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Date published: January 13, 2016

Visualize Your Water: A Citizen Science Challenge for High School Students

Today, the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announce Visualize Your Water, a citizen science challenge for high school students who live in the Great Lakes basin and Chesapeake Bay watershed. 

Date published: January 12, 2016

New Geological Evidence Aids Tsunami Hazard Assessments from Alaska to Hawaii

New evidence for frequent large tsunamis at a remote island near Dutch Harbor, Alaska provides geological data to aid tsunami hazard preparedness efforts around the Pacific Rim. 

Date published: January 11, 2016

Decreasing Streamflows in Southwest Kansas Likely Caused by Groundwater Withdrawals

Streamflow in southwestern Kansas has decreased substantially since the 1950s, most likely due to groundwater withdrawals, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey study.

Date published: January 4, 2016

To Help Endangered Fish, Scientists “Listen” to River Sediment

Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey are applying acoustic technology to better estimate the types and amounts of sediment in northern Idaho's Kootenai River. An improved understanding of how the river transports sediment is critical to ongoing efforts by the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho to restore river habitat.

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.