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Larger than average hypoxic area expected for Gulf of Mexico

High spring rainfall, river discharge, nutrient loads into Gulf major contributors to size

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The USGS is Ready to Respond During the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season starts June 1, and the U.S. Geological Survey is prepared to provide science that can help guide efforts to protect...

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USGS Crews Measure Major Flooding in Lower Michigan

U.S. Geological Survey field crews are measuring record flooding on the Tittabawassee River in Midland, Michigan, following a heavy rainfall event.

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A comprehensive assessment of fluoride in groundwater

Fluoride occurs commonly in groundwater used for drinking, but typically at concentrations less than the drinking-water standard for human health...

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USGS Responds to Spring Flooding

U.S. Geological Survey field crews are measuring flooding across the country as spring weather is in full swing. Warming temperatures, increased...

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Modification of Streamflow Across the U.S.

Human activities have caused flows in many of the Nation’s streams and rivers to be different from what they would be naturally. A new USGS study repo...

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A slimy source of information on pesticides in streams

Analysis of stream biofilms reveals the presence of a wider array of pesticides than analysis of bed sediment, reports a new study by the U.S...

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Naturally Occurring Contaminants in "Ancient" Groundwater of the Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain aquifers

Groundwater in the Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain aquifers is old—more than 21,300 years old in more than half of 252 public-supply wells sampled...

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The Quality of Our Groundwater—Progress on a National Survey

A U.S. Geological Survey study of groundwater quality across the nation now includes water-quality information for 15 of the most heavily used...

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Water quality of rivers has changed dramatically in human-dominated landscapes of the United States

Human activities have markedly changed the water quality of rivers in the past few decades according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey...

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Colorado River Flow Dwindles as Warming-Driven Loss of Reflective Snow Energizes Evaporation

New USGS research indicates that streamflow in the Upper Colorado River Basin (UCRB) is decreasing by about 5% per degree Fahrenheit as a consequence...

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Concentrations of suspended sediment decreasing in many US streams and rivers

A new USGS study reports that landscape management actions across the U.S. aimed at reducing concentrations of suspended sediment in streams and...

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