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South Dakota Scientists Help Restore Water in Armenia

April 27, 2016 - in Corporate, Water

South Dakota-based scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey are helping to restore a depleted aquifer and build in-country expertise for managing groundwater in the Ararat Basin of Armenia. The growth of aquaculture to raise trout, sturgeon and other cold-water…

Mesilla Basin Microgravity Survey to Measure Aquifer Changes

January 25, 2016 - in Corporate, Sensors, Water

Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey and the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources will determine changes in the amount of groundwater…

Study Finds High Plains Aquifer Peak Use by State, Overall Usage Decline

November 20, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Design/Engineering, Water

MANHATTAN, KANSAS — A new Kansas State University study finds that the over-tapping of the High Plains Aquifer's groundwater beyond the aquifer's recharge…

Report Shows Potential Groundwater Supplies in Valleys of New York’s Eastern Chemung County

November 9, 2015 - in Corporate, Water

TROY, N.Y. – Areas of sand and gravel in contact with the Chemung River are the most favorable for potential large-scale groundwater supply within the largest valleys of eastern Chemung County, New York, according to a recent U.S. Geological Survey study. …

Denver Water Explores Aquifer Storage Options

September 30, 2015 - in Corporate, Planning, Water

Denver Water is drilling four test boreholes into the Denver Basin to examine the feasibility of Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR). ASR is the injection of treated, potable water into an aquifer for later recovery and use. Many liken the concept to a savings…

New Tools and Knowledge to Aid in Columbia Plateau Groundwater Management

September 24, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Water

TACOMA, Wash. — A comprehensive report published today by the U.S. Geological Survey provides new knowledge and tools to aid in the management of critical Columbia Plateau resources while coping with declines in groundwater levels and the uncertainties of…

Declining Water Levels Pose Challenges for Eastern Idaho Aquifer Monitoring

June 30, 2015 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Water

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho —Last summer, water levels reached all-time lows in 177 wells used to monitor the eastern Snake River Plain aquifer at and near the Idaho National Laboratory. As the region goes through its third year of drought, U.S. Geological Survey…

Lake Okeechobee Seepage Barrier May Have Changed Salinity in Portions of Aquifer

February 24, 2015 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering, Water

LAKE OKEECHOBEE, Fla., Feb. 24, 2015—The first section of a seepage barrier designed to prevent catastrophic failure of the 143-mile Herbert Hoover Dike around Lake Okeechobee, Florida may have unintentionally caused changes in the salinity of portions of…

High Plains Aquifer Groundwater Levels Continue to Decline

December 17, 2014 - in Analysis, Supply, Surveying/Mapping, Water

RESTON, Va., Dec. 17, 2014—The U.S. Geological Survey has released a new report detailing changes of groundwater levels in the High Plains Aquifer. The report presents water-level change data in the aquifer for two separate periods: from 1950 – the time…

Contaminants in Groundwater Linked to Agricultural Land Use

November 12, 2014 - in Analysis, Environment, Water

McBEE, S.C., Nov. 11, 2014—Groundwater contamination that was first detected in Chesterfield County in the early 2000s has been linked to historical agricultural land use, according to a recent U.S. Geological Survey study. Scientists used water-quality…