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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.
Total freshwater inflow to the Chesapeake Bay was 101 billion gallons per day (bgd) in May, 60 percent above the normal inflow for May (63 bgd) and the third highest May on record, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Flow of the Potomac River near Washington, D.C., was 18.7 billion gallons per day (bgd) in May, nearly twice the average flow for May of 9.8 bgd according to hydrologists at the U.S. Geological Survey.
About 10 strong earthquakes have struck southern Illinois and Indiana during the past 12,000 years, according to a new study by geologist Steve Obermeier of the U.S. Geological Survey and archeologists Pat Munson and Rex Garniewicz of Indiana University.
About 2200 pounds of nontoxic red dye will be dumped into the Colorado River Wednesday (Mar. 27, 1996) as part of a controlled flood experiment in the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon, according to hydrologists at the U.S. Geological Survey.
The first intensive study of the water quality of the entire Mississippi River reveals the complicated movement of dozens of different contaminants through the water and sediments of the Nation’s largest river system, according to a report released today by the U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior.