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USGS and Canada Reach Confluence in Monitoring Streamflow

November 10, 2014 - in Corporate, Sensors, Water

In a joint effort, the U.S. Geological Survey and the Water Survey of Canada (WSC) have produced the North America WaterWatch (NAWW), an online website that displays streamflow conditions throughout much of North America. The site provides a fast, easy-to-use,…

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…

Interior, Agriculture Departments Partner to Measure Conservation Impacts on Water Quality

October 22, 2014 - in Analysis, Planning, Projects, Water

ALTON, Ill., Oct. 21, 2014—The United States Department of the Interior (DOI) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a new partnership…

Tracking Urban Change and Flood Risk with Landsat

March 21, 2014 - in Water

When it comes to helping communities across the United States stay up-to-date on their flood risk, the Landsat satellite can take a bow. Landsat images help track urban change, a factor that can impact a community’s flood risk. The Federal Emergency Management…

Flood Chart Aids in Evacuation Decisions for the Withlacoochee and Little River Basins

February 10, 2014 - in Emergency, Projects

Emergency managers and residents along the Withlacoochee and Little River Basins have a new educational resource to help them better understand floods and the importance of stream gauging. The new U.S Geological Survey flood-tracking chart can be used to compare…

What are Future Climate Projections for Precipitation and Temperature for Your County?

December 11, 2013 - in Environment, Projects

For the first time, maps and summaries of historical and projected temperature and precipitation changes for the 21st century for the continental U.S. are accessible at a county-by-county level on a website developed by the U.S. Geological Survey in collaboration…

Land Subsidence Poses Risk to Water Infrastructure in California’s San Joaquin Valley

November 19, 2013 - in Maintenance, Projects, Water

Extensive groundwater pumping from San Joaquin Valley aquifers is increasing the rate of land subsidence, or sinking. This large-scale and rapid subsidence has the potential to cause serious damage to the water delivery infrastructure that brings water from…

New Interactive Flood Map for Atlanta's Sweetwater Creek Combine Sensors with Outreach

August 22, 2012 - in Emergency, Projects

A powerful new flood preparedness tool that will help emergency managers protect lives and property in the flood-prone Sweetwater Creek area was unveiled in a ceremony today on the banks of the creek at Austell's Legion Regional Park. Developed by scientists…