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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…

Technical Announcement: Advances in Dating Groundwater

December 27, 2014 - in Analysis, Supply, Water

Groundwater chemists and hydrologists are keenly interested in expanding the knowledge of environmental tracers that can be used to determine groundwater…

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.…

Low-flying Helicopter Surveying Groundwater and Geology in the Poplar River Valley Area, Montana

October 31, 2014 - in Sensors, Surveying/Mapping, Water

Citizens should not be alarmed if they see a low-flying helicopter towing a large wire-loop contraption hanging from a cable in the Poplar, Montana area during the next couple of weeks. Starting on or about Tuesday, October 28 and lasting for five to 10 days,…

New Groundwater Model Can Help Address Growing Water Demands

October 16, 2014 - in Analysis, Corporate, Water

PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 16, 2014—The U.S. Geological Survey has developed a computer model that will help water managers understand the groundwater resources in the Willamette Basin and assist them in meeting current and future water demands. The study, done…

Amid Drought, New California Law Will Limit Groundwater Pumping for First Time

September 18, 2014 - in Supply, Water

Despite California's reputation as an environmental policy leader, its regulation of groundwater extraction has long been among the weakest in the nation. That changed Tuesday, when California Governor Jerry Brown signed a package of three bills designed to…

California Adopts Sustainable Groundwater Management Act

September 4, 2014 - in Planning, Projects, Supply, Water

The California Legislature adopted a lawmaking package, including Senate Bills 1168 and 1319 and Assembly Bill 1739, and the bills are now awaiting Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature. Once signed, the bills would establish the Sustainable Groundwater Management…

California Has Given Away Rights to Far More Water than it Has

August 20, 2014 - in Analysis, Projects, Supply, Water

California has allocated five times more surface water than the state actually has, making it hard for regulators to tell whose supplies should be cut during a drought, University of California researchers reported. The scientists said California’s water-rights…

Diann Scott of Franklin Electric Named to Water Systems Council Board of Directors

July 31, 2014 - in People, Supply, Water

Dianna (Diann) G. Scott, Vice President Marketing, North America Water Systems for Franklin Electric, has been named to the Water Systems Council (WSC) board of directors.  She will replace David Haecker of Franklin Electric, who has served on the WSC board…

Hard Truths About California’s Water History

December 27, 2013 - in Water

At the heart of California's vast and complex plumbing system, and the plan to re-engineer it with two tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, are two truths. The first is that failing to take any action at all will result in almost certain disaster.…