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3-D map of Big Thompson Watershed
July 25, 2016


Forty years ago on July 31, as Coloradoans and tourists celebrated the state’s centennial, between 12 and 14 inches of rain fell over a four-hour period in the mountains below the resort town of Estes Park, killing 143 people. The 1976 Big Thompson flood stands as the worst natural disaster in Colorado’s recorded history.

vertical columns of volcanic rock at Devils Postpile National Monument
July 13, 2016

A new geologic map of the Long Valley Caldera, Mammoth Mountain, and the Middle Fork canyon of the San Joaquin River including Devils Postpile National Monument, recounts the geologic and volcanic history of the area east of the Sierra Nevada in far greater detail than any previously published report.

Image shows a map of all 50 states color-coded for their potential for groundwater corrosivity
July 13, 2016

An analysis of more than 20,000 wells nationwide shows 25 states have groundwater that has either high or very high potential to be corrosive...

USGS scientists use a boat and geophysical equipment to record geological and hydrological conditions in a coastal embayment.
July 12, 2016

New USGS study highlights Cape Cod's risk to rising sea levels

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July 11, 2016

On Wednesday, July 13, USGS will release a nationwide study that ranks states’ potential for having corrosive groundwater.

Illustrated map of Iran showing various mining sites and refining/smelting plants of nonfuel minerals.
July 11, 2016

The USGS released a publication highlighting the nonfuel minerals industry of Iran.