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December 31, 2016

Upper Part of the Tuul River Basin in Mongolia

The upper part of the Tuul River Basin in Mongolia contains pristine water originating mostly from snowmelt. More information on this study is available at https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161096.

April 29, 2016

Perchlorate and Selected Metals in Water and Soil within Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Author interview on report "Perchlorate and selected metals in water and soil within Mount Rushmore National Memorial, South Dakota, 2011–15," U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016-5030. An environmental concern to water resources within Mount Rushmore National Memorial has been the annual aerial display of fireworks at the memorial for the

Armenia
March 31, 2016

Sturgeon Raised at Fish Farm in Armenia

Sturgeon raised at fish farm. Water use at this farm is about 5,500 gallons per consumable pound of fish. More information about this study is available in https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20175163.

Armenia
March 31, 2016

Hrazdan River at Yerevan, Armenia

Hrazdan River at Yerevan, Armenia. Water samples were collected at this site for analyses of various isotopes. More information about this study is available in https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20175163.

Armenia
March 31, 2016

Field Training on Measuring the Discharge in Armenia

Field training provided by the U.S. Geological Survey on measuring the discharge from a non-flowing well near Artashat, Armenia, that is used for irrigation purposes in the summer. More information about this study is available in https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20175163.

Armenia
March 31, 2016

Field Training in Armenia

Field training provided by the U.S. Geological Survey on measuring the hydraulic head (water level) above land surface using a pressure gage for a flowing well in Sis, Armenia. The well owner stated that the pressure and discharge have decreased markedly in the last few years. More information about this study is available in

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Armenia
March 31, 2016

Operating Fish Farm in Armenia

Operating fish farm from which outflow discharge measurement was made. This fish farm raises sturgeon, trout, and other cold-water fish using groundwater withdrawals from an artesian aquifer in the Ararat Basin. More information about this study is available in https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20175163

Image: Weir Control at Beaver Creek below Linton
March 14, 2016

Weir Control at Beaver Creek below Linton

Weir control at Beaver Creek below Linton, North Dakota.  For more information on the use of weirs to aid in the determination of streamflow, see volumes 1 and 2 of the USGS Water Supply Paper, Measurement and Computation of Streamflow.

Collecting water-quality data in Armenia
March 2, 2016

Armenia water work

Field training on well inventory and collection of water-level data at a non-flowing well near Yeghegnavan, Armenia, near the Armenia/Turkey/Iran border. Mt. Ararat is in background.

The growth of aquaculture to raise trout, sturgeon and other cold-water fish has increased withdrawals of critical groundwater in the Ararat Basin of Armenia. The USGS is working with

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Aquaculture in Armenia
March 2, 2016

Aquaculture in Armenia

The growth of aquaculture to raise trout, sturgeon and other cold-water fish has increased withdrawals of critical groundwater in the Ararat Basin of Armenia. The USGS is working with partners, including USAID, to develop scientific tools for water-resource managers to understand and predict consequences of management decisions in Armenia.

Collecting Water Samples from a Well in Armenia
March 2, 2016

Water Sampling from Well in Armenia

Mark Anderson, Director of the USGS South Dakota Water Science Center, demonstrates how to collect a stable isotope sample from a flowing well near Sis, Armenia.

The growth of aquaculture to raise trout, sturgeon and other cold-water fish has increased withdrawals of critical groundwater in the Ararat Basin of Armenia. The USGS is working with partners, including

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Collecting Water Data Using a Pressure Gage, Armenia
March 2, 2016

Pressure gage water data collection

Field training on how to measure water level using a pressure gage for a flowing well in Sis, Armenia.

The growth of aquaculture to raise trout, sturgeon and other cold-water fish has increased withdrawals of critical groundwater in the Ararat Basin of Armenia. The USGS is working with partners, including USAID, to develop scientific tools for water-resource

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