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Date published: December 12, 2013

Limited Food May be Significantly Changing Great Lakes Ecosystems

Declines of the food resources that feed lake organisms are likely causing dramatic changes in the Great Lakes, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey study.

Date published: November 21, 2013

Instant Bacteria Forecasts Make Swimmers at Great Lakes Beaches Safer

Rapid, highly accurate water-quality predictions can help better prevent recreationalists from getting sick at Great Lakes beaches, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey report.

Date published: July 30, 2013

Nearly 3,900 New Maps in Time for Summer

Newly designed maps covering Indiana, Iowa, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Virginia are now available online for free download

Date published: May 2, 2013

USGS Continues to Provide Critical Flood Information

As lingering spring rains soak eastern Iowa, crews from the U.S. Geological Survey continue efforts to make sure the streamgaging network is providing basic scientific information needed by water-resource managers and the community.

Date published: April 23, 2013

USGS Measures Record Flooding in Illinois

U.S. Geological Survey field crews are measuring record flooding on rivers and streams across most of Illinois.  

Date published: April 11, 2013

USGS to Receive New Great Lakes Research Vessel

The U.S. Geological Survey awarded a contract last Friday for the construction of a large research vessel for Lakes Huron, Michigan, and Superior to Burger Boat Company of Manitowoc, Wis.

Date published: March 5, 2013

Iowa Meteorite Crater Confirmed

USGS Airborne Surveys Back Up Previous Decorah Research
 

Date published: December 21, 2012

Upcoming Airborne Surveys To Track Potential Mineral and Water Resources in Parts of Iowa and Minnesota

U.S. Geological Survey scientists plan to conduct the first comprehensive, high-resolution airborne survey to study the rock layers under a region of northeastern Iowa and southeastern Minnesota, starting December 2012 and lasting through January 2013.

Date published: September 19, 2012

Florida and Illinois Make 48

With the release of US Topo maps for Florida and Illinois, the continental US is now covered with the new digital quadrangles
 

Date published: July 23, 2012

Areas of Elevated Contaminants in Groundwater Determined from Regional Assessment in the Midwest

At least one contaminant was found at levels of human-health concern in about one third of untreated groundwater samples collected from wells in the Cambrian-Ordovician aquifer system, according to a recent report by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Date published: July 19, 2012

Low Streamflow Conditions Add to Midwest Drought Woes

Streamflow levels are below normal across much of the Midwest states of Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois and Wisconsin, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Many states are experiencing severe drought, such as Iowa, where flows are less than 25 percent of normal streamflow conditions for the majority of the state. 

Date published: January 12, 2012

Invasive Carps Could Find a Home in Lake Erie

Lake Erie and its largest tributaries are suitable habitats for invasive Asian carps to reproduce and mature, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey study.