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Date published: November 8, 2017

Significant Milestone in Improving Usability of Landsat Satellite Data

Improvements to the quality and usability of Landsat satellite data have been made with the release of a new USGS product called Landsat Analysis Ready Data (ARD). 

Date published: November 7, 2017

NHD and WBD Map Services Moving to the Cloud

As part of an ongoing effort to improve performance and reliability for the suite of USGS Hydrography web-based map services, the USGS is migrating the National Hydrography Dataset and Watershed Boundary Dataset services to a Cloud location.

Date published: November 1, 2017

New USGS Study Tracks Millions of Tons of Rocks, Gravel and Silt Carried by the Sauk River

TACOMA, Wash. — The U.S. Geological Survey recently published the results of a new five-year suspended-sediment and water temperature study from the Sauk River. The purpose of this study is to improve understanding of the magnitude and timing of suspended sediment from the Sauk River and its tributaries to the Skagit River.

Date published: October 25, 2017

USGS Releases Selenium Modeling Framework for Montana and British Columbia’s Lake Koocanusa

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.

Date published: October 25, 2017

New Database available: USGS Releases "Species of Greatest Conservation Need” Lists

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.

Date published: October 3, 2017

Recent Changes to Dynamic Services in The National Map

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. 

Date published: September 27, 2017

The National Map Legacy Viewer Retirement

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

Date published: September 26, 2017

Groundwater Modeling Software MODFLOW 6 Now Available

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

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: September 25, 2017

Imagery Services Update to The National Map

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

Date published: September 19, 2017

USGS EDMAP Program Call For Proposals

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.

Date published: September 14, 2017

New USGS Report Uncovers the Underground Geology Along the Rio Grande

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.

Date published: September 13, 2017

Borehole Geophysical Logs Now Easily Accessible through new USGS Online Map

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.