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Date published: August 23, 2016

USGS Streamgage Reactivated After 13 Year Absence

A U.S. Geological Survey streamgage, dormant since 2003, was recently reactivated in the city of Frankton, Indiana through a funding partnership with the Indiana Department of Transportation.

Date published: August 18, 2016

Living with Vog on an Active Volcano: New Resources

New informational products about the health hazards of volcanic air pollution known as “vog,” are available through a new interagency partnership.

Date published: August 18, 2016

Water Levels Declining in Areas Along San Pedro River near Sierra Vista, Arizona

Streamflow and groundwater levels are declining in some locations along the San Pedro River near Sierra Vista, Arizona, according to a new report by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Date published: August 18, 2016

Media Advisory (Public Lecture): New Eyes in the Sky – Drones for Science

News reporters are invited to attend a public lecture to learn how U.S. Geological Survey scientists are using drones, or unmanned aircraft systems, for scientific research.

Date published: August 16, 2016

Media Advisory: Living with Vog on an Active Volcano – New Resources

Reporters are invited to attend a telephone press conference on Thursday, August 18, 2016, 2:00 p.m. HST, about new informational resources regarding vog and related health concerns in Hawaii. 

Date published: August 15, 2016

Groundwater Recharge in Upper Colorado River Basin May Hold Steady Under Climate Change

Future groundwater replenishment in the Upper Colorado River Basin may benefit from projected increases in future basin-wide precipitation under current climate projections, according to a recent study by the U.S. Geological Survey and Bureau of Reclamation.

Date published: August 11, 2016

Scientists Deploy Seismographs in Napa Valley

Media Advisory: Photo Opportunity

Date published: August 11, 2016

Discover Jemez Postwildfire Debris-Flow Hazards With the Click of a Mouse

A new interactive map and companion report from the U.S. Geological Survey allows residents living in and around New Mexico’s Jemez Mountains to see where they’re located in relation to postwildfire debris-flow hazards.

Date published: August 11, 2016

New USGS Streamgages Bolster Protection of Hoosier Lives, Property

Two new streamgages recently installed by the U.S. Geological Survey in the cities of Greenfield and Elwood, Indiana will provide continuous, real-time streamflow and water level information in areas that have demonstrated a need for reliable flood warning and flood-related data.  

Date published: August 8, 2016

New Inventory of Arctic Fish Species Provides Unprecedented Look at Arctic Food Web

Information relating to fish biology, locations and effects of climate change will help guide future research and management decisions

Date published: August 4, 2016

Media Advisory: Congressman Upton, Scientists Retrieve Underwater Robot Studying Lake Michigan

The USGS and Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute deployed a long-range autonomous underwater vehicle, named Tethys, in Lake Michigan on August 1. The deployment will last approximately 25 days. Tethys is continuously measuring amounts of algae and fish food called zooplankton across vast distances to help scientists better understand the base of the changing Lake Michigan food web.