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USGS Measures Flooding in Missouri

November 19, 2015 - in Corporate, Stormwater, Surveying/Mapping

U.S. Geological Survey field crews are measuring flooding on rivers and streams across central and southern Missouri. Heavy rainfall since Tuesday morning has led to widespread flash flooding. Five USGS crews are measuring high flood flows and verifying…

Water Resource Availability and Quality by Parish

November 18, 2015 - in Corporate, Modeling, Water

BATON ROUGE, La.—Fact sheets that detail information about parish water resources and water-use are available online for 34 of the state’s 64 parishes,…

USGS Seeks National Ground-Water Monitoring Network Proposals

November 16, 2015 - in Corporate, Planning, Water

The U.S. Geological Survey will award up to $2 million in cooperative agreements to support participation in the National Ground-Water Monitoring Network…

New Interactive Flood Warning Tool Developed for Big Creek

A new interactive Flood Inundation Map to improve flood warnings and assist with emergency management along Big Creek in Alpharetta and Roswell, Georgia, was debuted during a ceremony today in Alpharetta’s Rock Mill Park. The new online and interactive flood…

Removing Nitrogen from Groundwater Has New Ally: Anammox

November 7, 2015 - in Corporate, Surveying/Mapping, Water

USGS scientists have conducted the first-ever field measurements of anammox activity in groundwater, demonstrating that nitrogen removal from groundwater can occur through the action of naturally occurring bacteria. This research was conducted in collaboration…

USGS Crews Measure Record Flooding in Central Texas

November 2, 2015 - in Corporate, Stormwater, Surveying/Mapping

U.S. Geological Survey field crews are measuring record flooding in parts of central Texas following intense rainfall. Rainfall totals exceeding 10 inches since early morning have led to widespread flash flooding and road closures in the San Antonio and Austin…

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…

Uncovering the Mighty Mississippi’s Natural Potential for Nitrogen Removal

October 27, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Surveying/Mapping, Water

Working throughout the Mississippi River basin, USGS scientists and collaborators from the University of Texas at Austin have established the river’s own potential to decrease its load of nitrate and identified how certain basic river management practices…

The U.S. Geological Survey Partners to Tackle Earth and Atmosphere Challenges to Silicon Valley

October 23, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Planning

MENLO PARK, Calif. — Joint Venture Silicon Valley and the U.S. Geological Survey today jointly announced a partnership to address regional challenges from natural hazards, climate and land use change, and continued availability of clean air and water resources.…

Scientists Able to Track Contaminated Water from Lower Yakima Valley Wells to Sources

October 22, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Water

TACOMA, Wash. — Scientists built upon a recently completed groundwater model of the Yakima River Basin to create a computer simulation that tracks well water back to its likely source area. The report on the model was authored by the U.S. Geological Survey…