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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: November 12, 2014

Methane Concentrations Low In Wells Tested In Lee, Chatham Counties, NC

A study designed to provide baseline information on groundwater quality in Lee and Chatham counties prior to oil and gas exploration there found low levels of dissolved methane gas and a small percentage of wells with other constituents at levels exceeding federal and state drinking water standards, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Date published: November 12, 2014

Contaminants in Groundwater Linked to Agricultural Land Use

Groundwater contamination that was first detected in Chesterfield County in the early 2000s has been linked to historical agricultural land use, according to a recent U.S. Geological Survey study.

Date published: November 5, 2014

National Water-Use at Lowest Levels since before 1970

Water use across the country reached its lowest recorded level in nearly 45 years. According to a new USGS report, about 355 billion gallons of water per day (Bgal/d) were withdrawn for use in the entire United States during 2010.

Date published: November 3, 2014

Helping Managers Protect the San Antonio River Basin Through Sediment Modeling

For the first time ever, scientists have simulated the movement of sediment throughout the San Antonio River Basin with a new U.S. Geological Survey model, created in cooperation with the San Antonio River Authority (SARA).

Date published: November 3, 2014

Helping Managers Protect the San Antonio River Basin Through Sediment Modeling

For the first time ever, scientists have simulated the movement of sediment throughout the San Antonio River Basin with a new U.S. Geological Survey model, created in cooperation with the San Antonio River Authority (SARA).

Date published: October 29, 2014

Wichita’s Water-Use Strategy Helps Preserve the Equus Beds Aquifer

Wichita’s water-use strategy has helped preserve the Equus Beds aquifer during the recent drought of 2011-12, according to a new report released by the U.S. Geological Survey and prepared in cooperation with the city of Wichita.

Date published: October 23, 2014

Science and Policy Working Together to Help the Delta

Successfully resolving California’s long-standing water supply and ecosystem restoration conflicts in the Delta depends on sound policy based on the best available science.

Date published: October 15, 2014

New Groundwater Model Can Help Address Growing Water Demands

The U.S. Geological Survey has developed a computer model that will help water managers understand the groundwater resources in the Willamette Basin and assist them in meeting current and future water demands.

Date published: October 8, 2014

Groundwater-Level Declines Continue to Cause Land Elevation Loss in Houston – Galveston Region

Historical groundwater withdrawals have caused the loss of land-surface elevation, or subsidence, in the Houston-Galveston region. Loss of surface elevation is a concern as it may increase the potential for more intense flooding in the study area according to the latest annual report conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey. 

Date published: October 7, 2014

High Post-Wildfire Erosion Potential for Sandia and Manzano Mountain Basins

Basins in the Sandia and Manzano Mountains at risk for a rainfall-generated debris-flow following a wildfire are identified by a new method for estimating post-fire erosion hazards before a wildfire actually burns, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey study.

Date published: October 2, 2014

USGS Installs Two Flood Monitoring Stations in the City of Laredo

The U.S. Geological Survey has installed two streamgages to be used for flood monitoring in the City of Laredo, Texas.

Date published: October 1, 2014

USGS Monitors Flooding in Lincoln - Omaha Metro Areas

Scientists and technicians from the U.S. Geological Survey are conducting flood measurements in four different locations in the Lincoln and Omaha metropolitan areas in response to the high flows produced by the heavy rains over the last 24 hours.