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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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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, , which was developed by the USGS Volcano Hazards Team, becomes active on August 1.

Date published: July 30, 1997

Tennessee Earthquake

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.8 occurred in northeastern Tennessee, Wednesday, July 30, 1997 according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Date published: July 28, 1997

New Chief Geographer For Nation’s Largest Civilian Mapping Agency

Gordon Eaton, Director of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), announced today (July 28, 1997), that Richard E. Witmer will serve as Chief Geographer and Chief of the USGS National Mapping Division.

Date published: July 22, 1997

Interior Secretary Babbitt, USGS Director Eaton Praise Scientist, Friend

Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt and USGS Director Gordon Eaton have joined with scientists and leaders from around the world to mourn the loss and praise the career of Dr. Eugene Shoemaker, who was killed in an automobile accident in Australia last Friday (July 18, 1997).