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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…

Stay Current on Your Rivers with USGS WaterNow

February 27, 2013 - in Modeling, Water

For the first time, anyone can find out the current conditions on thousands of rivers and streams across the country, right from their phone, using USGS' latest system WaterNow. WaterNow makes the water conditions monitored by more than 16,000 streamgages…

Investing in Resilient Infrastructure After Superstorm Sandy

December 19, 2012 - in Water

When Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast in early November, it wreaked unprecedented destruction.  In addition to flooding streets and subway tunnels, uprooting trees, damaging cars and houses, and injuring and killing residents of the area, Sandy also caused…