Technical Announcements

Explore the technical news that focuses on data, methodologies, and more.

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Image shows a view of Libby Dam and Lake Koocanusa
October 25, 2017

Resource managers, regulators, and stakeholders of Montana and British Columbia’s Lake Koocanusa now have a new approach for understanding the implications of different levels of selenium, and to explore alternative selenium criteria for waters in the Lake.

Picture of a green heron
October 25, 2017

The USGS announces the release of the Species of Greatest Conservation Need national database. The SGCN lists are part of the State Wildlife Action Plan (SWAP) process and identify the species most in need of conservation action in that state or territory. In total, 16,420 species have been included in the SGCN national list.

A view of selected feature types in the Governmental Units dynamic service around Albuquerque, New Mexico
October 3, 2017

Many of The National Map dynamic overlay services have new schemas and updated cartography to provide a better user experience in The National Map viewer and other applications. 

Screen shot of the new replacement National Map Advanced Viewer.
September 27, 2017

The USGS is planning to discontinue service to the previous versions of the National Map viewer application.

USGS science for a changing world
September 26, 2017

MODFLOW 6, the newest version of the world’s most widely used groundwater modeling software, is now available for download from the U.S. Geological Survey

Portion of 2012, 0.3 meter High Resolution Orthoimage data near  Lake Union, Seattle, Wash.
September 25, 2017

The USGS would like to remind users of the upcoming sunset of National Map High Resolution Orthoimagery Data and Services.

EDMAP Program supported students from William & Mary University prepare to conduct field research
September 19, 2017

Calling all Earth Science professors conducting research or teaching geologic mapping. The USGS EDMAP Program is accepting funding proposals focusing on geologic mapping to support upper-level undergraduate and graduate students at their colleges or universities.

Image: Rio Grande and Cliffs in Boquillas Canyon, Big Bend National Park
September 14, 2017

A new U.S. Geological Survey report describes the below ground geology of the Rio Grande transboundary region of New Mexico and Texas, United States, and northern Chihuahua, Mexico.

USGS scientists J. Alton Anderson and Carole D. Johnson prepare to collect a Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) log at a well.
September 13, 2017

Digital borehole geophysical logs and related data files are now easily accessible through GeoLog Locator a new web-based, map view and retrieval tool developed by the U.S. Geological Survey.

USGS science for a changing world
September 8, 2017

The U.S. Geological Survey will award up to $2 million in cooperative agreements to support participation in the National Ground-Water Monitoring Network (NGWMN).

White Bear Lake thumbnail
September 6, 2017

Both precipitation and groundwater withdrawals, among other factors, influence lake-water levels in the northeast Twin Cities metropolitan area, and the extent of these changes vary among lakes, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey study.

lidar point cloud, Pittsburgh PA
August 22, 2017

Call for elevation project funding proposals and requests issued.