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Geonarrative: Locations of Domestic Wells

Geonarrative: Locations of Domestic Wells

A new geonarrative shows locations of domestic (private) wells and the numbers and percentages of people in the conterminous United States who rely on them for their drinking water.

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U.S. River Conditions, April to June 2020

U.S. River Conditions, April to June 2020

This is an animation showing the changing conditions of USGS streamgages from April 1, 2020 to June 30, 2020.

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Image shows a USGS streamgage partially submerged in floodwaters
August 4, 2020

Flooded Pennsylvania Streamgage after Hurricane Isaias

This USGS streamgage on Schantz Spring near Wescosville, Pennsylvania was partially submerged after floodwaters from Tropical Storm Isaias quickly rose and flooded the area. USGS crews arrived on scene August 4 to

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Photograph of boat and bridge, Allegheny River, Pennsylvania
January 23, 2020

A beautiful morning for an ADCP measurement on the Allegheny River, PA

A beautiful morning for an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler measurement on the Allegheny River, Pennsylvania. 

Quarry photo with dipping sedimentary rock, SE Penn. Newark Basin
October 5, 2018

Quarry walls showing dipping sedimentary rocks of Newark Basin, Penn.

Photograph showing dipping sedimentary rocks of the Newark Basin in southeastern Pennsylvania. Taken during the 2018 Field Conference of Pennsylvania Geologists. 

An instrument shelter, solar panel, and antenna surrounded by green pasture.
October 1, 2018

Fair weather cumulus at Chester County, PA Observation Well CH 10

Chester County, Pennsylvania Observation Well CH 10. The well is 33.5 feet deep, and lies in the local Cockeysville Marble Aquifer, part of the larger Piedmont and Blue Ridge carbonate-rock National Aquifer. The well is relatively new to the Groundwater Quality Monitoring Network (GWMN) consisting of 27 wells distributed over 26 counties in Pennsylvania.  Wells are sampled

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This photo shows one of 8 storm sensors deployed in Pennsylvania to monitor the potential effects Hurricane Florence could have
September 14, 2018

Strom sensor deployed in Pennsylvania for Hurricane Florence

This photo shows one of 8 storm sensors deployed in Pennsylvania to monitor the potential effects Hurricane Florence could have on already high rivers across the state. Photo by Matthew Gyves, USGS. 

Image of well that is part of water quality monitoring network, Chester County, Pennsylvania
May 30, 2018

Well CH 10, groundwater quality monitoring network, Chester County, PA

Well CH 10 is part of a Pennsylvania groundwater quality monitoring network and is in Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Kafrein Reservoir, Jordan
February 21, 2017

Kafrein reservoir captures runoff near the Dead Sea, Jordan

The Kafrein Dam captures runoff from Jordan River side valley wadis, near the Dead Sea, Jordan. USGS hosted a field trip that included a stop at the dam in February, 2017 during a regional workshop on aquifer storage & recovery in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, in cooperation with the U.S. Agency for International Development. 

USGS' Brian Selck samples a private well in Lycoming County, PA
December 31, 2014

Sampling a private well in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania

Brian Selck, a USGS National Association of Geoscience Teachers intern, collects a water level measurement from a domestic well at a site north of Jersey Shore in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, June 2014.

Jordan Wadi
February 12, 2013

Spring flow towards the Dead Sea, Jordan

Photo of low-flow conditions in a wadi (stream) along the Jordan Rift Valley. Springflow generated by groundwater discharge at higher elevations eventually flows into the hypersaline Dead Sea. 

Map showing groundwater withdrawals and water-level declines, Azraq Oasis area, Jordan
December 31, 2010

Well-withdrawal footprint map, Azraq Oasis, Jordan

Large groundwater withdrawals in the Azraq Oasis area, Jordan, have contributed to declining water levels in wells. This map shows the withdrawal footprint and observed water-level trends (labeled triangular symbols, from Goode et al. 2013). The footprint depth-rate index is 0.1 meter per year (m/yr), corresponding to a water-level decline rate of 1 m/yr, scaled by a

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