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Reservoir Sediment Can be Used as Fracking Proppant

Instead of requiring costly dredging to remove sediment buildup behind water reservoirs and diversions, sediment from reservoirs in the Missouri River...

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Not All Arsenic Tests are Created Equal

The reliability of arsenic testing for drinking water in Minnesota depends on how and when well water samples are collected, according to a new U.S...

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Water-Quality Monitoring Program Aids Restoration of Great Lakes

A new water-quality monitoring program, established by the U.S. Geological Survey, can provide scientists and managers with the best available data to...

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Salinity Decreased throughout Upper Colorado River Basin Over Time

Salinity loads that originate from groundwater within the Upper Colorado River Basin have decreased from 1986-2011, according to a new U.S. Geological...

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New Information on Bat Fungus Improves Detection of Deadly Disease

The fungus that causes white-nose syndrome, a deadly disease of hibernating bats, spreads rapidly by way of...

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USGS and NASA Select New Landsat Science Team

The USGS and NASA have selected the scientists and engineers who will serve on the next Landsat Science Team. 

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Taking the Bait: Majority of Prairie Dogs Are Consuming Plague Vaccine

About 70 percent of wild prairie dogs successfully ingested baits containing an oral sylvatic plague vaccine, or SPV, that were distributed throughout...

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Groundwater Quality in the Midwest: The Cambrian-Ordovician Aquifer System

A regional assessment of untreated groundwater in the Cambrian-Ordovician aquifer system, which includes parts of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa...

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Groundwater Quality in the North: The Glacial Aquifer System

A regional assessment of untreated groundwater in the Glacial aquifer system, which includes parts of 25 states across the northern contiguous United...

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Groundwater Quality in the Southwest: The Rio Grande Aquifer System

A regional assessment of untreated groundwater in the Rio Grande aquifer system, which includes parts of Colorado, New Mexico and Texas, is now...

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Groundwater Quality in the East: The Piedmont and Blue Ridge Crystalline-Rock Aquifers

A regional assessment of untreated groundwater in the Piedmont and Blue Ridge crystalline-rock aquifers, which includes parts of 11 states across the...

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Hundreds of Biological Data Available for Fountain Creek Basin, Colorado 

The U.S. Geological Survey just added more than 800 fish and macroinvertebrate data samples from Fountain Creek, Colorado, to the USGS BioData Retriev...

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