Wisconsin Water Science Center
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Human and bovine, or cattle, viruses were detected in a small percentage of some Great Lakes Basin streams, with human viruses more prevalent in urban streams and bovine viruses more common in streams in agricultural areas, according to a recent U.S. Geological Survey-led study.
Mercury contamination is widespread, at various levels across western North America in air, soil, sediment, plants, fish and wildlife.
USGS scientists participated in a remote presentation to the Philippine government on Tuesday, July 19th. The USGS presented information on our National Streamflow Information Program; discharge measurement innovations; flood inundation mapping and data collection; and USGS water information systems. The Philippines, in turn, presented their National Hydrologic Data Collection Program.
Faith Fitzpatrick (USGS) discussed how waterfalls are made in a recent episode of Blue Sky Science, which answers science-related questions submitted by the public.
Our transitional site includes the new usgs.gov and more than 180 top-level pages (Mission Areas, Programs, Regions, our three new Science Center websites, Products, Connect, About, etc.). We will migrate more USGS websites into this new experience; check back often to see our progress.
Mike Fienen (USGS), along with Ken Bradbury (WGHNS), presented the results of their two-year study of the Little Plover River groundwater system on April 12, 2016, from 6:00-8:00 pm, at the Noel Fine Arts Center in Stevens Point, Wis. This study used existing stream and high-capacity well data to simulate the groundwater and surface-water flow system of the Little Plover.
Gary Latzke and Jamie Velkoverh (WiM) presented an invited plenary talk at the 2016 ESRI Federal GIS conference in Washington, DC, on Feb, 24, 2016. Their talk, "Powering Innovation," demonstrated how Esri Story Maps, an interactive web mapping tool, help USGS scientists communicate their science in a new visual, interactive format.
On Feb. 18, 2016, WI WSC scientist Austin Baldwin presented preliminary findings on microplastics in Great Lakes tributaries to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy's Subcommittee on Water Availability and Quality. This study sampled the quantity and particle types of floating microplastics in 29 tributaries in 6 states.