources, completed a study to determine whether a relation exists between the extent of forest cover and the magnitude of base flow at two sets of paired drainage basins in the highlands of the municipalities of Adjuntas and Utuado within the mountainous interior of Puerto Rico. One set of paired basins includes the Río Guaónica and Río Tanamá, both tributaries of the Río Grande de Arecibo. The other set includes two smaller basins in the drainage basin of the Río Coabey, which is a tributary of the Río Tanamá. The paired basins in each set have similar rainfall patterns, geologic substrate, and aspect; the...
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Data from study assessing the utility of knowledgebase-leveraging of comprehensive environmental-contaminant-exposure datasets by comparing biological effects predicted on the basis of target chemical analyses with measured biological effects in corresponding split water samples.
FDEM Methodology For this project frequency domain electromagnetic (FDEM) data were collected with a GEM-2, a broadband, multifrequency, fixed-coil electromagnetic induction unit (Geophex, 2015). Both in-phase and quadrature data were collected on 15 channels from a frequency of 810 Hz to 66,090 Hz. This system was carried along profiles that followed the axis of the dam and along tie lines that were perpendicular to the axis of the dam. Each data point was located using a backpack mounted GPS. To correct the drift of the instrument, a base station was established on the east side of the dam. Each survey started and ended with an occupation of the base station. These occupations occur as even line numbers...
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DC Resitivity Methodology Direct current (DC) resistivity transects were surveyed using an IRIS Syscal Pro Switch 96 instrument (IRIS Instruments, Inc., Orléans, France). Steel electrodes were hammered into the ground at a fixed distance along the profile. These were connected to the instrument using copper wires and junction boxes. The number of electrodes on each profile and their spacing is shown below: Line 1: 180 electrodes, 5 meter spacing Line 2: 48 electrodes, 2 meter spacing Line 3: 48 electrodes, 2 meter spacing Line 4: 24 electrodes, 2 meter spacing Line 5: 36 electrodes, 2 meter spacing On Line 1, the roll-along method was used to extend the line to its full extent. In this method, 48 electrodes...
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