Water Resources


Browse the list below for news, announcements, events, project updates, and other information related to the Water Resources Mission Area.

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Date published: September 15, 2015

USGS Installs New Streamflow Monitoring Station in Hallettsville, Texas

The U.S. Geological Survey installed a new gage to be used for streamflow monitoring in the City of Hallettsville, Texas.

Date published: September 15, 2015

100 Photos That Can Help Prevent Sickness, Save Lives

A series of 100 photos may reduce the risk of Native Americans and Alaska Natives being exposed to or consuming water or food containing harmful cyanobacteria.

Date published: September 10, 2015

Media Advisory: USGS Data Lights the Way for Tilikum Crossing

Tonight, the Tilikum Crossing, Bridge of the People, will brighten Portland’s skyline when the bridge’s aesthetic nighttime light program is permanently switched on.

Date published: September 10, 2015

New Tide Gauges at Saxis and Chincoteague Marinas

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with Accomack County, the Town of Saxis and the Town of Chincoteague has installed two new tide gauge stations at the Saxis Marina and Chincoteague Marina to help emergency planners protect the shorelines of the Eastern Shore.

Date published: September 8, 2015

Low 2015 Snowpack and River Flows Studied to Provide Insight Into Future Droughts

U.S. Geological Survey hydrologic technicians are currently taking measurements from hundreds of streams and rivers across the western United States as part of a low flow study.

Date published: August 17, 2015

New Flood Warning Resources Available for West Branch

The City of West Branch, Iowa, and the U.S. Geological Survey recently partnered to provide real-time streamflow and flood warning information on the west branch of flood-prone Wapsinonoc Creek.

Date published: August 12, 2015

Seeing into Water in New Ways: Winners of the Visualizing Nutrients Challenge

The results are in. And the public clearly wins.

Date published: August 7, 2015

Extensive Investigation of Intermittent Streams Indicates Link to Past Climate

A new USGS study published in the journal River Research and Applications presents an extensive analysis of temporary (intermittent) streams across regions in the conterminous United States where such streams are prevalent (in the western plains and southwest) and describes their sensitivity to past climate.

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: August 4, 2015

Study Explores Groundwater and Geothermal Energy in Drought-Stricken Eastern Oregon and Neighboring States

A new study now underway by the U.S. Geological Survey is exploring the groundwater resources and geothermal energy potential in drought-stricken areas of eastern Oregon and nearby parts of California, Idaho and Nevada.

Date published: June 23, 2015

Scientists Expect Slightly Below Average Chesapeake Bay ’Dead Zone’ this Summer

Scientists are expecting that this year’s Chesapeake Bay hypoxic low-oxygen zone, also called the “dead zone,” will be approximately 1.37 cubic miles – about the volume of 2.3 million Olympic-size swimming pools. While still large, this is 10 percent lower than the long-term average as measured since 1950.

Date published: June 18, 2015

USGS Measures Local Impacts of Tropical Depression Bill

Several U.S. Geological Survey field crews are measuring flooding in south-central Oklahoma due to heavy rainfall from the remnants of Tropical Depression Bill.

Date published: June 15, 2015

Media Advisory: Remembering the 1965 South Platte River Flood and Moving Forth with Science for Safety

Fifty years ago on June 16, a devastating flood swept through the South Platte River Basin of the Front Range and Eastern Plains of Colorado, killing 21 people and causing more than $540 million in damage.