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Date published: July 30, 1999

Drought and the Chesapeake Bay: Flirting With Record Low Flows

Near-record low volumes of freshwater flowed into the Chesapeake Bay in July, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Daily average river inflow to the Bay in July was 8.5 billion gallons per day (bgd), 37% of the long-term average flow for July (23.1 bgd).

Date published: July 28, 1999

New Screening Method Identifies Areas Susceptible to Selenium Contamination in Western United States

A new screening method, based on geology and climatology, has been shown to be a reliable means for predicting where lands in irrigated areas are susceptible to contamination from selenium, according to a report by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Reclamation, and Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Date published: July 27, 1999

DISABILITY CONFERENCE CONTINUES IN MENLO PARK, WITH MORE DEMONSTRATIONS OF ACCESSIBLE TECHNOLOGY

The USGS scientist who intrigued Ted Kennedy Jr., Tuesday, with her foot-and voice-operated computer/microscope, will give interviews and demonstrations again Wednesday, during the second day of the USGS’s seventh annual Conference on Addressing the Employment of People with Disabilities, on the USGS campus in Menlo Park.

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Date published: July 26, 1999

USGS IS GOING TO THE DOGS

Some employees at the U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park don’t wait for an annual "take your dog to work" day; they do it every day. Like the USGS human roster, some of the dogs are still in training, while others have graduate degrees and are now gainfully and fully employed.

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Date published: July 23, 1999

USGS Invites Stakeholder Comments about Strategic Plan

U.S. Geological Survey Director Charles G. Groat today issued an invitation to stakeholders across the nation to comment on a revision of the agency’s Strategic Plan.

Date published: July 23, 1999

Ted Kennedy Jr. and Greg Smith Highlight Disabilities Conference at USGS

Ted Kennedy Jr. and Greg Smith, who have overcome physical disabilities in order to achieve their professional goals, will be the keynote speakers at the U.S. Geological Survey’s 7th Annual Conference on Addressing the Employment of People with Disabilities. 

Date published: July 21, 1999

USGS Scientist Receives Award for Brucellosis Research in Greater Yellowstone Area

U.S. Geological Survey scientist Dr. Thomas J. Roffe received the Department of the Interior’s Superior Service Award for his outstanding contributions to wildlife health and natural resources management in the Greater Yellowstone Area during a recent meeting of the Greater Yellowstone Interagency Brucellosis Committee.

Date published: July 19, 1999

DRILLING PROJECT OPENS THE BOOK ON ’LA UNDERGROUND’

A drilling project that is harvesting 1,000 feet of earth and rock cores from the Los Angeles basin will establish a virtual library of information on the geology of the area, according to scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

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Date published: July 16, 1999

USGS Director and Science Camp Kids Pull Invaders from USGS Backyard

USGS Director Charles Groat and USGS Science Camp kids will remove invasive purple loosestrife and replant the native plant blazing star on the grounds of the USGS Headquarters.

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Date published: July 16, 1999

STATEMENT OF USGS DIRECTOR CHIP GROAT ON THE DEATH OF CONGRESSMAN GEORGE E. BROWN, JR.

Science has lost an enduring and persuasive advocate with the passing of Congressman George E. Brown, Jr., D-Calif. George Brown was remarkably effective in convincing his colleagues of the value of investing in quality science.

Date published: July 15, 1999

Need quick drought information? ====> USGS can link you to it!

A newly released U.S. Geological Survey web page--"Drought Watch "99" --at URL http://md.water.usgs.gov/drought gives you fast access to..

Date published: July 15, 1999

Water released from backup reservoirs to reach Washington water-supply intakes by Friday

Water released from reservoirs into the North Branch of the Potomac River on Sunday will arrive at the water-supply intakes at Washington sometime on Thursday or Friday, according to the National Weather Service.