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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Date published: October 13, 1995

DELAWARE RIVER RESERVOIRS ENTER NEW DROUGHT WARNING ZONE

Delaware River reservoir levels have declined into the lower half of the drought warning zone (Fri., Oct. 13, 1995), triggering additional withdrawal restrictions for New York City and other communities, according to the U.S. Geological Survey’s Delaware River Master.

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Date published: October 12, 1995

MEXICO EARTHQUAKE AFTERSHOCK

A magnitude 5.5 aftershock to Monday’s (Oct. 9) earthquake in Mexico occurred on Thurs., Oct. 12, 1995, at 12:52 p.m. EDT (10:52 a.m. local time in Mexico), according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Date published: October 6, 1995

TROPICAL STORM OPAL NOT MUCH HELP — DROUGHT AFFECTS GROUND WATER IN NORTHEASTERN U.S.

Rains from tropical storm Opal are expected to have little significant impact on long-term drought conditions in the eastern U.S., particularly ground-water levels, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Date published: October 6, 1995

SUMATRA, INDONESIA EARTHQUAKE

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake occurred on southern Sumatra, Indonesia, at 2:09 p.m. EDT (local time on Sumatra 1:09 a.m., Oct. 7). The epicenter was about 105 miles southeast of Panang or 290 miles southwest of Singapore.