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Date published: November 21, 1995

NEW ATLAS LOOKS AT GROUND-WATER RESOURCES OF FIVE STATES

The most important ground-water problems in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee are probably high concentrations of dissolved solids and large water-level declines near wells that pump large amounts of water from the aquifers (underground water-bearing rock layers), according to a new report by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Date published: November 21, 1995

TEXAS STILL THE PLACE FOR TURKEYS

A quick computer search of the nearly 2 million official place names in the United States shows that Texas is still the state with the most geographic features named "Turkey." From "Turkey Creek" to "Turkeyroost Mountain," Texas has 175 features named after the holiday bird, an addition of one since the last check in 1982. Arizona is second with 134 turkey names.

Date published: November 8, 1995

CARMEN, SAN DIEGO, AND 2 MILLION OTHER GEOGRAPHIC NAMES ON THE ’NET

Where in the United States are Carmen and San Diego? Now, you can get fast and accurate information on the Internet about Carmen, San Diego, and almost 2 million other domestic geographic names, via the new World Wide Web site for the U.S. Geological Survey’s Geographic Names Information System.

Date published: November 3, 1995

POTOMAC FLOW IN OCTOBER HIGH BUT WELLS STILL LOW

Flow of the Potomac River near Washington, D.C., averaged 4.5 bgd, nearly two and one-half times the average October flow of 1.9 bgd, according to hydrologists at the U.S. Geological Survey.

Date published: November 2, 1995

USGS SCIENTISTS TO DESCRIBE COASTAL EROSION, ANCIENT CRAWDADS, AND TRAVELING TAR BALLS AT NEW ORLEANS SCIENCE MEETING

Patterns of sediment deposition near the mouth of the Mississippi River, traveling tar balls and the evolution of ancient marine lobsters into today’s Louisiana crayfish are a sampling of some of the earth-science topics that will be presented by scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey during a national science meeting in New Orleans next week.

Date published: November 2, 1995

FLOOD IN SOUTHEAST TEXAS AND STORMWATER STUDY IN DALLAS-FT. WORTH HIGHLIGHT USGS PAPERS AT AWRA CONFERENCE

31ST AMERICAN WATER RESOURCES ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE Nov. 5-9, 1995

Date published: October 31, 1995

WHITE HOUSE CONFERENCE: NEW STRATEGIES TO REDUCE RISK FROM NATURAL DISASTERS

The reality of natural hazards and the "hidden disaster tax" to this Nation from damage to buildings, homes, and lifelines will be the basis for developing strategies for risk assessment and decisionmaking in hazard prone areas at the National Science and Technology Conference, November 2 and 3, 1995, at the White House Conference Center, 726 Jackson Place, N.C., Washington, D.C..

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.