Statistics for simulating structural stormwater runoff best management practices (BMPs) with the Stochastic Empirical Loading and Dilution Model (SELDM)
This data release documents statistics for simulating structural stormwater runoff best management practices (BMPs) with the Stochastic Empirical Loading and Dilution Model (SELDM)(Granato, 2013). The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) developed SELDM and the statistics documented in this report in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to indicate the risk for stormwater flows, concentrations, and loads to be above user-selected water-quality goals and the potential effectiveness of mitigation measures to reduce such risks. In SELDM, three treatment variables, hydrograph extension, runoff volume reduction, and water-quality treatment are modeled by using the trapezoidal distribution and the rank...
Variables used as input to a logistic regression model to estimate high-arsenic domestic-well population in the conterminous United States, 1970 through 2013
Approximately 44.1 million people (about 14 percent of the U.S. population) rely on domestic wells as their source of drinking water. Unlike community water systems, which are regulated by the Safe Drinking Water Act, there is no comprehensive national program for testing domestic well water to ensure that is it safe to drink. There are many activities, e.g., resource extraction, climate change-induced drought, and changes in land use patterns that could potentially affect the quality of the ground water source for domestic wells. The Health Studies Branch (HSB) of the National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, created a Clean Water for Health Program to help address domestic...
Arsenic datasets and other physical and chemical measurements for selected domestic well-water supplies in Maine: 2001-2 and 2006-7
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, assessed the physical and chemical characteristics and the occurrence, distribution, and oxidation state of inorganic arsenic in drinking water from selected domestic well-water supplies in Maine in 2001-2 and 2006-7. The data collected provide support for evaluating arsenic-removal efficiencies of household water-purification systems and provide information to State and local officials that can be used in determining a water-treatment approach for the removal of arsenic from drinking water.
Field blank and field replicate datasets for inorganic and organic compounds collected for the National Water Quality Network, water years 2013-17
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Water Quality Network - Rivers and Streams (NWQN) comprises 117 surface-water monitoring sites designed to track ambient water-quality conditions across the nation. This dataset includes field quality-control results (field blank and field replicate concentrations), along with the water-quality result of each associated surface-water sample, of water samples collected from October 2012 through September 2017 at NWQN sites. This dataset includes 2 tables and 6 files of plots of the data. Tables are in Comma Separated Value, CSV, format and plotfiles are in Portable Document Format, PDF, format. The plotfiles are intended to provide a succinct view of the data. Table1.NWQNFieldBlanksC3.csv...
This data release consists of information from published tables in Connecticut Water Resources Bulletins (WRBs) transcribed into tabular digital format. Information about wells and test holes in the WRBs used in this data release consists of geographic location, depth to consolidated rock (bedrock depth), and depth of the well or test hole. The WRBs, published between 1966 and 1980 by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with either the Connecticut Water Resources Commission or the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, provided the foundational datasets for companion interpretive USGS Water-Resources Investigation Reports.
Estimated county level domestic well population with arsenic greater than 10 micrograms per liter based on probability estimates for the conterminous U.S.
Arsenic concentrations from 20,450 domestic wells in the U.S. were used to develop a logistic regression model of the probability of having arsenic > 10 µg/L (“high arsenic”). We use only domestic well arsenic data and a national-scale modeling approach. This approach expands our understanding of potential exposure to arsenic in drinking water to a national scale and allows inter-regional comparisons. Variables representing geologic sources, geochemical, hydrologic, and physical features were among the significant predictors of high arsenic. For U.S. census block groups, the mean probability of arsenic > 10 µg/L was multiplied by the population using domestic wells to estimate the potential high-arsenic domestic-well...