California Water Science Center RSS feed of news related to California Water Science Center en USGS Youth Outreach at Expanding Your Horizons Conference;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p><em>On October 14th, a group from the USGS California Water Science Center hosted both a workshop and career table at the Sacramento State University Expanding Your Horizons Conference. The conference encourages middle school girls to explore STEM education and careers. </em></p> Wed, 1 Nov 2023 17:27:43 EDT b9c5e3b8-dfbd-455c-8476-d699f0edbd30 ( U.S. Geological Survey Expanded Harmful Algae Monitoring in the San Francisco Estuary;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p><strong>NOAA recently awarded a grant through its Monitoring and Event Response Research Program (MERHAB) to support the development of a harmful algal blooms (HABs) collaborative monitoring program for the San Francisco Estuary.</strong></p> Thu, 5 Oct 2023 15:27:45 EDT e6d906c2-c69a-432c-be02-6886ab041907 ( U.S. Geological Survey USGS Water Science Centers Join Forces at the 2023 Lake Tahoe Summit;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Scientists from the California and Nevada Water Science Centers attended the 27th annual Lake Tahoe Summit to discuss the work the USGS is doing in the Tahoe Basin. </p> Mon, 14 Aug 2023 17:20:11 EDT cf648aef-ad84-4139-aad7-442dfb2307d8 ( U.S. Geological Survey NorCal News Station Showcases Work of USGS Hydrotechs on the Sacramento River;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Hydrologic technicians (or hydrotechs) from the USGS California Water Science Center were recently featured on Sacramento News Channel ABC10.</p> Wed, 19 Jul 2023 19:17:18 EDT 7909da5c-1f78-4fa6-9a9b-77f078c091ff ( U.S. Geological Survey Data Inspires Transformation;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Results show snapshot of dynamic environmental processes that shape the ways nutrients interact with and affect aquatic habitats in the Delta.</p> <p>The author of the article connected transformation in the Delta to their personal transformation.<br />  </p> <p> </p> Wed, 12 Jul 2023 16:27:05 EDT 9f2c56b2-d4bd-4b5b-9211-380391d390b5 ( U.S. Geological Survey Neonicotinoid Findings;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Article selected as one the feature papers to celebrate the inaugural issue of <em>Agrochemicals.</em></p> <p>California currently leads the world in hybrid sunflower (Helianthus annuus) seed production.</p> Tue, 20 Jun 2023 14:51:55 EDT a2ee76e8-8a49-4892-84a9-34c6854d499b ( U.S. Geological Survey Partnership Aids Delta Smelt;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>A recent news article and video put out by the California Department of Water Resources credits the USGS.</p> <p><em>Thanks to this project’s partnership with USGS and its sonar imaging system, the team is confident they are giving the fish the best chance possible for survival.</em> - California DWR</p> <p>Image courtesy of DWR</p> Mon, 12 Jun 2023 17:29:07 EDT a9884354-3c47-4493-8e01-08e359d6ca56 ( U.S. Geological Survey Hinkley: Six Page Summary;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Natural and Anthropogenic Hexavalent Chromium, Cr(VI), in Groundwater near a Mapped Plume, Hinkley, California. This is a USGS publication series: Open-File Report (Fact Sheet Style). The publication should be cited as follows: Izbicki, J.A., Groover, K.D., Seymour, W.A., Miller, D.M., Warden, J.G., and Miller, L.G., 2023</p> Fri, 26 May 2023 13:29:41 EDT 149e52d0-f7e9-4af7-ba70-33692b99ee90 ( U.S. Geological Survey Scientists Discuss Research at Geological Society of America Meeting;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>The Cordilleran Section of the Geological Society of America (GSA) includes the states of Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and part of Arizona, as well as western Canadian provinces and Mexican states. It is the oldest of GSA's six regional sections, having been formed in 1901.</p> Mon, 15 May 2023 16:06:48 EDT a0875500-7130-4b19-9ae9-4d8d6152c3f4 ( U.S. Geological Survey New science informs extent of hexavalent chromium groundwater plumes in Hinkley Valley;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>In a new study released today, scientists mapped the extent of human-introduced hexavalent chromium, a known carcinogen under specific circumstances, in California’s Hinkley Valley.</p> Wed, 26 Apr 2023 16:00:00 EDT a926870a-ceb6-46c1-936b-7400c3f37800 ( U.S. Geological Survey Dr. Anke Mueller-Solger is the new Center Director of the USGS California Water Science Center;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>The U.S. Geological Survey has named Dr. Anke Mueller-Solger as the new Center Director of the USGS California Water Science Center (CAWSC).</p> Thu, 9 Mar 2023 18:47:18 EST e90b450e-5581-45af-8ac6-c8c17275799d ( U.S. Geological Survey California Water Science Center Scientists to Present at 2023 IEP Annual Workshop;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>California Water Science Center (CAWSC) scientists will present their latest research at California’s 2023 Interagency Ecological Program (IEP) Workshop to be held in Sacramento, California from March 21-24. Five talks, along with several poster presentations, will be given by CAWSC scientists.</p> Thu, 9 Mar 2023 16:13:28 EST e0913204-a404-41da-86aa-c609f8a625fd ( U.S. Geological Survey USGS Science Informs Effort to Protect Threatened Fish Species;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>The Clear Lake Hitch, also known as the chi, is a fish species very important to the Pomo tribe in the area surrounding Clear Lake in Northern California.</p> Tue, 28 Feb 2023 13:15:42 EST 60a9c0d6-3434-4225-a0dd-f669f979ad1c ( U.S. Geological Survey USGS crews continue to measure record-high streamflow in California;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>U.S. Geological Survey field crews measured high streamflows this week throughout California, thirteen of which were record high-flow measurements.</p> Wed, 4 Jan 2023 12:40:02 EST 1b47e3e7-6680-46ae-9dd7-c7708f03d000 ( U.S. Geological Survey USGS assesses water quality in California principal aquifers as part of a Nationwide study;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>A newly-published study of principal aquifers in the continental United States finds that naturally occurring chemical elements were present in drinking water sources at concentrations above regulatory thresholds more often than anthropogenic (human-induced) contaminants.</p> Wed, 9 Nov 2022 13:31:50 EST d2843a01-d1e7-49f0-945b-8b48ec2ee4d7 ( U.S. Geological Survey California Water Science Center Adds New Webcams;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Three new webcams have recently been installed at these streamgaging sites in California:</p> <p>Truckee River at Boca Bridge near Truckee, CA</p> <p>Suisun Bay near Bay Point, CA</p> <p>False River near Oakley, CA</p> Thu, 9 Jun 2022 15:38:34 EDT f94d23d2-a31d-492f-a12a-cc278ab312ba ( U.S. Geological Survey USGS Scientists Explain How Aquifer Compaction is Measured;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>A recent tour of California’s Central Valley given by the nonprofit organization Water Education Foundation included a stop at the USGS California Water Science Center’s extensometer near Porterville.</p> Thu, 19 May 2022 18:24:00 EDT 1eca191c-22cb-487b-bfed-a4c7ebc6d395 ( U.S. Geological Survey April Showers may Bring May Flowers, but Winter Snow is Water in the Bank;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>The type of precipitation falling from the sky matters, especially for delicate mountain ecosystems.</p> Mon, 18 Apr 2022 06:00:00 EDT Anonymous e54d5f4e-bf6c-4b7d-b127-bd0090367191 (Anonymous) U.S. Geological Survey Community Meeting for Reimagining Molokaʻi's Wetlands;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Community members and the news media are invited to join a public meeting to discuss potential options for restoring Molokaʻi’s coastal wetlands.</p> Wed, 13 Apr 2022 09:00:00 EDT 1148fe8d-481d-4d21-b035-6a457f2e7899 ( U.S. Geological Survey Scientists Research Pesticide Residue Found in Bees;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>In a recently published article, scientists from the USGS, UC Berkeley, and UC Davis, discuss the collection of bee samples for pesticide-residue analysis. In the same locations of bee collection, they also tested pesticide residues found in flowers, soil, and from passive air samplers near field-border plantings.</p> Thu, 7 Apr 2022 16:16:28 EDT 248966a7-e56e-4b37-aebe-e3bdfc9f142e ( U.S. Geological Survey Electromagnetic Survey Identifies Fresh Submarine Groundwater Offshore San Diego;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Innovative research technique used to find a new source of water in the area offshore of San Diego County.</p> Tue, 15 Mar 2022 05:15:51 EDT d368e711-45fa-4c07-aefc-5b89685d36e0 ( U.S. Geological Survey California Water Science Center Scientists Present at Ocean Sciences Meeting 2022;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>California Water Science Center Research Hydrologist Dr. Judith Drexler and Biologist Taylor Eddy will discuss their research at the Ocean Sciences Meeting 2022. The 2022 meeting will be a fully virtual event. The Ocean Sciences Meeting will bring together online more than 5,300 ocean specialists from over 75 different countries.</p> Tue, 22 Feb 2022 19:11:26 EST 66e2d0f3-2ddb-4ded-912d-de2c1a91ad9f ( U.S. Geological Survey USGS Scientists Gather Data to Better Understand Nutrient Loads Entering the Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>California Water Science Center scientists Dina Saleh and Joseph Domagalski discuss water-quality data collected in the Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta.</p> Thu, 20 Jan 2022 14:30:27 EST 3e93957b-d095-4fa7-9b66-437c4f9fa502 ( U.S. Geological Survey Research by California Water Science Center Scientists Focuses on Hydrodynamics in the Upper Sacramento River Deep Water Ship Channel;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>In the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, phytoplankton populations that make up the bottom of the aquatic food web have been declining in recent decades. To better understand this problem, more thorough information and data on aquatic ecosystems are necessary.</p> Mon, 10 Jan 2022 01:10:05 EST 166fc2a5-defa-4d58-9928-0bb127f70a44 ( U.S. Geological Survey USGS Scientists Study Habitat Features in the San Francisco Estuary to Better Inform Conservation Efforts for Aquatic Species;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>The Pacific coast of the lower 48 US states (Washington, Oregon, and California) has over 400 estuaries of various types. The largest of these is the San Francisco Estuary (San Francisco Bay and Delta) in California.</p> Thu, 4 Nov 2021 07:30:00 EDT bb9adc43-0355-4c26-90d0-d06db31b6e44 ( U.S. Geological Survey Public notice for the upgrade and expansion of the water monitoring network in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) provided the public an opportunity  to review and comment on an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the construction, upgrade, and maintenance of new and existing monitoring stations in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Delta). Public notifications were posted to this website and distributed via social media, but USGS received no comments during the review period.</p> Fri, 17 Sep 2021 11:45:00 EDT b54a194c-aa46-49c9-a0be-5553aaac6125 ( U.S. Geological Survey USGS Scientists Compare Analytical Methods for the Analysis of Imidacloprid in Biological Matrices;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>In a recent research project, California Water Science Center scientists compared analytical techniques for the analysis of imidacloprid in biological matrices.</p> Thu, 16 Sep 2021 07:00:00 EDT 1367a494-b28c-4308-b9c3-0da8ecf6851b ( U.S. Geological Survey Increased Pumping in California’s Central Valley During Drought Worsens Groundwater Quality;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Intensive pumping of aquifers during drought can speed up deterioration of groundwater quality, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey. The results highlight clean drinking water supply vulnerabilities in California and other western states currently experiencing record drought conditions.</p> Wed, 1 Sep 2021 07:00:00 EDT ccae510e-ba24-4976-8f48-c18d3bd90122 ( U.S. Geological Survey Opportunity for public comment on proposal for the upgrade and expansion of the water monitoring network in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is providing the opportunity for the public to review and comment on an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed construction, upgrade, and maintenance of new and existing monitoring stations in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Delta). </p> Mon, 30 Aug 2021 11:15:00 EDT d289d642-9b4a-4ce4-8d0d-48c74d84eeea ( U.S. Geological Survey Data from Nevada Tufa Mounds Could be Used to Better Understand Biosignatures on Earth and Beyond;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>California Water Science Center scientist, the late Dr. Michael R. Rosen, and others have authored an article characterizing biosignatures in porous rock formations (called "tufas") in Big Soda Lake, Nevada.</p> Mon, 16 Aug 2021 07:00:00 EDT ddb7f1d7-daa4-4034-a2d6-ffe46911fd25 ( U.S. Geological Survey