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USGS
September 3, 1996

The Nation has nearly 2 million names for its geographic features -- mountains, town, deserts, streams and everything in between.

USGS
August 28, 1996

Walter P. Ketterer, 80, of Reston, Va., died on August 17, 1996, at the Hospice of Northern Va., of kidney failure. Ketterer was the former chief of the scientific publications program of the U.S. Geological Survey.

USGS
August 16, 1996

An unusual influx of atrazine, nitrogen and phosphorus to the Potomac River was carried by flood waters in mid-June and briefly elevated concentrations of these agricultural chemicals, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

USGS
August 14, 1996

Print-on-demand maps are coming soon, thanks to a cooperative agreement between the U.S. Geological Survey and 3M of St. Paul, Minn.

USGS
August 9, 1996

From glaciers and lava flats to white spruce woodlands and bog communities, a new U.S. Geological Survey report will aid scientists, managers and planners in organizing environmental data.

USGS
August 2, 1996

Potomac River flow, Chesapeake Bay freshwater inflow, and ground-water levels were well above normal in July, according to hydrologists at the U.S. Geological Survey.

USGS
July 22, 1996

The total freshwater inflow to the Bay through June of this year (18,100 billion gallons) has already exceeded the entire freshwater inflow to the Bay during 1995 (15,300 billion gallons) according to the U.S.Geological Survey.

USGS
July 18, 1996

Dry conditions persisted in the Southwest during June, marking the ninth straight month that many of the streams in this area of the country have been in the below normal range. 

USGS
June 27, 1996

Significant decreases in sulfate and hydrogen ion concentrations in precipitation in the Eastern United States in 1995 particularly along the Ohio River Valley and in the Mid-Atlantic States indicate that reductions in sulphur dioxide emissions have resulted in rainfall being less acidic in these areas, according to a report prepared for the U.S. Geological Survey.

USGS
June 20, 1996

MONOCACY RIVER - NEW ALL TIME HIGH BREAKS HURRICANE AGNES RECORD

USGS
June 19, 1996

Richard Porter Sheldon, 72, of Washington, D.C., died at home on June 8, 1996. Sheldon was formerly Chief Geologist of the U.S. Geological Survey in Reston, Va., and was widely recognized as an expert on world phosphate resources. He had lived in Washington since 1968.

USGS
June 17, 1996

A preliminary magnitude 7.5 earthquake occurred in Indonesia, in the Flores Sea, Mon., June 17, 1996, at 6:22 p.m. local time in Indonesia (7:22 a.m. EDT), according to the U.S. Geological Survey.