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Date published: September 11, 2014

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Above normal precipitation in the Heart, Knife and Green River Basins of North Dakota led to record-breaking streamflows at several U.S. Geological Survey streamgages this past August.

Date published: September 11, 2014

20-Year Study Shows Levels of Pesticides Still a Concern for Aquatic Life in U.S. Rivers and Streams

Levels of pesticides continue to be a concern for aquatic life in many of the Nation’s rivers and streams in agricultural and urban areas, according to a new USGS study spanning two decades (1992-2011). Pesticide levels seldom exceeded human health benchmarks.

Date published: September 5, 2014

Klamath Mountains Groundwater Quality: Constituents Detected at High Levels Are Less Prevalent than Statewide

Naturally occurring trace elements were detected at high concentrations in less than 3 percent of raw groundwater sources used for public water supply in the Klamath Mountain area, according to the ongoing U.S. Geological Survey study of California groundwater quality.

Date published: August 21, 2014

USGS Measures Flooding in Arizona

U.S. Geological Survey field crews are measuring flooding after heavy rainfall occurred in northern portions of Maricopa County, Arizona.  

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About 38 billion gallons per day (42,000,000 acre-feet per year) of water were withdrawn from groundwater and surface-water sources in California in 2010, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey dataset.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