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USGS
November 21, 1995

The most important ground-water problems in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee are probably high concentrations of dissolved solids and large water-level declines near wells that pump large amounts of water from the aquifers (underground water-bearing rock layers), according to a new report by the U.S. Geological Survey.

USGS
November 21, 1995

A quick computer search of the nearly 2 million official place names in the United States shows that Texas is still the state with the most geographic features named "Turkey." From "Turkey Creek" to "Turkeyroost Mountain," Texas has 175 features named after the holiday bird, an addition of one since the last check in 1982. Arizona is second with 134 turkey names.

USGS
November 8, 1995

Where in the United States are Carmen and San Diego? Now, you can get fast and accurate information on the Internet about Carmen, San Diego, and almost 2 million other domestic geographic names, via the new World Wide Web site for the U.S. Geological Survey’s Geographic Names Information System.

USGS
November 3, 1995

Flow of the Potomac River near Washington, D.C., averaged 4.5 bgd, nearly two and one-half times the average October flow of 1.9 bgd, according to hydrologists at the U.S. Geological Survey.

USGS
November 2, 1995

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.

USGS
November 2, 1995

31ST AMERICAN WATER RESOURCES ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE Nov. 5-9, 1995

USGS
October 31, 1995

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..

USGS
October 26, 1995

Scattered rains have eased drought conditions in the Northeastern U.S. for now, according to hydrologists at the U.S. Geological Survey.

USGS
October 17, 1995

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.

USGS
October 16, 1995

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.

USGS
October 13, 1995

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.

USGS
October 13, 1995

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.