Category Archives: Water
Written on September 9, 2011 at 9:47 am, by Rebecca Bruno
USGS is monitoring and analyzing river fish, waters and sediment before and after the removal of the Elwha and Glines Canyon Dams.
Written on August 8, 2011 at 11:15 am, by Rebecca Bruno
USGS scientists are working to characterize the contaminants and habitats for a number of aquatic species along the lower Columbia River.
Written on August 3, 2011 at 1:29 pm, by Rebecca Bruno
The effects of drought are felt throughout the United States and the world, and USGS science has a prominent role in understanding the causes and consequences of this hydrological phenomenon.
Written on June 7, 2011 at 7:05 am, by Rebecca Bruno
Many communities in South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Colorado, Wyoming and Iowa are dealing with record floodwaters and bracing for more flooding in the upcoming weeks.
Written on April 21, 2011 at 1:00 pm, by Rebecca Bruno
USGS crews continue to measure streamflow and collect water quality and sediment samples in the Ohio and Mississippi River basins using state-of-art instruments.
Written on March 26, 2011 at 1:46 pm, by acompher
The most recent earthquake in Japan affected water levels in groundwater wells all over the country. Water level fluctuations were recorded as far away as Illinois, Virginia, Missouri and Florida.
Written on March 7, 2011 at 6:50 am, by Rebecca Bruno
Groundwater is one of our most vital natural resources. The USGS studies the quantity and quality of the nation’s groundwater. Learn about USGS research in an aquifer near you.
Written on February 28, 2011 at 1:02 pm, by Rebecca Bruno
Learn how 3-D modeling is used to examine groundwater and how this cutting edge science is used to solve tomorrow’s problems today.
Written on February 7, 2011 at 7:15 am, by Rebecca Bruno
The Great Lakes are the largest freshwater system on Earth. However the basin has the potential for local shortages, according to a new basin-wide water availability assessment by the USGS.