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ADCP data were collected on November 4, 2015 at the confluence of the Illinois River and Fox River near Ottawa, IL using a Teledyne Rio Grande 1200 kHz Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler with integrated Trimble Ag162 GPS. ADCP data was collected in reciprocal pairs along cross-sections. The data are provided in: (1) a zipped folder containing classic ascii output files exported from WinRiverII software, and a README text file indicating which files are reciprocal pairs (2) a zipped folder containing KML files for each transect.
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Description of Work Benthos (benthic invertebrate) and plankton (phytoplankton/zooplankton) communities in Wisconsin's four Lake Michigan Areas of Concern (AOCs; Menominee River, Lower Green Bay and Fox River, Sheboygan River, and Milwaukee Estuary) and six non-AOCs will be quantified. The inclusion of non-AOC sites will allow comparison of AOC sites to relatively-unimpacted or less-impacted control sites with natural physical and chemical characteristics that are as close as possible to that of the AOCs. The community data within and between the AOCs and non-AOCs will be analyzed. This project is a cooperative agreement between the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) and the US Geological Survey (USGS)....
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This dataset includes pesticides and pesticide transformation products in 15 tributaries of the Great Lakes. Pesticides were monitored using polar organic chemical integrative samplers (POCIS) to estimate concentrations in water following standard protocols (Alvarez, 2010) in June and July 2016. POCIS extracts were analyzed for 225 chemicals (USGS National Water Quality Laboratory schedule 5437, Sandstrom and others, 2016), for which 129 chemicals also have POCIS uptake rates, allowing calculations of time-weighted mean concentration over the approximately 30 day deployment (Alvarez and others, 2008). Collectively, there were 97 chemicals detected, and time-weighted mean concentrations could be calculated for 95...
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Adult walleye (10 females and 10 males) were caught in Fox River (Wisconsin) during April 2014. Total length, weight, and age were determined for each of the walleye. Whole-fish homogenates were prepared during 2017. Lipid concentration and polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) congener concentrations were determined in each of the homogenates during 2017-2018. For each sample, PCB congener concentrations were summed to yield total PCB concentration. All lipid and PCB congener terminations were made at the University of Michigan School of Public Health in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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Twenty-eight sites that consisted of either predominantly agricultural land in the watershed, predominantly agricultural land in the watershed with natural land cover in the riparian zone, or predominantly natural land cover in the watershed were sampled three times during the growing season.
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These data are supplemental rip-rap gradation data (Wolman Pebble Count) in text (.txt) format, collected during 2014-2018 field seasons for select bridges in the United States. These data were collected using a measuring tape to determine riprap gradation (D15, D50, D85, and D100) on in-place riprap at bridge piers and/or abutments at various locations in each study reach. They supplement the Geospatial Data for Bridge Scour Countermeasure Assessments at Select Bridges in the United States, 2016–18. For high-resolution sites, traditional multibeam surveys were conducted using methods described in Huizinga (2015).
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This dataset contains the recorded water temperatures of specific sites located in western Lake Erie and the rivermouths of the Fox River and Duck Creek as they flow into Green Bay in Lake Michigan during the summer of 2016. Sites with just a number were from Lake Erie. Sites from Green Bay = GB prefix; Fox Rivermouth = FX prefix; Duck Creek rivermouth = DK prefix.
This data set is a compilation of data from two sampling efforts (2010 and 2014), focused on determining the presence and distribution of organic contaminants throughout the United States portion of the Great Lakes watershed. Water-borne contaminants were monitored in 69 tributaries of the Great Lakes using semipermeable membrane devices (SPMDs), and polar organic chemical integrative samplers (POCIS). Analyses included 185 chemicals (143 detected) including polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), legacy and current-use pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) and organophosphate fire retardants, pharmaceuticals, fragrances, industrial chemicals, surfactants, and others.
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Soil data were collected from catchments of USGS edge-of-field (EOF) monitoring sites in Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) priority watersheds. As part of this release, soil data from 2016 through 2019 are provided from 14 sites spanning 5 Great Lake States (Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and New York). The data collected are from private farms representing a variety of agronomic systems, landscapes settings, soil types, and climate regimes. These data can be used to investigate relationships among microbial properties (e.g. soil microbial biomass, activity, diversity, and enzymes), general soil structure (e.g. bulk density, soil aggregate structure, soil water holding capacity, soil texture, and infiltration...
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This data release presents a peak-flow frequency analysis for USGS 05494300 Fox River at Bloomfield, Iowa, based on methods described by Eash and others (2013) (https://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2013/5086/). The methods are used to provide estimates of peak-flow quantiles for 50-, 20-, 10-, 4-, 2-, 1-, 0.5-, and 0.2-percent annual exceedance probabilities (AEPs). The results are presented in two text files (peak flow specification file: 05494300_ffa_2018.psf; WATSTORE file: 05494300_ffa_2018_WATSTORE.txt), and an excel spreadsheet (05494300_ffa_2018.xlsx).
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These are data associated with water column incubation experiments performed in the Fox rivermouth. The Fox River is a Lake Michigan tributary that enters Green Bay. These experiments are used to measure the transformation of inorganic and total dissolved nutrients occurring in the surface water of the rivermouth. Experiments had light and dark treatments, and some experiments were paired with experiments where nutrients were increased in initial spikes. Ancillary data associated with the experiments such as photosyntheticly active radiation (PAR) and chlorophyll a content are also included. In addition to the data, there is R code used to generate the uptake rates and perform the analyses described in the associated...
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Scouring of streambed material surrounding bridge structures is a leading cause of bridge failure in the United States. Damages resulting from bridge failure oftentimes lead to financial burdens and loss of life. To date, there has been no comprehensive evaluation of the current (2016) effectiveness of the guidance or overall long-term performance of bridge-scour countermeasures provided in the Federal Highway Administration, Hydraulic Engineering Circular No. 23, Bridge Scour and Stream Instability Countermeasures. To that end, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration, obtained bathymetric, topographical, and other data at 14 of the surveyed sites across the United States...
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This preliminary report is a summary of progress made during the 2006-07 field seasons reconstructing depositional systems in Tertiary strata exposed in the Homer-Kachemak Bay area.The study area addressed in this report extends from Clam Gulch in the north to Coal Cove in the south.Tertiary strata in this area are only mildly deformed and provide a relatively clear view of depositional systems and sand body geometries along the eastern basin edge and their change from basin edge to more basin axial positions.
Water velocities were measured in the Illinois and Des Plaines Rivers using a Teledyne Rio Grande 1200 kHz acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP). ADCP data were collected in reciprocal pairs along cross-sections and along approximately streamwise-oriented lines between cross sections at the following locations: (1) the confluence of the Fox River and the Illinois River near Ottawa, IL on November 4, 2015 (2) immediately downstream of Starved Rock Lock and Dam on the Illinois River near Utica, IL on May 22, 2015 (3) the Dresden Island Pool of the Des Plaines River on July 31 – August 1, 2013 (4) the Marseilles Pool of the Illinois River on May 14-15, 2013 and May 28, 2013 The WinRiverII ASCII output file and...
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Adult walleye were caught in Fox River (Wisconsin) during April 2014. Age-0 walleye were caught in Fox River during October 2014. Total length, weight, age, and proportion of weight represented by water were determined for each of the walleye. Whole-fish homogenates were prepared during 2014-2015 and during 2017. Total mercury (HgT) concentration, methylmercury (MeHg) concentration, and mercury (Hg) isotope ratios were determined in the homogenates during 2014-2015 and during 2017-2018. All mercury determinations were made at the USGS Mercury Research Laboratory in Middleton, Wisconsin.


    map background search result map search result map Benthos & Plankton in Wisconsin's Lake Michigan AOCs Velocity Mapping with an acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP) in the Illinois River and Des Plaines River Velocity Mapping at the confluence of the Illinois River and Fox River near Ottawa, IL Geospatial Data for Bridge Scour Countermeasure Assessments at Select Bridges in the United States, 2014–16 SiteID-009 Fox River at US-61 near Wayland, MO Particle Size Analysis for Bridge Scour Countermeasure Assessments at Select Bridges in the United States, 2014-18 Facies associations, sand body geometry, and depositional systems in Late Oligocene-Pliocene strata, southern Kenai Peninsula, Cook Inlet, Alaska: Report on progress during the 2006-07 field season Fox River walleye mercury isotope data Polychlorinated biphenyl concentrations in adult walleye from the Fox River (Wisconsin) population, 2014 Peak-flow frequency analysis for USGS 05494300 Fox River at Bloomfield, Iowa, in the Fox River Basin Iowa, based on data through water year 2018 Soil physical, chemical, and biological data from edge-of-field agricultural water quality monitoring sites in Great Lakes States Great Lakes Restoration Initiative: Fox River Basin 2018 Data Pesticides and pesticide transformation product data from passive samplers deployed in 15 Great Lakes tributaries, 2016 Sediment and water column flux data from the Fox rivermouth (Green Bay, WI; 2017) Water temperature data from the summer of 2016 in Great Lakes bays SiteID-009 Fox River at US-61 near Wayland, MO Velocity Mapping at the confluence of the Illinois River and Fox River near Ottawa, IL Sediment and water column flux data from the Fox rivermouth (Green Bay, WI; 2017) Facies associations, sand body geometry, and depositional systems in Late Oligocene-Pliocene strata, southern Kenai Peninsula, Cook Inlet, Alaska: Report on progress during the 2006-07 field season Fox River walleye mercury isotope data Great Lakes Restoration Initiative: Fox River Basin 2018 Data Polychlorinated biphenyl concentrations in adult walleye from the Fox River (Wisconsin) population, 2014 Water temperature data from the summer of 2016 in Great Lakes bays Benthos & Plankton in Wisconsin's Lake Michigan AOCs Soil physical, chemical, and biological data from edge-of-field agricultural water quality monitoring sites in Great Lakes States Pesticides and pesticide transformation product data from passive samplers deployed in 15 Great Lakes tributaries, 2016 Geospatial Data for Bridge Scour Countermeasure Assessments at Select Bridges in the United States, 2014–16 Particle Size Analysis for Bridge Scour Countermeasure Assessments at Select Bridges in the United States, 2014-18