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Media Alert: Hunter Survey Available for Green Bay and Lake Michigan

An annual waterfowl harvest survey is open to duck hunter feedback now through December 31 for the Green Bay and Lake Michigan regions of Wisconsin.

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Project Underway to Identify Algal Toxins in US National Park Waterways

Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey and National Park Service partnered on a first-of-its-kind, nationwide harmful algal bloom, or HAB, field...

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Water Resources in Minnesota Significantly Improved by Land Restoration

Conversion of agricultural lands to wetland and native prairie greatly enhanced the quality of water resources, increased groundwater recharge and...

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Surface-Air Mercury Fluxes and a Watershed Mass Balance in Forested and Harvested Catchments

Forest soils can act as repositories for atmospherically deposited mercury, yet forestry practices can influence mercury mobility and fluxes, food web...

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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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USGS Crews Measure Major Flooding in Lower Michigan

U.S. Geological Survey field crews are measuring record flooding on the Tittabawassee River in Midland, Michigan, following a heavy rainfall event.

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USGS Responds to Spring Flooding

U.S. Geological Survey field crews are measuring flooding across the country as spring weather is in full swing. Warming temperatures, increased...

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USGS Scientists Presenting at the 30th Annual Idaho Water Quality Workshop

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality hosts its 30th Annual Idaho Water Quality Workshop, February 11-13, at Boise State University.

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Human Bacteria, Viruses from Sewage Found in Some Milwaukee Streams

Two types of human-associated bacteria and three types of human viruses were detected in Milwaukee streams within the Menomonee River watershed...

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Design of Private Wells Can Lead to Safer Drinking Water in Minnesota

Minnesota well drillers and landowners will now have new tools to help predict arsenic concentrations in drinking water when building domestic water...

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USGS Flood Experts Respond to High Water in Central, Northeastern U.S.

Crews from the U.S. Geological Survey have been in the field for weeks measuring flooding in the Midwest and in the Mississippi River watershed, and...

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Not All Arsenic Tests are Created Equal

The reliability of arsenic testing for drinking water in Minnesota depends on how and when well water samples are collected, according to a new U.S...

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