Central Midwest Water Science Center RSS feed of news related to Central Midwest Water Science Center https://www.usgs.gov/ en Southeast Region (SER) Science Workshop: Identifying Science to Meet Administration Priorities and the Needs of Our Stakeholders https://www.usgs.gov/news/southeast-region-ser-science-workshop-identifying-science-meet-administration-priorities-and?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>The fourth annual SER Science Workshop, held virtually July 13-16, 2021, addressed four administration priorities – underserved communities, tribal engagement, conserving 30% of our lands and waters by 2030, and tackling the climate crisis. </p> Tue, 7 Sep 2021 06:30:00 EDT ldale@contractor.usgs.gov a50f728e-1934-4506-9497-32910fce5356 ldale@contractor.usgs.gov (ldale@contractor.usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey USGS Unveils Mobile Flood Tool for the Nation https://www.usgs.gov/news/national-news-release/usgs-unveils-mobile-flood-tool-nation?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>The U.S. Geological Survey announced Friday the completion of a new mobile tool that provides real-time information on water levels, weather and flood forecasts all in one place on a computer, smartphone or other mobile device. </p> Fri, 30 Oct 2020 08:00:00 EDT jlavista@usgs.gov 735f2fb1-2b77-4c6a-aa6f-e43c725a649e jlavista@usgs.gov (jlavista@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey USGS Responds to Spring Flooding https://www.usgs.gov/news/featured-story/usgs-responds-spring-flooding?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>U.S. Geological Survey field crews are measuring flooding across the country as spring weather is in full swing. Warming temperatures, increased precipitation and snowmelt have caused moderate to major flooding in the upper Midwest, East Coast, Central Plains and the Southeast portions of the country.</p> Tue, 12 May 2020 05:15:00 EDT jlavista@usgs.gov 773de880-e5fd-4f52-93c2-39cde61b1663 jlavista@usgs.gov (jlavista@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey USGS Mobile Water Quality Sensor on Mississippi River Boat https://www.usgs.gov/news/usgs-mobile-water-quality-sensor-mississippi-river-boat?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>U.S. Geological Survey expands its network of water-quality sensors to include the American Queen Steamboat as she travels the entire length of the Mississippi River collecting nutrient levels and water-quality data along the way. <em> (Image Courtesy: Iowa Public Radio, Iowa City, Iowa, limited use USGS only)</em></p> Fri, 20 Sep 2019 06:00:00 EDT rchoate@usgs.gov 78dc1a00-4773-4281-97b7-75702e74f944 rchoate@usgs.gov (rchoate@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Media Advisory: USGS Assesses Iowa Flood Levels for Emergency Preparedness https://www.usgs.gov/news/state-news-release/media-advisory-usgs-assesses-iowa-flood-levels-emergency-preparedness?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p><strong>Reporters: <strong>Do you want to accompany a USGS field crew as they inspect high-water marks? Please contact Marisa Lubeck or Paul Rydlund. </strong></strong></p> Fri, 10 May 2019 12:15:00 EDT mlubeck@usgs.gov 335f08d1-bbfb-49a4-b4cd-8c56ccdead71 mlubeck@usgs.gov (mlubeck@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey USGS Flood Experts Respond to High Water in Central, Northeastern U.S. https://www.usgs.gov/news/featured-story/usgs-flood-experts-respond-high-water-central-northeastern-us?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Crews from the U.S. Geological Survey have been in the field for weeks measuring flooding in the Midwest and in the Mississippi River watershed, and more recently flooding and storm tides on the Northern Atlantic coast, as higher temperatures, heavy rain, snowmelt and nor’easters affected numerous states. </p> Wed, 7 Mar 2018 08:45:00 EST hdewar@usgs.gov 5fc02be8-fd93-42c3-ae38-1d1aea33be21 hdewar@usgs.gov (hdewar@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey New Report on Channel Bed Erosion Helps Assess Bridge Stability in St. Louis https://www.usgs.gov/news/state-news-release/new-report-channel-bed-erosion-helps-assess-bridge-stability-st-louis?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>A new assessment of channel bed erosion near 13 highway bridges in the greater St. Louis, Missouri, area is now available in an online report from the U.S. Geological Survey, produced in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Transportation.</p> Thu, 5 Oct 2017 05:00:00 EDT jlavista@usgs.gov 8f136b8a-9f9e-4aca-9ce1-babd641ddaae jlavista@usgs.gov (jlavista@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Red Dye Study Will Examine Water Flow through Auxiliary Lock 14 near the Quad Cities https://www.usgs.gov/news/state-news-release/red-dye-study-will-examine-water-flow-through-auxiliary-lock-14-near-quad?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>U.S. Geological Survey scientists will inject a harmless, bright red fluorescent dye into the auxiliary lock at Locks and Dam 14 on the Mississippi River near Pleasant Valley, Iowa, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, weather permitting. If needed, a backup date is scheduled for June 27, 2017.  </p> Tue, 6 Jun 2017 06:00:00 EDT jlavista@usgs.gov 2822c7c2-e781-4867-b05c-c5edfd99033f jlavista@usgs.gov (jlavista@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey The Vital Nature of Streamgaging https://www.usgs.gov/news/featured-story/vital-nature-streamgaging?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Gary Moore spent the last three days of 2015 stacking hefty bags of sand in front of a fellow church member’s brick home. With only 1,000 feet between the house and the swelling Mississippi and Meramec Rivers, Moore and other volunteers worked quickly, in frigid temperatures, to assemble a 10-foot high, 1,000-foot-long sandbag wall to ward off floodwaters.</p> Thu, 11 May 2017 04:00:00 EDT jlavista@usgs.gov ba6ee6a0-849f-4183-be92-b1947c4f6103 jlavista@usgs.gov (jlavista@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey USGS Measures Record Flooding in Missouri https://www.usgs.gov/news/state-news-release/usgs-measures-record-flooding-missouri-0?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Reporters: Do you want to interview USGS scientists as they measure flooding? Please contact Jennifer LaVista.</p> Sun, 30 Apr 2017 10:00:00 EDT jlavista@usgs.gov 22c0fe8a-3e3c-4852-85cf-6ebd06210f48 jlavista@usgs.gov (jlavista@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Media Advisory: Helicopter to Fly Low Over Cedar Rapids for Groundwater Study https://www.usgs.gov/news/state-news-release/media-advisory-helicopter-fly-low-over-cedar-rapids-groundwater-study?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Starting on May 2 and lasting for about two days, a helicopter towing a large, cylindrical sensor will make low-level flights over parts of Cedar Rapids as part of a groundwater survey.</p> Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:15:00 EDT mlubeck@usgs.gov f01893aa-b35c-421d-992a-a6e27042abb2 mlubeck@usgs.gov (mlubeck@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Asian Carp Would Have Adequate Food to Survive in Lake Michigan https://www.usgs.gov/news/state-news-release/asian-carp-would-have-adequate-food-survive-lake-michigan?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>If invasive bighead carp and silver carp spread into Lake Michigan, there would be enough food available for these particular species of Asian carp to survive, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey.</p> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:00:00 EDT jlavista@usgs.gov faffdcfc-3c9d-46a7-ab1e-d8ca46e5228d jlavista@usgs.gov (jlavista@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Up in the Air to Look Deep Underground https://www.usgs.gov/news/science-snippet/air-look-deep-underground?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Look, in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s...underground mineral research?</p> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 03:00:00 EDT apdemas@usgs.gov b3f8f42f-900e-410f-9890-32f8c577d935 apdemas@usgs.gov (apdemas@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Human, Cattle Viruses Detected in Some Great Lakes Tributaries https://www.usgs.gov/news/state-news-release/human-cattle-viruses-detected-some-great-lakes-tributaries?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Human and bovine, or cattle, viruses were detected in a small percentage of some Great Lakes Basin streams, with human viruses more prevalent in urban streams and bovine viruses more common in streams in agricultural areas, according to a recent U.S. Geological Survey-led study.</p> Thu, 2 Mar 2017 07:30:00 EST mlubeck@usgs.gov 52c60268-f556-4b77-a997-7eb473667b51 mlubeck@usgs.gov (mlubeck@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey EarthView–Cedar River Surges to Second-Highest Level in Eastern Iowa https://www.usgs.gov/news/science-snippet/earthview-cedar-river-surges-second-highest-level-eastern-iowa?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Landsat 8 shows significant flooding on Iowa's Cedar River</p> Fri, 14 Oct 2016 09:00:00 EDT apdemas@usgs.gov 471f844e-1599-4d94-85de-d78f92acffe3 apdemas@usgs.gov (apdemas@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Assessing the Magnitude of Missouri’s 2016 New Year's Flood https://www.usgs.gov/news/technical-announcement/assessing-magnitude-missouris-2016-new-years-flood?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>An assessment of the flooding that occurred in the Meramec River Basin from December 2015–January 2016 is available in a new report from the U.S. Geological Survey. The report includes peak stages and streamflows, historical comparisons and flood-frequency statistics from the record flood.</p> Thu, 13 Oct 2016 06:45:00 EDT jlavista@usgs.gov 92581b88-607e-406d-abb8-5225d52a81a6 jlavista@usgs.gov (jlavista@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Common Insecticide Identified in Midwestern Streams https://www.usgs.gov/news/national-news-release/common-insecticide-identified-midwestern-streams?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Bifenthrin combats pests, but may harm aquatic ecosystems</p> Wed, 12 Oct 2016 04:30:00 EDT hkoehler@usgs.gov 21be243b-2cdf-4ff9-8f86-322b50647c4f hkoehler@usgs.gov (hkoehler@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey USGS Crews Continue to Measure Flooding in Eastern Iowa https://www.usgs.gov/news/state-news-release/usgs-crews-continue-measure-flooding-eastern-iowa?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Reporters: Do you want to accompany a USGS field crew as they measure flooding? Please contact Jason McVay at 319-430-6962.</p> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:00:00 EDT hkoehler@usgs.gov 56acb50d-f804-4b66-8a6a-39ee58ed0682 hkoehler@usgs.gov (hkoehler@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey USGS Crews Measure Flooding in Northeast Iowa https://www.usgs.gov/news/state-news-release/usgs-crews-measure-flooding-northeast-iowa?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Reporters: Do you want to accompany a USGS field crew as they measure flooding? Please contact Jason McVay at 319-430-6962.</p> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:30:00 EDT hkoehler@usgs.gov 611245f5-9ceb-4efd-a24d-f04392e5b7dd hkoehler@usgs.gov (hkoehler@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Media Advisory: USGS Crews Measure Flooding in Northeast Iowa https://www.usgs.gov/news/state-news-release/media-advisory-usgs-crews-measure-flooding-northeast-iowa?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Reporters: Do you want to accompany a USGS field crew as they measure flooding? Please contact Jason McVay at 319-430-6962.</p> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:30:00 EDT mlubeck@usgs.gov 9c8d794e-a29d-492a-975c-7a6948bcc57d mlubeck@usgs.gov (mlubeck@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Low Levels of Contaminants Found in Great Lakes Tree Swallow Eggs https://www.usgs.gov/news/state-news-release/low-levels-contaminants-found-great-lakes-tree-swallow-eggs?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>    </p> Fri, 22 Jul 2016 11:15:00 EDT mlubeck@usgs.gov d495bc8e-3e41-4465-a3b5-ad577eeafcab mlubeck@usgs.gov (mlubeck@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Moving Barges Have Potential to Transport Invasive Fish https://www.usgs.gov/news/state-news-release/moving-barges-have-potential-transport-invasive-fish?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>When a moving barge encounters small fish in the Illinois Waterway there is a possibility that the fish will become trapped in the gap between barges, according to a new study by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Geological Survey.</p> Tue, 14 Jun 2016 06:00:00 EDT jlavista@usgs.gov 20dcd580-dbb8-47b5-b4d1-547631e3840a jlavista@usgs.gov (jlavista@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Rainfall Following Drought Linked to Historic Nitrate Levels in Some Midwest Streams in 2013 https://www.usgs.gov/news/state-news-release/rainfall-following-drought-linked-historic-nitrate-levels-some-midwest?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Highest concentrations found in Iowa, Minnesota and Illinois. </p> Mon, 6 Jun 2016 07:30:00 EDT jlavista@usgs.gov 334c3732-2f3a-447b-876d-dfc9285ad6e5 jlavista@usgs.gov (jlavista@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Asian Carp Eggs Remain in Suspension at Lower Velocities than Previously Thought https://www.usgs.gov/news/technical-announcement/asian-carp-eggs-remain-suspension-lower-velocities-previously-thought?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news Laboratory experiments in flowing water using synthetic surrogate Silver Carp eggs demonstrate egg suspension at lower velocities than previously thought, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey study. Thu, 7 Apr 2016 13:28:43 EDT shorvath@usgs.gov dc1b5e4f-1ed3-40a7-be9e-7e87a9f6b9fe shorvath@usgs.gov (shorvath@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey New Heartland Maps for the New Year https://www.usgs.gov/news/national-news-release/new-heartland-maps-new-year?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news New US Topo maps for Iowa and Kansas are now available in the USGS Store for free download. The new maps of these Midwestern states feature the inclusion of the U.S. Census Bureau’s Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (TIGER) road data. Tue, 26 Jan 2016 04:30:00 EST shorvath@usgs.gov 4f28b31f-4432-41db-bdfb-0eaca592a65d shorvath@usgs.gov (shorvath@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Visualize Your Water: A Citizen Science Challenge for High School Students https://www.usgs.gov/news/state-news-release/visualize-your-water-citizen-science-challenge-high-school-students?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Today, the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announce Visualize Your Water, a citizen science challenge for high school students who live in the Great Lakes basin and Chesapeake Bay watershed. </p> Wed, 13 Jan 2016 05:00:00 EST kgeer@usgs.gov 4cd62a38-bc64-4b94-a6d9-547d2abba573 kgeer@usgs.gov (kgeer@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey USGS Measures Historic Flooding Across the Nation https://www.usgs.gov/news/featured-story/usgs-measures-historic-flooding-across-nation?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>U.S. Geological Survey field crews are measuring record flooding on rivers and streams in 12 states across the country. USGS is making preparations for a prolonged field effort along the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers as major flooding will extend well into mid-to-late January, particularly along the lower Mississippi River.</p> Mon, 4 Jan 2016 08:57:00 EST shorvath@usgs.gov 1b3356b4-f714-4def-b1cd-4edafd0592a5 shorvath@usgs.gov (shorvath@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey USGS Measures Flooding in Illinois https://www.usgs.gov/news/state-news-release/usgs-measures-flooding-illinois?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>U.S. Geological Survey field crews are measuring near-historic flooding on rivers and streams across Illinois.</p> Mon, 28 Dec 2015 12:30:15 EST kgeer@usgs.gov 4451e301-412d-41b6-a837-199a31b436a9 kgeer@usgs.gov (kgeer@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey New Tool Can Determine the Sources of Mercury Found in the Great Lakes https://www.usgs.gov/news/national-news-release/new-tool-can-determine-sources-mercury-found-great-lakes?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news For the first time, land and resource managers in the Great Lakes will be able to distinguish between the various sources of mercury in the environment, a toxic chemical of significant concern in the region. This is thanks to a new tool that “fingerprints” the mercury, developed by the U.S. Geological Survey and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Thu, 10 Dec 2015 05:00:00 EST shorvath@usgs.gov 0abffa35-3dd3-48f2-8e40-96c9c4ceb58c shorvath@usgs.gov (shorvath@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey US Topo Maps Reach Milestone https://www.usgs.gov/news/national-news-release/us-topo-maps-reach-milestone?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news With the release of new US Topo maps for Illinois and South Dakota, the USGS has completed the second, three-year cycle of revising and updating electronic US Topo quadrangles. This means that since late 2009, the USGS has published nearly every map in the conterminous U.S., twice. Wed, 18 Nov 2015 19:00:00 EST shorvath@usgs.gov 611fd614-16c4-4e6a-adab-186b09962fa7 shorvath@usgs.gov (shorvath@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey