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USGS Innovation in Inundation Mapping

Flood Information to Power Community Decisions

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A Century of Water Science in Texas

What a difference 100 years make!

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Follow Your Stream to Learn About Water

Explore America's streams and rivers from your computer or mobile device.

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Fire and Ice: Gauging the Effects of Wildfire on Alaskan Permafrost

USGS scientists, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Minnesota and University of Alaska Fairbanks, have mapped belowground...

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Protecting Water in the Red River: There’s a Map for That

A new, interactive tool can help managers make critical water-quality decisions in the Red River Basin of the United States and Canada.

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Media Advisory: USGS Crews Measure Record Flooding in Eastern Texas

U.S. Geological Survey field crews are measuring record flooding in parts of eastern Texas following intense rainfall. Rainfall amounts of 18 – 20...

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What a Drag: The Global Impact of Bottom Trawling

Recent scientific work outlines the severe consequences the practice of bottom trawling has on loose sediment on the ocean floor.

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New Maps of 2015 Floods Help S. Carolina Plan for the Future

The U.S. Geological Survey has created 20 new flood inundation maps that can help South Carolinians take steps to prevent or reduce future flood...

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Modeling the Mouse: Future Flood Risk for the Souris River

The Souris, or Mouse, River Basin is currently in a wet climate period and will be at high flood risk for some time, according to a scientific model...

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The Fate of Sediment When Freshwater Meets Saltwater

Two recent USGS investigations have measured sedimentation rates along the barely perceptible slope of rivers as they empty into estuaries. The...

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President’s 2017 Budget Proposes $1.2 Billion for the USGS

WASHINGTON—The President’s fiscal year (FY) 2017 budget request for the U.S. Geological Survey reflects the USGS's vital role in addressing some of...
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USGS Increases Public Access to Scientific Research

The U.S. Geological Survey is implementing new measures that will improve public access to USGS-funded science as detailed in its new public access...
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