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Spatial Data for the Sedimentation Survey of Lago Lucchetti, Yauco, Puerto Rico, September 2013-May 2014

Julieta Gómez-Fragoso
The U.S. Geological Survey conducted a sedimentation survey of Lago Lucchetti, Yauco, Puerto Rico, in 2013 14 in cooperation with the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority. This dataset in shapefile format was generated from the survey data. The survey updated previous surveys, conducted in 2000, and provided accurate information regarding reservoir storage capacity and sedimentation rate using bathymetric techniques, coupling global positioning system and a depth sounder device. The results of the 2013 14...

Map 02 - ArcGIS layer showing contours of the mean of October water levels during the 2000 2009 water years (feet)

Prinos, Scott T.; Dixon, Joann F.
Statistical analyses and maps representing mean, high, and low water level conditions in the surface water levels and groundwater levels in Miami-Dade County were made to help inform decisions necessary for urban planning and development. Sixteen maps were created that show contours of (1) the mean of daily water levels at each site during October and May of the 2000-2009 water years, (2) the 25th, 50th, and 75th percentiles of the daily water level at...

Sediment-quality and water-toxicity data from 10 sites on the Westside Creeks and San Antonio River, San Antonio, Texas, 2014

Crow, Cassi L.; Wilson, Jennifer T.; Kunz, James L.
Sediment samples and samples for water-toxicity testing were collected during 2014 from several streams in San Antonio, Texas known locally as the Westside creeks (Alazán, Apache, Martínez, and San Pedro Creeks) and from the San Antonio River. Samples were collected once during base-flow and again after periods of storm-water runoff (post-storm conditions) to determine baseline sediment- and water-quality conditions. Streambed-sediment samples were analyzed for selected constituents, including trace elements and organic contaminants such as pesticides,...

Airborne electromagnetic and magnetic survey data, East Poplar Oil Field and surrounding area, October 2014, Fort Peck Indian Reservation, Montana

Lyndsay B. All, Bruce D. Smith & Joanna N. Thamke
Airborne electromagnetic (AEM) and magnetic survey data were collected during October 2014 in a 553-square-kilometer area that includes the East Poplar oil field on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in northeastern Montana, USA. Data surround the town of Poplar and extend south into the Missouri River floodplain. Data were acquired with the SkyTEM301 transient electromagnetic helicopter-borne system together with a Geometrics G-822 magnetometer. The AEM average depth of investigation is about 80 m. The survey...

Fish Species' Probability of Occurrence Predictions, UMRS Trend Pools

Brian Ickes
As an extension of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Long Term Resource Monitoring (LTRM) element of the Upper Mississippi River Restoration's Aquatic Habitat Appraisal Guide (AHAG 2.0) for the Upper Mississippi River System (UMRS), species' probability of occurrence as a function of 17 environmental variables measured at LTRM fish component sample sites were fit for 28 fish species in six long-term study reaches of the UMRS. These spatially explicit models were used to map...

Lower Rio Puerco geospatial data, 1935 2014

Eleanor R. Griffin
A long-term study of the geomorphic history of the lower Rio Puerco arroyo in north-central New Mexico included the collection of high-precision (Real-time kinematic) GPS survey data, registration and rectification of historical aerial photographs, an aerial LiDAR survey, and acquisition of post-flood satellite imagery. Mapping of geomorphic features from the aerial photographs and satellite imagery began in 2002 and included channel banks, channel centerline, tops and bottoms of the arroyo walls, and shrub canopy cover....

Protected Areas Database of the United States (PAD-US): Version 1.4

Gap Analysis Project
The USGS Protected Areas Database of the United States (PAD-US) is the nation's inventory of protected areas, including public open space and voluntarily provided, private protected areas, identified as an A-16 National Geospatial Data Asset in the Cadastral Theme (http://www.fgdc.gov/ngda-reports/NGDA_Datasets.html). PAD-US is an ongoing project with several published versions of a spatial database of areas dedicated to the preservation of biological diversity, and other natural, recreational or cultural uses, managed for these purposes through legal...

Location, sampling methods and field conditions of response-mode soil and sediment sampling stations sampled, Sediment-Bound Contaminant Resiliency and Response Strategy pilot study, northeastern United States, 2015

Fisher, Shawn C.; Bjorklund, Bradley W.; Campo, Kimberly W.; Carper, Lisa G.; Cohl, Jonathan A.; Colella, Kaitlyn M.; Delsack, Chelsea N.; Fisher, Irene J.; King-Souchek, Connor T.; Lewis, Chris R.; Melberg, Alyssa K.; Nealen, Christopher W.; Peters, Jill
Coastal communities are uniquely vulnerable to sea-level rise (SLR) and severe storms such as hurricanes. These events enhance the dispersion and concentration of natural and anthropogenic chemicals and pathogenic microorganisms that could adversely affect the health and resilience of coastal communities and ecosystems in coming years. The U.S. Geo­logical Survey has developed the Sediment-Bound Contaminant Resiliency and Response (SCoRR) strategy to define baseline and post-event sediment-bound environmental health (EH) stress­ors. These data document the location,...

Still-image frame grabs and benthic habitat interpretation of underwater video footage, March 2014, Faga'alu Bay, Tutuila Island, American Samoa

N.L. D'Antonio
Underwater video imagery was collected in March 2014 in the nearshore waters of Faga'alu Bay on the Island of Tutuila, American Samoa, as part of the U.S. Geological Survey Coastal and Marine Geology Program's Pacific Coral Reefs Project. This data set includes 2,119 still images extracted from the video footage every 10 seconds and an Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) shapefile with locations and benthic habitat interpretations for each frame.

Mean annual water-budget components for the Island of Oahu, Hawaii, for current conditions, 2001-10 rainfall and 2001-10 land cover (version 2.0)

John A. Engott
The shapefile associated with this metadata file represents the spatial distribution of mean annual water-budget components, in inches, for the Island of Oahu, Hawaii. The water-budget components in the shapefile were computed by a water-budget model for a scenario representative of current conditions (2001-10 rainfall and 2001-10 land cover), as described in USGS Scientific Investigations Report (USGS SIR) 2015-5164. The model was developed for estimating groundwater recharge and other water-budget components for each subarea of...

Agricultural Subsurface Drainage Tile Locations by Permits in South Dakota

Raymond G. Finocchiaro
Dataset contains locations of drainage tile permits in South Dakota obtained from County and Local Water Board records. The counties included are: Brown, Deuel, Grant, Hamlin, Hanson, Kingsbury, Lake, McCook, Minnehaha, Moody, Roberts, Spink, and Turner. The date permits records were collected vary by county. A majority of the permits from counties were collected as of January 2012. Two counties (Hanson and Minnehaha) were updated in December,2013. In addition to the location (as a TRS)...

Missouri River invasive plant species sample locations and cover values 2002-20012

M.A. Struckhoff
The Land Capability Potential Index (LCPI) is a hydrogeomorphic model of potential flow-return interval and soil drainage classes developed as a decision support tool for the restoration and management of floodplain habitat on the Lower Missouri River. Because the LCPI captures abiotic variables known to affect the distribution of plant species, it may be useful in predicting where invasive species are likely to occur and become abundant and as a framework for applying management actions...

Stable isotope data from diets and tissues of captive bears fed experimental diets

K. D. Rode
This dataset contains stable isotope incorporation and discrimination results for several sets of feeding experiments with captive brown and polar bears. Experiments were designed to determine the effects of dietary lipid content and fasting behavior on discrimination in blood, hair, and fat. Data are divided into three components of the study: one to estimate isotopic discrimination with varying dietary lipid content, one to estimate the potential effects of fasting on tissue isotope values, and one...

MT3D-USGS: Groundwater Solute Transport Simulator for MODFLOW

Matthew J. Tonkin, Vivek Bedekar, Eric D. Morway & Christian D. Langevin
MT3D-USGS is a USGS updated release of the groundwater solute transport code MT3DMS. MT3D-USGS includes new transport modeling capabilities to accommodate flow terms calculated by MODFLOW packages that were previously unsupported by MT3DMS and to provide greater flexibility in the simulation of solute transport and reactive solute transport.

Wave and Wind projections for United States Coasts; Mainland, Pacific Islands, and United States-Affiliated Pacific Islands

L.H. Erikson
Coastal managers and ocean engineers rely heavily on projected average and extreme wave conditions for planning and design purposes, but when working on a local or regional scale, are faced with much uncertainty as changes in the global climate impart spatially-varying trends. Future storm conditions are likely to evolve in a fashion that is unlike past conditions and is ultimately dependent on the complicated interaction between the Earth s atmosphere and ocean systems. Despite a...

Survey and habitat data for postbreeding lesser scaup, Lower Red Rock Lake, MT, 2007-2013

Jane E. Austin
The data are part of a larger, long-term project of lesser scaup on Lower Red Rock Lake, Montana, 2004-2015, conducted by the US Fish and Wildlife Service. This segment of the data has summarized results of late summer resighting surveys of nasal-marked adult females and GIS-derived habitat attributes. Scaup resighting surveys were conducted mid-August to early September, 2007-2013. Survey data included location, number, and social status of marked females, wind conditions, and group size of...

Angel Lichen Moth Abundance and Morphology Data, Grand Canyon, AZ, 2012

Anya Metcalfe, Ted Kennedy & Jeff Muehlbauer
Two unique datasets on the abundance and morphology of the angel lichen moth (Cisthene angelus) in Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA were compiled to describe the phenology and life history of this common, but poorly known, species. The abundance data were collected from 2012 to 2013 through a collaboration with river runners in Grand Canyon National Park. These citizen scientists deployed light traps from their campsites for one hour each night of their expedition. Insects were...

California State Waters Map Series Data Catalog--Offshore of Monterey, California

Peter Dartnell, Katie L Maier, Mercedes D Erdey, Bryan E Dieter, Nadine Golden, Samuel Y Johnson, Stephen R Hartwell, Guy R Cochrane, Andrew C Ritchie, David P Finlayson, Rikk G Kvitek, Ray W Sliter, H Gary Greene, Clifton W Davenport, Charles A Endris & Lisa M Krigsman
Data catalog for California State Waters Map Series--Offshore of Santa Cruz, California.

Glacier-Wide Mass Balance and Compiled Data Inputs: USGS Benchmark Glaciers (V3.0, March 2019)

Emily H Baker, Louis Sass, Christopher J Mcneil, Daniel B Fagre, Erin N. Whorton, Erich H Peitzsch, Zachary S. Miller, Caitlyn E. Florentine & Adam M. Clark
Since the late 1950s, the USGS has maintained a long-term glacier mass-balance program at three North American glaciers. Measurements began on South Cascade Glacier, WA in 1958, expanding to Gulkana and Wolverine glaciers, AK in 1966, and later Sperry Glacier, MT in 2005. Additional measurements have been made on Lemon Creek Glacier, AK to compliment data collected by the Juneau Icefield Research Program (JIRP; Pelto et al., 2013). Direct field measurements are combined with weather...

Spatial distribution of depth-averaged velocity measured in the Wabash River near West Lafayette, IN (June 26-27, 2012 and June 17-18, 2013)

P. Ryan Jackson
These data were collected using a 2 mHz TRDI StreamPro acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP) in 2012 and a 1200 kHz Rio Grande ADCP in 2013, both deployed from a moving boat. The data were georeferenced with a Hemisphere Crescent A100 differential Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver with submeter accuracy. The data have been depth-averaged over the entire measured portion of the water column and temporally averaged over 30-second intervals to reduce noise. These data...

Mean annual water-budget components for the Island of Kauai, Hawaii, for current conditions, 2001-10 rainfall and 2001-10 land cover (version 2.0)

Adam G. Johnson & Maoya Bassiouni
The shapefile associated with this metadata file represents the spatial distribution of mean annual water-budget components, in inches, for the Island of Kauai, Hawaii. The water-budget components in the shapefile were computed by a water-budget model for a scenario representative of current conditions (2001-10 rainfall and 2001-10 land cover), as described in U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report (USGS SIR) 2015-5164. The model was developed for estimating groundwater recharge and other water-budget components for each...

Efficacy of Pseudomonas fluorescens, strain CL145A, SDP (Zequanox®) for controlling Zebra mussels within Lake Minnetonka, MN enclosures

James A Luoma
The efficacy and subsurface application of Zequanox®, a commercially prepared spray-dried powder formulation of Pseudomonas fluorescens (strain CL145A), were evaluated for controlling zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) within 27-m2 enclosures in Lake Minnetonka (Deephaven, Minnesota). Five treatments consisting of (1) two whole water column Zequanox applications, (2) two subsurface Zequanox applications, and (3) an untreated control were completed on each of three independent treatment days during September 2014. The two types of samplers used in the...

Delineation of Water Bodies in Emergent Wetlands in Coastal New Jersey

Dean B. Gesch, Cindy A. Thatcher, Bruce B. Worstell & Jeffrey J. Danielson
Hurricane Sandy, which made landfall on October 29, 2012, near Brigantine, New Jersey, had a significant impact on coastal New Jersey, including the large areas of emergent wetlands at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) and the Barnegat Bay region. In response to Hurricane Sandy, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has developed new applications for pre- and post-Hurricane Sandy regional lidar datasets for mapping the spatial extent of coastal wetlands. New methods have been developed...

Data Release for the BOEM-USGS Study of the Regional Importance of Manmade Structures as Rockfish Nurseries in the Santa Barbara Channel

Guy R. Cochrane
Seafloor substrate data available from multiple sources has been modified for the purpose of characterizing the seafloor for the Regional Importance of Manmade Structures as Rockfish Nurseries study. Substrate was classified from multibeam sonar data using a video supervised numerical classification methodology. The overall objective of this study is to begin to integrate region-wide oceanographic, geologic, and biologic data so Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has an ecosystem-level synthesis of the marine environment on which...

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