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Date published: November 17, 2015

Water Resource Availability and Quality by Parish

Fact sheets that detail information about parish water resources and water-use are available online for 34 of the state’s 64 parishes, with more coming soon.

Date published: November 10, 2015

New Interactive Flood Warning Tool Developed for Big Creek

A new interactive Flood Inundation Map to improve flood warnings and assist with emergency management along Big Creek in Alpharetta and Roswell, Georgia, was debuted during a ceremony today in Alpharetta’s Rock Mill Park.

Date published: November 4, 2015

Report Shows Potential Groundwater Supplies in Valleys of New York’s Eastern Chemung County

Areas of sand and gravel in contact with the Chemung River are the most favorable for potential large-scale groundwater supply within the largest valleys of eastern Chemung County, New York, according to a recent U.S. Geological Survey study. More modest water-supply potential was estimated in the valleys of Newtown, Baldwin, and Wynkoop Creeks.

Date published: October 30, 2015

USGS Crews Measure Record Flooding in Central Texas

U.S. Geological Survey field crews are measuring record flooding in parts of central Texas following intense rainfall.

Date published: October 29, 2015

3D Images of Magma Below Mono Craters Area

A new conceptual model of the magma system below Mono Lake and Mono Craters in eastern California gives scientists a more detailed understanding of volcanic processes at depth, and a better model for forecasting volcanic unrest.

Attribution: Natural Hazards
Date published: October 22, 2015

Joint Venture, U.S. Geological Survey Join Forces

Joint Venture Silicon Valley and the U.S. Geological Survey today jointly announced a partnership to address regional challenges from natural hazards, climate and land use change, and continued availability of clean air and water resources.

Date published: October 21, 2015

Scientists Able to Track Contaminated Water from Lower Yakima Valley Wells to Sources

Scientists built upon a recently completed groundwater model of the Yakima River Basin to create a computer simulation that tracks well water back to its likely source area.

Date published: October 17, 2015

Media Advisory: Low-Level Flights to Begin Assessing Local Mineral Resources this Monday

U.S. Geological Survey scientists will conduct a high-resolution airborne survey to study the rock layers under a region of northeastern Iowa, starting Monday, October 19, and lasting into November.

Date published: October 15, 2015

Critical Volcano Monitoring Systems Returned to Operation in Alaska

The Alaska Volcano Observatory has recently completed repairs to seismic monitoring equipment on Aniakchak Volcano on the Alaska Peninsula that have restored ground-based monitoring at the volcano.

Date published: October 14, 2015

Media Advisory and Photo Op: USGS Employees Get Ready to “Drop, Cover, and Hold On!” in the Great ShakeOut

MENLO PARK, Calif. — U.S. Geological Survey employees in Menlo Park, Calif. will participate in an earthquake safety drill, and test their emergency response plan as part of the Great ShakeOut on Oct. 15, an annual day of action to practice how to protect yourself from an earthquake.

Date published: October 6, 2015

Wild Berry Harvests Less Reliable According to Alaskan Local Observers

The U.S. Geological Survey today announced the publication of a new study examining how Alaska’s tribal environmental managers and local observer networks view statewide trends in wild berry harvests.

Date published: October 5, 2015

Media Advisory: USGS Crews out Measuring Record Breaking Inland Flooding

Heavy rains and hazardous weather conditions are occurring in western South Carolina, with record flooding occurring and more expected over parts of the region over the next several days.