National Research Program


Role of Lakes in the Hydrologic System, with Emphasis on Their Relation to Ground-Water

Many hydrological and geochemical processes associated with lakes and wetlands are poorly understood. Characteristics of wind and vapor profiles over lakes, which are basic controls on evaporation, have been studied in detail for only a few large reservoirs in the western United States. Many commonly used methods of estimating surface runoff to lakes and wetlands, are inaccurate. Hydrogeologic controls on seepage to and from all surface-water bodies have not been studied adequately, either from theoretical or field perspectives. Research on these components of lake and wetland hydrology is especially critical to individuals responsible for management, protection, and restoration of these resources. The major objective of the problem of lake hydrology research is to gain understanding of the basic principles controlling the interaction of lakes and ground water, including associated chemical fluxes. The project emphasizes integration of theoretical and experiment field work. Although research emphasis is on ground water, the project includes state-of-the-art studies of the atmospheric and surface-water components of lake hydrology, as needed in the evaluation of the ground-water component. Evaluation of error in hydrologic methodology for the various aspects of lake water balances is an integral part of the research effort. (Also see, the Shingobee Headwaters Aquatic Ecosystems Project.)

REPORTS PUBLISHED 2002-2007

Hornberger, G.M., Baedecker, M.J., Chin, Y-P, Daigger, G.T., Fountain, T.R., Kratz, T.K., Lawford, R.G., Loucks, D.P., O’Melia, C.R., Polasky, S., Rabalais, N.N., Scholz, J.T., and Winter, T.C., 2010, Review of the WATERS network science plan: The National Academies Press, 69 p. (on-line book)

Stets, E.G., Winter, T.C., Rosenberry, D.O., and Striegl, R.G., 2010, Quantification of surface water and groundwater flows to open- and closed-basin lakes in a headwaters watershed using a descriptive oxygen stable isotope models: Water Resources Research, v. 46, W03515, doi:10.1029/2009WR007793 (on-line abstract or on-line paper in pdf format, 595 KB, published by the American Geophysical Union, not subject to U.S. copyright)

Rosenberry, D.O. and Winter, T.C., 2009, Hydrologic processes and the water budget, in Winter, T.C. and Likens, G.E., eds., Mirror Lake: interactions among air, land, and water: University of California Press, Berkeley, p. 23-68.

Stets, E.G., Striegl, R.G., Aiken, G.R., Rosenberry, D.O., and Winter, T.C., 2009, Hydrologic support of carbon dioxide flux revealed by whole-lake carbon budgets, Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 114, G01008, doi:10.1029/2008JG000783. (on-line abstract of journal article)

Winter, T.C. and Likens, G.E., eds, 2009, Mirror Lake: interactions among air, land, and water: University of California Press, Berkeley, 384 p. (on-line book information)

Winter, T.C. and Rosenberry, D.O., 2009, Evaluation of methods and uncertainties in the water budget, in Winter, T.C. and Likens, G.E., eds, Mirror Lake: interactions among air, land, and water: University of California Press, Berkeley, p. 205-224.

Rosenberry, D.O., Winter, T.C., Buso, D.C., and Likens, G.E., 2008, Reply to comment by J. Szilagyi on “Comparison of 15 evaporation methods applied to a small mountain lake in the northeastern USA”: Journal of Hydrology, v. 348, p. 566-567.

Winter, T.C., Buso, D.C., Shattuck, P.C., Harte, P.T., Vroblesky, D.A., and Goode, D.J., 2008, The effect of terrace geology on ground-water movement and on the interaction of ground water and surface water on a mountainside near Mirror Lake, New Hampshire, USA : Hydrological Processes, v. 22, no. 1, p. 21-32. (on-line abstract of journal article)

Healy, R.W., Winter, T.C., LaBaugh, J.W., and Franke, O.L., 2007, Water budgets: Foundations for effective water-resources and environmental management: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1308, 90 p. (on-line abstract or on line circular in pdf format, 27.2 MB)

McKenzie, J.M., Siegel, D.I., Rosenberry, D.O., Glaser, P.H., and Voss, C.I., 2007, Heat transport in the Red Lake Bog, glacial Lake Agassiz peatlands: Hydrological Processes, v. 21, no. 3, p. 369-378. (on-line abstract of journal article)

Metge, D.W., Harvey, R.W., Anders, R., Rosenberry, D.O., Seymour, D., and Jasperse, J., 2007, Use of carboxylated microspheres to assess transport potential of cryptosporidium parvum oocysts at the Russian River Water Supply Facility, Sonoma County, California: Geomicrobiology Journal, v. 24, p. 231-245. (on-line abstract of journal article)

Person, M., Prasenjit, R., Wright, H., Gutowski Jr., W., Ito, E., Winter, T., Rosenberry, D., and Cohen, D., 2007, Hydrologic response of the Crow Wing Watershed, Minnesota, to mid-Holocene climate change: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 119, p. 363-376. (on-line abstract)

Rosenberry, D.O., Winter, T.C., Buso, D.C., and Likens, G.E., 2007, Comparison of 15 evaporation methods applied to a small mountain lake in the northeastern USA: Journal of Hydrology, v. 340, p. 149-166. (on-line abstract of journal article)

Winter, T.C., 2007, The role of ground water in generating streamflow in headwater areas and in maintaining base flow: Journal of the American Water Resources Association, v. 43, no. 1, p. 15–25. doi:10.1111/j.1752-1688.2007.00003.x (on-line abstract of journal article)

Cohen, D., Person, M.A., Daanen, R., Locke, S, Dahlstrom, D., Zabielski, V., Winter, T.C., Rosenberry, D.O., Wright, H.E., Jr., Ito, E., Nieber, J.L., Gutowski, W.J., Jr., 2006, Groundwater supported evapotranspiration within glaciated watersheds under conditions of climate change: Journal of Hydrology, v. 320, p. 484-500. (on-line abstract of journal article)

Neff, B.P., Rosenberry, D.O., Haack, S.K., Savino, J.F., and Lundstrom, S.C., 2006, Coastal groundwater / surface-water interactions: a Great Lakes case study: Proceedings of the 25th Anniversary meeting and international conference of the American Institute of Hydrology, Coastal Hydrology and Processes, p. 289-295.

Reeve, A.S., Evensen, R., Glaser, P.H., Siegel, D.I., and Rosenberry, D., 2006, Flow path oscillations in transient ground-water simulations of large peatland systems: Journal of Hydrology, v. 316, p. 313-324. (on-line abstract of journal article)

Rosenberry, D.O., Glaser, P.H., and Siegel, D.I., 2006, The hydrology of northern peatlands as affected by biogenic gas: current developments and research needs: Hydrological Processes, v. 20, no. 17, p. 3601-3610. (on-line abstract of journal article)

Rosenberry, D.O. and Menheer, M.A., 2006, A system for calibrating seepage meters used to measure flow between ground water and surface water: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2006-5053, 21p. (on-line abstract or on-line repot in pdf format, 1061KB)

Schot, P., and Winter T., 2006, Groundwater-surface water interactions in wetlands for integrated water resources management (editorial): Journal of Hydrology, v. 320, p. 261-263.

Haack, S.K., Neff, B.P., Rosenberry, D.O., Savino, J.F., and Lundstrom, S.C., 2005, An evaluation of effects of groundwater exchange on nearshore habitats and water quality of western Lake Erie: Journal of Great Lakes Research, v. 31, no. S1, p. 45-63. (on-line abstract of journal article)

Heathwaite, L., Webb, B., Rosenberry, D., Weaver, D., and Hayashi, M., eds., 2005, Dynamics and biogeochemistry of river corridors and wetlands: International Association of Hydrological Sciences Publication 294, IAHS Press, Wallingford, UK, 192 p. (on-line book information, including preface by the editors)

Rosenberry, D.O., 2005, Integrating seepage heterogeneity with the use of ganged seepage meters: Limnology and Oceanography/Methods, v. 3, p. 131-142. (on-line abstract or on-line journal article in pdf format

Winter, T.C., Rosenberry, D.O., Kelly, E., and LaBaugh, J.W., 2005, Comparison of wetlands in different hydrogeologic settings under conditions of extreme climate variability, in Heathwaite, L., Webb, B., Rosenberry, D., Weaver, D., and Hayashi, M., eds., Dynamics and biogeochemistry of river corridors and wetlands: International Association of Hydrological Sciences Publication 294, p. 139-147. (on-line abstract of journal article)

Euliss, N.H., Jr., LaBaugh, J.W., Fredrickson, L.H., Mushet, D.M., Murray, K.L., Swanson, G.A., Winter, T.C., Rosenberry, D.O., and Nelson, R.D., 2004, The wetland continuum - A conceptual framework for interpreting biological studies: Wetlands, v. 24, no. 2, p. 448-458. (on-line abstract)

Freeman, L.A., Carpenter, M.C., Rosenberry, D.O., Rousseau, J.P., Unger, R., and McLean, J.S., 2004, Use of submersible pressure transducers in water-resources investigations: U.S. Geological Survey Techniques of Water Resources Investigations, 08-A3, 52 p. (on-line publication)

Glaser, P.H., Chanton, J.P., Morin, P., Rosenberry, D.O., Siegel, D.I., Ruud, O., Chasar, L.I., and Reeve, A.S., 2004, Surface deformations as indicators of deep ebullition fluxes in a large northern peatland: Global Biogeochemical Cycles, v. 18, no. 1. (on-line abstract)

Lundstrom, S.C., Haack, S.K., Neff, B.P., Reeves, H.W., Rukstales, L.R., McKinney, K.C., Rosenberry, D.O., Savino, J.F., Passino-Reader, D.R., and Grannemann, N.G., 2004, Geologic framework of two contrasting nearshore areas of Michigan, and new hypotheses for relationships among geology, ground-water flow, water quality, and ecology, in Berg, R.C. Russell, H., and Thorleifson, L.H., eds., Three-dimensional Geologic Mapping for Groundwater Applications: Illinois State Geological Survey Open-File Series 2004-8, p. 48-53.

Rosenberry, D.O., and Morin, R.H., 2004, Use of an electromagnetic seepage meter to investigate temporal variability in lake seepage: Ground Water, v. 42, no. 1, p. 68-77. (on-line abstract)

Rosenberry, D.O., Stannard, D.I., Winter, T.C., and Martinez, M.L., 2004, Comparison of 13 equations for determining evapotranspiration from a prairie wetland, Cottonwood Lake area, North Dakota, USA: Wetlands, v. 24, p. 483-497. (on-line abstract)

Stannard, D.I., Rosenberry, D.O., Winter, T.C., and Parkhurst, R.S., 2004, Estimates of fetch-induced errors in Bowen-ratio energy-budget measurements of evapotranspiration from a prairie wetland, Cottonwood Lake area, North Dakota, USA: Wetlands, v. 24, p. 498-513. (on-line abstract)

Winter, T.C., 2004, The hydrology of lakes, in O'Sullivan, P.E. and Reynolds, C.S., eds., The Lakes Handbook, v. 1: Oxford, Blackwell Science, p. 61-78.

Winter, T.C., 2004, Kettle lakes, in Wishart, D.J., ed., Encyclopedia of the Great Plains: University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln.

Wolock, D.M, Winter, T.C., and McMahon, G., 2004, Delineation and evaluation of hydrologic landscape regions in the United States using geographic information system tools and multivariate statistical analysis: Environmental Management, v. 34, Suppliment 1, p. S71-S78. (on-line abstract)

American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, 2003, Emerging Research Questions for Limnology - Study of Inland Waters: Workshop, Dec, 2002, American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, Waco, Texas, 48 p.

Dean, W.E., Neff, B.P., Rosenberry, D.O., Winter, T.C., Parkhurst, R., 2003, The significance of ground water to the accumulation of iron and manganese in the sediments of two hydrologically distinct lakes in North-Central Minnesota: A geological perspective: Ground Water, v. 41, no. 7, p. 951-963. (on-line abstract)

Lannoo, M.J., Sutherland, D.R., Jones, P.M., Rosenberry, D.O., Klaver, R.W., Hoppe, D.M., Johnson, P.T.J. Lunde, K.B., Facemire, C., and Kapfer, J.M., 2003, Multiple causes for the malformed frog phenomenon, in Linder, G., Krest, S., Little, E. and Sparling, D., eds., Multiple Stressor Effects in Relation to Declining Amphibian Populations: American Society for Testing and Materials STP 1443, p. 233-262.

Rosenberry, D.O., 2003, The Significance of Ground Water in Small Watershed Studies [editorial]: Ground Water, v. 41, no. 7, p. 881-882.

Rosenberry, D.O., Dean, W.E., Duff, J.H., LaBaugh, J.W., Reddy, M.M., Schuster, P.S., Striegl, R.G., Triska, F.J., and Winter, T.C., 2003, Exchange of water, solutes, and nutrients at the sediment-water interface affects a northern Minnesota watershed at multiple scales: Proceedings of The First Interagency Conference on Research in the Watersheds, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Benson, Arizona, October 27-30, 2003, p. 468-473. (on-line report in pdf format)

Rosenberry, D.O., Glaser, P.H., Siegel, D.I., and Weeks, E.P., 2003, Use of hydraulic head to estimate volumetric gas content and ebullition flux in northern peatlands: Water Resources Research, v. 39, no. 3, p. 1066. (on-line abstract)

Schuster, P.F., Reddy, M.M., LaBaugh, J.W., Parkhurst, R.S., Rosenberry, D.O., Winter, T.C., Antweiler, R.C., and Dean, W.E., 2003, Characterization of lake and ground water movement in the littoral zone of Williams Lake, a closed basin lake in north-central Minnesota: Hydrological Processes, v. 17; no. 4; p. 823-838. (on-line abstract)

Winter, T.C., 2003, Hydrologic Cycle, in Dasch, E.J., ed., Water: Science and Issues, v. 2: Macmillan Reference USA, New York, p. 194-198.

Winter, T.C., 2003, Geohydrologic setting of the Cottonwood Lake area, in Winter, T.C., ed., Hydrological, chemical and biological characteristics of a prairie pothole wetland complex under highly variable climate conditions - The Cottonwood Lake area, east-central North Dakota: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1675, p. 1-24.

Winter, T.C., ed., 2003, Hydrological, chemical, and biological characteristics of a prairie pothole wetland complex under highly variable climate conditions - The Cottonwood Lake area, east-central North Dakota: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1675, 109 p. (on-line report)

Winter, T.C., Buso, D.C., Rosenberry, D.O., Likens, G.E., Sturrock, Jr., A.M., and Mau, D.P., 2003, Evaporation determined by the energy-budget method for Mirror Lake, New Hampshire: American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, Inc., v. 48(3), p. 995-1009. (on-line abstract or on-line report in pdf format)

Winter, T.C., and LaBaugh, J.W., 2003, Hydrologic considerations in defining isolated wetlands: Wetlands, v. 23, no. 3, p. 532-540. (on-line abstract)

Winter, T.C., Rosenberry, D.O., and LaBaugh, J.W., 2003, Where Does the Ground Water in Small Watersheds Come From?: Ground Water, v. 41, no. 7, p. 989-1000. (on-line abstract)

Winter, T.C. and Spangenberg, N.E., 2003, Wetlands, in Dasch, E.J., ed., Water: Science and Issues, v. 4: Macmillan Reference USA, New York, p. 241-247.

Cox, M., Rosenberry, D.O., Conlon, T., Lee, K. and Constanz, J.E., 2002, Comparison of methods to estimate streambed seepage rates, in Kenny, J.E., ed., Ground Water/Surface Water Interactions: AWRA 2002 Summer Specialty Conference Proceedings, American Water Resources Association, Middleburg VA, p. 519-523.

Filby, S.K., Locke, S.M., Person, M.A., Winter, T.C., Rosenberry, D.O., Nieber, J.L., Gutowski, W.J., and Ito, E., 2002, Mid-Holocene hydrologic model of the Shingobee watershed, Minnesota: Quaternary Research, v. 58, p. 246-254. (on-line abstract)

Forman, R.T.T., Sperling, D., Bissonette, J.A., Clevenger, A.P., Cutshall, C.D., Dale, V.H., Fahrig, L., France, R., Goldman, C.R., Heanue, K., Jones, J.A., Swanson, F.J., Turrentine, T., and Winter, T.C., 2002, Road Ecology: Science and Solutions: Washingon, D.C., Island Press, 481 p. (on-line infomation about book)

Hayashi, M., and Rosenberry, D.O., 2002, Effects of groundwater exchange on the hydrology and ecology of surface waters: Ground Water, v. 40, p. 309-316. (on-line abstract)

Vandas, S.J., Battaglin, W.A., and Winter, T.C., 2002, Water and the environment: American Geological Institute, Alexandria, Virginia, 64 p. (on-line information)

Winter, T.C., 2002, Water, sediment, and chemical flows related to roads: Proceedings of the International Conference on Ecology and Transportation, Keystone, CO, September 24-28, 2001. Raleigh, NC: Center for Transportation and the Environment, North Carolina State University, p. 14-15.

Winter, T.C., 2002, Subaqueous capping and natural recovery: Understanding the hydro-geologic setting at contaminated sites: Dredging Operations and Environmental Research (DOER) Technical Notes Collection (TN DOER-C26, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Vicksburg, MS., p. 1-16.

York, J.P., Person, M.,. Gutowski, W.J., and Winter, T.C., 2002, Putting aquifers into atmospheric simulation models: an example from the Mill Creek Watershed, northeastern Kansas: Advances in Water Resources, v. 25; no. 2; p. 221-238. (on-line abstract)

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