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USGS Issues Revised Framework for Hydrogeology of Floridan Aquifer

April 21, 2015 - in Corporate, Supply

April 21, 2015—USGS scientists have updated the hydrogeologic framework for the Floridan aquifer system that underlies Florida and parts of Georgia, Alabama, and South Carolina. The Floridan aquifer system is the principal source of freshwater for agricultural…

New Website Provides Map-Based Groundwater Levels of the Upper Klamath Basin

April 6, 2015 - in Corporate, Supply

PORTLAND, Ore. — The U.S. Geological Survey recently launched the Upper Klamath Basin Collaborative Groundwater Monitoring  website to provide information…

Governor Brown, Legislative Leaders Announce $1 Billion Emergency Drought Package

March 20, 2015 - in Corporate, Supply

SACRAMENTO, March 19, 2015—Mobilizing state resources to face another year of extreme dry conditions, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today joined Senate…

Eastern Shore Contributes Excess Nutrients to Chesapeake Bay

March 13, 2015 - in Corporate, Sensors, Supply

BALTIMORE, Md., March 13, 2015—Excess fertilizer and manure applied to the Chesapeake Bay’s Eastern Shore are causing poor water-quality in streams that flow into the Bay, according to a new publication by the U.S. Geological Survey. The report, a compilation…

New Desalination Technology Could Answer State Drought Woes

February 21, 2015 - in Corporate, Supply, Water

Could desalination be the answer to California’s drought? As parts of the state become drier, scientists are looking at ways to turn seawater into drinkable water. Desalination has made headlines in recent months as a possible solution to the state’s water…

Improving the Water and Marine Life in Tampa Bay

February 5, 2015 - in Analysis, Supply

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Feb. 5, 2015—University of Florida researchers will work with other scientists to study how to make the water and marine life in Tampa Bay healthier, which in turn could help protect Florida’s offshore ecosystems and fishing economy.…

Natural Breakdown of Petroleum Underground Can Lace Arsenic into Groundwater

January 26, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Supply, Water

In a long-term field study, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Virginia Tech scientists have found that changes in geochemistry from the natural breakdown of petroleum hydrocarbons underground can promote the chemical release (mobilization) of naturally occurring…

USGS Groundwater Toolbox: A New Way to Analyze Hydrologic Data

January 23, 2015 - in Design/Engineering, Modeling, Products, Supply, Water

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has released a convenient and informative new method for the analysis of groundwater and surface-water hydrologic data called the Groundwater (GW) Toolbox. The GIS-driven graphical and mapping interface is a significant advancement…

CalWater Campaign to Research How California Gets Its Precipitation

January 19, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Supply, Water

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 19, 2015—In the midst of the California rainy season, scientists are embarking on a field campaign designed to improve the understanding of the natural and human-caused phenomena that determine when and how the state gets its precipitation.…

Newly Released Web-based Tool Aims to Provide Real-time Walker River Basin Hydrologic Data

January 15, 2015 - in Modeling, Products, Supply, Water

CARSON CITY, Nev., Jan. 15, 2015—The newly released web-based Walker Basin Hydro Mapper aims to provide real-time visualization of streamflow, and waterbody stage and volume in the Walker River Basin. The mapper provides data covering approximately 3,000…