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Date published: September 15, 2010

A New Understanding of 31 Years of Chesapeake Bay Nutrient Trends

Reducing the delivery of nutrients to the Chesapeake Bay is one of the most important components of restoration efforts to achieve a healthy Bay ecosystem. The USGS has developed a new method for tracking the progress toward reducing nitrogen and phosphorus delivery from the watershed to the Bay.

Date published: September 13, 2010

If the Water Looks and Smells Bad, It May Be Toxic

Earthy or musty odors, along with visual evidence of blue-green algae, also known as cyanobacteria, may serve as a warning that harmful cyanotoxins are present in lakes or reservoirs. In a newly published USGS study of cyanobacterial blooms in Midwest lakes, taste-and-odor compounds were found almost every time cyanotoxins were found, indicating odor may serve as a warning that harmful toxins...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: September 8, 2010

Missouri River Dyed Red Today for Water Study

The Missouri River will be dyed red today for a water flow study being conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey and the Montana Department of Environmental Quality.

Date published: September 7, 2010

Potomac River: Ten-fold Increase in Native Submerged Vegetation Reflects Improved Water Quality

The Potomac River in Washington, D.C. is showing multiple benefits from restoration efforts, newly published research suggests. Reduced nutrients and improved water clarity have increased the abundance and diversity of submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) in the Potomac, according to direct measurements taken during the 18-year field study.

Date published: September 3, 2010

New Study Looks at Groundwater Quality in the North San Francisco Bay Region

SACRAMENTO, CA. — High concentrations of naturally occurring inorganic constituents – including arsenic, boron and lead – are found in about 14 percent of the primary aquifers in Napa, Sonoma and Marin counties, according to a U.S. Geological Survey report

Date published: September 3, 2010

New Report Warns of Expanding Threat of Hypoxia in U.S. Coastal Waters

A report issued today by key environmental and scientific federal agencies assesses the increasing prevalence of low-oxygen “dead zones” in U.S. coastal waters and outlines a series of research and policy steps that could help reverse the decades-long trend.

Date published: September 1, 2010

Many Urban Streams Harmful to Aquatic Life Following Winter Pavement Deicing

The use of salt to deice pavement can leave urban streams toxic to aquatic life, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey study on the influence of winter runoff in northern U.S. cities, with a special focus on eastern Wisconsin and Milwaukee.

Date published: August 31, 2010

Media Advisory: POSTPONED: Missouri River Will Be Dyed Red for Water Study

The Missouri River will be dyed red for a water flow study being conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey and the Montana Department of Environmental Quality.

Date published: August 26, 2010

Media Advisory: Missouri River Will Be Dyed Red for Water Study

The Missouri River will be dyed red for a water flow study being conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey and the Montana Department of Environmental Quality.

Date published: June 4, 2004

June 7 - Fifty Years of Interstate Water Management

It’s 1954, and the residents of New York City are facing another hot summer. For more than a century, the City has been augmenting its water supply to meet the demands of a growing city. The City, along with New York State, is in a legal dispute with three states over a water supply source.