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Water budget components for hydrologic regions and tribal lands: annual averages 1971-2000

Stephen A. Hundt
Water budget components for 17 hydrologic regions of the United States which contain tribal lands and for the tribal lands within each of these regions. All values represent an average year based upon the years 1971-2000, and are the result of a combined analysis of national datasets.

Streamflow, flow-duration curves, basin characteristics, and regression models of flow-duration curves for selected streamgages in the conterminous United States

Amy M. Russell, Thomas M. Over & William H. Farmer
This data release contains the input used and the output files interpreted in the publication 'Refinement of a Regression-Based Method for Prediction of Flow-Duration Curves of Daily Streamflow in the Conterminous United States'. This data release contains daily streamflow data for 1,378 streamgages in 19 study regions in the conterminous U.S. from October 1, 1980 through September 30, 2013 from mostly undisturbed watersheds. This data release also contains the empirical flow-duration curves (FDCs) derived from...

Data Release for Geologic Map of the Leadville North 7.5' Quadrangle, Eagle and Lake Counties, Colorado

Chester A. Ruleman, Theodore Brandt, Brent M. Goehring & Marc W. Caffee
The Leadville North 7.5' quadrangle lies at the northern end of the Upper Arkansas Valley, where the Continental Divide at Tennessee Pass creates a low drainage divide between the Colorado and Arkansas River watersheds. In the eastern half of the quadrangle, the Paleozoic sedimentary section dips generally 20-30 degrees east. At Tennessee Pass and Missouri Hill, the core of the Sawatch anticlinorium is mapped as displaying a tight hanging-wall syncline and foot-wall anticline within the...

Maumee River, Toledo, Ohio Mixing Data 2013

Jeffrey S. Schaeffer & Joshua Miller
These data were collected to examine water mixing in the lower Maumee River to determine the extent to which water from Lake Erie backflows into the river, and under what conditions this occurs. We used a combination of fixed hydrologic gauges; water chemistry including stable isotopes and conservative tracers; and direct physical measurements to estimate the percentages of lake and river water at both fixed sites and transects. Those results were compared with concurrent flows...

Coastwide Reference Monitoring System (CRMS) 2005, 2008, 2012, and 2015 land-water matrices

Brady Couvillion, Holly J Beck, Jason Dugas, Adrienne Garber & Kelly Mouton
Wetland restoration efforts conducted by the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act (CWPPRA) in Louisiana rely on monitoring efforts to determine the efficacy of these efforts. The Coastwide Reference Monitoring System (CRMS) was developed to assist in a multiple-reference approach that uses aspects of hydrogeomorphic functional assessments and probabilistic sampling for monitoring. The CRMS program includes a suite of approximately 390 sites that encompass the range of hydrological and ecological conditions for each stratum....

Coastwide Reference Monitoring System (CRMS) 2015 land-water classifications

Brady Couvillion, Holly J Beck, Jason Dugas, Adrienne Garber & Kelly Mouton
Wetland restoration efforts conducted by the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act (CWPPRA) in Louisiana rely on monitoring efforts to determine the efficacy of these efforts. The Coastwide Reference Monitoring System (CRMS) was developed to assist in a multiple-reference approach that uses aspects of hydrogeomorphic functional assessments and probabilistic sampling for monitoring. The CRMS program includes a suite of approximately 390 sites that encompass the range of hydrological and ecological conditions for each stratum....

Western US Ruggedness Raw Values Derived from Sappington (2012)

Justin L. Welty & Michelle I. Jeffries

United States Wind Turbine Database

Ben Hoen, James E Diffendorfer, Joseph Rand, Louisa A. Kramer, Christopher P Garrity, Aaron D. Roper & Hannah Hunt
This dataset provides locations and technical specifications of wind turbines in the United States, almost all of which are utility-scale. Utility-scale turbines are ones which generate power and feed it into the grid, supplying a utility with energy. They are usually much larger than turbines that would feed a homeowner or business. The regularly-updated database has wind turbine records that have been collected, digitized, and locationally verified. Turbine data were gathered from the Federal Aviation...

North American Breeding Bird Survey Dataset 1966 - 2017, version 2017.0

Keith L Pardieck, , Michael Lutmerding, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Marie-Anne Hudson & ECCC Canadian Wildlife Service
The 1966-2017 North American Breeding Bird Survey dataset contains avian point count data for more than 700 North American bird taxa (primarily species, but also some races and unidentified species groupings). These data are collected annually during the breeding season, primarily June and May, along thousands of randomly established roadside survey routes in the United States and Canada. Routes are about 24.5 miles (39.2 km) long with counting locations placed at regular intervals, for a...

Water level and velocity measurements from the 2012 University of Western Australia Fringing Reef Experiment (UWAFRE)

Mark L. Buckley, Ryan J. Lowe, Jeff E. Hansen, Ap R. Van Dongeren & Curt D. Storlazzi
This data release contains water level and velocity measurements from wave runup experiments performed in a laboratory flume setting. Wave-driven water level variability (and runup at the shoreline) is a significant cause of coastal flooding induced by storms. Wave runup is challenging to predict, particularly along tropical coral reef-fringed coastlines due to the steep bathymetric profiles and large bottom roughness generated by reef organisms. The 2012 University of Western Australia Fringing Reef Experiment (UWAFRE) measured...

Cumulative Compaction of Subsurface Sediments (2017) in 13 Extensometers in the Chicot and Evangeline Aquifers in the Houston-Galveston Region, Texas

Sachin D. Shah & Jason K. Ramage
The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Harris?Galveston Subsidence District, City of Houston, Fort Bend Subsidence District, and Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District, produced a dataset through 2017 of compaction values in the Chicot and Evangeline aquifers in the Houston?Galveston region, Texas. This dataset contains compaction values of subsurface sediments (mostly in the fine-grained silt and clay layers because little compaction occurs in sand layers) in the Chicot and Evangeline aquifers that were recorded...

Interpolated Surfaces of Well Construction Characteristics for Domestic and Public-Supply Well Use in the Central Valley, California, USA

Bryant C. Jurgens & Stephan A. Voss
Well construction data from domestic and public-supply wells in the Central Valley were compiled from the California State Water Resources Control Board Division of Drinking Water (CADDW), the Department of Water Resources (CADWR), and the United States Geological Survey (USGS). Additional wells in the Central Valley were compiled by recording water use and depth to the top and bottom of well screens from CADWR drillers logs. Interpolated GIS raster surfaces were created using Empirical Bayesian...

Differenced Normalized Burn Ratio (dNBR) data of wildfires in the Sky Island Mountains of the southwestern US and Northern Mexico from 1985-2011

Miguel L. Villarreal & Travis B. Poitras
This dataset is composed of 253 Differenced Normalized Burn Ratio (dNBR) images. Each dNBR represents a rough measure of fire-related vegetation change for wildfires (>400 ha) that occurred in the Sky Island Mountains within the Madrean Archipelago Ecoregion of the United States and Northern Mexico. These fires occurred between 1985 and 2011 and were mapped using Landsat 5 and Landsat 7 satellite imagery.

Argon and geochemical data for: 40Ar/39Ar geochronology and petrogenesis of the Table Mountain Shoshonites, Golden, CO

Leah E. Morgan
The Argon geochronology dataset was collected by Leah E. Morgan and Alexie Millikin in the Argon Geochronology Laboratory of the USGS in Denver, Colorado in 2016. The dataset contains full raw argon isotopic data. An additional dataset includes whole rock geochemistry data collected under contract with the Central Mineral and Environmental Resources Science Center, USGS Denver. These data sets were collected on samples presented in the manuscript "40Ar/39Ar geochronology and petrogenesis of the Table Mountain...

SUTRA model simulations used to evaluate heat flow from microbial activity at a crude oil-contaminated site

Ean Warren & Barbara A Bekins
A steady-state, two-dimensional, heat transport model was created using SUTRA, version 2.2, modified to allow for spatially-variable thermal properties and density and viscosity variation with temperature. The model includes physical and hydrologic characteristics of the Bemidji Research Site, a crude-oil contaminated research site, along with previous-published parameter values for physical, chemical and biodegradation properties. Pipeline infrastructure temperatures were calibrated using a background model and measured average annual temperatures. The model was constructed to test whether...

Mapped fire perimeters from the Sky Island Mountains of US and Mexico: 1985-2011

Travis B. Poitras & Miguel L. Villarreal
Polygon locations of fire perimeters in the Sky Island mountain ranges in the Madrean Archipelago Ecoregion of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. These fires occurred from 1985 to 2011 and were mapped using Landsat satellite imagery.

Predictor, null model, response variable, and habitat suitability prediction rasters for a golden eagle hierarchical Bayesian synoptic model used for habitat selection in San Diego County, California. Derived from golden eagle data collected from November 2014-February 2017

Jeff A. Tracey, Melanie C. Madden, Peter Bloom, Todd E. Katzner & Robert N. Fisher
This data release includes three types of data used in habitat modeling, and predictions from the habitat models. (1) Predictor rasters for proportion urban development within 1-km radius, proportion exurban within 1-km radius, vector ruggedness measure (VRM) within 500-m radius, topographic position index (TPI) within 500-m radius. (2) Twenty-nine null models for space use for 29 different golden eagles. (3) Twenty-nine response variable rasters of eagle locations per cell for 29 golden eagles. (4) A...

MODFLOW-NWT model data sets used to evaluate the changes in hydrodynamics of Anvil Lake, Wisconsin

Paul F Juckem & Dale M Robertson
A MODFLOW-NWT groundwater flow model was developed to simulate groundwater movement in the area around Anvil Lake (Vilas County, Wisconsin) and groundwater inputs and outputs from the lake from 1980 to 2014. Surface-water hydrology was simulated using the lake package. The MODFLOW model was first calibrated for steady-state conditions, or "average" conditions corresponding to January 1, 1980, to December 31, 2014 to estimate spatial hydrogeologic properties. Following the steady-state calibration, the model was applied in...

Reproductive success and contaminant associations in tree swallows (Tachycineta bicolor) nesting in U.S. and Binational Great Lakes Areas of Concern

Christine M Custer, Thomas W Custer, Matthew Etterson, Paul Dummer, Diana R Goldberg & J Christian Franson
During 2010-2014, tree swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) reproductive success was monitored at 68 sites across all 5 Great Lakes, including 58 sites located within Great Lakes Areas of concern (AOCs) and 10 non-AOCs. Sample eggs were collected from tree swallow clutches and analyzed for contaminants including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), dioxin and furans, polybrominated diphenyl ethers, and 34 other organic compounds. Contaminant data were available for 360 of the 1249 clutches monitored. Markov chain multistate modeling was...

Annual estimates of suspended-sediment concentration and load to support trend analysis on the Mississippi River and Atchafalaya River, 1980-2015

Jennifer Murphy & Scott Mize
This data release contains annual estimates of suspended-sediment concentration and load for the Mississippi River, St. Francisville site and the Atchafalaya River, Melville site from 1980-2015. Annual estimates and flow-normalized estimates were generated using the Weighted Regressions on Time, Season and Discharge (WRTDS) model. Input data for the model included suspended-sediment concentrations publicly available from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)'s National Water Information System (U.S. Geological Survey, 2016) and daily-mean streamflow estimates from the Army...

Chemistry data for assessment of crayfish from Madison County, Missouri lead mines 2015

Danielle M Cleveland & Ann L Allert
These data are comprised of measurements of metals (cobalt, nickel, copper, zinc, cadmium, and lead), anions (fluoride, chloride, nitrite, bromide, nitrate, sulfate, and phosphate), dissolved organic carbon, and major cations (sodium, magnesium, potassium, calcium, manganese, iron, and strontium) in surface and pore water samples collected during an assessment of the impacts of mining-related metals on the keystone crayfish species, Orconectes quadruncus, in the St. Francois draininge in Madison County, Missouri USA.

Continuous Detection PIT Array Data & Model

Maria Dzul & Charles Yackulic
These data represent a set of capture histories of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss or RBT) captured in the Colorado River (CR) and(or) detected on the multiplexer array in the Little Colorado River (LCR). Capture trips to the Colorado River occurred in April 2012, July 2012, September 2012, January 2013, April 2013, July 2013, September 2013, January 2014, April 2014, July 2014, and September 2014. Rainbow trout were detected on the PIT array system (MUX) from...

Occurrence of Chlamydia sp in apparently healthy birds associated with a mortality event caused by chlamydiosis: Data

Robert J Dusek, Barbara L Bodenstein, Valerie I Shearn-Bochsler & Susan Knowles
hese data sets are is a compilation of bird and environmental samples obtained from 6 sites in Maricopa County, Arizona on the dates shown. Sites were only visited and sampled if they had Rosy-cheeked lovebirds coming to bird feeders at the location and with the permission of the property owner. Two swab samples were obtained from each captured bird and 3 swab samples were collected from the environment at each site. Each sample was tested...

Diurnal patterns of methane flux from a depressional, seasonal wetland

Brian A. Tangen & Sheel Bansal
Data on diurnal variation in wetland methane flux were collected to 1) improve understanding of short-term, mechanistic drivers of methane flux, and 2) inform sampling protocols to achieve research objectives. An automated gas flux sampling system was used to measure methane flux every 2.5-4 hours for over 230 diel cycles over the course of three growing seasons (2013-2015). Data were collected from a seasonal, depressional wetland located in the Prairie Pothole Region of central North...

Broad-scale assessment of biophysical features in Colorado

Natasha B. Carr, Lucy E Burris & Daniel Manier
Information on ecological communities, soil salinity, and land use was synthesized and summarized for all lands in Colorado. This biophysical information was requested by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for use in conducting an environmental assessment prior to the transfer of ownership (conveyance) of federal lands to the State of Colorado. The Enabling Act of 1864 provided for the conveyance of federal lands to the State for the support of schools. If designated lands...

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