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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.…

Study Explores Groundwater and Geothermal Energy in Drought-Stricken Eastern Oregon and Neighboring States

August 6, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Water

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 5, 2015—A new study now underway by the U.S. Geological Survey is exploring the groundwater resources and geothermal energy potential…

New Screening Tool Protects Streams, Wetlands, and Residences From Landfill Risks

June 30, 2015 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Modeling, Water

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ, June 30, 2015—A new screening tool to assess the potential risk posed by contaminated groundwater moving from landfills to nearby streams, wetlands and residences has been developed by the U.S. Geological Survey and the New Jersey Pinelands…

A Third of the World’s Biggest Groundwater Basins are in Distress

June 17, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Supply, Water

Irvine, Calif., June 16, 2015—Two new studies led by UC Irvine using data from NASA Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment satellites show that human consumption is rapidly draining some of its largest groundwater basins, yet there is little to no accurate…

Spring Showers and Snowmelt: The State of Minnesota’s Groundwater

May 14, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Supply, Water

May 14, 2015—New research can help water resource managers quantify critical groundwater resources and assess the sustainability of long-term water use in Minnesota. U.S. Geological Survey scientists recently estimated annual rates of potential recharge,…

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 on groundwater conditions in the upper Klamath Basin. The website provides a single source for water…

New Stream Monitoring Method Locates Elevated Groundwater Methane in Shale-Gas Development Area

April 2, 2015 - in Corporate, Sensors, Water

New Cumberland, Pa., April 2, 2015—Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey, Pennsylvania State University and the University of Utah have used a new stream-based methane monitoring method to identify and quantify groundwater methane discharging to a stream…

March 8-14 is National Groundwater Awareness Week

March 4, 2015 - in Announcement, Corporate, Water

WESTERVILLE, OH — March 2, 2015) Groundwater along with oxygen is arguably the most important natural resource for human life, and National Groundwater Awareness Week, March 8-14, is a good time to learn how to become a good steward of it, the National Ground…