Water Resources

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Date published: August 24, 2021
Status: Active

CASCaDE: Computational Assessments of Scenarios of Change for the Delta Ecosystem

The Delta of the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers provides drinking water supplies to two-thirds of Californians, and is a fragile ecosystem home to threatened and endangered species. The CASCaDE project builds on several decades of USGS science to address the goals of achieving water supply reliability and restoring the ecosystems in the Bay-Delta system.

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: August 24, 2021
Status: Active

Water-Use Data and Research (WUDR) program

The USGS Water-Use Data and Research (WUDR) program provides financial assistance through cooperative agreements with State water resource agencies to improve the availability, quality, compatibility, and delivery of water-use data that is collected or estimated by States.

 

Date published: August 24, 2021
Status: Active

Water-Use Data and Research program: Proposals and awards

Water-Use Data and Research (WUDR) financial assistance is awarded in a competitive process each Federal Fiscal Year. The funding cycle begins with the WUDR Program Announcement being made available on Grants.gov. State water resources agencies can then prepare proposals for improving their water-use data under the priorities described in an approved workplan. All submitted proposals are...

Date published: August 24, 2021
Status: Active

Summary of baseline standards for water-use data

The USGS has identified baseline goals (Tier 1) and additional levels of data (Tier 2 and Tier 3), for all major categories of water use. The current year Water-Use Data and Research (WUDR) Program Announcement provides the authoritative version of these standards. These guidelines are provided to assist State water-resource agencies in determining areas in which to focus proposed work.

Date published: August 24, 2021
Status: Active

Water-Use Data and Research program: Completed State workplans

Under the Water-Use Data and Research (WUDR) program, workplans are developed by States to evaluate their current water-use data in relation to USGS baseline standards for each category of water user and develop a workplan to improve it.

Date published: August 24, 2021
Status: Active

Water-Use Open Forum

The USGS Water-Use Open Forum is for those involved in water-use data collection, data management, and regulation to communicate about challenges and solutions to water-use data issues, such as data collection, storage, QA/QC, analysis and data dissemination.

Date published: August 24, 2021
Status: Completed

WUDR Cooperative Funding Awards, FY20

The USGS Water-Use Data and Research (WUDR) program is pleased to announce the recipients of FY20 cooperative agreements. Awards were made to agencies in 10 States, for a total of about $950,000 in funding.

Date published: August 24, 2021
Status: Completed

WUDR Cooperative Funding Awards, FY19

The USGS Water-Use Data and Research (WUDR) program is pleased to announce the recipients of FY19 cooperative agreements. Awards were made to agencies in 7 States, for a total of about $580,000 in funding.

Date published: August 24, 2021
Status: Completed

WUDR Cooperative Funding Awards, FY18

The USGS Water-Use Data and Research (WUDR) program is pleased to announce the recipients of FY18 cooperative agreements. Awards were made to agencies in 7 States, for a total of $590,000 in funding.

Date published: August 24, 2021
Status: Completed

WUDR Cooperative Funding Awards, FY17

The USGS Water-Use Data and Research (WUDR) program is pleased to announce the recipients of FY17 cooperative agreements. Awards were made to agencies in 15 States, for a total of $1.32M in funding.

Date published: August 24, 2021
Status: Completed

WUDR Cooperative Funding Awards, FY16

The USGS Water-Use Data and Research (WUDR) program is pleased to announce the recipients of FY16 cooperative agreements. Awards were made to agencies in 18 States, for a total of $1.4M in funding.

Date published: July 22, 2021
Status: Completed

National Water Census: Brackish Groundwater Assessment

All water naturally contains dissolved solids that, if present in sufficient concentration, can make a water resource "brackish", or distastefully salty. The amount of fresh or potable groundwater in storage has declined for many areas in the U.S., leading to concerns about the future availability of water. Using brackish groundwater could supplement or, in some places, replace the use of...

Attribution: Water Resources