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USGS
May 20, 1997

The Nation’s largest civilian mapping agency and one of the world’s largest software companies have joined in a partnership to make detailed images of local neighborhoods available free to the public via the Internet.

USGS
May 15, 1997

A computer-generated map published by the U.S. Geological Survey provides a striking portrayal of Alaska’s varied landscape.

USGS
May 14, 1997

Dr. Gordon Eaton, Director of the U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Va., will be one of the featured speakers at the Saturday, May 17, dedication of the Johnston Ridge Observatory in the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument.

USGS
May 14, 1997

On Saturday, May 17, 1997, representatives of the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Geological Survey and the State of Washington will gather on a ridge on the north slope of Mount St. Helens to dedicate the "Johnston Ridge Observatory of the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument."

USGS
May 14, 1997

Observe sidescan sonar images of the sea floor being collected and processed by U.S. Geological Survey oceanographer Dr. William Schwab and colleagues on board the "Diane G," tomorrow (Thurs., May 15, 1997).

USGS
May 6, 1997

Even as the floodwaters of the Red River of the North continue to recede, and residents begin to deal with the aftermath of the unprecedented nature of this rare flood, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with several bi-state agencies, is making additional streamflow and water-quality measurements to assess the overall impact of the flood.

USGS
May 1, 1997

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.7 occurred off the coast of Mexico, Thurs., May 1, 1997, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

USGS
April 28, 1997

Levels of fish sex hormones -- estrogen and testosterone -- may be affected by contaminants in some U.S. streams, according to a report released today by the U.S. Geological Survey.

USGS
April 25, 1997

The lower San Joaquin River and south delta will take on a slight blush Monday afternoon, April 28, as scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey tint the river with a dye tracer. The non-toxic red dye, Rhodamine WT, will help USGS scientists track the movements of fish in the river and determine the effects of a fish barrier at the head of the Old River near Tracy.

USGS
April 25, 1997

As the unprecedented floodwaters of the Red River slowly begin to subside in Grand Forks, N. Dak., crews from the U.S. Geological Survey are tracking the northward movement of the water, taking measurements to help improve forecasts of the flood for evacuations upstream.

USGS
April 25, 1997

Floods were not the only natural hazard on the world stage in recent days with three large earthquakes occurring within hours of each other, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

USGS
April 23, 1997

The current floods in North Dakota far exceed previous floods that occurred in 1950, 1969, 1978, 1979 and 1996, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.