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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: April 1, 2015

USGS Releases Online Tool for Estimating Atrazine Levels in Streams and Rivers

A new online, interactive tool for estimating atrazine concentrations in streams and rivers is now available.

Date published: March 25, 2015

Some Shallow-Groundwater Wells Affected by Bio-Based Fertilizers

Some shallow-groundwater wells next to or downhill from Orange County agricultural fields treated with bio-based fertilizers have nitrate levels above Environmental Protection Agency standards set for public water supplies, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey report. 

Date published: March 24, 2015

Media Advisory: Public Invitation: What’s the Status of Water in South Dakota?

Media and the public are invited to attend a free meeting and field trips about South Dakota water issues on April 15 and 16 in Rapid City.

Date published: March 18, 2015

Dive In – Explore Thousands of Coastal and Seafloor Images

Thousands of photos and videos of the seafloor and coastline—most areas never seen before—are now available and easily accessible online. This is critical for coastal managers to make important decisions, ranging from protecting habitats to understanding hazards and managing land use.

Date published: March 12, 2015

Eastern Shore Contributes Excess Nutrients to Chesapeake Bay

Excess fertilizer and manure applied to the Chesapeake Bay’s Eastern Shore are causing poor water-quality in streams that flow into the Bay, according to a new publication by the U.S. Geological Survey. 

Date published: March 12, 2015

North Carolina Storm-Tide Sensor Network Strengthened

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

Date published: February 24, 2015

Lake Okeechobee Seepage Barrier May Have Changed Salinity in Portions of Aquifer

The first section of a seepage barrier designed to prevent catastrophic failure of the 143-mile Herbert Hoover Dike around Lake Okeechobee, Florida may have unintentionally caused changes in the salinity of portions of the shallow aquifer near the lake, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey report.

Date published: February 20, 2015

Study Reveals Recent Geologic History of Roanoke River Floodplain

After surveying and analyzing centuries of evidence in the floodplain of the lower Roanoke River, USGS researchers, along with colleagues from the universities of Wisconsin and North Carolina, have developed a highly accurate estimate of sediment deposition amounts along the course of the river over three timescales — annual, decadal, and centennial.

Date published: February 17, 2015

Largest Dam Removal in U.S. History Scientifically Characterized

SEATTLE — The effects of dam removal are better known as a result of several new studies released this week by government, tribal and university researchers. The scientists worked together to characterize the effects of the largest dam removal project in U.S. history occurring on the Elwha River of Washington State.

Date published: February 10, 2015

Man-made Pollutants Finding Their Way Into Groundwater Through Septic Systems

Pharmaceuticals, hormones and personal care products associated with everyday household activities are finding their way into groundwater through septic systems in New York and New England, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Date published: February 2, 2015

President’s 2016 Budget Proposes $1.2 Billion for the USGS

The President’s fiscal year 2016 budget request for the U.S. Geological Survey is $1.2 billion, an increase of nearly $150 million above the FY 2015 enacted level.

Date published: February 2, 2015

What’s Being Done to Protect the Great Lakes?

New and improved science tools can help managers and researchers evaluate current threats and develop management strategies to protect and restore the valuable Great Lakes ecosystem.