Indiana Data Highlights
USGS Mobile Water Data web site
The USGS has released a new mobile web site that may be of interest to you. The USGS Mobile Water Data web site provides USGS current conditions information for portable electronic devices, and is optimized for use by smartphones. You can access the mobile site with your mobile device easily. Simply use the browser of choice on your mobile device and point it to https://m.waterdata.usgs.gov.
A tutorial is available in our help system to introduce proper usage of the mobile site:
USGS WaterNow – On-demand, current-conditions for water data directly to your mobile phone or email
Send an email or text message containing a USGS current-conditions gaging site number and quickly receive a reply with its most recent observation(s). USGS WaterNow
USGS Hydrologic Support to Prevent Interbasin Transfer of Asian Carp at Eagle Marsh, Indiana
Eagle Marsh was classified by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a high risk pathway for Asian Carp migration from the Wabash River to Lake Erie. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Little River Wetland Project and Federal partners through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative built a temporary adult carp barrier fence across a part of Eagle Marsh to prevent movement of adult Asian Carp from the Wabash River basin into the St. Mary’s and Maumee Rivers when Eagle Marsh floods.
USGS has measured water levels at the adult Asian Carp barrier fence since 2010. When flooding raises water levels at the fence, alerts are sent to State and local resource staff who respond and inspect for fish. USGS also measures streamflow and water temperature on Graham McCulloch Ditch and Junk Ditch to understand how temporary flow direction changes affect flooding at Eagle Marsh and fish habitat. Links to data from the Eagle Marsh and stream sites can be accessed at the project web page.
More about USGS research to control Asian Carp can be accessed at the Invasive Species Projects webpage:
If you have any questions regarding USGS efforts to assist with Asian Carp control at Eagle Marsh, please contact Paul Buszka at the USGS Indiana-Kentucky Water Science Center.
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A New Application has Been Added to StreamStats for Indiana!
Since 2007, StreamStats for Indiana, which was developed by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Water, has provided to users a Web-based application to obtain basin characteristics and estimated streamflow statistics at gaged and ungaged locations throughout the state of Indiana. Also, if a selected ungaged location is on a coordinated stream reach, the application has provided to users the coordinated flood frequency streamflow values.
Starting in November 2013, a new application, which was developed in cooperation with Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs and in partnership with the Indiana Silver Jackets Hazard Mitigation Task, has been incorporated into the existing StreamStats for Indiana to provide estimated bankfull-channel dimensions of width, mean depth, and cross-sectional area for non-urban wadeable streams throughout the state of Indiana. To showcase these applications, a new introductory web page has been developed and the link to that web page is available below:
If you have any questions regarding StreamStats for Indiana, please contact Moon Kim at the USGS Indiana Water Science Center.
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National Water-Quality Assessment Program
Pesticide National Synthesis Project - Annual Pesticide Use Maps: 1992-2009
The pesticide-use maps provided on this web site show the geographic distribution of estimated use on agricultural land in the conterminous United States for numerous pesticides. Maps were created by allocating county-level use estimates to agricultural land within each county. A graph accompanies each map, which shows annual national use by major crop for the mapped pesticide for each year during the period. These pesticide use estimates are suitable for evaluating national and regional patterns and trends of annual pesticide use.
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Of Current Interest
The USGS has released the a new product - Flood-inundation maps for the East Fork White River at Columbus, Indiana: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3255. This product is one of more than 30 flood inundation map libraries being produced for flood-prone communities in Indiana - go to /projects/flood_inun_map.html for more information.
The Indiana Water Science Center produces publications about water resources.
Flood-Inundation Maps for the Yellow River at Plymouth, Indiana
USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5117
Hydrologic data and groundwater-flow simulations in the Brown Ditch Watershed, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, near Beverly Shores and Town of Pines, Indiana
Scientific Investigations Report 2015-5141
The role of dynamic surface water-groundwater exchange on streambed denitrification in a first-order, low-relief agricultural watershed
Water Resources Research doi:10.1002.2014WR016739
Flood-Inundation Maps for the Tippecanoe River at Winamac, Indiana
Scientific Investigations Report 2015-5103
Flood-inundation maps for the St. Marys River at Decatur, Indiana
Scientific Investigations Report 2015-5099
Flood-inundation maps for White River at Petersburg, Indiana
Scientific Investigations Report 2015-5107
Real-Time, Continuous Water-Quality Monitoring in Indiana and Kentucky
Fact Sheet 2015–3041
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USGS Indiana-Kentucky Strategic Science Plan
The USGS Indiana–Kentucky Water Science Center Commonwealth provides reliable hydrologic and water-related ecological information to aid in the understanding of the use and management of water resources in Indiana, Kentucky, and the Nation. Input for the new 3–5 year Commonwealth strategic science plan was received from cooperators, stakeholders, and staff and was considered in the development of the objectives and strategic actions (for the next 3-5 years) for each of six science-focus areas: Hydrologic Monitoring Networks, Hazards, Ecosystems Science, Water Availability and Demand, Energy Production and Impacts, and Public Health.
U.S. Geological Survey Indiana-Kentucky Water Science Center Commonwealth Strategic Science Plan, 2012-2017
SPARROW Surface Water-Quality Modeling
Information, Models, and Assessments.
Ball State University
Bartholomew County Soil and Water Conservation District
City of Anderson, Office of Emergency Management
City of Carmel
City of Fort Wayne
City of Indianapolis, DPW
City of Indianapolis, DPW Department of Capital Assest Management
Indiana Department of Environmental Management Office of Water Quality
Indiana Department of Environmental Mgmt, Office of Air Quality
Indiana Department of Homeland Security
Indiana Department of Natural Resources
Indiana Department of Natural Resources - Division of Nature Preserves
Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Reclamation
Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Water
Indiana Department of Transportation
Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs
Indianapolis Airport Authority
Kankakee River Basin
Little Calumet River Basin
Maumee River Basin Commission
Miami County EDA
National Parks Service
Sanitary District of Michigan City
Shelby County Soil & Water Conservation District
South Bend Water Works
Town of Zionsville
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Chicago
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Louisville
U.S. EPA OW
USAEC, Aberdeen Proving Ground
Underwriters Laboratories, Inc Drinking Water Laboratory
Additional funding for streamgages and hydrologic investigations provided by:
ARCADIS G&M of Michigan, LLC
Citizens Energy Group
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Veolia Water North America