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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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New USGS IWAAs product: National Integrated Water Availability Assessments concept map

On Dec. 18, 2019, the USGS Water Resources Mission Area released the National Integrated Water Availability Assessments concept map. This map shows...

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Atrazine concentrations have decreased in streams and rivers across the United States

From 2002 to 2012, concentrations of atrazine decreased in more than one-half of 60 U.S. streams and rivers studied and increased in only about one...

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President Proposes $971.2 Million FY 2021 Budget for USGS

Budget Focuses on Bringing Science, Facilities, and Infrastructure into the 21st Century

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Daily sampling of pesticides in streams

When scientists collected samples every day from 14 streams and analyzed them for pesticides, they found more pesticides and higher concentrations...

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Pharmaceuticals common in small streams in the U.S.

Human-use pharmaceuticals are frequently present in many small streams, even those not receiving wastewater treatment plant discharges, reports a new...

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Cyanobacteria with the potential to produce toxins common in large U.S. rivers

Emerald-green harmful algal blooms (HABs) have become an all-too-familiar summertime sight in many U.S. lakes and reservoirs. A new USGS study reports...

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Nitrate loads entering the Gulf of Mexico have not changed despite reductions at local scales

Reducing delivery of nitrate to the Gulf of Mexico is critical to decreasing the size of the “dead zone”—an area of hypoxia, or low dissolved oxygen...

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New USGS online tools for watershed managers

SPARROW models, tools, and maps of streamflow, nutrients, and sediment for streams in five major U.S. regions

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Herbicide glyphosate prevalent in U.S. streams and rivers

The herbicide glyphosate was detected at least once in 66 of 70 U.S. streams and rivers located in a range of land-use settings, according to a recent...

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Targeted management of a small number of catchments may help reduce nitrogen loading to Chesapeake Bay

A new USGS study uses the SPARROW (SPAtially Referenced Regression On Watershed attributes) model to assess how nitrogen loading to the Chesapeake Bay...

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Phosphorus and River Water Quality

Investigating the effects of historical phosphorus on current river water quality. 

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Next Generation Water Observing System Partnership Announcement

The U.S. Geological Survey is seeking information from industry, academia, nonprofits, and research institutions on innovative technologies that...

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