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Date published: June 18, 2015

USGS Measures Local Impacts of Tropical Depression Bill

Several U.S. Geological Survey field crews are measuring flooding in south-central Oklahoma due to heavy rainfall from the remnants of Tropical Depression Bill.

Date published: June 17, 2015

Media Advisory: USGS Measures Flooding in Indiana

U.S. Geological Survey field crews are measuring flooding on rivers and streams across northern Indiana today.

Date published: June 17, 2015

Origins of the Hawaiian Hoary Bat Revealed

The use of sophisticated DNA sequencing by a team of scientists has determined that Hawaii's state land mammal, the Hawaiian hoary bat, migrated to the islands from the Pacific coast of North America in two separate waves more than 9,000 years apart.

Date published: June 15, 2015

Media Advisory: Remembering the 1965 South Platte River Flood and Moving Forth with Science for Safety

Fifty years ago on June 16, a devastating flood swept through the South Platte River Basin of the Front Range and Eastern Plains of Colorado, killing 21 people and causing more than $540 million in damage.

Date published: June 15, 2015

Blasch is New Director of USGS Idaho Water Science Center

Dr. Kyle W. Blasch begins work today as the Director of the U.S. Geological Survey’s Idaho Water Science Center, headquartered in Boise.

Date published: June 2, 2015

Interactive Geologic Map of Texas Now Available Online

Do you know where to find extinct volcanoes or where the dinosaurs once roamed in Texas? Can you find where unconventional oil and gas formations are present at the land surface? A new interactive map viewer displaying the geology of Texas will help you explore what’s under your feet and across the state!

Date published: May 28, 2015

New Director to Lead USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center

Ken Berg has been named the new director of the U.S. Geological Survey Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center, headquartered in Corvallis, Ore.

Date published: May 26, 2015

Local Scientist Receives Prestigious Mentoring Award

Aldo V. (Skip) Vecchia, a U.S. Geological Survey scientist, will be awarded the 2015 Jeanne E. Griffith Mentoring Award for his outstanding efforts mentoring junior staff.

Date published: May 21, 2015

New Maps Reveal Seafloor off San Francisco Area

Three new sets of maps detail the offshore bathymetry, habitats, geology and submarine environment of the seafloor off the coast of San Francisco, Drakes Bay, and Tomales Point.

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: May 20, 2015

Media Advisory: USGS Responds to Record-Breaking Rains in Oklahoma

As moderate to major flooding in southern Oklahoma continues, multiple crews of U.S. Geological Survey scientists are in the field measuring how the recent heavy rains are impacting streamflows and streamgages.

Date published: May 19, 2015

Muskingum and Ohio River Flood Maps Can Help Prepare for Floods

New flood inundation maps and an updated flood warning system can help Marietta, Ohio, and other communities along the Lower Muskingum River and Ohio River prepare and plan for floods.

Date published: May 19, 2015

Media Advisory: USGS Measuring High Flows Around Denver

Crews from the U.S. Geological Survey are monitoring high streamflows due to sustained rain in various locations around Denver today.