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USGS Drinking-Water Activities

(prepared 2/24/2005)

Project Description

Name

Contact Info

General Subject

Location

Website

Online USGS Products

Occurrence and Distribution of Contaminants in Drinking-Water Supplies

Arsenic:

1

Ayotte, Joseph D., Cannarsa, Anthony A.

jayotte@usgs.gov

sampling of past domestic wells of subjects in New England's bladder cancer study & development of regional statistical model of arsenic exposure from ground water

Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont

   

2

3

4

5

Whitney, John W., Stollenwerk, Kenneth G., White, Lee W., Breit, George N., Chapelle, Francis H., Foster, Andrea L., Welch, Alan H.

jwhitney@usgs.gov

arsenic in drinking water in Bangladesh

Bangladesh

   

6

Nishikawa, Tracy, Peters, Rona Y., Rankin, Alan P., Rios, Irene A., Smith, Angela A.

tnish@usgs.gov

water management strategies to mitigate high arsenic and chromium in production wells

Antelope Valley, CA

   

Disinfection-By-Products:

7

Aiken, George R., Wickland, Kimberly P.

graiken@usgs.gov

relation between chemical composition of DOC and organic matter reactivity with drinking water disinfectants

multiple

Project Website

 

8

Kendall, Carol, Silva, Steven R.

ckendall@usgs.gov

DOC sources and reactions responsible for the production of disinfection byproducts

Central Valley, CA

Project Website

 

9

10

Bergamaschi, Brian

bbergama@usgs.gov

relation between DOC release from agricultural activities and wetlands and disinfection by-product formation at the point of use

Sacramento and San Joaquin River basins, CA

   

11

Bergamaschi, Brian, Bagley, Tammy L., Fram, Miranda S., Rankin, Alan P., Smith, Angela A.

bbergama@usgs.gov

optimization of delta operations to minimize disinfection by-product formation in treatment plants

Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, CA

   

12

Bergamaschi, Brian, Bagley, Tammy L., Fram, Miranda S., Rankin, Alan P., Smith, Angela A.

bbergama@usgs.gov

intrinsic optical properties of DOC for use as tracers of water with high disinfection by-product formation potential

Orange County, CA

   

13

Bergamaschi, Brian, Bagley, Tammy L., Carlozzi, Melissa A., Fram, Miranda S., Fujii, Roger, Rankin, Alan P., Smith, Angela A.

bbergama@usgs.gov

disinfection by-product formation potential for major sources of TOC and associated mitigation strategies

Sweetwater Reservoir, CA

   

14

Fujii, Roger, Bagley, Tammy L., Fram, Miranda S., Rankin, Alan P., Smith, Angela A.

rfujii@usgs.gov

relative potential for contrasting land uses to export DOC and disinfection by-product precursors

Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and San Francisco Estuary, CA

   

Emerging Contaminants:

15

Kathy E. Lee, Larry B. Barber, Edward T. Furlong, Jeffery D. Cahill, Dana W. Kolpin, Michael T. Meyer, Steven D. Zaugg

klee@usgs.gov

emerging contaminants in ground- & surface-water supplies

Minnesota

 

SIR 2004-5138

16

Stackelberg, Paul E., Fischer, Jeffrey M.

pestack@usgs.gov

pharmaceuticals in ground & surface water used for public supply

New Jersey

   

17

Ferrell, Gloria M., Pinnix, Rose D.

gferrell@usgs.gov

pharmaceuticals in wastewater discharged to surface water upgradient of drinking water intakes and effectiveness of drinking water treatment

North Carolina

   

18

Joseph, Robert L., Novotny, Lisa B., Schlotfeld, Mary Jo, Vogel, Jason R.

lnovotny@usgs.gov

endocrine disruptors and microbes in domestic supply wells

Lower Platte River Corridor, NE

   

19

Woolfenden, Linda R., Rios, Irene A.

lrwoolfe@usgs.gov

simulation of perchlorate transport to municipal supply wells

San Bernardino County, CA

   

Explosives:

20

Mcguire, Virginia L., Novotny, Lisa B., Schlotfeld, Mary Jo, Wilson, Richard C.

vlmcguir@usgs.gov

monitoring for RDX in ground water near a municipal well field

Saunders & Douglas counties, NE

   

Herbicides & Pesticides:

21

Barnes, Kymm K., Buchmiller, Robert C, Middlemis-Brown, Rob G

kkbarnes@usgs.gov

datasets for epidemiological study of cancer incidence / agricultural chemical exposure

Iowa

   

22

Mills, Patrick C., Ayers, Donna M., Dippel, Leslie A.

pcmills@usgs.gov

herbicides in source aquifers for public supply & comparison of filtered / unfiltered samples for herbicides

Illinois

   

23

Crawford, Charles G., Arvin, Lucy G., Duwelius, Richard F., Stewart, James A.

cgcrawfo@usgs.gov

development of regression models to predict pesticide concentrations at surface water/drinking water intakes

nationwide

   

24

Schnoebelen, Douglas J., Buchmiller, Robert C., Kalkhoff, Stephen J., Middlemis-Brown, Rob G.

djschnoe@usgs.gov

watershed approach to induced infiltration of agricultural chemicals to a municipal well field

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

   

25

Blevins, Dale W., Burns-Rigsby, Leslie L., Harris, Thomas E., Keeney, Pamela J., Kelly, Brian P.

dblevins@usgs.gov

seasonal variations in agricultural chemicals in the Missouri River and contributions to a municipal well field

Independence, MO

   

Nitrate:

26

Rupert, Michael G., Cain, Douglas L., Dennett, Denise, Edelmann, Patrick F., Hensel, Eric F., Mau, David P., Penrod, Marjorie A.

mgrupert@usgs.gov

nitrate exposure levels of people served by domestic ground-water supplies for use in epidemiological studies

Platte River Valley, CO & NE

 

WRI 02-4269

27

Schumann, Thomas L.

tschuman@usgs.gov

use of isotopes to identify sources of nitrate in public supply wells

Trenton, OH

   

28

Becker, Carol J., Andrews, William J., Norton, Carolyn V.

cjbecker@usgs.gov

use of nitrogen isotopes to help identify sources of nitrate in public supply wells

Oklahoma

   

29

   

use of isotopes to help understand impact of nitrate from dairies on domestic and  municipal water supply wells

Central Valley, CA

   

30

Becker, Carol J., Andrews, William J., Norton, Carolyn V., Raines, Timothy H.

cjbecker@usgs.gov

comparison of nitrate and pesticides in domestic and public supply wells

central Oklahoma

   

Radionuclides:

31

32

Burow, Karen R.,
Rankin, Alan P.,
Smith, Angela A

krburow@usgs.gov

uranium in public-supply wells

Modesto, CA

   

33

Szabo, Zoltan
Fischer, Jeffrey M
Navoy, Anthony S
Zapecza, Otto S

zszabo@usgs.gov

co-occurrence of uranium & arsenic in public-supply wells

northern New Jersey

   

34

Walsh, Gregory J

gwalsh@usgs.gov

bedrock geologic mapping to understand radionuclides in public supply wells [Bedrock Regional Aquifer Systematics Study, BRASS]

Vermont

Project Website

 

35

Kraemer, Thomas F.

tkraemer@usgs.gov

distribution of 224Ra in drinking water

nationwide

Project Website

 

Volatile Organic Compounds, including MTBE:

36

Ayotte, Joseph D., Cannarsa, Anthony A.

jayotte@usgs.gov

occurrence and distribution of MTBE in drinking water sources

Rockingham County, NH

   

37

38

39

Orem, William H., Belkin, Harvey E., Bunnell, Joseph E., Finkelman, Robert B., Kolker, Allan, Mcdonnell, Linda J.

borem@usgs.gov

toxic organic compounds in drinking water from coal beds and links to renal-pelvic cancer

multiple

Project Website

FS 004-01

40

Zogorski, John S.

jszogors@usgs.gov

USGS National Water Quality Assessment Program (NAWQA) national synthesis of volatile organic compounds, including VOCs  in drinking water

nationwide

Project Website

see Web site

Waterborne Pathogens & Indicators, and Algae:

41

Seiler, Ralph L., Banks, William P., Birchell, Frances F., Featherstone, Laurie A., Lopes, Thomas J.

rseiler@usgs.gov

investigation of the source of bacteria in a public supply well

Summit Lake Paiute Reservation, NV

   

42

Zimmerman, Tammy M., Boshman, Colleen M., Gillespie, Georganne M.

 tmzimmer@usgs.gov

relation between domestic well construction & microbial contamination

Pennsylvania

   

43

Donna S. Francy, Rebecca N. Bushon, Julie Stopar, Emma J. Luzano, G. Shay Fout

dsfrancy@usgs.gov

occurrence of viruses in small community ground-water systems

southeastern Michigan

 

SIR 20045219

44

Anders, Robert, Bagley, Tammy L., Rankin, Alan P., Rios, Irene A., Schroeder, Roy A., Smith, Angela A.

randers@usgs.gov

transport and fate of viruses during infiltration

California

   

45

Bernard, Sheila C., Brantley, Martha V., Johnson, Gregory C.

sbernard@usgs.gov

variations of enteric viruses, indicator bacteria in wells / springs used for public supply

east Tennessee

   

46

Justus, Billy G., Freiwald, David A., Green, William R.

bjustus@usgs.gov

taste and odor problems related to algae in drinking water sources

Beaver Water District, Arkansas

   

47

Rasmussen, Patrick P., Bullocks, Alicia D., Ziegler, Andrew C.

pras@usgs.gov

development of a monitoring system to identify conditions that result in algal induced taste and odor problems in the public supply

Olathe, Kansas

   

Sources of Waters Used for Public Supply

Areas Contributing Recharge to Wells:

48

Davis, J. Hal, Grove, Jo Ann, Mahon, Gary L., Oaksford, Edward T., Proto, Linda N., Rowley, Beverly R., Scudero, Carmine R.,

hdavis@usgs.gov

use of ground-water age to help constrain  ground-water flow model for delineation of capture zone

Tallahassee, FL

   

49

 Walter, Donald A., Cannarsa, Jane A., Hess, Kathryn M., Shields, Diane C.

dawalter@usgs.gov

effects of pumping and natural stresses on public-supply well contributing areas

Cape Cod, MA

   

50

Friesz, Paul J., Cannarsa, Jane A. Hess, Kathryn M., Shields, Diane C.

pfriesz@usgs.gov

use of particle tracking to define contributing areas of selected public-supply wells

Rhode Island

   

51

Hoard, Christopher J.

cjhoard@usgs.gov

delineation of areas contributing recharge to municipal wells in glacial aquifers

Michigan

   

52

Luukkonen, Carol L., Hector-Sabin, Donna J., Rheaume, Stephen J.

clluukko@usgs.gov

simulation of areas contributing recharge to public-supply wells

Lansing, MI

   

53

Lindsey, Bruce D., Boshman, Colleen M., Gillespie, Georganne M.

blindsey@usgs.gov

simulation of source areas to a municipal well field

Martinsburg, PA

   

54

Risser, Dennis W., Boshman, Colleen M., Gillespie, Georganne M.

dwrisser@usgs.gov

comparison of multiple methods for delineating wellhead protection areas in several hydrogeologic settings

Pennsylvania

   

55

Lindsey, Bruce D., Boshman, Colleen M., Gillespie, Georganne M.

blindsey@usgs.gov

use of chemistry and ground-water flow model to understand sources of water to municipal wells

Shippensburg, PA

   

56

Gomez-Gomez, Fernando

fggomez@usgs.gov

use of environmental tracers in conjunction with ground-water flow model to define capture areas of public-supply wells

Puerto Rico

   

57

Kelly, Brian P., Blevins, Dale W., Burns-Rigsby, Leslie L., Keeney, Pamela J.

bkelly@usgs.gov

time-of-travel and zones of contribution to a well field under a variety of pumping and river stage  conditions

Fort Leavenworth, KS

   

58

Haefner, Ralph J.

rhaefner@usgs.gov

simulation of 5-year time-of-travel-related areas contributing recharge to public-supply wells that induce infiltration from streams

Columbus, OH

   

Areas Contributing Recharge to Springs:

59

Hansen, Bruce P., Cannarsa, Jane A., Shields, Diane C.

bhansen@usgs.gov

contributing areas for springs used as public supply

Massachusetts

   

60

Galloway, Joel M.

jgallowa@usgs.gov

delineation of recharge areas for springs used for public supply

Arkansas

 

WRI 03-4307

Vulnerability of Drinking-Water Supplies

61

Belitz, Kenneth

kbelitz@usgs.gov

use of multiple tracers to estimate ground-water travel times and vulnerability of urban supply wells as part of the state of California's Groundwater Ambient Monitoring and Assessment program (GAMA)

California

 

FS 2004-3088

62

Ulery, Randy L., Beers, Karen A., Jones, Sonya A., Stoner, Dolores G.

rlulery@usgs.gov

creation of a GIS, databases, and software tools for assessing source waters for public supply wells and surface water intakes throughout Texas

Texas

   

63

Hopple, Jessica A., Navoy, Anthony S., Nicholson, Robert S.

jahopple@usgs.gov

vulnerability of public-supply wells and surface-water intakes to chemicals of concern

New Jersey

   

64

Eberts, Sandra

smeberts@usgs.gov

multi-scale process-based investigation of the transport of anthropogenic and natural contaminants to supply wells [NAWQA TANC study]; includes sampling with depth in pumping public supply wells & simulation of probabilistic contributing areas

nationwide

Project Website

 

65

Delzer, Gregory

gcdelzer@usgs.gov

National Water Quality Assessment Program (NAWQA) source water quality assessment project, includes info on potential human exposure to selected organics and microbes via drinking water

nationwide

Project Website

 (internal USGS site)

 

66

Funkhouser, Jaysson E., Abernathy, Suzanne, Dolls, Sandra R., Galloway, Joel M., Herrin, Paula C., Louthian, Bobbie L.

jefunkho@usgs.gov

time-of-travel prediction equations

Arkansas

   

67

Parker, Gene W.

gwparker@usgs.gov

time-of-travel rates to drinking-water intake

Massachusetts

   

68

Mccarthy, Peter M., Gerl, Mark S., Kilpatrick, John M., Parrett, Charles, Romasko, Luanne P.

pmccarth@usgs.gov

development of user friendly computer program to estimate time-of-travel of contaminants from spills to water supply intakes

Billings-Laurel-Lockwood, MT

   

69

Cole, Sandra L., Happel, Jean E., Howie, B. Barbara, Irizarry, Maria M., Masden, Margarida C., Renken, Robert A., White, Lee W.

scole@usgs.gov

field tracer tests and column studies for pathogen transport in karst flow zones near municipal supply

Miami-Dade County, FL

   

70

71

72

73
74

Rheaume, Stephen J., Hector-Sabin, Donna J., Holtschlag, David J., Lunsford, Juli B. Jaye, Post-Ennen, Dora L., Sweat, Michael J., Westjohn, David B

srheaume@usgs.gov

development of methods for Source Water Assessments

Michigan

   

75

Figueroa-Alamo, Carlos

cfiguer@usgs.gov

evaluation of existing Source Water Assessment methods and delineation of source waters

Puerto Rice

   

76

Hopple, Jessica A., Bellante, Carolyn L.

jahopple@usgs.gov

Web based application for public supply susceptibility assessments

New Jersey

   

77

Ortel, Terry, Ayers, Donna M., Dippel, Leslie A.

tortel@usgs.gov

Web based interface for disseminating Safe Drinking Water Act info

Illinois

   

78

Baker, Ronald J., Navoy, Anthony S., Vowinkel, Eric F.

rbaker@usgs.gov

development of early warning system for drinking water safety & security

New Jersey

   

79

Baker, Ronald J., Nieswand, Steven P., Vowinkel, Eric F.

rbaker@usgs.gov

field site for implementation & testing of early warning system

New Jersey

   

80

Baker, Ronald J., Nieswand, Steven P., Vowinkel, Eric F.

rbaker@usgs.gov

implementation and testing of early warning system (EWS) in the Passaic River Basin

New Jersey

   

Age of Waters Used for Public Supply:

81

Turco, Michael J., Landon, Matthew K., Novotny, Lisa B., Schlotfeld, Mary Jo

mjturco@usgs.gov

age of young waters in public-supply wells and nitrate loading

Seward, NE

   

82

Buszka, Paul M., Arvin, Lucy G., Duwelius, Richard F., Ellis, Susan L., Frey, Jeffrey W., Kiefer, Tiffany D., Stewart, James A.

pmbuszka@usgs.gov

age of ground water in contributing area of public-supply well field

Richmond, IN

   

83

84

Miller, Todd S., Music, Cheryl M.

Hetcher, Kari, Eckhardt, David A.,  Music, Cheryl M.

tsmiller@usgs.gov

comparison of simulated travel times and age date samples for municipal wells

Oswego County, NY

   

Resource Planning and Management

Bank Filtration:

85

86

Vogel, Jason R., Novotny, Lisa B., Schlotfeld, Mary Jo, Verstraeten, Ingrid M.

jrvogel@usgs.gov

evaluation of bank-filtration efficiency (using selected endocrine disruptors) as a drinking water treatment technique

Lincoln, NE

   

87

88

Harrelson, Larry G., Crutchfield, Kim S., Hurley, Noel M., Strom, Eric W.

lgharrel@usgs.gov

effectiveness of bank filtration at selected sites

Spartanburg County, SC

   

89

Sheets, Rodney

rasheets@usgs.gov

characterization of induced infiltration to water supply wells

Hamilton County, OH

   

90

Buchmiller, Robert C., Christiansen, Daniel E.

rcbuchmi@usgs.gov

role of a shifting riverbed in bank filtration protection of a municipal supply

Sioux City, IA

   

91

Anders, Robert , Rios, Irene A.

randers@usgs.gov

water quality changes associated with riverbank filtration

Sonoma County, CA

   

Water Availability:

92

Bexfield, Laura M., Kell, Susan C., Sueur, Anne

bexfield@usgs.gov

creation of an interactive map with ground water monitoring and pumping info for a municipal well field

Albuquerque, NM

   

93

Horn, Marilee A., Cannarsa, Anthony A.

mhorn@usgs.gov

national compilation of water use data for the USGS NAWQA program, including use for public supply

nationwide

Project Website (internal USGS site)

 

94

Graffy, Elisabeth A, Benjamin, Susan P,  Tongue, Mara G.

egraffy@usgs.gov

application of 'The National Map' to link water availability and land use planning

Richfield, Wisconsin

   

95

Hearn, Paul P., Lee, Michael P., Rice, Bruce C.

phearn@usgs.gov

use of 'The National Map' to integrate info related to water supply etc.

Charleston, SC

   

96

Greene, Earl A., Nizer, Tina D., Wilper, Iona L.

eagreene@usgs.gov

multi-scale statistical and process-based modeling to assess water supply

multiple

   

97

Cole, Sandra L., Howard, Rhonda S., Howie, B. Barbara, Irizarry, Maria M., Masden, Margarida C., Renken, Robert A., Scudero, Carmine R.

scole@usgs.gov

trends in withdrawal rates for municipal supply and effects on freshwater/saltwater interface

south Florida

   

98

Campbell, Bruce G., Chapman, Melinda J., Coes, Alissa L., Crutchfield, Kim S., Hurley, Noel M., Pinnix, Rose D., Ryan, Gerald L., Strom, Eric W.

bcampbel@usgs.gov

optimization of pumping center locations and magnitudes of withdrawal to reduce interference of water-resource demands

Atlantic Coastal Plain, North & South Carolina

   

99

Fleck, William B., Nizer, Tina D.

wbfleck@usgs.gov

optimization of ground-water withdrawal for water supply

Patuxent River Naval Air Station, MD

   

100

Granato, Gregory E., Cannarsa, Jane A., Shields, Diane C.

ggranato@usgs.gov

simulation-optimization modeling to evaluate ground-water-withdrawal strategies in a stream-aquifer system

Rhode Island

   

101

Stolp, Bernard J., Dennison, Shonna L., Dragos, Stefanie L., Lambert, Patrick M., Spradling, Wilma L., Susong, David D., Thiros, Susan A.

bjstolp@usgs.gov

determination of optimal ground-water withdrawal configuration

Tooele Valley, UT

   

102

Waldron, Marcus C., Archfield, Stacey A., Cannarsa, Jane A., Lyford, Forest P., Shields, Diane C.

mwaldron@usgs.gov

development of an approach to estimate 'firm-yield' for stream flow-dominated drinking-water supply reservoirs

Massachusetts

   

103

Kroening, Sharon E., Baldwin, Evelyn, Brown, David P., Phelps, Gertrude G., Scudero, Carmine R., Stateler, Janice L., Waller, Antoinette E.

kroening@usgs.gov

evaluation of water supply potential of St. Johns  River

central Florida

   

104

Burton, William C.

bburton@usgs.gov

bedrock geologic mapping in support of water supply development [Bedrock Regional Aquifer Systematics Study, BRASS]

Atlanta, GA

Project Website

 

105

Bratton, J.

 

identification of fresh water beneath Pamlico Sound to supplement available supply

North Carolina

   

106

Kress, Wade, Novotny, Lisa B., Schlotfeld, Mary Jo

wkress@usgs.gov

use of surface geophysics to identify paleochannels in an aquifer for targeted water development

western Nebraska

   

107

Lane, John W., Waxman, Alison C.

jwlane@usgs.gov

testing of surface nuclear magnetic resonance methods for estimating available water

multiple

   

Aquifer Storage and Recovery:

108

Irizarry, Maria M., Best, G. Ronnie, Cole, Sandra L. etc.

mmiriz@usgs.gov

assessment of existing ASR facilities in south Florida

south Florida

   

109

Lisle, John T., Baroud, Nancy J., Mullan, Patricia Anne

jlisle@usgs.gov

geochemical and microbial changes associated with aquifer storage & recovery

south Florida

   

110

Crutchfield, Kim S., Davenport, Marjorie S., Hurley, Noel M., Petkewich, Matthew D.

kcrutch@usgs.gov

evaluation of aquifer storage & recovery as a source of potable water for emergency supply

Charleston, SC

 
 
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