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Date published: January 24, 2017

Current Conservation Efforts May Not Be Enough for California’s Central Valley Waterbirds

A new study published in PLOS ONE demonstrates that current conservation planning efforts for waterbird habitat in the Central Valley can likely compensate for habitat loss through the middle of the century.

Date published: January 24, 2017

Uranium in Spring Water North of Grand Canyon Likely Not Related to Nearby Mining Activity

Uranium levels in Pigeon Spring, just north of the Grand Canyon, are likely due to a natural source of uranium and not related to the nearby former Pigeon Mine, according to a recent study by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Date published: January 19, 2017

Gelfenbaum Selected as New Director of USGS Pacific Marine Studies

The U.S. Geological Survey is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Guy Gelfenbaum as the new director of their Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center in Santa Cruz, California Gelfenbaum succeeds Dr. Robert Rosenbauer who held the position for the past six years. Rosenbauer is retiring to a Scientist Emeritus position.

Date published: January 18, 2017

USGS Scientist Wins Governor’s Medal for Science and Technology

U.S. Geological Survey scientist Dr. Robert Baskin is being awarded with a 2016 Governor’s Medal for Science and Technology. Gov. Gary R. Herbert will present awards to 11 individuals and one company at the 30th anniversary awards dinner tonight.

Date published: January 12, 2017

Media Advisory: Mapping Beach Changes Caused by Recent Storms

On January 13, scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey will be working on the beach in Santa Cruz at the mouth of the San Lorenzo River. Using a sonar-equipped boat and personal watercraft, they will be surveying the beach and the nearby ocean bottom to compile a three-dimensional map of how the beach changed during storms that struck this week.

Date published: January 12, 2017

Reporters: Accompany a USGS Field Crew as They Monitor Stream Flow and Flooding

You are invited to join USGS scientists and field technician crews as they collect discharge measurements in rainfall-affected areas.

Date published: January 10, 2017

Reporters: Accompany a USGS field crew as they monitor stream flow and flooding

The U.S. Geological Survey’s California Water Science Center is hosting a media event Wednesday, Jan. 11 at a USGS streamgage location about 7 miles north of Santa Cruz, California. A hydrologist will be available for interviews as field crews collect streamflow data.

 

Date published: January 8, 2017

Reporters: Accompany a USGS field crew as they monitor stream flow and flooding

The U.S. Geological Survey’s California Water Science Center is hosting a media event Monday, Jan. 9 at a USGS streamgage location below Friant Dam, a streamflow site with significance to the San Juan River Restoration Project.

Date published: December 21, 2016

Declining Male Offspring Further Imperil Endangered Flycatchers in Southern California

A new study in The Condor: Ornithological Applications documents the steep decline of a population of endangered Southwestern Willow Flycatchers over 16 years—and the change in the sex ratio that has left the birds’ future hanging on a dwindling number of males.

Date published: December 19, 2016

Agencies Begin Work on Treasure Valley Groundwater-Flow Model

10 New Streamgages Installed to Help Manage the Valuable Water Resources