The URGB FAS will produce an array of science products oriented toward the public, key stakeholders, and the
scientific community. Scientific products will be produced for most project components. The scope and extent of
specific products will be dictated by the final project results. Expected products include the following:
The heart of information delivery will be an interactive website with a web-mapping application that will deliver
water resources information and geospatial data developed by the FAS for the URGB. The project website will be updated
throughout the study to disseminate datasets, project status, stakeholder information, and publications.
- Selected data associated with the various URGB FAS components will be published on the USGS ScienceBase web portal. A project landing page has been established with links to the ScienceBase pages for the individual project component datasets.
Water Use Deliverables
- A USGS Scientific Investigations Report summarizes water use, water use trends and consumptive use for the URGB.
- A dataset of irrigated acres in the URGB for the year 2015 has been published as a Data Release on ScienceBase.
- A journal article has been published describing methods used to develop and verify monthly and seasonal ET grids at the Landsat
scale using the SSEBop ET model and an analysis of results for the URGB.
- Monthly and annual SSEBop actual ET datasets for 1984 through 2015 have been released on the Early Warning and Environmental Modeling Program web portal.
- A USGS Scientific Investigations Report describes the hydrogeology of the upper Rio Grande Basin and how
groundwater resources in the basin have changed from 1980 to 2015.
- Alluvial basin boundaries, groundwater-level and groundwater-level change, and groundwater-level measurement data are provided as a Data Release on ScienceBase.
Snow Processes Deliverables
- SnowModel simulations and supporting observations from 1985 to 2017 are summarized and provided as a Data Release on ScienceBase.
- A journal article has been published highlighting trends in the spatial variablity of seasonal snowpack from 1985 to 2017.
Streamflow Processes Deliverables
- Time series estimates of baseflow discharge to streams obtained from multiple approaches at select sites in the URGB have been published as a Data Release on ScienceBase.
- A journal article has been published describing the temporal and spatial variability in baseflow discharge to streams in the URGB.
Watershed Processes Deliverables