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USGS
October 8, 1996

Potomac River flow, near Washington, D.C., set a new record-high of 15.8 billion gallons per day (bgd) in the just-ended 1996 water year, far more than twice the long-term annual average flow of 7.2 bgd. The new record breaks the previous record of 12.3 bgd set in 1972, by 28 percent.

USGS
October 7, 1996

Total freshwater inflow to Chesapeake Bay during the period January to September 1996, was the second highest in 45 years of record, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

USGS
October 2, 1996

Dr. Dennis B. Fenn was today appointed the first chief biologist for the U.S. Geological Survey.

USGS
September 27, 1996

Dr. Crofton B. Farmer of Pasadena, California, and Dr. M. Patrick McCormick of Hampton, Virginia, have received the 1996 Pecora Award, one of the top federal awards for contributions in remote sensing. 

USGS
September 26, 1996

How can teachers and parents evoke curiosity and instill a sense of wonder about the Earth?

USGS
September 26, 1996

Partnership projects such as this CRADA allow the federal government and a non-federal partner to combine resources and provide cost-effective products and perform research by sharing the costs of projects.

USGS
September 20, 1996

Scientists will begin collecting sediment cores from the floor of Chesapeake Bay this week in the search for clues that will help explain what factors -- natural and manmade -- trigger changes in the living resources and environment of the Bay.

USGS
September 13, 1996

See the artistic talents of your friends and neighbors who work at the U.S. Geological Survey in Reston displayed in an employee art show, Sept. 3-30, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

USGS
September 11, 1996

At 7 a.m., before the rains began, the flow of the Potomac River at the U.S. Geological Survey streamgauge near the District at Little Falls Pumping station was 36 billion gallons per day (bgd) and dropping, according to hydrologists at the U.S. Geological Survey.

USGS
September 11, 1996

The especially wet Hurricane Hortense has U.S. Geological Survey hydrologists and technicians working around the clock to measure its impact on the rivers of Puerto Rico. The Rio de la Plata in northeastern Puerto Rico, for example, has reached its highest level ever, exceeding the previous record high flow of Jan. 5, 1992, when the river reached a flow of 82 billion gallons per day.

USGS
September 9, 1996

Measurements of the volume and rate of flows of the flooding Potomac River will be made on the 14th St. Bridge beginning at about 10:30 a.m. Monday (Sept. 9, 1996) by the U.S. Geological Survey. Measuring efforts by the USGS using special cranes and weights will continue for several hours.

USGS
September 6, 1996

While the metropolitan area awaits the rains from Hurricane Fran, the flow of the Potomac River near Washington, D.C. is already well above normal, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.