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Water Use in Alabama, 2005

Water is one of the most important of Alabama's natural resources. Water is not only a vital component of human existence, it is critical to the overall quality of life. In order to protect and preserve this resource for future generations, we must have a baseline of information to make decisions. Decision and policy makers must know the answers to three fundamental questions: where is the water...
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Water Use in Alabama, 2005

Water is one of the most important of Alabama's natural resources. Water is not only a vital component of human existence, it is critical to the overall quality of life. In order to protect and preserve this resource for future generations, we must have a baseline of information to make decisions. Decision and policy makers must know the answers to three fundamental questions: where is the water...
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Vernal Pool Inundation Models

This website provides an application for exploring modeling results from a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) project titled Mapping Climate Change Resistant Vernal Pools in the Northeastern U.S. The purpose of this project was to improve understanding of the factors that control inundation patterns in vernal pools of the northeastern United States, so as to identify pools that might function as...
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Vernal Pool Inundation Models

This website provides an application for exploring modeling results from a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) project titled Mapping Climate Change Resistant Vernal Pools in the Northeastern U.S. The purpose of this project was to improve understanding of the factors that control inundation patterns in vernal pools of the northeastern United States, so as to identify pools that might function as...
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Water Quality in Lake Pontchartrain and western Mississippi Sound during openings of Bonnet Carré Spillway

The Bonnet Carré Spillway, located about 28 miles northwest of New Orleans, Louisiana, was constructed in the early 1930s as part of an integrated flood-control structure for the lower Mississippi River Plain. The spillway is designed to divert water from the Mississippi River into Lake Pontchartrain, thus relieving pressure on levees downstream. Opening of the spillway occurs when measured...
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Water Quality in Lake Pontchartrain and western Mississippi Sound during openings of Bonnet Carré Spillway

The Bonnet Carré Spillway, located about 28 miles northwest of New Orleans, Louisiana, was constructed in the early 1930s as part of an integrated flood-control structure for the lower Mississippi River Plain. The spillway is designed to divert water from the Mississippi River into Lake Pontchartrain, thus relieving pressure on levees downstream. Opening of the spillway occurs when measured...
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Louisiana Public Awareness, Hydrologic Studies, and Hydrologic Data

Louisiana Public Awareness, Hydrologic Studies, and Hydrologic Data
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Louisiana Public Awareness, Hydrologic Studies, and Hydrologic Data

Louisiana Public Awareness, Hydrologic Studies, and Hydrologic Data
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Hydrologist visits 4th-graders at Baton Rouge public school

Where: Westdale Heights Academic Magnet school, Baton Rouge, LABackground: Dennis Demcheck has been volunteering at the public school since 2012, discussing bird identification, migration patterns, and drawing birds. The presentation emphasized scientific observation and the importance of accurate data collection.Partners/Stakeholders: None. Dennis talked to about 75 students from three 4th-grade...
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Hydrologist visits 4th-graders at Baton Rouge public school

Where: Westdale Heights Academic Magnet school, Baton Rouge, LABackground: Dennis Demcheck has been volunteering at the public school since 2012, discussing bird identification, migration patterns, and drawing birds. The presentation emphasized scientific observation and the importance of accurate data collection.Partners/Stakeholders: None. Dennis talked to about 75 students from three 4th-grade...
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Lower Mississippi-Gulf WSC - Baton Rouge Sediment Lab Price List - 2018 Fiscal Year

LOWER MISSISSIPPI-GULF WSC - BATON ROUGE SEDIMENT LAB PRICE LIST - 2018 FISCAL YEAR2018FISCAL YEAR(Effective date will begin with samples receivedby the Laboratory after October 1, 2017)
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Lower Mississippi-Gulf WSC - Baton Rouge Sediment Lab Price List - 2018 Fiscal Year

LOWER MISSISSIPPI-GULF WSC - BATON ROUGE SEDIMENT LAB PRICE LIST - 2018 FISCAL YEAR2018FISCAL YEAR(Effective date will begin with samples receivedby the Laboratory after October 1, 2017)
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Decision Support System for Sustainable and Adaptive Management of Beaver Lake - Arkansas

Short Title: Beaver Lake 3-D ModelinProject Chief: Reed GreenCooperator: Beaver Water DistrictProject Time Frame: October 2007 - presentBeaver Lake is a large, deep-storage reservoir located in the White River Basin in northwestern Arkansas and is considered a primary watershed of concern in Arkansas. As such, information is needed to assess water quality, especially nutrient enrichment, nutrient...
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Decision Support System for Sustainable and Adaptive Management of Beaver Lake - Arkansas

Short Title: Beaver Lake 3-D ModelinProject Chief: Reed GreenCooperator: Beaver Water DistrictProject Time Frame: October 2007 - presentBeaver Lake is a large, deep-storage reservoir located in the White River Basin in northwestern Arkansas and is considered a primary watershed of concern in Arkansas. As such, information is needed to assess water quality, especially nutrient enrichment, nutrient...
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Hydrologic Monitoring for the City of Hot Springs Early Flood Warning Information System - Arkansas

Short Title: Hot Springs Flood Warning SystemProject Chief: Joseph FlemingCooperator: City of Hot SpringsProject Time Frame: 2008- presentIn May 1990, a series of severe thunderstorms developed in the vicinity of Hot Springs with a total of 13.25 inches of rainfall measured at the National Park Service rainfall gage. Severe flooding caused by the excessive rainfall damaged numerous bridges and...
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Hydrologic Monitoring for the City of Hot Springs Early Flood Warning Information System - Arkansas

Short Title: Hot Springs Flood Warning SystemProject Chief: Joseph FlemingCooperator: City of Hot SpringsProject Time Frame: 2008- presentIn May 1990, a series of severe thunderstorms developed in the vicinity of Hot Springs with a total of 13.25 inches of rainfall measured at the National Park Service rainfall gage. Severe flooding caused by the excessive rainfall damaged numerous bridges and...
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National Water-Quality Assessment Program (NAWQA) in Tennessee

National Water Quality Assessment Program (NAWQA) in Tennessee
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National Water-Quality Assessment Program (NAWQA) in Tennessee

National Water Quality Assessment Program (NAWQA) in Tennessee
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Bridge Site Studies - Mississippi

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) works closely with the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) to provide information to be used by the MDOT for economical and optimum design of highway-drainage structures. The MDOT spends millions of dollars annually for highway construction. Streamflow records, hydrologic analyses of basins, and hydraulic analyses of the flooding potential at proposed...
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Bridge Site Studies - Mississippi

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) works closely with the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) to provide information to be used by the MDOT for economical and optimum design of highway-drainage structures. The MDOT spends millions of dollars annually for highway construction. Streamflow records, hydrologic analyses of basins, and hydraulic analyses of the flooding potential at proposed...
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National Water Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program - Mississippi Embayment Study Area

The National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program is designed to describe the status and trends in the quality of the Nation's surface-water and ground-water resources and to provide a sound understanding of the natural and human factors that affect the quality of these resources. As part of the program, investigations will be conducted in approximately 60 areas -- called study units --...
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National Water Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program - Mississippi Embayment Study Area

The National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program is designed to describe the status and trends in the quality of the Nation's surface-water and ground-water resources and to provide a sound understanding of the natural and human factors that affect the quality of these resources. As part of the program, investigations will be conducted in approximately 60 areas -- called study units --...
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LAWSC provides easy flood tracking on the web – 25 May 2007

Flooding is a concern for everyone in Louisiana. Floods demand immediate and decisive action by governmental entities, businesses, and individual citizens, all of whom have to make critical decisions that directly impact the extent, duration, and mitigation of losses resulting from flooding. How high will the water get? How long will the flood last? What areas will be affected? What roads will...
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LAWSC provides easy flood tracking on the web – 25 May 2007

Flooding is a concern for everyone in Louisiana. Floods demand immediate and decisive action by governmental entities, businesses, and individual citizens, all of whom have to make critical decisions that directly impact the extent, duration, and mitigation of losses resulting from flooding. How high will the water get? How long will the flood last? What areas will be affected? What roads will...
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