Summer 2021 Resources and Publications

Long-term water color and flow trends in the Mississippi River Headwaters, 1944–2010
Germolus, N.P., P. L. Brezonik, R. M. Hozalski and J.C. Finlay
Limnology and Oceanography   2021

Intensification of brown color in surface waters has been observed over several decades in many areas. We examined a 64-yr daily record (1947–2010) of visual water color, a measure of chromophoric dissolved organic matter (CDOM), in the Mississippi River at Minneapolis, Minnesota.

A typology of drought decision making: Synthesizing across cases to understand drought preparedness and response actions
Cravens, A., J. Henderson, J. Friedman, N. Burkardt, A. Cooper, T, Haigh, M.Hayese, J. McEvoy, S. Paladinog, A. Wilke and H. Wilmer
Weather and Climate Extremes   2021

Drought is an inescapable reality in many regions, including much of the western United States. With climate change, droughts are predicted to intensify and occur more frequently, making the imperative for drought management even greater.

Communicating Green Infrastructure and Stormwater Management Solutions
Weiss, P.T. and J.S. Gulliver
Journal of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment   2021

Stormwater management affects a wide range of public entities, and therefore accurate and clear communication is essential. Communication, however, can be the toughest challenge in stormwater management.

US version of water-wise cities: Low impact development
Weiss, P.T., J.S. Gulliver and A. Ebrahimia
Water-Wise Cities and Sustainable Water Systems: Concepts, Technologies, and Applications
IWA Publishing, London, U.K.   2021

With the increase in population and urbanization have come added stresses on the environment. These stresses include large amounts of wastewater generated from relatively small land areas, increased stormwater runoff volumes due to an increase in impervious land surfaces, and a degradation in the water quality of stormwater runoff. 

Climate signatures on lake and wetland size distributions in arctic deltas
Vulis, L.  A. Tejedor, I.  Zaliapin, J.C. Rowland, and E. Efi Foufoula-Georgiou
The Earth and Space Science Open Archive   2021

Understanding how thermokarst lakes on arctic river deltas will respond to rapid warming is critical for projecting how carbon storage and fluxes will change in those vulnerable environments. 

Machine Learning Predicted Redox Conditions in the Glacial Aquifer System, Northern Continental United States
Erickson, M.L., S.M.  Elliott, C.J. Brown, P.E. Stackelberg, K.M. Ransom and J.E. Reddy
Water Resources Research  2021

Groundwater supplies 50% of drinking water worldwide and 30% in the United States. Geogenic and anthropogenic contaminants can, however, compromise water quality, thus limiting groundwater availability. 

Rhizobacteria from ‘flowering desert’ events contribute to the mitigation of water scarcity stress during tomato seedling germination and growth
Astorga-Eló, M., S. Gonzalez, J. J. Acuña, M. J. Sadowsky and  M. A. Jorquera
Scientific Reports   2021

Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) is an important vegetable cultivated around the world. Under field conditions, tomato can be negatively affected by water scarcity in arid and semiarid regions. The application of native plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) isolated from arid environments has been proposed as an inoculant to mitigate abiotic stresses in plants.