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This dataset includes discrete water quality data and sensor data from 2009-2017 for Beaver Creek above Victoria Creek and West Twin Creek in Alaska.
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This dataset contains all of the supporting materials to accompany Helsel, D.R., Hirsch, R.M., Ryberg, K.R., Archfield, S.A., and Gilroy, E.J., 2020, Statistical methods in water resources: U.S. Geological Survey Techniques and Methods, book 4, chapter A3, 454 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/tm4a3. [Supersedes USGS Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations, book 4, chapter A3, version 1.1.]. Supplemental material (SM) for each chapter are available to re-create all examples and figures, and to solve the exercises at the end of each chapter, with relevant datasets provided in an electronic format readable by R. The SM provide (1) datasets as .Rdata files for immediate input into R, (2) datasets as .csv files for input...
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Surface-based 2D electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) surveys were used to investigate the distribution of permafrost at wetland sites on the alluvial plain north of the Tanana River, 20 km southwest of Fairbanks, Alaska, in June and September 2014. The sites contained habitat types characteristic of interior Alaska, including thermokarst bog, forested permafrost plateau, and a rich fen. These habitats range from treed to open and vary in groundcover vegetation and peat thickness. Individual surveys used a cable with 56 electrodes at 2-m spacing. At a fen site, ERT surveys were performed across a mixed spruce forest area across a vegetation gradient into an open fen area. At a bog site,surveys were performed...
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Pollen was measured in ambient air by several methods and in wet atmospheric deposition samples at three monitoring sites in the National Atmospheric Deposition Program (NADP) National Trends Network. A method for counting pollen on filters was developed and provided pollen counts for NADP atmospheric wet-deposition samples and high-volume ambient air samplers (HVAS) for comparison with co-located traditional microscopy and PollenSense sensor counting methods during the 2021 pollen season. Air and precipitation samples were collected by the NADP and analyzed by the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene, in Madison, Wisconsin and Aerobiology Research Laboratories (Canada). Daily data were obtained from online summaries...
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Surveys of channel and floodplain topography were used to characterize the morphology of two reaches of the lower Merced River in California's Central Valley and to parameterize a hydraulic model. These data were collected to support research intended to evaluate the extent to which large-scale restoration projects provided improved salmon spawning habitat. A related goal of this study was to improve our understanding of the geomorphic factors influencing spawning site selection by salmon. At the Merced River Ranch field site, river channel and floodplain topography was measured using a combination of real-time kinematic (RTK) GPS for wadable parts of the channel, an echo sounder for deep pools, and photogrammetry...
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The U.S. Geological Survey maintains a program of water-quality studies in San Francisco Bay (CA) that began in 1969. This USGS data release archives and makes available all measurements from 1969-2015. Water-quality constituent measurements include salinity, temperature, light attenuation coefficient, and concentrations of chlorophyll-a, dissolved oxygen, suspended particulate matter, and dissolved inorganic nutrients (nitrate, nitrite, ammonium, phosphate and silicate). Since the mid-1990s, sampling was conducted at least monthly at 37 fixed sampling locations along a 145-km transect from lower South San Francisco Bay to the lower Sacramento River. A map and table of sampling locations are included in the Attached...
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To support an investigation of the effectiveness of a large-scale river restoration project, several types of field data were collected from two gravel-bed reaches of the regulated lower Merced River in California's Central Valley, primarily in the fall of 2016. These data sets were intended to characterize salmon spawning habitat and identify factors influencing spawning site selection. This parent data release includes links to child pages for the following data sets: 1) Bulk samples of streambed sediment used to characterize the subsurface grain size distribution. 2) Pebble counts used to characterize the sediment grain size distribution of the bed surface. 3) Force gage measurements used to parameterize a...
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Evaluating technologies and approaches to identify the movement of fine sediment over coarser substrate has implications for monitoring the condition of habitat restoration sites. This goal motivated testing the efficacy of Fiber Optic Distributed Temperature Sensing (FO-DTS) as a technique for detecting the migration of sand bedforms over coarser bed material. Experiments were conducted in a laboratory flume at the USGS Geomorphology and Sediment Transport Laboratory (GSTL) in Golden, Colorado. An approximately 20-meter length of fiber optic cable was placed in the flume. The first 5 meter segment of cable was buried in approximately 5 centimeters of gravel substrate and extended from the upstream (top) to the...
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These data were released prior to the October 1, 2016 effective date for the USGS’s policy dictating the review, approval, and release of scientific data as referenced in USGS Survey Manual Chapter 502.8 Fundamental Science Practices: Review and Approval of Scientific Data for Release. The National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) is a feature-based database that interconnects and uniquely identifies the stream segments or reaches that make up the nation's surface water drainage system. NHD data was originally developed at 1:100,000 scale and exists at that scale for the whole country. High resolution NHD adds detail to the original 1:100,000-scale NHD. (Data for Alaska, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands was developed...
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This data set includes 1 km resolution monthly timescale estimates of the effective recharge component of the water budget over the time period from October 2003 - December 2015. These estimates were developed as water budget residuals using previously published data sets for other water budget components: PRISM precipitation (Daly et al., 2008), SNODAS snow water equivalent (National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center, 2004), SSEBop-WB evapotranspiration (Reitz et al., 2017a), a map of groundwater-sourced irrigation (Reitz et al., 2017b), and monthly surface runoff maps (Reitz et al., 2019). The recharge data were estimated as the difference between water supply (precipitation plus snow melt plus irrigation)...
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This is a combined dataset from the USGS Orphaned Well Dataset (Grove and Merrill, 2022) and publicly available data from the USGS National Water Information System, NWIS, obtained via the Water Quality Portal using the USGS Python dataretrieval library. This dataset is composed of water quality measurements from groundwater sites located within 1 mile of the locations of unplugged orphaned wells listed in the United States Documented Unplugged Orphaned Oil and Gas Well Dataset. This dataset contains measurements of common water quality parameter (pH, temperature, specific conductance, TDS), dissolved light hydrocarbons and their isotopes (Methane, δ13C in methane, δ2H in methane, ethane, δ13C in ethane, propane,...
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Bulk samples of streambed sediment were collected from two reaches of the lower Merced River in California's Central Valley to support research intended to evaluate the extent to which large-scale restoration projects provided improved salmon spawning habitat. A related goal of this study was to improve our understanding of the geomorphic factors influencing spawning site selection by salmon. The bulk samples were acquired during the summer of 2016 at the Merced River Ranch and Robinson Reach field sites using a McNeil sampler [McNeil and Ahnell, 1964]. Before collecting each sample, the surface layer was removed to avoid including surface grains as part of the sample. Surface material was scraped off to a depth...
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Pebble counts were used to characterize the sediment grain size distribution of the bed surface for two reaches of the lower Merced River in California's Central Valley to support research intended to evaluate the extent to which large-scale restoration projects provided improved salmon spawning habitat. A related goal of this study was to improve our understanding of the geomorphic factors influencing spawning site selection by salmon. The pebble counts were performed at the Merced River Ranch and Robinson Reach field sites using the method of Wolman [1954]. Grain diameters (n>100) were measured using a gravelometer by recording the largest opening on the gravelometer that an individual particle did NOT pass...
This dataset contains passive seismic data collected using a three-component seismometer during 2018-2020 at Pinnacles National Park, California. The data were acquired for the purpose of estimating depth to the bedrock surface underlying alluvial deposits, using the horizontal-to-vertical spectral ratio (HVSR) technique. Data were collected along ten transects, with 3 to 14 points collected along each transect, and at the locations of 6 existing or abandoned wells. A total of 81 passive seismic measurements were collected and the raw data are included in this dataset. The passive seismic data record ambient seismic noise in the range of approximately 0.1 to 1 Hertz (Hz), which is caused by ocean waves, large regional...
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Silver nanoparticles (AgNP) are one type of contaminant that can enter treatment wetlands (Wiesner 2006) and impact the overall treatment efficacy. Grazing by filter feeding zooplankton, such as Daphnia magna, is critical to treatment wetland functioning (Ismail 2019), but the effects of AgNP on zooplankton are not fully understood, especially at environmentally relevant concentrations. In this study, the bioaccumulation kinetics of dissolved and nanoparticulate Ag in D. magna exposed to environmentally relevant Ag concentrations were characterized using isotopically labelled Ag as a tracer. References: Wiesner MR, Lowry GV, Alvarez P, Dionysiou D, Biswas P. 2006. Assessing the Risks of Manufactured Nanomaterials....
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Field measurements of saturated hydraulic conductivity were used to characterize the streambed permeability for two reaches of the lower Merced River in California's Central Valley to support research intended to evaluate the extent to which large-scale restoration projects provided improved salmon spawning habitat. A related goal of this study was to improve our understanding of the geomorphic factors influencing spawning site selection by salmon. Saturated hydraulic conductivity, denoted by K, was measured with a backpack permeameter and modified Mark VI groundwater standpipe using the constant head method of Terhune [1958]. For each reach, permeameter measurements were collected at ten sites spanning a single...
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Spatially-referenced data used in the study "Rust, A.J., Saxe, S., McCray, J., Rhoades, C.C., Hogue, T.S., 2019. Evaluating the factors responsible for post-fire water quality response in forests of the western USA. Int. J. Wildland Fire.": Wildfires commonly increase nutrient, carbon, sediment, and metal inputs to streams yet the factors responsible for the type, magnitude and duration of water quality effects are poorly understood. Prior work by the current authors found increased nitrogen, phosphorus and cation exports were common the first 5 post-fire years from a synthesis of 159 wildfires across the western United States. In the current study, an analysis is undertaken to determine factors that best explain...
Hyperspectral image data and field measurements of Rhodamine WT dye concentration were obtained during a tracer study conducted at the Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology's River Experiment Center May 17-20, 2017, to support research on dispersion in river channels. The image data included in this data release were acquired using a Nano-Hyperspec (Headwall Photonics, Inc.) mounted on an Aerotestra ATNK09, a small multirotor unmanned aircraft system (UAS). The in situ concentration data were collected using electronic fluorometers (YSI 600-OMS sonde with 6130 Rhodamine WT sensor). Image time stamps were used to link concentration time series recorded by the sondes to specific pixels. The...
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The purpose of this data release is to provide the original data, analysis methods, and nitrogen loading models in support of a study of the upper South Platte River annual total nitrogen loads attributed to atmospheric deposition of reactive nitrogen during 2017-2018. The data release includes water-quality and stream discharge data and associated predictive regression models used in the estimation of South Platte River nitrogen loads upstream from Weldona, Colorado and sub-basin runoff coefficients for the reach between Chatfield Dam and the South Platte River at Denver gage. The water-quality data were obtained from monthly unfiltered grab samples collected by the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment...
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Salmon spawning locations (redds) were mapped to characterize habitat use along two reaches of the lower Merced River in California's Central Valley and thus support research intended to evaluate the extent to which large-scale restoration projects provided improved salmon spawning habitat. A related goal of this study was to improve our understanding of the geomorphic factors influencing spawning site selection by salmon. Salmon redds were mapped during the fall of 2016 at the Merced River Ranch and Robinson Reach field sites using real-time kinematic (RTK) GPS. The location of the center of each redd was surveyed in the UTM Zone 10/NAD83 coordinate system, with easting and northing coordinates recorded in units...


map background search result map search result map Supporting data for "Evaluating the Factors Responsible for Post-Fire Water Quality Response in Forests of the Western USA" Water quality data for Beaver Creek above Victoria Creek and West Twin Creek, Alaska, 2009-2017 Field measurements for characterizing salmon spawning habitat in two restored reaches of the lower Merced River, California Surveys of channel bed topography from two restored reaches of the lower Merced River, California Bulk samples of streambed sediment from two restored reaches of the lower Merced River, California Pebble count-based bed surface sediment grain size distributions from two restored reaches of the lower Merced River, California Measurements of streambed permeability from two restored reaches of the lower Merced River, California Salmon spawning locations (redds) in two restored reaches of the lower Merced River, California Statistical Methods in Water Resources - Supporting Materials Permafrost Mapping in Two Wetland Systems North of the Tanana River in Interior Alaska 2014 Modern monthly effective recharge maps for the conterminous U.S., 2003-2015 Data acquired in laboratory experiments conducted with the crustacean Daphnia magna to characterize Ag bioaccumulation kinetics after exposures to AgNO3 or Ag nanoparticles, 2019-2021 Data from a flume investigation using Fiber Optic Distributed Temperature Sensing (FO-DTS), U.S. Geological Survey Geomorphology and Sediment Transport Laboratory, Golden, Colorado, fall 2019 Water-quality and stream discharge data for estimation of nitrogen loads in the South Platte River, Denver, CO, 2017-2018 Passive Seismic Data Collected for the Horizontal-to-Vertical Spectral Ratio (HVSR) Method, Pinnacles National Park, California, 2018-2020 National Atmospheric Deposition Program Pollen Study Data for 2021 Pollen Season National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) Measurements of Water Quality Constituents in Groundwater Within 1 Mile (1.61 km) of Orphaned Wells in the United States Data from a flume investigation using Fiber Optic Distributed Temperature Sensing (FO-DTS), U.S. Geological Survey Geomorphology and Sediment Transport Laboratory, Golden, Colorado, fall 2019 Permafrost Mapping in Two Wetland Systems North of the Tanana River in Interior Alaska 2014 Passive Seismic Data Collected for the Horizontal-to-Vertical Spectral Ratio (HVSR) Method, Pinnacles National Park, California, 2018-2020 Surveys of channel bed topography from two restored reaches of the lower Merced River, California Pebble count-based bed surface sediment grain size distributions from two restored reaches of the lower Merced River, California Bulk samples of streambed sediment from two restored reaches of the lower Merced River, California Field measurements for characterizing salmon spawning habitat in two restored reaches of the lower Merced River, California Measurements of streambed permeability from two restored reaches of the lower Merced River, California Salmon spawning locations (redds) in two restored reaches of the lower Merced River, California Water-quality and stream discharge data for estimation of nitrogen loads in the South Platte River, Denver, CO, 2017-2018 Water quality data for Beaver Creek above Victoria Creek and West Twin Creek, Alaska, 2009-2017 National Atmospheric Deposition Program Pollen Study Data for 2021 Pollen Season Data acquired in laboratory experiments conducted with the crustacean Daphnia magna to characterize Ag bioaccumulation kinetics after exposures to AgNO3 or Ag nanoparticles, 2019-2021 Supporting data for "Evaluating the Factors Responsible for Post-Fire Water Quality Response in Forests of the Western USA" National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) Modern monthly effective recharge maps for the conterminous U.S., 2003-2015 Statistical Methods in Water Resources - Supporting Materials Measurements of Water Quality Constituents in Groundwater Within 1 Mile (1.61 km) of Orphaned Wells in the United States