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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.
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).
Print-on-demand maps are coming soon, thanks to a cooperative agreement between the U.S. Geological Survey and 3M of St. Paul, Minn.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MONOCACY RIVER - NEW ALL TIME HIGH BREAKS HURRICANE AGNES RECORD
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.
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.