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Date published: October 26, 1995

SCATTERED RAINS EASE NORTHEAST DROUGHT

Scattered rains have eased drought conditions in the Northeastern U.S. for now, according to hydrologists at the U.S. Geological Survey.

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Date published: October 17, 1995

POTOMAC RIVER MEDIA ADVISORY

NEWS MEDIA ARE INVITED TO INTERVIEW AND PHOTOGRAPH USGS HYDROLOGISTS MAKING A SPECIAL MEASUREMENT OF THE LOW FLOW OF THE POTOMAC RIVER, NEAR THE BRIDGE AT POINT OF ROCKS, MD., WED., OCT. 18, 1995, BEGINNING AT 9:00 A.M.

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Date published: October 16, 1995

POTOMAC RIVER UPDATE — LOW FLOW ENDURES DESPITE RAIN

Potomac River flow remains well below normal today (Mon., Oct 16), at 1.7 billion gallons per day (bgd), about 10 percent below normal, despite the hard rains of the past weekend, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Normal flow during October is about 2.0 bgd.

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Date published: October 13, 1995

DROUGHT CONTINUES: POTOMAC RIVER FLOW DOWN 26 PERCENT, CHESAPEAKE BAY INFLOW DOWN 22 PERCENT FOR ’95 WATER YEAR

Flow of the Potomac River near Washington, D.C., was well below normal in the just-ended 1995 water year, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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Date published: October 13, 1995

DROUGHT IN NORTHEAST WEARS ON: RECENT RAINS HAVE SHORT-TERM IMPACT ON LONG-TERM DROUGHT IN NORTHEAST

Rains that fell in parts of the Northeastern U.S. during the past weekend are having a short-term impact on the long-term drought conditions in the Northeastern U.S., according to hydrologists at the U.S. Geological Survey.

Date published: October 13, 1995

DELAWARE RIVER RESERVOIRS ENTER NEW DROUGHT WARNING ZONE

Delaware River reservoir levels have declined into the lower half of the drought warning zone (Fri., Oct. 13, 1995), triggering additional withdrawal restrictions for New York City and other communities, according to the U.S. Geological Survey’s Delaware River Master.

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Date published: October 12, 1995

MEXICO EARTHQUAKE AFTERSHOCK

A magnitude 5.5 aftershock to Monday’s (Oct. 9) earthquake in Mexico occurred on Thurs., Oct. 12, 1995, at 12:52 p.m. EDT (10:52 a.m. local time in Mexico), according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Date published: October 6, 1995

TROPICAL STORM OPAL NOT MUCH HELP — DROUGHT AFFECTS GROUND WATER IN NORTHEASTERN U.S.

Rains from tropical storm Opal are expected to have little significant impact on long-term drought conditions in the eastern U.S., particularly ground-water levels, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Date published: October 6, 1995

SUMATRA, INDONESIA EARTHQUAKE

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake occurred on southern Sumatra, Indonesia, at 2:09 p.m. EDT (local time on Sumatra 1:09 a.m., Oct. 7). The epicenter was about 105 miles southeast of Panang or 290 miles southwest of Singapore.

Date published: October 5, 1995

ALASKA EARTHQUAKE

A magnitude 6.4 earthquake occurred Thurs., Oct. 5, 1995, in Alaska, about 40 miles northwest of Fairbanks, at 9:23 p.m. Alaska Daylight Time (1:23 a.m. EDT, Oct. 6), according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Attribution: Region 11: Alaska
Date published: October 3, 1995

PERU-ECUADOR BORDER REGION - SOUTH AMERICA EARTHQUAKE

A magnitude 6.9 earthquake occurred near the Peru/Ecuador border, in Ecuador, on Mon., Oct. 2, 1995, at 9:51 p.m. EDT (8:51 p.m. local time in S.A.), according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The earthquake was centered about 80 miles east of Cuenca, in Ecuador, or 175 miles southeast of Quito, the capitol of Equador.

Date published: October 2, 1995

GALLOPING GLACIERS! BERING SURGES NEARLY HALF A MILE

"After seven months of near-stagnation, Alaska’s Bering Glacier resumed surging. Between May 19th and June 1, part of the glacier advanced almost half a mile (about 2,500 ft). As of mid-September, the surge was continuing," said Bruce F. Molnia, leader of the U.S. Geological Survey’s Bering Glacier Research Project.

Attribution: Region 11: Alaska