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A magnitude 6.0 earthquake occurred in western Turkey, Sun., Oct. 1, 1995, at 11:57 a.m. (5:57 p.m. local time in Turkey). The earthquake occurred about 30 miles northwest of the city of Isparta.
Flow of the Potomac River near Washington, D.C., has increased by about 25 percent since Friday (Sept. 22), according to hydrologists at the U.S. Geological Survey.
Mr. J. Robert Porter is the recipient of the William T. Pecora Award, bestowed jointly by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Department of the Interior in recognition of outstanding contributions toward the understanding of the Earth by means of remote sensing.
Although the rains of the past weekend increased streamflows in parts of the Northeastern U.S., the drought is far from over, with many streams continuing to flow at well below normal levels, according to hydrologists at the U.S. Geological Survey.
As the U.S. Geological Survey continues to monitor declining streamflows throughout the Northeastern U.S., the Delaware River Basin Commission has issued a drought warning today (Fri., Sept. 15), in the Delaware River basin, limiting reservoir withdrawals and calling for the use of voluntary water conservation measures.
As a result of the ongoing drought and low flow of the Hudson River, the salt front in the Hudson River continues to affect intakes for the Town of Lloyd and the city of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., according to hydrologists at the U.S. Geological Survey.
POTOMAC RIVER FLOW NOSEDIVED DURING AUGUST
The latest computer count is in, and "Midway" remains the most popular name of a populated place in the U.S. And just like last year, "Fairview" came in as a close second.
As a result of the ongoing drought and low flow of the Hudson River, the salt front in the Hudson River has reached the intakes for the city of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., according to hydrologists at the U.S. Geological Survey.
Herman Feltz, a USGS hydrologist in Reston, VA., told delegates to the American Water Resources Association Summer Symposium meeting at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, that because irrigation of marginal land is often the cause of soil erosion, salinization, waterlogging and release of contaminants into irrigation drainwater, agriculturists and planners should assess all these factors before bringing
Greenland’s inland glacier ice -- covering a combined area larger than Alaska and Oregon and the largest remnant of the last "Ice Age" in North America -- is described and illustrated in the latest chapter in the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) "Satellite Image Atlas of Glaciers of the World."
Drought conditions are hanging on in much of the Northeastern U.S., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The flow of the Hudson River at Hadley, N.Y., continues to decline. On Fri., Aug. 25, the flow was 230 million gallons per day (mgd), 70 percent percent less than the long-term average August flow of 773 mgd.