Water Resources


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: March 11, 2011

Montgomery unveils High Water Mark Sign signifying Alabama River's highest level

High Water Mark Sign marking Alabama River's highest recorded level unveiled in Montgomery

Date published: October 29, 2010

Great Lakes Sea Lamprey Control To be Featured on Discovery Channel’s

ANN ARBOR, MI—Sea lamprey control is a “dirty job,” one that TV star Mike Rowe will take on during an upcoming episode of the Discovery Channel’s popular program Dirty Jobs.  The segment will first air on November 2, 2010 at 9:00 EST/8:00 CST.

Date published: October 22, 2010

New Interactive Flood Warning Tool for the Flint River - First of its Kind Announced in Georgia

A new online and interactive flood preparedness tool is now available for the Flint River. Scientists from the U.S Geological Survey (USGS) and the National Weather Service (NWS) developed the new Flood Inundation Map to improve flood warnings and emergency management along the Flint River in Albany, Ga.

Date published: October 15, 2010

Climate Change and Human Water use Alter Rivers, Eliminate Top Predators

TEMPE, Ariz. — Climate change and growing human demands for water are leaving an indelible mark on rivers and streams, shortening food chains and eliminating some top predators like large-bodied fish, according to a new study led by Arizona State University and co-authored by a U.S. Geological Survey scientist.

Date published: October 6, 2010

New Yosemite Streamgage, Weather Station, Webcam to Monitor Merced River

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. — The wraps came off a new streamgage and interpretive station at a popular streamside location in Yosemite National Park today.

The station includes a new streamgage for the Merced River – where the U.S. Geological Survey has measured streamflow since 1915 – as well as a complex array of National Weather Service instruments, a webcam, and a special series of...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: October 4, 2010

Media Advisory: Partners Unveil new Yosemite Streamgage, Weather Station, Webcam

Reporters are invited to witness a dedication ceremony and ribbon cutting for a new streamgage, interpretive displays, weather instruments, and a webcam on the Merced River in Yosemite Valley.

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: September 23, 2010

Elevated Nitrogen and Phosphorus Still Widespread in Much of the Nation’s Streams and Groundwater

Elevated concentrations of nitrogen and phosphorus, nutrients that can negatively impact aquatic ecosystems and human health, have remained the same or increased in many streams and aquifers across the Nation since the early 1990’s, according to a new national study by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: September 17, 2010

Briefing on High Levels of Nitrogen and Phosphorus Across the Nation

USGS will brief Congress, the media and the public on nutrient concentrations in the Nation's water resources, key sources of nutrients, potential effects on humans and aquatic life, and changes in concentrations since the early 1990’s. 

Attribution: Water Resources
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.

Attribution: Water Resources
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.