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Date published: June 2, 2020

Coastal Wetlands: The State and Future of a Precious Resource

Coastal wetlands, and salt marshes specifically, are simultaneously geomorphic and biologic systems. They proliferate across a narrow range of elevation, water level, and salinity conditions. Salt marshes rely on their own growth and sediment input to maintain or increase their extent, whereas physical forces such as waves and sea-level rise tend to reduce it. 

Date published: May 27, 2020

Naturally Occurring Uranium in Groundwater in Northeastern Washington State

Uranium is a radioactive element (radionuclide) that occurs naturally in rock, soil, and water – usually in low concentrations. Radionuclides are unstable atoms with excess energy and as radionuclides decay, they emit radiation. The uranium decay sequence also includes other radionuclides of concern such as radium and radon (DeSimone and others, 2014).

Date published: May 13, 2020

A fatal illness with no vaccine: Chronic Wasting Disease

A geonarrtive that describes USGS research efforts addressing chronic wasting disease, or CWD, which affects white-tailed deer, mule deer, elk, and moose.

Date published: May 13, 2020

USGS Ecosystems Mission Area

This geonarrative highlights the research coming out of the USGS Ecosystems Mission Area.  

Attribution: Ecosystems
Date published: April 23, 2020

Domestic Wells in the United States

Domestic wells provide drinking water supply for approximately 40 million people in the United States. Knowing the location of these wells, and the populations they serve, is important for identifying heavily used aquifers, locations susceptible to contamination, and populations potentially impacted by poor-quality groundwater. 

Date published: April 13, 2020

Herring River Water-Quality Data geonarrative

The New England WSC geonarrative explores the availability of water-quality data collected by the Cape Cod National Seashore and U.S. Geological Survey in support of the Herring River restoration project. It highlights the development of the monitoring program since the 1980s and the recent publication of Cape Cod National Seashore data in a U.S. Geological Survey data release.

Date published: April 1, 2020

California's Exposure to Volcanic Hazards

A geonarrative summary of the USGS report that provides a broad perspective on California’s exposure to volcanic hazards. By integrating volcanic hazard information with geospatial data on populations, infrastructure, and resources, the results provide estimates of impacts to people and our environment if an eruption were to occur.

Date published: February 6, 2020

Coastal Change at Fire Island

This geonarrative features research used to predict how Fire Island beaches change in response to storms and how they may subsequently recover in the year following a storm event.

Date published: January 3, 2020

Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Program Decadal Strategic Plan

This geonarrative constitutes the Decadal Strategic Plan of the U.S. Geological Survey's Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Program for 2020 to 2030.

Date published: December 19, 2019

West Newton Chute Native Mussel Story Map

This story map portrays spatial and temporal patterns in native freshwater mussel (Unionioida) assemblage within West Newton Chute, a side channel in navigation Pool 5 of the Upper Mississippi River. Spatial and temporal patterns in species richness and density of three life stages and multiple guilds in this mussel assemblage were explored.

Date published: August 28, 2019

USGS Biosurveillance Network

USGS is leading efforts in risk prediction and forecasting, early detection, enhanced situational awareness, and consequence management for biological threats.

Date published: August 2, 2019

Communicating Coastal Vulnerability via Landscape Visualization

Story map describing the process for leveraging LIDAR, building footprints, and sea level rise data to investigate coastal vulnerability.