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August 1, 2005

In its latest report on water use in the United States, the USGS looked at the nation's dependence on ground water. The report entitled Estimated Withdrawals from Principal Aquifers in the United States, 2000, provides details of ground-water withdrawals and use from principal aquifers in each state.

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August 1, 2005

In its latest report on water use in the United States, the USGS looked at the nation's dependence on ground water. The report entitled Estimated Withdrawals from Principal Aquifers in the United States, 2000, provides details of ground-water withdrawals and use from principal aquifers in each state.

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July 27, 2005

A team of scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is tracking and collecting samples from a large African dust cloud that originated in the Sahara Desert and is moving over parts of Florida and the Caribbean.

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July 27, 2005

A team of scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is tracking and collecting samples from a large African dust cloud that originated in the Sahara Desert and is moving over parts of Florida and the Caribbean.

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July 9, 2005

With the approach of Hurricane Dennis, scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are looking at the section of beach most likely to take the brunt of the storm’s fury. 

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July 9, 2005

Web Site Forecasts Inundation from Dennis on Coast

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July 8, 2005

Did you know that from your desk you can monitor the effect of Hurricane Dennis as it moves inland? The U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) WaterWatch Web site can show you what's happening to streams in your local area and show you the places most affected by heavy rains expected from this storm.

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July 8, 2005

Did you know that from your desk you can monitor the effect of Hurricane Dennis as it moves inland? The U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) WaterWatch Web site can show you what's happening to streams in your local area and show you the places most affected by heavy rains expected from this storm.

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July 6, 2005

Irving Friedman, a longtime U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientist and a pioneer in geochemistry, died on June 28, at the age of 85.

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July 6, 2005

Irving Friedman, a longtime U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientist and a pioneer in geochemistry, died on June 28, at the age of 85.

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July 5, 2005

Observers tallied a total of 2,735 California sea otters for the 2005 spring survey, led by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The 2005 total showed a 3.2 percent decrease in otters from the 2004 record high of 2,825.

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July 5, 2005

Observers tallied a total of 2,735 California sea otters for the 2005 spring survey, led by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The 2005 total showed a 3.2 percent decrease in otters from the 2004 record high of 2,825.