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Groundwater Flow to Colorado River May Decline by a Third over Next 30 Years

A new study projects that a hot and dry future climate may lead to a 29% decline in Upper Colorado River Basin “baseflow” at the basin outlet by the...

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Media Alert: New Flood Warning Gage in Pack Creek near Moab Utah

A new rapid deployment U.S. Geological Survey flood warning gage has been installed in Pack Creek, 9 miles southeast of Moab, Utah, below the June...

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Great Salt Lake Reaches New Historic Low

The southern portion of the Great Salt Lake is at a new historic low, with average daily water levels dropping about an inch below the previous record...

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Great Salt Lake May Reach Historic Low Soon

The southern portion of the Great Salt Lake is just a couple inches above the historic low measurement taken in 1963, according to U.S. Geological...

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Large Decreases in Upper Colorado River Salinity Since 1929

Salinity levels in the Upper Colorado River Basin, which covers portions of Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico, have steadily decreased...

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Utah Gauge Celebrates 100 Years of Monitoring Streamflow

A U.S. Geological Survey streamgage near Hunstville, Utah is celebrating 100 years of monitoring streamflow on the south fork of the Ogden River. The...

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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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Groundwater in Moab Area Less than Previously Reported

A new assessment of groundwater resources in the Spanish Valley watershed in southern Utah shows an amount that is about 30–40% lower than previously...

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Salinity Cycles in Lower Colorado River Caused by Precipitation Patterns in Upper Basin

A new study shows that mysterious cycles in salinity in the lower Colorado River are a result of precipitation patterns in the headwaters of the upper...

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Mercury Concentrations in Lake Powell Higher in Side Canyons

Mercury concentrations within Lake Powell are highest in side canyons within the lower portion of the reservoir, according to a new U.S. Geological...

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View Sediment Core Collection on Lake Powell

Reporters: RSVP to Visit Coring Site on Lake Powell

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Backcountry Travel for Science: Studying the Source of Groundwater in the Grand Canyon

When you think of a day in the life of a scientist, adventure may not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, many scientists find themselves...

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