Reporters Invited to Open House and Ribbon Cutting Events
Come celebrate science with an impact at the U.S. Geological Survey's Wisconsin Water Science Center! The center will inaugurate a new wing that provides more space to conduct science on pertinent topics like flooding, drought, water-use, mining impacts and pollution. The new, $1.2 million wing was built by ten local companies in Madison, Wisc.
"For more than a century, USGS science has been helping the citizens of Wisconsin reap the greatest recreational benefit from its beautiful lakes and streams, emergency responders give timely warnings for rising flood waters, and university researchers have access to authoritative information for cutting-edge studies," said USGS Director Marcia McNutt. "Please join us as we open our doors to proudly show off our new facilities to the public, with plenty of hands-on displays to bring out the amateur investigator in visitors of all ages."
Information provided by the USGS Wisconsin Water Science Center is essential for locals who rely on beach advisories to determine whether it’s safe to swim, paddlers that check stream conditions before spending a day on the water, people who use water temperatures to find the best fishing spot, and for emergency managers to determine evacuations during flooding events. More than 60 local, state, regional and federal agencies, municipalities, universities and nonprofit organizations depend on critical research provided by the USGS Wisconsin Water Science Center.
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