Michigan Water Science Center
Statewide Water Resources Monitoring
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The U.S. Geological Survey and Oakland County have cooperated on two major hydrologic investigations in recent years. The first project, from 1998 to 2000, studied the occurrence of arsenic, nitrate, chloride, and other contaminants in ground water. The second project, from 2001-2004, involved a more comprehensive study of the status and trends in water quantity and quality in Oakland County.
These studies have produced two overview reports (in addition to an older report produced in 1972), three technical reports, a data report, two county-wide fact sheets, and twenty-five township-level fact sheets. These reports are available online through the hyperlinks below.
In addition, streamflow and stream water quality were measured at 14 sites and lake water quality was measured in 12 lake basins. Continuous streamflow monitors were operated at 12 sites, and continuous surface-water-quality monitors operated at 7 sites. Links to the site descriptions and data available for each site are provided below, by basin.
Aichele, S.S., 2005, Water Resources in a Rapidly Growing Region-Oakland County, Michigan, U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 2005-1269.
Aichele, S.S., 2000, Ground-water Quality Atlas of Oakland County, Michigan: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigation Report 00-4120.
Twenter, F.R., and Knutilla, R.L., 1972, Water for a Rapidly Growing Urban Community-Oakland County, Michigan, U.S. Geological Survey Water-Supply Paper 2000.
Aichele, S.S., Crowley, S.L., Taricska, C.K., and Stopar, J., Water Resources Data, Oakland County, Michigan, 2001-2004, U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 2004-1417.
Aichele, S.S., 2005, Effects of Urban Land-Use Change on Streamflow and Water Quality in Oakland County, Michigan 1970-2003, as Inferred from Urban Gradient and Temporal Analysis: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2005-5016.
Bissell, E.G., and Aichele, S.S., 2004, Geostatistical Analysis of Effective Vertical Hydraulic Conductivity and Presence of Confining Layers in the Shallow Glacial Drift Aquifer, Oakland County, Michigan: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2004-5167.
Fogarty, L.R., Duris, J.W., and Aichele, S.S., 2005, Preliminary Survey of Antibiotic-Resistant Fecal Indicator Bacteria and Pathogenic Eschericia coli from River-Water Samples Collected in Oakland County, Michigan, 2003: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2005-5058.
Aichele, S.S., 2004, Factors affecting ground-water quality in Oakland County, Michigan: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2004-3102.
Aichele, S.S., 2004, Arsenic, Nitrate, and Chloride in Groundwater, Oakland County, Michigan: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2004-3120. (update to USGS Fact Sheet 135-98).
Arsenic, Nitrate, and Chloride by township, Oakland County, Michigan.