USGS Nebraska Water Science Center

Congressional District 3

Congressman Adrian Smith

Research Projects

Scientists from the USGS Nebraska Water Science Center currently are working on the projects listed below. A summary of the project is available by clicking the project title. In addition to the projects listed below, we monitor streamflow, groundwater and water-quality throughout the state. Our data and site information is available on NWISweb.

Abbreviation: NRD, Natural Resources District

  Project Title Cooperating Agency
City of Scottsbluff Flood Inundation Map City of Scottsbluff
Ecosystem Connectivity Effects on Productivity in Lower Niobrara-Missouri Deltas
ELM Regional Groundwater Model Upper Elkhorn NRD, Lower Elkhorn NRD, Middle Niobrara NRD, Lower Platte North NRD
Groundwater/Surface-Water Interactions in the Loup River Basin Upper Loup NRD and Lower Loup NRD
Homestead National Monument Water Quality Partnership National Park Service and Niobrara Council
Missouri River Recovery Program Monitoring U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Niobrara National Scenic River Base Flow National Park Service and Niobrara Council
Productivity in the 59-mile reach of Missouri River between Gavins Point Dam and Ponca State Park  
Recharge Estimation across the Central Platte River Basin Central Platte NRD
South Loup River/Holt Creek Water Budget Study Upper Elkhorn NRD, Lower Elkhorn NRD, Upper Loup NRD, Lower Loup NRD, and Lower Platte North NRD
Tile Drain Delineation Lower Elkhorn NRD
Understanding Cyanobacteria Blooms in Willow Creek Reservoir Lower Elkhorn NRD, Nebraska Environmental Trust, Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, Nebraska Game and Parks, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and Nebraska Department of Natural Resources
Water-Level Changes in the High Plains Aquifer, Republican River Basin, 2002-2015 Middle Republican NRD