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Mississippi Embayment Regional Aquifer Study

Reports with relevance to the Mississippi embayment aquifer system


Professional Papers

Circulars

  • Circular 1223: Concepts for national assessment of water availability and use
  • Circular 1308: Water bugdets: foundations for effective water-resources and environmental management
  • Circular 1309: Facing tomorrow's challenges -- U.S. Geological Survey science in the decade 2007-2017; with a section on a water census for the United States

Factsheets

  • Fact Sheet 2011-3115: A new tool to assess groundwater resources in the Mississippi embayment
  • Fact Sheet 07-3102: Monitoring of Sparta aquifer recovery in southern Arkansas and northern Louisiana, 2003-07
  • Fact Sheet 2006-3090: Monitoring of Sparta aquifer recovery in southern Arkansas and northern Louisiana
  • Fact Sheet 2005-3008: Ground-Water models of the Alluvial and Sparta aquifers: management tools for a sustainable resource
  • Scientific-Investigations Reports

    • SIR2011-5215: Simulation of the effects of groundwater withdrawals on water-level altitudes in the Sparta aquifer in the Bayou Meo-Grand Prairie area of eastern Arkansas, 2007-37
    • SIR2011-5019: Simulation of water-use conservation scenarios for hte Mississippi Delta using an existing regional groundwater flow model
    • SIR2009-5172: The Mississippi Embayment Regional Aquifer Study (MERAS): Documentation of a groundwater-flow model constructed to assess water availability in the Mississippi embayment
    • SIR2008-5192: Geophysical log database for the Mississippi Embayment Regional Aquifer Study (MERAS)
    • SIR2008-5098: Digital surfaces and thicknesses of selected hydrogeologic units within the Mississippi Embayment Regional Aquifer Study (MERAS)
    • SIR2004-5055: Status of water levels and selected water-quality conditions in the Sparta-Memphis aquifer in Arkansas and the Sparta aquifer in Louisiana, Spring-Summer 2001,
    • SIR2004-5169: Potentiometric surfaces in the Cockfield and Wilcox aquifers of Southern and Northeastern Arkansas, 2003, by D.S. Yeatts
    • SIR2004-5129: Status of water levels and selected water-quality conditions in the Mississippi River Valley alluvial aquifer in Eastern Arkansas, 2002, by T.B. Reed
    • SIR2004-5040: Hydrogeology and ground-water-flow simulation in the former airfield area of Naval Support Activity Mid-South, Millington, Tennessee, by C.J. Haugh, J.K. Carmichael, and D.E. Ladd

    Scientific-Investigations Maps

    • SIM 3014: Potentiometric Surface in the Sparta-Memphis Aquifer of the Mississippi Embayment, Spring 2007

    Water Resources Investigations

    • WRI 03-4284: Status of water levels in aquifers in the Nacatoch Sand of southwestern and northeastern Arkansas and the Tokio Formation of southwestern Arkansas, 2002, by T.P. Schrader and R.M. Scheiderer
    • WRI 03-4264: Public water-supply systems and associated water use in Tennessee, 2000 U.S. Geological Survey, Water-Resources Investigations Report 03-4264, by Ank Webbers
    • WRI 03-4233: Conjunctive-use optimization model of the Mississippi River Valley alluvial aquifer of southeastern Arkansas, by J.B. Czarnecki, B.R. Clark, and G.P. Stanton
    • WRI 03-4232: Recalibration of a ground-water flow model of the Mississippi River Valley alluvial aquifer in southeastern Arkansas, 1918-1998, with simulations of hydraulic heads caused by projected ground-water withdrawals through 2049, by G.P. Stanton and B.R. Clark.
    • WRI 03-4231: Conjunctive-use optimization model and sustainable-yield estimation for the Sparta aquifer of southeastern Arkansas and north-central Louisiana, by P.W. McKee, B.R. Clark, and J.B. Czarnecki
    • WRI 03-4230: Conjunctive-use optimization model of the Mississippi River Valley alluvial aquifer of northeastern Arkansas, by J.B. Czarnecki, B.R. Clark, and T.B. Reed
    • WRI 03-4200: Occurrence and implications of methyl tert-butyl ether and gasoline hydrocarbons in ground water and source water in the United States and in drinking water in 12 Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States, 1993-2002, by M.J. Moran, J.S. Zogorski, and P.J. Squillace
    • WRI 03-4132: Development and calibration of a ground-water flow model for the Sparta aquifer of southeastern Arkansas and north-central Louisiana and simulated response to withdrawals, 1998-2027, by P.W. McKee, B.R. Clark, and J.B. Czarnecki
    • WRI 03-4109: Recalibration of a ground-water flow model of the Mississippi River Valley alluvial aquifer of northeastern Arkansas, 1918-1998, with simulations of water levels caused by projected ground-water withdrawals through 2049, by T.B. Reed
    • WRI 00-4268: Simulation of projected water demand and ground-water levels in the Coffee Sand and Eutaw-McShan aquifers in Union County, Mississippi, 2010 through 2050, by S.S. Hutson, E.W. Strom, D.E. Burt, and M.J. Mallory
    • WRI 99-4279: A retrospective analysis on the occurrence of arsenic in ground-water resources of the United States and limitations in drinking-water-supply characterizations, by M.J. Focazio, A.H. Welch, S.A. Watkins, D.R. Helsel, and M.A. Horn
    • WRI 97-4228: Hydrogeologic framework and simulation of ground-water flow and travel time in the shallow aquifer system in the area of Naval Support Activity Memphis, Millington, Tennessee, by J.L. Robinson, J.K. Carmichael, K.J. Halford, and D.E. Ladd
    • WRI 97-4074: Bibliography of regional aquifer-system analysis program of the U.S. Geological Survey, 1978-96, by Ren Jen Sun, J.B. Weeks and H.F. Grubb
    • WRI 92-4146: Hydrology of the Jackson, Tennessee, area and delineation of areas contributing ground water to the Jackson Well Fields, by Z.C. Bailey
    • WRI 91-4195: Public water-supply systems and water use in Tennessee, by S.S. Hutson and A. Jannine Morris
    • WRI 91-4173: Hydrogeology, ground-water quality, and potential for water-supply contamination near the Shelby County Landfill in Memphis, Tennessee, by W.S. Parks and J.E. Mirecki
    • WRI 91-4031: Nonpoint-source pollutant discharges of the three major tributaries to Reelfoot Lake, West Tennessee, October 1987 through September 1989, by M.E. Lewis, J.W. Garrett and A.B. Hoos
    • WRI 91-4022: Hydrogeology, water quality, and potential for transport of organochlorine pesticides in ground water at the North Hollywood Dump, Memphis, Tennessee, by R.E. Broshears and M.W. Bradley
    • WRI 90-4137: Delineation of ground-water contamination using soil-gas analyses near Jackson, Tennessee, by Roger W. Lee
    • WRI 90-4139: Surficial geology of the Cane Creek Basin, Lauderdale County, Tennessee, by J.H. Miller
    • WRI 90-4092: Hydrogeolgy and preliminary assessment of the potential for contamination of the Memphis aquifer in the Memphis area, Tennessee, by W.S. Parks
    • WRI 90-4064: Reconnaissance of the occurrence of agricultural chemicals in ground water in Haywood, Lake, Obion and Shelby Counties, Tennessee, by Dorothea Withington Hanchar
    • WRI 90-4075: Ground-water hydrology and the effects of vertical leakage and leachate migration on ground-water quality near the Shelby County landfill, Memphis, Tennessee, by M.W. Bradley
    • WRI 90-4041: Potential effects of dredging the South Fork Obion River on ground-water levels near Sidonia, Weakley County, Tennessee, by Patrick Tucci and G.E. Hileman
    • WRI 89-4201: A pilot study for delineations of areas contributing water to wellfields at Jackson, Tennessee, by R.E. Broshears, J.F. Connell and N.C. Short
    • WRI 89-4120: Geology and ground-water resources of the Fort Pillow sand in western Tennessee, by W.S. Parks and J.K. Carmichael
    • WRI 89-4131: Hydrogeology and ground-water flow in the Memphis and Fort Pillow aquifers in the Memphis Area, Tennessee, by J.V. Brahana and R.E. Broshears
    • WRI 89-4048: Altitude of potentiometric surface, fall 1985, and historic water-level changes in the Fort Pillow aquifer in western Tennessee, by W.S. Parks and J.K. Carmichael
    • WRI 88-4182: Geology and ground-water resources of the Memphis Sand in western Tennessee, by W.S. Parks and J.K. Carmichael
    • WRI 88-4181: Geology and ground-water resources of the cockfield formation in western Tennessee, by W.S. Parks and J.K. Carmichael
    • WRI 88-4180: Altitude of potentiometric surface, fall 1985, and historic water-level changes in the Memphis aquifer in western Tennessee, by W.S. Parks and J.K. Carmichael
    • WRI 87-4052: Quality of water from freshwater aquifers and principal well fields in the Memphis area, Tennessee, by J.V. Brahana, W.S. Parks and M.W. Gaydos
    • WRI 87-4000: Hydrogeology and preliminary assessment of regional flow in the upper cretaceous and adjacent aquifers in the Northern Mississippi embayment, by J.V. Brahana and T.O. Mesko
    • WRI 85-4295: Potential for leakage among principal aquifers in the Memphis area, Tennessee, by D.D. Graham and W.S. Parks
    • WRI 85-4116: Geohydrologic units of the Gulf Coastal Plain in Arkansas, by J.C. Petersen, M.E. Broom, and W.V. Bush
    • WRI 85-4097: Hydrology of the Reelfoot Lake Basin, Obion and Lake Counties, by Clarence H. Robbins
    • WRI 84-4104: Preliminary assessment of ground-water resources of Lauderdale County, Tennessee, by W.S. Parks, J.K. Carmichael and D.D. Graham
    • WRI 84-4074B: Drought-related impacts on municipal and major self-supplied industrial water withdrawals in Tennessee -- Part B, by F.M. Alexander, L.A. Keck, L.G. Conn, and S.J. Wentz
    • WRI 84-4074A: Drought-related impacts on municipal and major self-supplied industrial water withdrawals in Tennessee, Part A, by F.M. Alexander, L.A. Keck, L.G. Conn and S.J. Wentz
    • WRI 83-4039: Preliminary delineation and description of the regional aquifers of Tennessee -- The Cretaceous aquifer system of West Tennessee, by J.V. Brahana, Dolores Mulderink, and M.W. Bradley
    • WRI 83-4011: Preliminary delineation and description of the regional aquifers of Tennessee - tertiary aquifer system, by J.V. Brahana, M.W. Bradley, and Dolores Mulderink
    • WRI 80-0054: Appraisal of hydrologic information needed in anticipation of lignite mining in Lauderdale County, Tennessee, by W.S. Parks
    • WRI 76-0004: Summary of some current and possible future environmental problems related to geology and hydrology at Memphis, Tennessee, by W.S. Parks and R.W. Lounsbury

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