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Water is one of seven science mission areas of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Water's mission is to collect and disseminate reliable, impartial, and timely information that is needed to understand the Nation's water resources.

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Date published: March 20, 2018
Status: Completed

Small-Scale, Hydrogen-Oxidizing Denitrifying Bioreactor, US Patent 6,863,815

A method for treating nitrate-contaminated water comprising treating said water with hydrogen-oxidizing denitrifying bacteria in the presence of hydrogen. (Full details provided by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office website.)

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: March 20, 2018
Status: Completed

Solar Distillation Loop, US Patent 7,108,769

A solar distillation loop apparatus includes a first pipe section disposed on a ground surface, the first pipe section including a substantially straight portion and elevated portions on each end of the substantially straight portion, an impure water inflow coupling  and an impure water outflow coupling. (Full details provided by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office website.)

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: March 19, 2018
Status: Completed

Measurement of Surface Areas by Polyvinylpyrrolidone Sorption, US Patent 7,264,777

A method of quantitatively determining surface area of a sample uses polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) dispersed in a solution containing the sample, and determining the amount of PVP that has deposited on the sample. (Full details provided by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office website.)

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: March 14, 2018
Status: Completed

Sequential, Time-Integrated Collector of Precipitation, Ground Water, and Surface Water for Analysis of Isotopes; US Patent 7,687,028

Patent for a sequential, time-integrated collector having an electronic controller that actuates either of two electrically-actuated valves, each connected to a water reservoir. (Full details provided by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office website.)

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: March 13, 2018
Status: Completed

Pore-Water Profiler, US Patent 8,051,727

Patent for a pore-water profiler and method for sampling pore water. The pore-water profiler includes a sample intake probe that receives the fluid to be sampled. (Full details provided by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office website.)

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: February 2, 2018
Status: Active

Oregon Water Use Program

With the ever-increasing rate of utilization of and competition for water (particularly during periods of drought) accurate, current water-use information is of considerable value. This is particularly so in determining future water availability in hydrologically critical areas and for making sound resource-management decisions. For the Oregon Water Science Center, a viable water-use data-...

Contacts: Jonathan Haynes
Date published: January 23, 2018
Status: Active

SPARROW Model Assessments of Nutrients and Suspended Sediment in the Pacific Northwest and California

SPARROW can be used to relate water-quality data to landscape characteristics, such as natural properties and human activities

Contacts: Daniel R Wise
Date published: December 21, 2017
Status: Active

Malheur Lake Light Transmission Study

The Malheur National Wildlife Refuge provides habitat for a variety of highly valued ecosystem services, including shorebirds, waterfowl, and a diversity of other wildlife species. 

Contacts: Tamara Wood
Date published: December 20, 2017
Status: Active

Future Climate Effects on Columbia and Willamette River Levees

USGS research directly helps local public agencies that are responsible for the design and maintenance of the levees that surround the northern Portland metropolitan area with the goal of protecting life and property in the event of flooding from the Columbia and Willamette Rivers that surround the city.

Date published: December 20, 2017
Status: Active

Upper Klamath River Basin Forecasts

"Determining water availability in the Upper Klamath Basin has always had a degree of uncertainty as a result of the complex hydrology and geology in the region and limited streamflow data."

Contacts: John Risley
Date published: December 15, 2017
Status: Active

Spring Vulnerability Study for Southeastern Oregon

Evaluating Spring Vulnerability to Climate Change on BLM Priority Management Areas in Southeastern Oregon
 

Contacts: Hank Johnson
Date published: December 15, 2017
Status: Active

Harney Basin Groundwater Study

This study will characterize and quantify the groundwater system in the Harney Basin to address gaps in our present understanding.

The USGS collects, analyzes, and distributes data on a wide variety of water-related issues and resources. Much of our data is publicly available through the National Water Information System (NWIS), but additional datasets and analytical tools are also available.

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Date published: January 1, 2018

Data on denitrification and ecological characteristics of nontidal floodplains, Chesapeake Bay watershed, USA, 2013-2016

This data set presents attributes of floodplain ecosystem characteristics including floodplain soil denitrification, floodplain soil biogeochemistry, floodplain vegetation, floodplain sedimentation, floodplain and channel morphometry, stream discharge and water quality, floodplain climate, floodplain physiographic region, and catchment land cover. Attributes are associated with 18 floodplains...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

Bromide wet deposition concentrations in the contiguous United States, 2001-2016

The National Atmospheric Deposition Program (NADP) has monitored the concentrations of solutes in precipitation in the U.S. since 1978 for assessment of air pollution controls and the effects of air pollution deposited to the landscape. In 2009, the NADP added bromide (Br-) to its routine analytical schedules for its National Trends Network (NTN) and Atmospheric Integrated Research Monitoring...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

Depth measurements from the Snake River in Grand Teton National Park, WY, August 19-24, 2015

Field measurements of water depth were acquired from a reach of the Snake River in Grand Teton National Park, WY, August 19-24, 2015, to support research on channel change along the Snake River and, more broadly, remote sensing of rivers. The depth measurements included in this data release were obtained by wading the shallow channel margins and measuring the water depth directly on a top-...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

MODFLOW-NWT inset models from the regional Lake Michigan Basin Model in support of groundwater age calculations for glacial aquifers

Five MODFLOW-NWT inset models were extracted from the Lake Michigan Basin (LMB) regional model
(https://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2010/5109/). These inset models were designed to serve as a training ground for
metamodels of groundwater age in glacial wells. The study areas of the inset models correspond to HUC8
basins. Two of the...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

DDT and related compounds in pore water of shallow sediments on the Palos Verdes Shelf, CA

For nearly two and a half decades following World War II, production wastes from the world’s largest manufacturer of technical DDT were discharged into sewers of Los Angeles County. Following treatment, the wastes were released via a submarine outfall system to nearshore coastal waters where a portion accumulated in shallow sediments of the Palos Verdes Shelf (PVS). An investigation...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

Field spectra from the Snake River in Grand Teton National Park, WY, August 23, 2015

Field spectra were collected from the Snake River in Grand Teton National Park, WY, August 23, 2015, to support research on remote sensing of rivers. Reflectance measurements were made from a raft in the Swallow Bend reach of the Snake River using an Analytical Spectral Devices FieldSpec3 spectroradiometer operated in reflectance mode. The depth at each spectral measurement location was...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

Metabolism estimates for 356 U.S. rivers (2007-2017): 2b. Site catchment boundaries

This dataset provides shapefile outlines of the catchments contributing to sites where metabolism was or could have been estimated. The format is a shapefile for all sites combined (.shp, .shx, .dbf, and .prj files). This dataset is part of a larger data release of metabolism model inputs and outputs for 356 streams and rivers across the United States (...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

Data for Tritium deposition in precipitation in the United States, 1953 - 2012

This data release documents three Microsoft Excel tables that contain estimates of tritium in precipitation data for the continental United States. Table 1 contains estimates of tritium in precipitation for precipitation stations located in the continental United States. Measured precipitation data are formatted in regular font while correlated data are italicized. Table 2 contains tritium in...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

Tables and charts for isotope-abundance variations and atomic weights of selected elements: 2016 (Ver. 1.1, May 2018)

Twelve chemical elements have intervals for their standard atomic weights, namely hydrogen, lithium, boron, carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, magnesium, silicon, sulfur, chlorine, bromine and thallium. Isotopic abundances, isotope-delta values, and atomic weights for each of the lower and upper bounds of materials and compounds of these 12 elements are tabulated. Version 1.1 is the most current...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

Dataset of trace dissolved hydrocarbons in surface water and groundwater in North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia between 2014 and 2017

This dataset contains measurements of dissolved hydrocarbons in from various water sources, as well as ancillary raw calibration data showing the stability of the gas chromatograph with an atomic emission detector and flame ionization detector (GC-AED-FID) analytical system over time. Across multiple studies, samples from tap water, groundwater, surface water, springs, mine outflows, and blank...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

Dissolved organic carbon and nitrogen release from boreal Holocene permafrost and seasonally frozen soils of Alaska

Permafrost (perennially frozen) and active-layer (seasonally thawed) soils varying in soil carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) content and radiocarbon age were collected from three sites in interior Alaska to determine potential release of dissolved organic carbon (DOC), total dissolved N (TDN), dissolved organic nitrogen (DON), and dissolved inorganic nitrogen (DIN) upon thaw. Soil cores were cut...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: January 1, 2018

Disentangling the effects of low pH and metal mixture toxicity on macroinvertebrate diversity: data sets

This dataset is comprised of water quality data and benthic macroinvertebrate data collected from basins in Colorado, USA, and Finland. The data includes ancillary water quality characteristics but also a suite of trace metals observed at each site. Also included are modeled outputs that characterize the bioavailability of each trace metal to a biotic ligand. These data were used to explore...

Attribution: Water Resources
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Year Published: 2018

Quantifying climate sensitivity and climate-driven change in North American amphibian communities

Changing climate will impact species’ ranges only when environmental variability directly impacts the demography of local populations. However, measurement of demographic responses to climate change has largely been limited to single species and locations. Here we show that amphibian communities are responsive to climatic variability, using >...

Miller, David A.W.; Campbell Grant, Evan H.; Muths, Erin L.; Amburgey, Staci M.; Adams, M.J.; Joseph, Maxwell B.; Waddle, J. Hardin; Johnson, Pieter T.J.; Ryan, Maureen E.; Schmidt, Benedikt R.; Calhoun, Daniel L.; Davis, Courtney L.; Fisher, Robert N.; Green, David M.; Hossack, Blake R.; Rittenhouse, Tracy A.G.; Walls, Susan C.; Bailey, Larissa L.; Cruickshank, Sam S.; Fellers, Gary M.; Gorman, Thomas A.; Haas, Carola A.; Hughson, Ward; Pilliod, David S.; Price, Steven J.; Ray, Andrew M.; Sadinski, Walter; Saenz, Daniel; Barichivich, William J.; Brand, Adrianne B,; Brehme, Cheryl S.; Dagit, Rosi; Delaney, Katy S.; Glorioso, Brad M.; Kats, Lee B.; Kleeman, Patrick M.; Pearl, Christopher; Rochester, Carlton J.; Riley, Seth P. D.; Roth, Mark F.; Sigafus, Brent
Miller, D. A. W., Grant, E. H. C., Muths, E., Amburgey, S. M., Adams, M. J., Joseph, M. B., Waddle, J. H., Johnson, P. J. T., Ryan, M. E., Schmid, B. R., Calhoun, D. L., Davis, C. L., Fisher, R. N., Green, D. M., Hossack, B. R., Rittenhouse, T. A. G., Walls, S. C., Bailey, L. L., Cruickshank, S. S., Fellers, G. M., Gorman, T. A., Haas, C. A., Hughson, W., Pilliod, D. S., Price, S. J., Ray, A. M., Sadinski, W., Saenz, D., Barichivich, W. J., Brand, A. B., Brehme, C. S., Dagit, R., Delaney, K. S., Glorioso, B. M., Kats, L. B., Kleeman, P. M., Pearl, C. A., Rochester, C. J., Riley, S. P. D., Roth, M., and Sigafus, B. H., 2018, Quantifying climate sensitivity and climate-driven change in North American amphibian communities: Nature Communications, v. 9, no. Article number: 3926, p. 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-06157-6

Year Published: 2018

Groundwater contributions to excessive algal growth in the East Fork Carson River, Carson Valley, west-central Nevada, 2010 and 2012

Excessive algal growth and low dissolved oxygen concentrations were observed during low streamflow conditions during summer months along a 5,800-foot reach of the East Fork Carson River in Carson Valley, west-central Nevada. Algal growth from nutrient enrichment of a stream reduces aquatic diversity, threatens fish ecology and stream health, and...

Alvarez, Nancy L.; Pahl, Randy A.; Rosen, Michael R.
Alvarez, N.L., Pahl, R.A, and Rosen, M.R., 2018, Groundwater contributions to excessive algal growth in the East Fork Carson River, Carson Valley, west-central Nevada, 2010 and 2012: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2018–5102, 94 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20185102.

Year Published: 2018

Effects of urban stormwater and iron‐enhanced sand filtration on Daphnia magna and Pimephales promelas

Urban stormwater is an important but incompletely characterized contributor to surface‐water toxicity. The present study used 5 bioassays of 2 model organisms (Daphnia magnaand fathead minnow, Pimephales promelas) to investigate stormwater toxicity and mitigation by full‐scale iron‐enhanced sand filters (IESFs). Stormwater samples were...

Westerhoff, Benjamin M.; Fairbairn, David J.; Ferrey, Mark L.; Matilla, Adriana; Kunkel, Jordan; Elliott, Sarah M.; Kiesling, Richard L.; Woodruff, Dustin; Schoenfuss, Heiko L.
Westerhoff, B.M., Fairbairn, D.J., Ferrey, M.L., Matilla, A., Kunkel, J., Elliott, S.M., Kiesling, R.L., Woodruff, D., Schoenfuss, H.L., 2018. Effects of urban stormwater and iron-enhanced sand filtration on Daphnia magna and Pimephales promelas. Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry 37: 2645-2659. doi: 10.1002/etc.4227

Year Published: 2018

Williston Basin groundwater availability, United States and Canada

The Williston Basin contains important oil and gas resources for the Nation. Freshwater supplies are limited in this semiarid area, and oil and gas development can require large volumes of freshwater. Groundwater is the primary source of water for many water users in the Williston Basin, so to better understand these resources, the U.S. Geological...

Thamke, Joanna N.; Long, Andrew J.; Davis, Kyle W.
Thamke, J.N., Long, A.J., and Davis, K.W., 2018, Williston Basin groundwater availability, United States and Canada: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2018-3046, 4 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20183046.

Year Published: 2018

Groundwater availability of the Williston Basin, United States and Canada

Executive SummaryThe Williston Basin of the Northern Great Plains is a sedimentary basin—a geologic bowl-like structure filled with layered sedimentary rocks dating as far back as the Paleozoic age. The basin, which is nationally important for the production of energy resources, spans Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota in the United States,...

Long, Andrew J.; Thamke, Joanna N.; Davis, Kyle W.; Bartos, Timothy T.
Long, A.J., Thamke, J.N., Davis, K.W., and Bartos, T.T., 2018, Groundwater availability of the Williston Basin, United States and Canada: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1841, 42 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/pp1841.

Year Published: 2018

Groundwater salinity mapping using geophysical log analysis within the Fruitvale and Rosedale Ranch oil fields, Kern County, California, USA

A method is presented for deriving a volume model of groundwater total dissolved solids (TDS) from borehole geophysical and aqueous geochemical measurements. While previous TDS mapping techniques have proved useful in the hydrogeologic setting in which they were developed, they may yield poor results in settings with lithological heterogeneity,...

Stephens, Michael J.; Shimabukuro, David H.; Gillespie, Janice M.; Chang, Will
Stephens, M.J., Shimabukuro, D.H., Gillespie, J.M., Chang, W, 2018, Groundwater salinity mapping using geophysical log analysis within the Fruitvale and Rosedale Ranch oil fields, Kern County, California, USA: Hydrogeology Journal, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10040-018-1872-5.

Year Published: 2018

Sediment Source Assessment Using Sediment Fingerprints

ProblemSediment is one of the most common causes of loss of stream-biologic integrity, whether in suspension in the water column, or as deposition on a stream or lake bottom. Fine-grained silts and clays are of particular concern because they can degrade habitat and often carry phosphorus and (or) other contaminants harmful to humans and aquatic...

Gellis, Allen C.; Gorman Sanisaca, Lillian E.; Cashman, Matthew J.
Attribution: Water Resources
Gellis, A.C., Gorman Sanisaca, L.E., and Cashman, M.J., 2018, Sediment source assessment using sediment fingerprints: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2018–3008, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20183008.

Year Published: 2018

Flood-inundation maps for the lower Pawcatuck River in Westerly, Rhode Island, and Stonington and North Stonington, Connecticut

A series of 11 digital flood-inundation maps was developed for a 5.5-mile reach of the lower Pawcatuck River in Westerly, Rhode Island, and Stonington and North Stonington, Connecticut, by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the Town of Westerly, Rhode Island, and the Rhode Island Office of Housing and Community Development. The...

Bent, Gardner C.; Lombard, Pamela J.
Bent, G.C., and Lombard, P.J., 2018, Flood-inundation maps for the lower Pawcatuck River in Westerly, Rhode Island, and Stonington and North Stonington, Connecticut: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2018–5112, 16 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20185112.

Year Published: 2018

Comparing public-supply and shallow aquifer groundwater quality in the North San Francisco Bay Aquifers, California

Groundwater quality in the North San Francisco Bay area Public-Supply and Shallow Aquifer Systems was investigated by the GAMA-PBP. The North San Francisco Bay Public-Supply Aquifer System study unit (NSF-PA) was sampled in 2004. The North San Francisco Bay Shallow Aquifer System study unit (NSF-SA) was sampled in 2012. The NSF-PA and NSF-SA...

Bennett, George L.
Bennett, G.L., 2018, Comparing Public-Supply and Shallow Aquifer Groundwater Quality in the North San Francisco Bay Aquifers, California: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2018-3064, 4 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20183064.

Year Published: 2018

Water use in Washington, 2015

BackgroundWater use in the State of Washington has evolved during the past century from small withdrawals used for domestic and stock needs to the diverse needs of current public supply systems, domestic water users, irrigation projects, industrial plants, and aquaculture industries. Increasing demand for water makes the accountability of water...

Fasser, Elisabeth T.
Fasser, E.T., 2018, Water use in Washington, 2015: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2018-3058, 4 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20183058.

Year Published: 2018

Annual and approximately quarterly series peak streamflow derived from interpretations of indirect measurements for a crest-stage gage network in Texas through water year 2015

In 2006, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), incooperation with the Texas Department of Transportation,began collecting annual and approximately quarterly seriespeak-streamflow data at streamflow-gaging stations in smalltomedium-sized watersheds in central and western Texasas part of a crest-stage gage (CSG) network, along withselected flood-...

Asquith, William H.; Harwell, Glenn R.; Winters, Karl E.
Asquith, W.H., Harwell, G.R., and Winters, K.E., 2018, Annual and approximately quarterly series peak streamflow derived from interpretations of indirect measurements for a crest-stage gage network in Texas through water year 2015: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2018–5107, 24 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20185107.

Year Published: 2018

Four-dimensional isotopic approach to identify perchlorate sources in groundwater: Application to the Rialto-Colton and Chino subbasins, southern California (USA)

Perchlorate (ClO4−) in groundwater can be from synthetic or natural sources. Natural sources include ClO4− associated with historical application of imported natural nitrate fertilizer from the Atacama Desert of Chile, and indigenous ClO4− that accumulates locally in arid regions from atmospheric deposition. The Rialto-Colton...

Hatzinger, Paul B.; Böhlke, John K.; Sturchio, Neil C.; Izbicki, John A.; Teague, Nicholas F.
Attribution: Water Resources,
Hatzinger, P.B., Böhlke, J.K., Sturchio, N.C., Izbicki, J.A., and Teague, N.F., 2018, Four-dimensional isotopic approach to identify perchlorate sources in groundwater: Application to the Rialto-Colton and Chino subbasins, southern California (USA). Applied Geochemistry, v. 97, p. 213-225 (plus 38 p. Appendix), http://doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeochem.2018.08.020

The USGS produces many types of multimedia products. Use the links below to browse our offerings of photograph galleries, podcasts and sound files, videos, aerial photos, and posters related to water. The USGS Newsroom has a Web page that highlights the main collection of multimedia products.

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USGS scientist Scott Grzyb reviews high-water data on the Llano River in response a flash flood on October 8.
October 8, 2018

Collecting flood data on the Llano River in response to a flash flood

USGS scientist Scott Grzyb reviews high-water data collected by boat on the Llano River in Llano, Texas in response to a flash flood on October 8, 2018.

USGS scientists pause at sunset at the end of a long day collecting high-water measurements on the Llano River.
October 8, 2018

End of a long day collecting flood data on the Llano River

USGS scientists Scrott Grzyb and Michael Scheider pause at sunset at the end of a long day collecting high-water measurements along the Llano River on October 8, 2018.

Fred Tillman, USGS Research Hydrologist
October 4, 2018

Fred Tillman, USGS Research Hydrologist

Photo of Fred Tillman, USGS Research Hydrologist

Map shows 10.3.18 flood event viewer data for Hurricane Florence
October 3, 2018

USGS science on a map of the Carolinas after Hurricane Florence

This flood event viewer map, dated Oct. 3, 2018, shows the extent and type of information collected by USGS hydrologists in North and South Carolina in the wake of historic flooding brought on by Hurricane Florence.

Boy getting tap water
October 3, 2018

Boy getting tap water

Boy getting tap drinking water. From The USGS Floridian Circular 1355 "Water Quality in the Upper Floridian Aquifer and Overlying Surficial Aquifers, Southeastern United States, 1993-2010."

Attribution: Water Resources
Flooding at Vekol Wash, Arizona
October 2, 2018

Flooding at Vekol Wash, Arizona

Flooding at Vekol Wash today, south of Phoenix, following remnant rains from Hurricane Rosa. 

Water budget visualization for Buck Creek-Delaware River
September 30, 2018

Water budget visualization for Buck Creek-Delaware River

Example water budget visualization for Buck Creek-Delaware River showing the difference between inflow and outflow components.  Full visualization application is located at https://cida.usgs.gov/nwc-static/waterbudget-viz/

September 27, 2018

A USGS guide for finding and interpreting high-water marks (AD)

High-water marks provide valuable data for understanding recent and historical flood events. The proper collection and recording of high-water mark data from perishable and preserved evidence informs flood assessments, research, and water resource management. This video provides guidance for skilled high-water mark identification, including marks left behind in natural and

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A hydrographer checks a high water mark on a door frame
September 25, 2018

Double-checking a high water mark on a church door near Maxton, NC

USGS hydrographer Daniel McCay uses a level to double-check a high water mark on a church door near Maxton, NC as his USGS colleague Mary Winsor observes on Sept. 25, 2018, in the wake of flooding brought on by Hurricane Florence.

A hydrographer marks a high water mark on the eaves of a church
September 21, 2018

A high water mark above the eaves of a Spring Hill, NC house

USGS hydrologic technician Rob Forde flags a high water mark above the eaves at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 118 Manchester Road, Spring Hill, North Carolina on Sept. 21, 2018, in the wake of flooding brought on by Hurricane Florence.

September 19, 2018

A USGS guide for finding and interpreting high-water marks

High-water marks provide valuable data for understanding recent and historical flood events. The proper collection and recording of high-water mark data from perishable and preserved evidence informs flood assessments, research, and water resource management. This video provides guidance for skilled high-water mark identification, including marks left behind in natural and

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A hydrographer kneels in water to measure a high water mark on a wall.
September 18, 2018

Measuring a high water mark as flooding recedes

USGS hydrographer Kyle Marchman measures a high water mark on the rear wall of a Kangaroo gas station on Highway 24 north of Fayetteville, NC on Sept. 18, 2018, after flooding caused by Hurricane Florence.

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Date published: August 9, 2017

Pesticides Prevalent in Midwestern Streams

One hundred small streams in the Midwest were tested for pesticides during the 2013 growing season and found to contain, on average, 52 pesticides per stream

Date published: July 26, 2017

USGS Releases New JavaScript Library to Create Location Search Widgets for Web Applications

The U.S. Geological Survey Search API is a custom JavaScript library useful for creating a location search widget in a webpage, typically in conjunction with a web map. The widget connects to a database created for the API, or Application-Programming Interface, to quickly find and suggest locations as the user enters text to navigate to areas of interest. 

Date published: July 19, 2017

New App Shows Aquifer Level Change and Subsidence in Relation to Groundwater Withdrawals in Houston-Galveston Area

A new interactive web application illustrates how groundwater, sediment compaction and land-elevation change are related in the Houston-Galveston region in Texas. The new app was developed by the U.S. Geological Survey and is available online.

Date published: July 14, 2017

USGS Crews Measure Heavy Flooding in Ohio

U.S. Geological Survey field crews are measuring heavy flooding in the Columbus and Newark Ohio areas, as well as the northwest part of the state.

Date published: July 7, 2017

USGS Scientists to Track Effects of Historic Lake Ontario Flooding

Media Alert: Reporters wishing to accompany USGS scientists in the field the week of July 10 should contact Bill Coon, 607-220-6280 or wcoon@usgs.gov by 5 pm EDT Friday, July 7.

Date published: June 26, 2017

Human Activity Alters Streamflow Throughout Kansas

Human activity, such as groundwater pumping, land management, reservoir operations and urbanization, has a measurable effect on streamflows in Kansas locally, regionally and statewide, according to a new report by the U.S. Geological Survey, done in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism.

Date published: June 20, 2017

NOAA, USGS and partners predict third largest Gulf of Mexico summer ‘dead zone’ ever

Larger-than-average low and no oxygen area may affect the region’s shrimp fisheries

Date published: June 16, 2017

USGS: High Plains Aquifer Groundwater Levels Continue to Decline

The U.S. Geological Survey has released a new report detailing changes of groundwater levels in the High Plains aquifer. The report presents water-level change data in the aquifer for two separate periods: from 1950 – the time prior to significant groundwater irrigation development – to 2015, and from 2013 to 2015.

Date published: June 6, 2017

Red Dye Study Will Examine Water Flow through Auxiliary Lock 14 near the Quad Cities

U.S. Geological Survey scientists will inject a harmless, bright red fluorescent dye into the auxiliary lock at Locks and Dam 14 on the Mississippi River near Pleasant Valley, Iowa, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, weather permitting. If needed, a backup date is scheduled for June 27, 2017.  

Date published: June 5, 2017

New USGS Science Plan Designed to Help Plan for Drought Effects on People, Communities, and Ecosystems

The U. S. Geological Survey is poised to bring a dynamic array of science and tools to help decision-makers manage and offset effects of increased drought across the United States, according to a drought plan report released today.

Date published: June 1, 2017

As Hurricane Season Opens, USGS Is Ready

Scientists work in the field before, during and after landfall to improve forecasting and recovery.

 

 

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