Integrated Hydrology + Data Science

Informing Future Decision Making on Uranium Mining in Arizona

The Challenge

USGS is conducting research at uranium-bearing breccia pipe deposits to address data gaps related to the potential effects of uranium exploration and mining activities on the Grand Canyon watershed, its people, wildlife, and water resources. Study locations are primarily on Federal lands with a few locations on Tribal lands, and include historic and active mines. Study locations and activities are detailed on an expansive USGS web site; however, study personnel need to go through a 3rd party to update the website. Additionally, an interactive water-quality map is needed.

Our Solution

Build a content framework and database to allow study personnel to update content for the site.

Design and develop an interactive map for water-quality data including:

  • Ability to add additional data sets easily,
  • Option for users to create plots,
  • Detailed pop-ups include links for data download.

What We Did

Data Services

Web Development

Visual Design

Web Map Development

Tools We Used