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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.

USGS
September 5, 1996

From coastal erosion to measuring the storm surge and flooding as well as providing maps of affected areas, the U.S. Geological Survey is gearing up to provide information on Hurricane Fran as the storm develops, including real-time data, from its offices in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.

USGS
September 5, 1996

What happens when a hurricane threatens? Homeowners in the path of the storm check their insurance policies and their shutters, vacationers decide to head inland or take their chances at the beach--and all over the U.S. Geological Survey, people get busy.

USGS
September 5, 1996

A preliminary magnitude 7.1 earthquake occurred on Thurs., Sept. 5, 1996, in the Easter Island chain in the south Pacific, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

USGS
September 5, 1996

A preliminary magnitude 6.6 earthquake occurred on Taiwan, Thurs., Sept. 5, 1996, at 7:42 p.m. EDT (7:42 a.m., Sept. 6, local time on Taiwan).

USGS
September 4, 1996

The 350 employees of the U.S. Geological Survey’s Mid-Continent Mapping Center, U.S. Department of the Interior, received Vice President Al Gore’s Hammer Award in Rolla on September 4. The Mid-Continent Mapping Center employees were honored for their team-based approach to streamlining operations and making them more responsive to customers.

USGS
September 3, 1996

The Nation has nearly 2 million names for its geographic features -- mountains, town, deserts, streams and everything in between.

USGS
August 28, 1996

Walter P. Ketterer, 80, of Reston, Va., died on August 17, 1996, at the Hospice of Northern Va., of kidney failure. Ketterer was the former chief of the scientific publications program of the U.S. Geological Survey.

USGS
August 16, 1996

An unusual influx of atrazine, nitrogen and phosphorus to the Potomac River was carried by flood waters in mid-June and briefly elevated concentrations of these agricultural chemicals, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

USGS
August 14, 1996

Print-on-demand maps are coming soon, thanks to a cooperative agreement between the U.S. Geological Survey and 3M of St. Paul, Minn.

USGS
August 9, 1996

From glaciers and lava flats to white spruce woodlands and bog communities, a new U.S. Geological Survey report will aid scientists, managers and planners in organizing environmental data.