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Date published: August 25, 1997

Media Advisory: Volcano Experts Available

The U.S. Geological Survey has a number of expert volcanologists who can explain how volcanoes work, why eruptions in Alaska, the Cascades and the Caribbean are more violent than eruptions of Hawaiian volcanoes, and what the USGS is doing to protect the lives and property of people who live in the shadow of an active volcano.

Date published: August 20, 1997

Latest Science to Aid Restoration of South Florida/Everglades

Managers and planners representing Federal, state, and local government agencies and private organizations will gather in Fort Lauderdale on Monday for a 3-day conference (August 25 - 27) to discuss the latest results of more than 50 scientific investigations by the U.S. Geological Survey in South Florida.

Date published: August 19, 1997

USGS Has Plenty of Rocks, But Needs Tennis Balls

The U.S. Geological Survey isn’t the kind of place where you’d expect to find a crying need for tennis balls, but one of the agency’s cartographers is begging for the fuzzy green orbs; a ritual he goes through every three years.

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Date published: August 19, 1997

Planet Earth Is Focus Of Open House At USGS

The processes that formed the Earth and the technologies that enable scientists to map its surface and probe the depths of the planet are the focus of more than 200 exhibits at the U.S. Geological Survey’s open house in Menlo Park, September 13 and 14.

Date published: August 15, 1997

Chesapeake Bay Advisory: Water From Pocomoke River Will Be Tested For Toxics

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is working with scientists from George Mason University and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to collect a water sample from the Pocomoke River and analyze the sample for a variety of commonly used pesticides.

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Date published: August 11, 1997

The USGS Will Provide $120,000 To Augment Research on the Fish Lesion Problem Plaguing Maryland’s Pocomoke River in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

"We are extremely concerned about this issue, especially in light of the fish kill which began Wednesday (Aug.6) near the mouth of the Pocomoke River," said USGS Chief Biologist Dennis Fenn.

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Date published: August 8, 1997

USGS Open House Set For Mid-September

More than 200 exhibits dealing with topics from ocean floor photography to the geology of Mars will be highlighted at the U.S. Geological Survey’s open house at its Western Region Center in Menlo Park, Calif., September 13 and 14. 

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Date published: August 8, 1997

USGS Needs Help!!!

The U.S. Geological Survey needs help to prepare for and assist at its big open house, September 12, 13 and 14, at the USGS Western Region Center in Menlo Park.

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Date published: August 6, 1997

USGS Exhibit At Mount Rainier Visitor Center Explains The History and Hazards of That Volcanic Mountain

The volcanic processes that created Mount Rainier and may pose a hazard to some residents of the Pacific Northwest are highlighted in a new exhibit that will be unveiled at the Sunrise Visitor Center in Mount Rainier National Park, on Saturday, August 9, 1997.

Date published: August 1, 1997

July River Flow to the Chesapeake Bay Reflects Recent Dry Spell

Total river flow into the Chesapeake Bay was about 16.2 billion gallons per day (bgd) in July, 31 percent below the normal inflow for July (23.4 bgd), according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The long-term average is based on 47 years of information.

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Date published: August 1, 1997

Protecting People, Reducing the "Disaster Tax..." USGS Director Praises Crucial Work During Flood

The flood may be over but the hydrologic work continues on and is more critical than ever, was the message that U.S. Geological Survey Director Gordon Eaton gave to the troops in Bismarck Friday (Aug. 1, 1997).

Date published: July 31, 1997

Volcanoes on the Web

Pyroclastic explosions, lava flows and ash clouds are among the subjects of the newest website established by the U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior. The new website, http://volcanoes.usgs.gov , which was developed by the USGS Volcano Hazards Team, becomes active on August 1.