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Decreasing Streamflows in Southwest Kansas Likely Caused by Groundwater Withdrawals

January 11, 2016 - in Analysis, Corporate, Water

Streamflow in southwestern Kansas has decreased substantially since the 1950s, most likely due to groundwater withdrawals, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey study. In some areas, groundwater levels have declined 50 to 150 feet or more since groundwater…

Groundwater Study Assists in Crucial Sustainable Water-Management in Borrego Valley, California

November 27, 2015 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Water

SAN DIEGO, Calif.—A new study completed by the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Borrego Water District, will help water planners in the…

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…

USGS Seeks National Ground-Water Monitoring Network Proposals

November 16, 2015 - in Corporate, Planning, Water

The U.S. Geological Survey will award up to $2 million in cooperative agreements to support participation in the National Ground-Water Monitoring Network (NGWMN) in 2016. The USGS is working with the Federal Advisory Committee on Water Information’s (ACWI)…

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. …

Almond Industry and Sustainable Conservation Launch New Partnership to Explore Almond Acreage Groundwater Recharge Potential

October 27, 2015 - in Corporate, Environment, Water

MODESTO, Calif., Oct. 26, 2015—The Almond Board of California and Sustainable Conservation, a conservation nonprofit that unites people to steward California's resources in ways that make economic sense, today announced a new partnership focused on exploring…

Governor Signs Groundwater Adjudication Bills into Law

October 14, 2015 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Water

Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday signed into law two groundwater bills, AB 1390 (Alejo) and SB 226 (Pavley), that establish an improved process for groundwater adjudication in the state. Both bills take effect on Jan. 1, 2016. AB 1390 establishes new provisions…

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…

California Drought Causes Valley Land to Sink

August 24, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Water

As Californians continue pumping groundwater in response to the historic drought, the California Department of Water Resources today released a new NASA report showing land in the San Joaquin Valley is sinking faster than ever before, nearly 2 inches (5 centimeters)…

How Melting Snow Affects Underground Water Reserves

August 21, 2015 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering, Water

August 19, 2015 - Most of us have strong opinions about snow during the winter. For some, it’s a curse. Others enjoy the recreation heavy snowfall brings. Yet, once warmer weather comes, we tend to forget about those piles of fluffy white stuff that once…