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There is always something newsworthy happening at the South Atlantic Water Science Center. Read below about the latest studies that our scientists are involved, new advances in our fields of study, and topics that affect all of our lives.

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Tap water study detects PFAS ‘forever chemicals’ across the US

At least 45% of the nation’s tap water is estimated to have one or more types of the chemicals known as per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances, or...

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South Carolina basin characteristics update

A StreamStats migration in May of 2023 provided the addition of an SC Runoff Curve Number basin characteristic to South Carolina StreamStats.

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USGS Director David Applegate visits South Atlantic Water Science Center, Raleigh, NC Office

USGS Director David Applegate and South Atlantic Water Science Center Director Vic Engel visit Raleigh, North Carolina Office

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USGS post-Ian science continues

To learn more about USGS’s role in providing science to decision-makers before, during and after Hurricane Ian, visit

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Response and recovery, preparation and prediction

To learn more about USGS’s role in providing science to decision-makers before, during and after Hurricane Ian, visit

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USGS prepares for Hurricane Ian

As Hurricane Ian continues to move closer to the U.S., the U.S. Geological Survey is preparing for potential landfall. USGS crews are deploying...

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BacteriALERT celebrates 20 years of monitoring the Chattahoochee River

BacteriALERT celebrates 20 years of monitoring the Chattahoochee River

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Southeast Region (SER) Science Workshop: Identifying Science to Meet Administration Priorities and the Needs of Our Stakeholders

The fourth annual SER Science Workshop, held virtually July 13-16, 2021, addressed four administration priorities – underserved communities, tribal...

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USGS Unveils Mobile Flood Tool for the Nation

The U.S. Geological Survey announced Friday the completion of a new mobile tool that provides real-time information on water levels, weather and flood...

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Hurricane Delta Flood Response

More than 7 inches of rain caused historic flooding in the Upper Chattahoochee Basin in Northeast Georgia.  In the metropolitan Atlanta area, 3-6...

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Coastal Change Happens! USGS Has Data and Tools to Help Coastal Communities Prepare

USGS Introduces a National Approach to Coastal Change Hazards (CCH) Science

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USGS Crews Work to Measure Record Flooding Caused By Sally

To learn more about USGS’s role in providing science to decision-makers before, during, and after Hurricane Sally, visit usgs.gov/sally.  

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