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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...

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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...
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Heat Accelerates Dry in California Drought

Although record low precipitation has been the main driver of one of the worst droughts in California history, abnormally high temperatures have also...

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New Maps Reveal Seafloor off San Francisco Area

Three new sets of maps detail the offshore bathymetry, habitats, geology and submarine environment of the seafloor off the coast of San Francisco...

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Media Advisory: USGS Responds to Record-Breaking Rains in Oklahoma

As moderate to major flooding in southern Oklahoma continues, multiple crews of U.S. Geological Survey scientists are in the field measuring how the...
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Muskingum and Ohio River Flood Maps Can Help Prepare for Floods

New flood inundation maps and an updated flood warning system can help Marietta, Ohio, and other communities along the Lower Muskingum River and Ohio...
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Media Advisory: USGS Measuring High Flows Around Denver

Crews from the U.S. Geological Survey are monitoring high streamflows due to sustained rain in various locations around Denver today.
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Atmospheric Release of BPA May Reach Nearby Waterways

Water contamination by hormone-disrupting pollutants is a concern for water quality around the world. Existing research has determined that elevated...
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Spring Showers and Snowmelt: The State of Minnesota’s Groundwater

New research can help water resource managers quantify critical groundwater resources and assess the sustainability of long-term water use in...
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The Chemistry of Waters that Follow from Fracking: A Case Study

In a study of 13 hydraulically fractured shale gas wells in north-central Pennsylvania, USGS researchers found that the microbiology and organic...
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Boom and Bust in the Boreal Forest: Climate Signals Seen in Bird Populations

Weaving concepts of ecology and climatology, recent interdisciplinary research by USGS and several university partners reveals how large-scale climate...

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Dam Removal Study Reveals River Resiliency

SEATTLE, Wash. — More than 1,000 dams have been removed across the United States because of safety concerns, sediment buildup, inefficiency or having...
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