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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 21, 2016

USGS Releases Results of Gem County Groundwater Quality Study

Population Growth and Changing Land Uses Prompted Assessment

Date published: December 20, 2016

Crossing Borders for a Secure Water Future: US-Mexico San Pedro River Aquifer Report

For the first time, information about the San Pedro River Aquifer is now available from both the U.S. and Mexico in a new, collaborative report issued from the International Boundary and Water Commission, the Mexican National Water Commission, the U.S. Geological Survey and the Universities of Arizona and Sonora.

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

Date published: December 13, 2016

USGS Releases First Tool Since 1980s Assessing Water Availability in Northern High Plains Aquifer

A new U.S. Geological Survey publication and model can be applied by multiple entities to better understand flow, quantity, sources and sinks of groundwater in the Northern High Plains Aquifer, which covers approximately 100,000 square miles across Nebraska, South Dakota, Kansas, Colorado and Wyoming.

Date published: December 7, 2016

Streamflow and Springflow Data for Comal and San Marcos Rivers, Texas Now Available Online

A new U.S. Geological Survey website provides important information about streamflow in the Comal and San Marcos Rivers and springflow at Comal and San Marcos Springs. This website was developed in collaboration with the Edwards Aquifer Authority.

Date published: December 7, 2016

Scientific Partnership Aims to Help Shape Safer Coastal Communities

Coastal zone research projects will help managers protect developed areas' beach dunes, which are vital to resilient communities, ecosystems and economies.

Date published: November 30, 2016

Around 600 Non-Native Mountain Goats Now Roam the Olympic Mountains

Population has Increased 8 Percent a Year Since 2004

Date published: November 17, 2016

USGS, NASA Study Finds Widespread Coastal Land Losses from Gulf Oil Spill

A new USGS-NASA study found widespread shoreline loss along heavily oiled areas of Louisiana's coast after the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill and compared the erosion from the spill with coastal changes Hurricane Isaac caused in 2012.

Date published: November 17, 2016

Location Matters: Sandy’s Tides Hit Some Parts of the New Jersey Coast Harder Than Others

USGS researchers ground-truthed Hurricane Sandy's October 2012 storm tides in New Jersey and found northern coastal communities had significantly higher storm tides than southern ones did, though flood damage was widespread in both areas. The findings suggest that some southern New Jersey communities may be underestimating their future flood risks.