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New Maps of 2015 Floods Help S. Carolina Plan for the Future

March 14, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Stormwater

The U.S. Geological Survey has created 20 new flood inundation maps that can help South Carolinians take steps to prevent or reduce future flood damage in the areas affected by the widespread floods of October 2015. The maps, which document the extent and…

Mesilla Basin Microgravity Survey to Measure Aquifer Changes

January 25, 2016 - in Corporate, Sensors, Water

Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey and the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources will determine changes in the amount of groundwater…

Arkansas Christmas Flooding Most Extensive in 25 Years on Some Rivers

January 18, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Stormwater

Significant flood peaks occurred across the Arkansas, White and Red River Basins in Arkansas beginning on Dec. 26 and the rivers are still high, according…

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…

USGS Records Historic Christmas Flooding in Arkansas

January 4, 2016 - in Corporate, Sensors, Stormwater

More than 30 streamgages in Arkansas operated by the USGS experienced a “top 10” flood, meaning this flood event was one of the ten highest flood events ever recorded at these streamgages. Heavy rainfall of up to 10 inches in northern and western Arkansas…

USGS Measures Record Flooding in Missouri

December 31, 2015 - in Corporate, Sensors, Stormwater

U.S. Geological Survey field crews are measuring record flooding on rivers and streams across southern Missouri and northeast into the St. Louis area. Widespread flooding has caused 13 fatalities, hundreds of road closures and more than 1,000 power outages…

Water Levels Surpass Records in Illinois River Basin

December 29, 2015 - in Corporate, Sensors, Water

Since Saturday morning, parts of eastern Oklahoma received up to 12 inches of rain from Winter Storm Goliath. Water levels at many U.S. Geological Survey gages in that part of the state were already high due to previous rains. USGS instruments indicate that…

Climate the Main Cause of Increasing Streamflow in Eastern South Dakota

December 18, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Water

Increased precipitation is the primary cause of rising streamflow in many eastern South Dakota streams, according to a recent U.S. Geological Survey report. Scientists with the USGS analyzed streamflow and precipitation trends from 1945 to 2013 for 10 South…

Central Idaho Mining Area the Focus of Newly Published Water-Quality Study

December 14, 2015 - in Corporate, Renewal/Retrofit, Water

BOISE, Idaho — The U.S. Geological Survey todaypublished results of a three-year water-quality study in the historical Stibnite Mining District of central Idaho. The study was commissioned by Midas Gold and the Idaho Department of Lands. This unbiased and…

Rapid Algal Bloom Predictions are Possible for Ohio Lakes

December 11, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Design/Engineering, Water

Rapid predictions of harmful algal blooms, or large growths of toxin-producing bacteria in water, can help prevent recreationalists from getting sick at Ohio lakes, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey report. Scientists with the USGS and partners made…