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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.

Date published: October 5, 2015

USGS Scientists Discuss Climate, Drought and Resource Management at Colorado Plateau Conference

US Geological Survey scientists are presenting on numerous topics related to climate change, drought and resource management at the 13th Biennial Conference of Science and Management on the Colorado Plateau & Southwest Region. Below are some of the newest science topics that the USGS will present.

Attribution: Land Resources
Date published: October 5, 2015

It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! No, it’s SCIENCE! Aquifer Mapping Project Begins This Week

The City of Sioux Falls and the United States Geological Survey (USGS) are conducting a state-of-the-art groundwater survey this fall. Beginning this week, CGG Canada Services, who is under contract with the City, will begin flying a helicopter over the Big Sioux Aquifer to collect, record, and map its geophysical measurements.

Date published: October 2, 2015

Media Advisory: USGS Deploys Crews in Advance of Storm and Inland Flooding

Currently, heavy rains and hazardous weather conditions are predicted for western North Carolina and most of South Carolina by the National Weather Service, with flooding possible over parts of the region over the next several days.

Date published: October 1, 2015

During Recent Droughts: Central Valley Groundwater Levels Reached Historical Lows and Land Subsidence Intensified

This year, groundwater levels in many wells in California’s Central Valley are at or below historical low levels. In addition, from 2007 through 2015, land subsidence that correlates to areas with large groundwater level declines has strongly increased in two large agricultural areas near the towns of El Nido and Pixley, according to a new article by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Date published: October 1, 2015

Wichita’s Primary Water Supply Source Recovering Due to City’s Efforts

One of Wichita’s primary water-supply sources is recovering because of a strategy to reduce the amount of water withdrawn, according to a new report about the Equus Beds aquifer released by the U.S. Geological Survey as part of a long-term, continuing cooperative partnership with the city of Wichita.

Date published: September 23, 2015

Citizen Scientists to Monitor Treasure Valley Water Quality

On Saturday morning, October 10, citizen scientists will gather at 14 sites throughout southern Idaho’s Treasure Valley to monitor water quality in the Boise River watershed.

Date published: September 22, 2015

New Tools and Knowledge to Aid in Columbia Plateau Groundwater Management

A comprehensive report published today by the U.S. Geological Survey provides new knowledge and tools to aid in the management of critical Columbia Plateau resources while coping with declines in groundwater levels and the uncertainties of climate change.

Date published: September 17, 2015

USGS Volcano Alert Level for Mauna Loa Elevated from Normal to Advisory Status

Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory have elevated the Volcano Alert Level for Mauna Loa from NORMAL to ADVISORY. This change in status indicates that the volcano is showing signs of unrest that are above known background levels, but it does not mean that a Mauna Loa eruption is imminent or certain.

Date published: September 15, 2015

Science Confirms Successful Strategy to Protect Threatened Steelhead from Virus

A new and highly effective approach to control a viral pathogen that affects threatened steelhead trout in an Idaho hatchery is documented in a new paper.