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Date published: June 1, 2016

Temporary Streamgages Installed to Assist Texas Flood Response

Reporters: Do you want to interview USGS scientists as they measure flooding? Please contact Jennifer LaVista.

Date published: May 31, 2016

Maine’s Newest Tide Gauge for Coastal Safety

More vital coastal storm-tide information needed to help guide storm response efforts following major storms is now available with the addition of Maine’s newest U.S. Geological Survey installed tide gauge.

Date published: May 27, 2016

USGS Crews Measure Flooding in Central and Southeast Texas

Reporters: Do you want to interview USGS scientists as they measure flooding? Please contact Jennifer LaVista.

Date published: May 20, 2016

Public Advisory: USGS and UNR to Present Results of the Snake Valley Water-Resource Study in June

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Are you interested in learning more about the groundwater and surface water systems of Snake Valley in eastern Nevada? Please join scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey and University of Nevada, Reno at one of two public presentations in Baker and Ely.

Date published: May 18, 2016

Changing California Land Uses will Shape Water Demands in 2062

If past patterns of California land-use change continue, projected water needs by the year 2062 will increase beyond current supply.

Date published: May 17, 2016

USGS Studies the Impact of Insecticides on Northwestern Clackamas County Streams

A new study found high concentrations of commonly used insecticides in streams running through the highly urbanized portion of Clackamas County.

Date published: May 16, 2016

Media Advisory: Scientists and Officials Celebrate 40 Years of Groundbreaking Science in Lakewood

Forty years ago, water samples from around the country started flowing into the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Water Quality Laboratory in Colorado.

Date published: May 16, 2016

Study Shows Pathways of Disease Transmission Between Elk, Bison and Cattle in the Greater Yellowstone Area

The U.S. Geological Survey and its partners have shown how brucellosis has impacted cattle, bison and elk in the greater Yellowstone area.

Date published: May 12, 2016

May is Volcano Preparedness Month in Washington State

May is Volcano Preparedness Month in Washington, providing residents an opportunity to become more familiar with volcanic hazards in their communities and learn about steps they can take to reduce potential impacts.

Date published: May 10, 2016

New study reveals state of Juniata River watershed headwaters

A new study from the USGS assesses water quality data for the Juniata River Basin in Western Blair County, Pennsylvania.

Date published: May 4, 2016

Study Links Contamination in Southern California Streams to 2009 Station Fire

Elevated levels of trace metals such as iron, lead, nickel and zinc were found in streams of the San Gabriel Mountains north of Los Angeles, California, at water-quality levels higher than the Environmental Protection Agency’s Aquatic Life Ambient Water Quality Criteria, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey study. 

Date published: May 4, 2016

A Warming Climate Could Alter the Ecology of the Deepest Lake in the United States

Warming air temperature is predicted to change water temperature and water column mixing in Oregon’s Crater Lake over the next several decades, potentially impacting the clarity and health of the iconic lake, according to a U.S. Geological Survey report released today.