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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.
This research is the result of a partnership between the Government of India, the Government of Japan, and U.S. scientists.
Assessing age of groundwater to determine resource availability
Information will aid marine and conservation planning
Study shows water quality minimally affected in nearby streams and groundwater
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.
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...
New USGS study highlights Cape Cod's risk to rising sea levels
On Wednesday, July 13, USGS will release a nationwide study that ranks states’ potential for having corrosive groundwater.
The USGS released a publication highlighting the nonfuel minerals industry of Iran.