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Within large-river ecosystems, floodplains serve a variety of important ecological functions. A recent survey of 80 managers of floodplain conservation lands along the Upper and Middle Mississippi and Lower Missouri Rivers in the central United States found that the most critical information needed to improve floodplain management centered on metrics for characterizing depth, extent, frequency, duration, and timing of inundation. These metrics can be delivered to managers efficiently through cloud-based interactive maps. To calculate these metrics, we interpolated an existing one-dimensional HEC-RAS hydraulic model for the Middle Mississippi River, which simulated water surface elevations at cross sections spaced...
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Wind fetch is defined as the unobstructed distance that wind can travel over water in a constant direction. Fetch is an important characteristic of open water because longer fetch can result in larger wind-generated waves. The larger waves, in turn, can increase shoreline erosion and sediment re-suspension. Wind fetches were calculated using the wind fetch model available from (http://www.umesc.usgs.gov/management/dss/wind_fetch_wave_models_2012update.html) for aquatic areas within the Upper Mississippi River System. This toolbox calculates effective wind fetch using the recommended procedure of the Shore Protection Manual (USACE 1984). A baseline conditions assessment of wind fetch was conducted to assist the...
Wind fetch is defined as the unobstructed distance that wind can travel over water in a constant direction. Fetch is an important characteristic of open water because longer fetch can result in larger wind-generated waves. The larger waves, in turn, can increase shoreline erosion and sediment re-suspension. Wind fetches were calculated using the wind fetch model available from (http://www.umesc.usgs.gov/management/dss/wind_fetch_wave_models_2012update.html) for aquatic areas within the Upper Mississippi River System. This toolbox calculates effective wind fetch using the recommended procedure of the Shore Protection Manual (USACE 1984). A baseline conditions assessment of wind fetch was conducted to assist the...
Since 2008, over 1,400 quadrats and about 2,500 mussels have been systematically sampled within West Newton Chute (WNC), contributing to a diverse assemblage of 25 live species, including 2 federally endangered species, and 10 Minnesota listed species. West Newton Chute is a 2.4 km long side channel in Navigation Pool 5 of the Upper Mississippi River and has an overall aquatic area of ~75 ha. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has been quantitatively sampling a mussel bed here (~650 meters long X 170 meters wide) annually since 2008. About 200 systematically-placed 0.25 m2 quads are sampled annually and the quads are spaced ~25 m apart. Briefly, divers excavate substrates to a depth of ~15 cm and place...
The objective of this work is to delineate areas in the Upper Mississippi River System where the combined effects of water clarity and water level fluctuation conditions are not limiting the establishment and persistence of submersed aquatic vegetation. We note that other factors, such as herbivory or high current velocity may actively prevent establishment of submersed aquatic vegetation in areas of the Upper Mississippi River System, and that this analysis is based on physical constraints imposed by water clarity and water level fluctuation only. Total suspended solids information was collected by the Upper Mississippi River Restoration program, and water level information was collected by the United State Army...
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This tabular data set represents the soil pH as processed from STATSGO2 database compiled for two spatial components of the NHDPlus version 2 data suite (NHDPlusv2) for the conterminous United States; 1) individual reach catchments and 2) reach catchments accumulated upstream through the river network. The source data was produced by the United States Geological Survey (Wieczorek, 2019). Soil pH units are approximately the negative of the base 10 logarithm of the molar concentration, measured in units of moles per liter, of hydrogen ions. This dataset can be linked to the NHDPlus version 2 data suite by the unique identifier COMID. Reach catchment information characterizes data at the local scale. Reach catchments...
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Positive and negative dreissenid mussel DNA quantitiative PCR results from environmental DNA water samples collected in Montana, Wisconsin and Minnesota to assess if environmental DNA can extend the seasonal window for dreissenid mussel early detection.
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This tabular data set represents percent NLCD 2011 Tree Canopy compiled for two spatial components of the NHDPlus version 2 data suite (NHDPlusv2) for the conterminous United States; 1) individual reach catchments and 2) reach catchments accumulated upstream through the river network. This dataset can be linked to the NHDPlus version 2 data suite by the unique identifier COMID. The source data for percent NLCD 2011 Tree Canopy was produced by the United States Department of Agriculture (Tipton and others, 2012). Units are percent. Reach catchment information characterizes data at the local scale. Reach catchments accumulated upstream through the river network characterizes cumulative upstream conditions. Network-accumulated...
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This tabular data set represents the percent of land cover classes from the 2011 National Land Cover Dataset compiled for two spatial components of the NHDPlus version 2 data suite (NHDPlusv2) for the conterminous United States; 1) individual reach catchments and 2) reach catchments accumulated upstream through the river network. This dataset can be linked to the NHDPlus version 2 data suite by the unique identifier COMID. The source data is the "National Land Cover Database 2011" produced by the United States Geological Survey (Homer and others, 2011). Units are percent. The "National Land Cover Database 2011" (NLCD 2011) is a 16-class (additional four classes in Alaska only) land cover classification scheme that...
Within large-river ecosystems, floodplains serve a variety of important ecological functions. A recent survey of 80 managers of floodplain conservation lands along the Upper and Middle Mississippi and Lower Missouri Rivers in the central United States found that the most critical information needed to improve floodplain management centered on metrics for characterizing depth, extent, frequency, duration, and timing of inundation. These metrics can be delivered to managers efficiently through cloud-based interactive maps. To calculate these metrics, we interpolated an existing one-dimensional HEC-RAS hydraulic model for the Middle Mississippi River, which simulated water surface elevations at cross sections spaced...
Wind fetch is defined as the unobstructed distance that wind can travel over water in a constant direction. Fetch is an important characteristic of open water because longer fetch can result in larger wind-generated waves. The larger waves, in turn, can increase shoreline erosion and sediment re-suspension. Wind fetches were calculated using the wind fetch model available from (http://www.umesc.usgs.gov/management/dss/wind_fetch_wave_models_2012update.html) for aquatic areas within the Upper Mississippi River System. This toolbox calculates effective wind fetch using the recommended procedure of the Shore Protection Manual (USACE 1984). A baseline conditions assessment of wind fetch was conducted to assist the Upper...
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This tabular data set represents base flow index (BFI) compiled for two spatial components of the NHDPlus version 2 data suite (NHDPlusv2) for the conterminous United States; 1) individual reach catchments and 2) reach catchments accumulated upstream through the river network. This dataset can be linked to the NHDPlus version 2 data suite by the unique identifier COMID. The source data is the "Base-flow index grid for the conterminous United States" produced by the United States Geological Survey (Wolock, 2003). Units are percent. Base flow is the component of streamflow that can be attributed to ground-water discharge into streams. The BFI is the ratio of base flow to total flow, expressed as a percentage. Reach...
We evaluated bird foraging preferences for tree species during spring migration 2010-2013. We used the point center-quarter method to assess relative availability (tree importance values, IV) of tree species and tallied bird foraging observations on tree species as well as recording the phenophase of used trees on five 40 ha plots of contiguous floodplain forest between La Crosse, Wisconsin, and New Albin, Iowa, from 15 April through 1 June 2010-2013. We quantified bird preferences by comparing proportional use of tree species by each bird species to estimates of tree species availability (IV) for all four years and for each year separately. Bird data records contain the plot identity, date, time of the observation,...
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Wind fetch is defined as the unobstructed distance that wind can travel over water in a constant direction. Fetch is an important characteristic of open water because longer fetch can result in larger wind-generated waves. The larger waves, in turn, can increase shoreline erosion and sediment re-suspension. A baseline conditions assessment of wind fetch was conducted to assist the Upper Mississippi River Restoration program's Long Term Resource Monitoring element (LTRM) in identifying areas within the river system where excessive wind fetch could be a problem. This was accomplished using three separate years of land cover/land use data developed by the LTRM (1989, 2000, and 2010/2011). Wind fetch from 36 directions...
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This data set represents the Fungicide use on agricultural land in kilograms per square kilometer, 2013 value compiled for two spatial components of the NHDPlus version 2 data suite (NHDPlusv2) for the conterminous United States; 1) individual reach catchments and 2) reach catchments accumulated upstream through the river network (i.e., watersheds). This dataset can be linked to the NHDPlus version 2 data suite by the unique identifier COMID. The source data were produced by Baker, N.T., 2015. Units for the Fungicide use on agricultural land in kilograms per square kilometer, are kilogram per square kilometer. Reach catchment information characterizes data at the local scale. Reach catchments accumulated upstream...
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In 2013 and 2014, standardized electrofishing was conducted above and below Lock and Dam 19 (i.e., in Pools 19 and 20 respectively) of the Upper Mississippi River (UMR). Sampling was consistent with the UMR Restoration program’s Long Term Resource Monitoring element (LTRM) and The Illinois Natural History Survey’s Long Term Electrofishing program (LTEF) allowing for standardized comparisons among the reaches we sampled and those sampled by the LTRM (Pools 4, 8, 13, and 26) and LTEF (Pools 16-21, and Pool 25). Data in this file is includes A) new data from Pools 19 and 20 and B) data compiled from public sources for other pools (LTRM and LTEF). Generally, data codes are intended to match formatting conventions from...
Within large-river ecosystems, floodplains serve a variety of important ecological functions. A recent survey of 80 managers of floodplain conservation lands along the Upper and Middle Mississippi and Lower Missouri Rivers in the central United States found that the most critical information needed to improve floodplain management centered on metrics for characterizing depth, extent, frequency, duration, and timing of inundation. These metrics can be delivered to managers efficiently through cloud-based interactive maps. To calculate these metrics, we interpolated an existing one-dimensional HEC-RAS hydraulic model for the Middle Mississippi River, which simulated water surface elevations at cross sections spaced...
Wind fetch is defined as the unobstructed distance that wind can travel over water in a constant direction. Fetch is an important characteristic of open water because longer fetch can result in larger wind-generated waves. The larger waves, in turn, can increase shoreline erosion and sediment re-suspension. Wind fetches were calculated using the wind fetch model available from (http://www.umesc.usgs.gov/management/dss/wind_fetch_wave_models_2012update.html) for aquatic areas within the Upper Mississippi River System. This toolbox calculates effective wind fetch using the recommended procedure of the Shore Protection Manual (USACE 1984). A baseline conditions assessment of wind fetch was conducted to assist the...
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This tabular data set represents 30 year average (1961-1990) of maximum monthly precipitation in millimeters compiled for two spatial components of the NHDPlus version 2 data suite (NHDPlusv2) for the conterminous United States; 1) individual reach catchments and 2) reach catchments accumulated upstream through the river network. This dataset can be linked to the NHDPlus version 2 data suite by the unique identifier COMID. The source data for 30 year average (1961-1990) of maximum monthly precipitation was originally PRISM-based data, with some further enhancements by ClimateSource.com and then provided to the USGS by the Environmental Protection Agency (Ryan Hill, EPA, written commun., 2011). Units are millimeters...
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This data set represents the Insecticide use on agricultural land in kilograms per square kilometer, 2009 value compiled for two spatial components of the NHDPlus version 2 data suite (NHDPlusv2) for the conterminous United States; 1) individual reach catchments and 2) reach catchments accumulated upstream through the river network (i.e., watersheds). This dataset can be linked to the NHDPlus version 2 data suite by the unique identifier COMID. The source data were produced by Baker, N.T., 2015. Units for the Insecticide use on agricultural land in kilograms per square kilometer, 2009 are kilogram per square kilometer. Reach catchment information characterizes data at the local scale. Reach catchments accumulated...


map background search result map search result map Attributes for NHDPlus Version 2.1 Catchments and Modified Routing of Upstream Watersheds for the Conterminous United States: Base Flow Index Attributes for NHDPlus Version 2.1 Reach Catchments and Modified Routed Upstream Watersheds for the Conterminous United States: Fungicide Use on Agricultural Land in Kilograms per square Kilometer, 2009 Attributes for NHDPlus Version 2.1 Catchments and Modified Routing of Upstream Watersheds for the Conterminous United States: 30 Year Average (1961-1990) of Maximum Monthly Precipitation in Millimeters Attributes for NHDPlus Version 2.1 Reach Catchments and Modified Routed Upstream Watersheds for the Conterminous United States: Insecticide Use on Agricultural Land in Kilograms per square Kilometer, 2009 Attributes for NHDPlus Version 2.1 Catchments and Modified Routing of Upstream Watersheds for the Conterminous United States: Percent NLCD 2011 Tree Canopy Attributes for NHDPlus Version 2.1 Catchments and Modified Routing of Upstream Watersheds for the Conterminous United States: National Land Cover Database 2011 (NLCD 2011) Attributes for NHDPlus Version 2.1 Reach Catchments and Modified Routed Upstream Watersheds for the Conterminous United States: STATSGO Soil Characteristics, Soil pH Environmental DNA results from dreissenid mussel early detection surveys in Montana, Minnesota, and Wisconsin 2017-2018 Influence of a high head dam as a dispersal barrier to fish community structure of the Upper Mississippi River: Data Mussel Density Quadrat Sampling Locations in West Newton Chute from 2008 to 2017 Mapped weighted wind fetch distances within the Upper Mississippi River System for 2000 Predicted number of years from 1993 - 2014 with conditions suitable for submersed aquatic vegetation based on light availability and water level fluctuations for the Upper Mississippi River System (lower submersed aquatic vegetation boundary elevation scenario) Mapped differences in weighted wind fetch distances within the Upper Mississippi River System between 1989 and 2011 Mapped differences in weighted wind fetch distances within the Upper Mississippi River System between 2000 and 2010/2011 Mapped weighted wind fetch distances within the Upper Mississippi River System for 2000 Mapped weighted wind fetch distances within the Upper Mississippi River System for 2010/2011 No Levee (Altered) Inundation Metrics for the Middle Mississippi River With Levee (baseline) Inundation Metrics for the Middle Mississippi River Base Terrain and Bathymetry for the Middle Mississippi River Mussel Density Quadrat Sampling Locations in West Newton Chute from 2008 to 2017 Influence of a high head dam as a dispersal barrier to fish community structure of the Upper Mississippi River: Data Base Terrain and Bathymetry for the Middle Mississippi River No Levee (Altered) Inundation Metrics for the Middle Mississippi River With Levee (baseline) Inundation Metrics for the Middle Mississippi River Predicted number of years from 1993 - 2014 with conditions suitable for submersed aquatic vegetation based on light availability and water level fluctuations for the Upper Mississippi River System (lower submersed aquatic vegetation boundary elevation scenario) Mapped differences in weighted wind fetch distances within the Upper Mississippi River System between 2000 and 2010/2011 Mapped differences in weighted wind fetch distances within the Upper Mississippi River System between 1989 and 2011 Mapped weighted wind fetch distances within the Upper Mississippi River System for 2000 Mapped weighted wind fetch distances within the Upper Mississippi River System for 2000 Mapped weighted wind fetch distances within the Upper Mississippi River System for 2010/2011 Environmental DNA results from dreissenid mussel early detection surveys in Montana, Minnesota, and Wisconsin 2017-2018 Attributes for NHDPlus Version 2.1 Catchments and Modified Routing of Upstream Watersheds for the Conterminous United States: Base Flow Index Attributes for NHDPlus Version 2.1 Reach Catchments and Modified Routed Upstream Watersheds for the Conterminous United States: Fungicide Use on Agricultural Land in Kilograms per square Kilometer, 2009 Attributes for NHDPlus Version 2.1 Catchments and Modified Routing of Upstream Watersheds for the Conterminous United States: 30 Year Average (1961-1990) of Maximum Monthly Precipitation in Millimeters Attributes for NHDPlus Version 2.1 Reach Catchments and Modified Routed Upstream Watersheds for the Conterminous United States: Insecticide Use on Agricultural Land in Kilograms per square Kilometer, 2009 Attributes for NHDPlus Version 2.1 Catchments and Modified Routing of Upstream Watersheds for the Conterminous United States: Percent NLCD 2011 Tree Canopy Attributes for NHDPlus Version 2.1 Catchments and Modified Routing of Upstream Watersheds for the Conterminous United States: National Land Cover Database 2011 (NLCD 2011) Attributes for NHDPlus Version 2.1 Reach Catchments and Modified Routed Upstream Watersheds for the Conterminous United States: STATSGO Soil Characteristics, Soil pH