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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: August 20, 2014

California Water Use Estimates for 2010 Released

About 38 billion gallons per day (42,000,000 acre-feet per year) of water were withdrawn from groundwater and surface-water sources in California in 2010, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey dataset.

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: August 14, 2014

Cuyama Valley Groundwater Withdrawals Are Double The Long-Term Replenishment

Groundwater is the sole source for agricultural, domestic and municipal water use in California’s Cuyama Valley, located primarily in Santa Barbara County.

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: August 7, 2014

USGS to Begin Drilling "Sentinel" Wells Near Kirtland Air Force Base

Beginning around August 7, scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey will be drilling “sentinel” wells at the first of three locations in the Trumbull Village neighborhood in Albuquerque to provide early alerts for groundwater contamination.

Date published: August 5, 2014

New Jersey Storm-Tide Sensor Network Strengthened

Vital coastal storm-tide information needed to help guide storm response efforts following major storms affecting New Jersey will be more accessible than ever due to a new monitoring network the U.S. Geological Survey is currently building. 

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: August 4, 2014

Media Advisory: Lake Ontario Scientists, Officials Welcome New "Floating Laboratory"

The U.S. Geological Survey will celebrate the newest addition to its fleet of large research vessels in a traditional Christening and commissioning ceremony at the Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center in Oswego, New York, on Wednesday, August 6. 

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: August 4, 2014

Delaware Storm-Tide Sensor Network Strengthened

Vital coastal storm-tide information needed to help guide storm response efforts following major storms affecting Delaware will be more accessible than ever due to a new monitoring network the U.S. Geological Survey is currently building.

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: August 4, 2014

District of Columbia Storm-Tide Sensor Network Strengthened

Vital coastal storm-tide information needed to help guide storm response efforts following major storms affecting District of Columbia will be more accessible than ever due to a new monitoring network the U.S. Geological Survey is currently building.

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: August 4, 2014

Maryland Storm-Tide Sensor Network Strengthened

Vital coastal storm-tide information needed to help guide storm response efforts following major storms affecting Maryland will be more accessible than ever due to a new monitoring network the U.S. Geological Survey is currently building.  

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: August 4, 2014

Pennsylvania Storm-Tide Sensor Network Strengthened

Vital coastal storm-tide information needed to help guide storm response efforts following major storms affecting Pennsylvania will be more accessible than ever due to a new monitoring network the U.S. Geological Survey is currently building.  

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: July 28, 2014

Streamflow Increasing in Eastern Missouri River Basin, Decreasing Elsewhere

Streamflow in the eastern portions of the Missouri River watershed has increased over the past 52 years, whereas other parts have seen downward trends. 

Date published: July 17, 2014

USGS Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Water Resources Research Act

The U.S. Geological Survey joins its many partners in other federal agencies, at universities, and in state and local governments in recognizing the importance of the Water Resources Research Act (WRRA) of 1964. 

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: July 8, 2014

USGS Release: Large Rivers in U.S. are Becoming Less Acidic

Several large rivers in the U.S. are less acidic now, due to decreasing acidic inputs, such as industrial waste, acid mine drainage, and atmospheric deposition.