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Date published: December 31, 2015

USGS Records Historic Christmas Flooding in Arkansas

Heavy rainfall of up to 10 inches in northern and western Arkansas that fell during the Christmas weekend is still causing major flooding in some areas.

Date published: December 30, 2015

USGS Measures Record Flooding in Missouri

U.S. Geological Survey field crews are measuring record flooding on rivers and streams across southern Missouri and northeast into the St. Louis area. Widespread flooding has caused 13 fatalities, hundreds of road closures and more than 1,000 power outages across the state.

Date published: December 29, 2015

USGS and Utah Department of Natural Resources Announce New Record Low Elevation at Great Salt Lake's North Arm

The north arm of the Great Salt Lake (GSL) has reached a new historic low. According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands (FFSL), the lake's water level reached an elevation of 4,191.6 feet last month, one foot lower than the previous record.

Date published: December 29, 2015

Media Advisory: Water Levels Surpass Records in Illinois River Basin

Since Saturday morning, parts of eastern Oklahoma received up to 12 inches of rain from Winter Storm Goliath. Water levels at many U.S. Geological Survey gages in that part of the state were already high due to previous rains.

Date published: December 28, 2015

USGS Measures Flooding in Illinois

U.S. Geological Survey field crews are measuring near-historic flooding on rivers and streams across Illinois.

Date published: December 27, 2015

USGS Measures Flooding in Missouri

U.S. Geological Survey field crews are measuring flooding on rivers and streams across southwestern and southern Missouri and northeast into the St. Louis area.

Date published: December 21, 2015

Low-Level Flights in Southeast Missouri Will Look at Geology and Mineral Resources

A high-resolution airborne survey to study the rocks within the St. Francois Mountains will be conducted by U.S. Geological Survey scientists starting this week.

Date published: December 15, 2015

Climate the Main Cause of Increasing Streamflow in Eastern South Dakota

Increased precipitation is the primary cause of rising streamflow in many eastern South Dakota streams, according to arecent U.S. Geological Survey report.

Date published: December 9, 2015

Central Idaho Mining Area the Focus of Newly Published Water-Quality Study

The U.S. Geological Survey today published results of a three-year water-quality study in the historical Stibnite Mining District of central Idaho. The study was commissioned by Midas Gold and the Idaho Department of Lands.

Date published: December 4, 2015

Low-flying Airplane Mapping Geology and Mineral Resources Over the Eastern Adirondacks

Residents of Essex and Clinton counties in New York may notice an airplane flying a grid pattern at low altitude for a few weeks in December as scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey map buried geological features that provide clues into mineral resources in the area.

Date published: November 24, 2015

Groundwater Study Assists in Crucial Sustainable Water-Management in Borrego Valley, California

A new study completed by the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Borrego Water District, will help water planners in the Borrego Valley, California better understand and manage the groundwater resources that the area relies on for drinking water, agriculture and recreation.

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: November 23, 2015

Massachusetts Launches Wildlife Climate Action Tool to Help Conservation Managers, Landowners Respond to Climate Change

A coalition of research institutions and fish and wildlife agencies this week unveiled a new online tool for use by local decision-makers, conservation managers, land trusts, regional planners, landowners and community leaders in Massachusetts who are interested in taking action in response to climate change.