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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: August 23, 2020

USGS predicts Gulf beach erosion from Marco, gets set to measure storm effects

To learn more about USGS’s role in providing science to decision makers before, during and after Tropical Storm Marco, visit www.usgs.gov/marco

This story was updated August 24 based on the latest coastal change forecast.

Date published: August 4, 2020

USGS Field Crews Document Isaias’ Effects Along Atlantic Coast

To learn more about USGS’s role in providing science to decision makers before, during, and after Hurricane Isaias, visit the USGS Hurricane Isaias page at https://www.usgs.gov/isaias

Date published: August 2, 2020

USGS Works to Predict and Track Isaias' Effects

To learn more about USGS’s role in providing science to decision makers before, during and after Tropical Storm Isaias, visit https://www.usgs.gov/isaias

This story was updated August 3 to reflect changes in the coastal change and landfall forecasts for Isaias.

Date published: August 1, 2020

USGS Deploying Sensors in Carolinas to Monitor Hurricane Isaias

To learn more about USGS’s role in providing science to decision makers before, during, and after Hurricane Isaias, visit the USGS Hurricane Isaias page at https://www.usgs.gov/isaias

Date published: July 1, 2020

Integrated Water Science Basin selection kicks off new era of water-resource assessments

The USGS has identified 36 major river basins—2 in each of 18 regions of the conterminous U.S.—as finalists for intensive study by new USGS Water Resources Mission Area programs. From the finalists, 10 will be selected to be an Integrated Water Science (IWS) Basin.  The ranking process is described in a new article in the journal...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: June 25, 2020

Plan Your Next River Trip to Explore the Great Outdoors From Your Computer Using Streamer

Streamer is an online mapping application for exploring downstream and upstream along America’s rivers and streams.

Date published: June 24, 2020

Pavement is contributing sediment to urban streams

Dirt, sand, and other particulate material on parking lots and streets is washing off into urban streams, reports a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey Regional Stream Quality Assessment. The study used novel particle tracers to determine that particles washed from pavement made up...

Date published: June 19, 2020

Great Outdoors Month: Exploring the Waters

Now that June is upon us, it’s Great Outdoors Month! So why not stream some Nature instead of Netflix? Speaking of streams, maybe you’re thinking of going kayaking, canoeing or tubing on a nearby river. Just go with the flow!

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: June 18, 2020

Updated Information on Locations of Domestic Well Use

A new USGS geonarrative illustrates where domestic (private) wells are located and how many people are using them, based on the results of a 2019 USGS study. A domestic well typically supplies water to single household. Nearly 40 million people in the United States rely on a domestic (private) well for their drinking-...