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Date published: October 13, 2016

Assessing the Magnitude of Missouri’s 2016 New Year's Flood

An assessment of the flooding that occurred in the Meramec River Basin from December 2015–January 2016 is available in a new report from the U.S. Geological Survey. The report includes peak stages and streamflows, historical comparisons and flood-frequency statistics from the record flood.

Date published: October 6, 2016

Landsat 8 Enhancements Detailed in Special Issue of Science Journal

More data, better data, expanded applications

Attribution: Land Resources
Date published: August 29, 2016

Groundwater Sampling Method Key to Monitoring Success of Carbon Sequestration

TECHNICAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Monitoring, verification and accounting are key parts to demonstrating the feasibility or success of integrated carbon capture and storage technologies.

Date published: August 26, 2016

USGS and India Space Research Organization to Cooperate Further in Observing Earth

Advancing the international exchange of Earth data

Date published: August 5, 2016

Evaluation of Pallid Sturgeon Science on the Missouri River

A new fact sheet documenting the development of the Missouri River Pallid Sturgeon Effects Analysis (EA) is now available from the U.S. Geological Survey. The EA is an effort to assess how Missouri River management has affected—and may affect—the endangered pallid sturgeon population.

Date published: August 4, 2016

New Protected Area Database (PAD-US) Released

Updated national geospatial inventory of public parks and open space lands features greater coverage and accuracy

Date published: July 25, 2016

Mapping the Arctic Promotes International Agreement

Top representatives from eight national mapping agencies gather to deliberate an Arctic spatial data infrastructure

Date published: July 7, 2016

Hyperspectral Surveying: A Tool for Assessing the Mineral Potential of Alaska

Alaska is a major producer of base and precious metals and has a high potential for additional undiscovered mineral resources. However, discovery is hindered by Alaska’s vast size, remoteness and rugged terrain. New methods are needed to overcome these obstacles in order to evaluate Alaska’s geology and mineral resource potential.