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U.S. Rivers Show Few Signs of Improvement from Historic Nitrate Increases

October 29, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Water

During 1945 to 1980, nitrate levels in large U.S. rivers increased up to fivefold in intensively managed agricultural areas of the Midwest, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey study. In recent decades, nitrate changes have been smaller and levels have…

America’s Watershed Report Card Released

October 14, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Maintenance

Our heartland rivers make up America’s Watershed—a vital river system that provides drinking water, recreation, habitat, and serves as an economic…

Trends in River Pesticide Levels Echo Pesticide Use

August 27, 2015 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Water

Trends in pesticide concentrations in 38 major rivers in the U.S. during 1992-2010 reflect large-scale trends in pesticide use and regulatory changes,…

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…