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Date published: April 28, 2016

Nitrogen in Lakes Connected to Groundwater

A recent scientific study shows new, important information about how groundwater cannot only contribute nutrients such as nitrogen to lakes, but can also carry it away. Nitrogen is an important nutrient but harmful when over-supplied. The fate and transport of nitrogen are critically important issues for human and aquatic ecosystem health.

Date published: April 26, 2016

South Dakota Scientists Help Restore Water in Armenia

South Dakota-based scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey are helping to restore a depleted aquifer and build in-country expertise for managing groundwater in the Ararat Basin of Armenia. 

Date published: April 25, 2016

Citizen Science – Volcanic Ash Collection Workshop and Public Lecture

Two public events are scheduled next week in the City of Kodiak, Alaska about monitoring old volcanic ash resuspended by high winds. Scientists invite the local community to learn more about the potential impacts of resuspended volcanic ash and how to assist in volcano hazards research by collecting samples of the redistributed volcanic ash and dust.

Date published: April 20, 2016

Community flood protection may also help endangered salmon to thrive

Building a river setback levee to reduce the risk of flood for a community may also help endangered fish species to thrive, according to the results of a novel computer model reported by the U.S. Geological Survey. 

Date published: April 20, 2016

New Pump-house in Magnuson Park Provides Water for Scientific Research, Wetlands, Wildlife and Recreation

The U.S. Geological Survey announced the completion of its new Western Fisheries Research Center pump-house structure in the southeast part of Magnuson Park in Seattle. The pump-house provides water for scientific research, nearby wetlands and associated wildlife and recreation.

Date published: April 13, 2016

New Willamette River Flood Inundation Maps to Aid Residents and Emergency Managers

New flood inundation maps focused on the Coast Fork Willamette River near Goshen, Oregon were published online Wednesday by the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the U.S Army Corps of Engineers.

Date published: April 11, 2016

Methane from Some Wetlands May Lower Benefits of Carbon Sequestration

Methane emissions from restored wetlands may offset the benefits of carbon sequestration a new study from the U.S. Geological Survey suggests. 

Date published: April 11, 2016

New Campaign Urges Earthquake Preparedness In Quake-Prone Southern California

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Clear Channel Outdoor Americas (CCOA) today announced a new campaign to provide Southern Californians with critical earthquake preparedness information.

Date published: April 4, 2016

New Scientist-in-Charge at the Alaska Volcano Observatory

The U.S. Geological Survey is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Michelle Coombs as the next Scientist-in-Charge of the Alaska Volcano Observatory, a cooperative program of the U.S. Geological Survey, the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute, and the Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys.

Attribution: Region 11: Alaska
Date published: April 4, 2016

New Tool and Knowledge to Aid Columbia Basin Water Managers

Water managers in eastern Washington now have access to the first U.S. Geological Survey computer model of the East Pasco Basin, allowing them to simulate “what-if” groundwater management scenarios, according to a USGS report.

Date published: April 4, 2016

Rodgers Creek Fault Traced through Santa Rosa

For the first time, scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey have mapped the active surface trace of the Rodgers Creek Fault through the central part of the northern California city of Santa Rosa. Urban development has, until now, obscured its exact location.

Date published: April 1, 2016

Media Advisory: Second Round of USGS Studies Begin to Define What Minerals Lie Beneath Portions of the Upper Midwest

Residents and visitors should not be alarmed to witness a low-flying airplane above the broader Iron Mountain-Ralph-Escanaba-Menominee region.