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Date published: February 4, 1998

Potomac River Advisory

Although the Potomac River continues to flow at well above normal levels, the immediate impact of the day’s steady rain on the flow of the Potomac near Washington, D.C. has been slight, according to hydrologists at the U.S. Geological Survey.

Date published: February 3, 1998

USGS Reports Near Record January Flows In Potomac and Chesapeake Bay; Flood-Tracking Chart for Individuals is Published

January streamflow in the Potomac River at Washington, DC, and total flow into the Chesapeake Bay were the second-highest on record, exceeded only by flows in January, 1996, according to the U. S.Geological Survey (USGS). The generally wetter-than normal conditions increase the likelihood of flooding from storms that may follow.

Date published: February 3, 1998

Tracking Floods is Exciting Work for USGS Hydrologists

As heavy rains continue to pound northern and central California, hydrologists with the U.S. Geological Survey are reporting small stream flooding from Ventura County on the south to Eureka on the north.

Date published: February 2, 1998

USGS 1999 Budget Emphasizes Clean Water, Disaster Information, Species and Habitat Research

The President has proposed a budget of $806.9 million for the Interior Department’s U.S.Geological Survey (USGS) in Fiscal Year 1999.

Date published: January 22, 1998

Scientists Work to Restore Native Fish and Habitat to Great Lakes

Lake trout, once plentiful and highly prized by Great Lakes sport and commercial fishers, may flourish once again in all of the Great Lakes if a new research, restoration and management effort proves effective, according to U.S. Department of Interior biologists and fishery experts. 

Date published: January 9, 1998

Record-Breaking Flows Along Black and Upper Hudson Rivers in New York

Widespread flooding is occurring throughout New York State as a result of heavy rainfall and melting snow on January 7-9. USGS crews are measuring floodflows to provide information to Federal, State, and local agencies. 

Date published: January 7, 1998

USGS Graphical User Interface For SUTRA on the Web

SUTRA-GUI, a Graphical User Interface (GUI) for the USGS SUTRA computer code (for saturated or unsaturated ground-water flow and solute or energy transport) is now available for electronic retrieval on the World Wide Web. 

Date published: December 31, 1997

Archived National News Releases for 1997

Web-archive copies of all 1997 National news releases.

Date published: December 31, 1997

Fewer Major Earthquakes But...Earthquakes Take More Lives in 1997

Seventeen major earthquakes (magnitude 7.0 or higher) were recorded in the world for 1997, according to the U.S. Geological Survey National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC) in Golden, Colorado.

Date published: December 29, 1997

Long Valley, California Earthquake

A light earthquake, preliminary magnitude 4.1 according to the U.S. Geological Survey, occurred at 3:02 PM EST (12:02 PM local time) Monday, Dec 29, 1997. The epicenter is located 5 miles SE of Mammoth Lakes, or 33 miles WNW of Bishop, CA. 

Date published: December 16, 1997

Mysterious Disease First Identified in Arkansas, Now Found in Georgia and North Carolina

A mysterious disease that has killed bald eagles and American coots in southwest Arkansas may now be present in two other states, according to wildlife disease specialists at the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Wildlife Health Center in Madison, Wisconsin.

Date published: December 12, 1997

Update on Alabama Seismic Event

Further analysis by U.S. Geological Survey seismologists has confirmed that the seismic waves recorded earlier today (corrected time: 3:42 am EST) were generated by the collapse of a mine. The longwall coal mine, is located 35 miles east northeast of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. No other damage or injuries occurred. Shaking was felt only in the immediate vicinity of the mine.