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Date published: August 1, 1995

Potomac River Flow Above Normal Again in July

Flow of the Potomac River near Washington, D.C., was well above normal for the second consecutive month in July, according to hydrologists at the U.S. Geological Survey.

Date published: July 28, 1995

"Fidos for Freedom," Computers for Communicating and Much More

"Communication: Technology for Independence" is the theme for the annual "Accessible Technology for People With Disabilities" conference to be held at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Center, 12201 Sunrise Valley Dr., Reston, Va., on August 16-17, 1995.

Date published: July 27, 1995

Delaware Reservoirs, Hudson River Fows, Are Low

Reservoirs which supply New York City and flow of the Hudson River are below normal, and are a part of drought conditions that persist in many parts of the Northeastern United States, according to hydrologists at the U.S. Geological Survey.

Date published: July 26, 1995


Streamflows are below normal throughout the Northeastern United States, contributing to widespread drought conditions, according to hydrologists at the U.S. Geological Survey.

Date published: July 7, 1995

Reducing Disaster Tax, Improving Customer Service

The new look and vision of the U.S. Geological Survey, focused on four public policy themes of hazards, resources, environment and information, and committed to reducing the nation’s annual disaster tax are highlighted in the bureau’s most recent yearbook.

Date published: June 30, 1995

Earth Facts: By Web, By Fax, By Phone or By Mail

To get more information on water and earth resources and hazards in your state, try the new state fact sheet series by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Date published: June 28, 1995

Cooperative Work Develops Low-Cost Digital Terrain Flyby Program

Low-cost animated aerial views of the Earth’s surface--known as terrain flybys--have been developed by a team of scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The team combined USGS data sets with a commercial Geographic Information System (GIS) and low-cost or free software to produce the animations.

Date published: June 21, 1995

Uses and History of National Water Network Described

Water-resources planning and design, hydrologic research and operation of water- resources projects are some of the central uses of the growing U.S. Geological Survey streamflow data base, according to a new report by the USGS.

Date published: June 13, 1995

USGS Director Announces Expanded Customer Service

A re-direction of efforts to better serve the public in every state will start by delegating new bureauwide responsibility to U.S. Geological Survey representatives in all 50 states and adding new customer services, according to USGS Director Gordon Eaton.

Date published: June 9, 1995

Ethridge Named Rolla Mapping Center Chief

Dr. Max M. Ethridge has been appointed Chief of the U.S. Geological Survey’s Mid-Continent Mapping Center in Rolla, Missouri.