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Date published: March 22, 1996

How Good Are You At Predicting Floods?

Follow the Colorado River Controlled Flood onthe World Wide Web

Date published: March 21, 1996

USGS Scientists Monitor Sandbar Rearrangement in Grand Canyon

It’s spring and some people are busy cleaning house and rearranging the furniture.

Spring cleaning and rearranging of a different kind will take place in the Grand Canyon next week, as the Colorado River scours its bed and rearranges sandbars that have built up in the river’s winding channel.

Date published: March 19, 1996

U.S. Geological Survey FY 97 Budget Expands Scientific Mission

The fiscal year 1997 budget request for the U.S. Geological Survey of $746.4 million provides a net increase of $15.9 million over the FY 1996 Conference level approved under the Continuing Resolution.

Date published: March 17, 1996

Popular Irish Names

By a score of 917 to 706, "Kelly" beats out "Murphy" as the most popular Irish placename in the United States.

Date published: March 15, 1996

Dr. Phillip Slater Wins Pecora Award

Dr. Philip N. Slater, a remote sensing scientist at the University of Arizona, received the 1995 William T. Pecora Award during ceremonies held on February 27, 1996, at the Eleventh Thematic Conference on Applied Geologic Remote Sensing, in Las Vegas, Nev.

Date published: March 7, 1996

Citizen Achievement Award Goes to William R. Walker, Virginia Water Expert

William R. Walker, of Blacksburg, Va., internationally recognized water-resources engineer and educator, will be presented the U.S. Geological Survey’s John Wesley Powell Award for Citizen Achievement at the Ninth Annual Virginia Water Conference, at the Ingleside Resort, in Staunton, Va., Tues., Mar. 12, 1996.

Date published: March 5, 1996

Potomac River Flow Above Normal In February

Flow of the Potomac River near Washington, D.C., was above normal in February, continuing the trend of above normal flow that began in January in response to snow and rain, according to hydrologists at the U.S. Geological Survey. 

Date published: March 5, 1996

First Report Card On Mineral Industry, 1995

U.S. output of processed mineral-based materials contributed nearly $400 billion to the Nation’s economy in 1995, according to a new report from the U.S. Geological Survey.

Date published: March 3, 1996

Nicaragua Earthquake

A preliminary magnitude 6.6 earthquake occcurred off the coast of Nicaragua, Sun., Mar. 3, 1996, at 11:37 a.m. EST (10:37 a.m. local time in Nicaragua), according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Date published: March 1, 1996

USGS Maps Now Available On CD-ROM

Pennsylvania is the first in a state-by-state series of digital topographic

Date published: February 28, 1996

Potomac Flow Sets New January Record, Flow Below Normal In 1995

Flow of the Potomac River set a new all-time high January record of 34.5 billion gallons per day (bgd), nearly five times times the long-term January average of 7 bgd,in response to the heavy snows and rains that fell month-long, according to hydrologists at the U.S. Geological Survey. 

Date published: February 24, 1996

Mexico Earthquake

A preliminary magnitude 6.8 earthquake occurred in Mexico at 10:08 p.m. EST (9:08 p.m. local time in Mexico) Sat., Feb. 24, 1996, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.