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USGS' Brian Selck samples a private well in Lycoming County, PA
February 8, 2018

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. Geological Survey and the Minnesota Department of Health study, which highlights ways to improve the accuracy of arsenic tests for private wells.

Great Lakes
February 7, 2018

A new water-quality monitoring program, established by the U.S. Geological Survey, can provide scientists and managers with the best available data to help evaluate the health of Great Lakes ecosystems and improve water quality for recreation and commercial fishing.

Map showing part of southern Alaska and Gulf of Alaska, with orange star in Gulf & white dots strung out along Aleutian Islands
January 30, 2018

One week ago, on January 23rd at 12:31 a.m. local time, Alaskans were rocked by a magnitude 7.9 earthquake, with an epicenter in the Gulf of Alaska, about 350 miles southwest of Anchorage, and about 175 miles southeast of Kodiak Island.

Water is one of seven science mission areas of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Water's mission is to collect and disseminate reliable, impartial, and timely information that is needed to understand the Nation's water resources.

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Large River Science in MO River Basin
Date Published: April 14, 2018

Expertise in large river research provides science information to inform decisions on river management and restoration in the Midwest Region. Connectivity is a fundamental concept in river ecology and refers to opportunities for water to flow along and through riverine ecosystems. It is considered one of the primary drivers of river productivity, biological diversity and ecosystem health.

Attribution: Water Resources, Midwest
dolichospermum
Date Published: February 2, 2018
Status: Active

The occurrence of toxic blue-green algae causes harmful algal blooms in lakes, reservoirs, and rivers and is a growing threat to public health, with human and animal illness and death reported in at least 43 states.

umatilla farm
Date Published: February 2, 2018
Status: Active

With the ever-increasing rate of utilization of and competition for water (particularly during periods of drought) accurate, current water-use information is of considerable value. This is particularly so in determining future water availability in hydrologically critical areas and for making sound resource-management decisions. For the Oregon Water Science Center, a viable water-use data-...

Contacts: Jonathan Haynes
Tidal marsh, Pacific Northwest
Date Published: January 23, 2018
Status: Active

SPARROW can be used to relate water-quality data to landscape characteristics, such as natural properties and human activities

Contacts: Daniel R Wise
rails
Date Published: January 23, 2018
Status: Active

Proposed new coal export terminals in Washington and Oregon could increase rail traffic through the Northwest and potentially increase unintended release of coal dust to the environment.

Three scale morphologies of common carp (Cyprinus carpio)
Date Published: December 21, 2017
Status: Active

The Malheur National Wildlife Refuge provides habitat for a variety of highly valued ecosystem services, including shorebirds, waterfowl, and a diversity of other wildlife species. 

Contacts: Tamara Wood
boat on bank of Columbia River
Date Published: December 20, 2017
Status: Active

USGS research directly helps local public agencies that are responsible for the design and maintenance of the levees that surround the northern Portland metropolitan area with the goal of protecting life and property in the event of flooding from the Columbia and Willamette Rivers that surround the city.

klamath drainage
Date Published: December 20, 2017

"Determining water availability in the Upper Klamath Basin has always had a degree of uncertainty as a result of the complex hydrology and geology in the region and limited streamflow data."

Contacts: John Risley
umatilla farm
Date Published: December 15, 2017
Status: Active

Water management in the arid Umatilla Basin has become increasingly complex in recent years. Competing demands from society for generating hydro-electric power, maintaining and restoring fisheries, restoring watershed health, providing water for growing communities, and increasing agricultural production through irrigation, have put water resources in the Umatilla Basin and throughout the...

desert spring
Date Published: December 15, 2017
Status: Active

Evaluating Spring Vulnerability to Climate Change on BLM Priority Management Areas in Southeastern Oregon
 

Contacts: Hank Johnson
harney basin
Date Published: December 15, 2017
Status: Active

This study will characterize and quantify the groundwater system in the Harney Basin to address gaps in our present understanding.

Detroit Dam
Date Published: December 12, 2017
Status: Active

USGS total dissolved gas (TDG) data help guide spill and discharge management from dams operated along tributaries of the Willamette River.

The USGS collects, analyzes, and distributes data on a wide variety of water-related issues and resources. Much of our data is publicly available through the National Water Information System (NWIS), but additional datasets and analytical tools are also available.

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Wetland sites - Bozeman, Montana
February 9, 2018

Bozeman, Montana wetland sites

Wetland sites around Bozeman, Montana

Pesticide surface-water sampling site map
February 7, 2018

Wyoming Pesticide Surface-Water Sampling Sites

Wyoming Pesticide Surface-Water Sampling Sites

Pesticide surface-water sampling site map
February 7, 2018

Southeastern Wyoming Pesticide Groundwater Sampling Sites

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Northeastern Wyoming Pesticide Groundwater Sampling Sites
February 7, 2018

Northeastern Wyoming Pesticide Groundwater Sampling Sites

Northeastern Wyoming Pesticide Groundwater Sampling Sites

Northwestern Wyoming Groundwater Pesticide Sampling Sites
February 7, 2018

Northwestern Wyoming Pesticide Groundwater Sampling Sites

Northwestern Wyoming Pesticide Groundwater Sampling Sites

Southwestern Wyoming Pesticide Groundwater Sampling Sites
February 7, 2018

Southwestern Wyoming Pesticide Groundwater Sampling Sites

Southwestern Wyoming Pesticide Groundwater Sampling Sites

Drought probabilities (%) from February (2002) mean discharge
January 17, 2018

Estimating Drought Streamflow Probabilities for Virginia Streams

Maximum likelihood logistic regression is used to estimate drought probabilities for selected Virginia rivers and streams. Hydrologic drought streamflow probabilities for summer months are provided as functions of streamflows during the previous winter months. This application allows the display and query of these drought streamflow probabilities for Virginia streams.

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January 8, 2018

Models of the Klamath River from Link River to Keno Dam

Models of the Klamath River from Link River to Keno Dam were constructed and calibrated by the U.S. Geological Survey for calendar years 2006-09.

USGS
January 8, 2018

Computed instantaneous suspended-sediment concentration in Williamson River

Suspended-sediment concentration data from National Real-Time Water Quality (NRTWQ) website.

USGS
January 4, 2018

Tualatin River Basin Water-Quality Sites

Map of currently active monitors in the Tualatin River Basin, Oregon.

USGS
January 4, 2018

Tualatin River Basin Water-Quality Samples

Real-time compilation of water quality samples for Tualatin River Basin from USGS National Water Information System (NWIS).

USGS
December 15, 2017

Harney Basin Data Mapper

Map viewer of groundwater sites in the Harney Basin, Oregon

Downloadable spatial data files for exploration and analysis.

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Screen capture of Montana StreamStats application
February 13, 2018

StreamStats is a Web-based geographic information system application that was created by the USGS to provide users with access to an assortment of analytical tools that are useful for water-resource planning and management.

urban growth boundary
November 2, 2017

Map of intensive sites and rapid sites where data was collected for the Tualatin River Basin Beaver Study.

Flood Map View
August 31, 2017

Current stream conditions and NWS forecast stream conditions.

Screenshot of the Texas Water Dashboard on August 25, 2017. 
August 25, 2017

The Texas Water Dashboard presents USGS real-time stream, lake and reservoir, precipitation and groundwater data for more than 750 USGS real-time observation stations in Texas.

Map of Long Island Water District areas
June 4, 2017

Long Island Water District Areas

Image of Michigan and Ohio's Current Water Conditions website
June 3, 2017

The clickable sites, Water Resources Conditions List, and Data Table at the bottom of the map are all connected. Interacting with any of them will activate pop-ups and display the site in both the Map, List and Table. 

Virginia Real-Time Precipitation Network
May 18, 2017

This interactive map shows current and cumulative rainfall total for precipitation sites in Virginia.  Map provides real-time precipitation radar image to overlay from National Weather Service. 

Map of ongoing project locations in U.S. National Parks, Assessing Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Risk
January 24, 2017

Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDC) threaten the reproductive success and long-term survival of sensitive aquatic populations in the U.S. National Park Service (NPS). The project employs a standardized EDC risk assessment framework to link new and ongoing research efforts in individual Parks and in Park Monitoring Networks, in order to provide a service-wide assessment of EDC risk in the NPS.

 

Map of Principal Aquifers of the United States
October 13, 2016

Explore water resources maps and GIS data.

Louisiana
September 30, 2016

River and Coastal Forecast Information

Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center, Slidell, Louisiana—(NWS)

 

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Year Published: 2018

Volume-weighted particle-tracking method for solute-transport modeling; Implementation in MODFLOW–GWT

In the traditional method of characteristics for groundwater solute-transport models, advective transport is represented by moving particles that track concentration. This approach can lead to global mass-balance problems because in models of aquifers having complex boundary conditions and heterogeneous properties, particles can originate in cells...

Winston, Richard B.; Konikow, Leonard F.; Hornberger, George Z.
Attribution: Water Resources
Winston, R.B., Konikow, L.F., and Hornberger, G.Z., 2018, Volume-weighted particle-tracking method for solute-transport modeling; Implementation in MODFLOW–GWT: U.S. Geological Survey Techniques and Methods, book 6, chap. A58, 44 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/tm6A58.

Year Published: 2018

Iterative near-term ecological forecasting: Needs, opportunities, and challenges

Two foundational questions about sustainability are “How are ecosystems and the services they provide going to change in the future?” and “How do human decisions affect these trajectories?” Answering these questions requires an ability to forecast ecological processes. Unfortunately, most ecological forecasts focus on centennial-scale climate...

Dietze, Michael C.; Fox, Andrew; Beck-Johnson, Lindsay; Betancourt, Julio L.; Hooten, Mevin B.; Jarnevich, Catherine S.; Keitt, Timothy H.; Kenney, Melissa A.; Laney, Christine M.; Larsen, Laurel G.; Loescher, Henry W.; Lunch, Claire K.; Pijanowski, Bryan; Randerson, James T.; Read, Emily; Tredennick, Andrew T.; Vargas, Rodrigo; Weathers, Kathleen C.; White, Ethan P.
Attribution: Water Resources
Dietze M.C., A. Fox, J. Betancourt, M. Hooten, C. Jarnevich, T. Keitt, M. A. Kenney, C. Laney, L. Larsen, H. W. Loescher, C. Lunch, B. Pijanowski, J. T. Randerson, E. Read, A. Tredennick, K. C. Weathers, E. P. White. 2018. Iterative near-term ecological forecasting: Needs, opportunities, and challenges. PNAS Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1710231115.

Year Published: 2018

The metabolic regimes of flowing waters

The processes and biomass that characterize any ecosystem are fundamentally constrained by the total amount of energy that is either fixed within or delivered across its boundaries. Ultimately, ecosystems may be understood and classified by their rates of total and net productivity and by the seasonal patterns of photosynthesis and respiration....

Bernhardt, Emily S.; Heffernan, Jim B.; Grimm, Nancy B.; Stanley, Emily H.; Harvey, Judson; Arroita, M.; Appling, Alison; Cohen, M.J.; McDowell, William H.; Hall, R.O.; Read, Jordan S.; Roberts, B.J.; Stets, Edward; Yackulic, Charles B.
Attribution: Water Resources

Year Published: 2018

Floodplain trapping and cycling compared to streambank erosion of sediment and nutrients in an agricultural watershed

Floodplains and streambanks can positively and negatively influence downstream water quality through interacting geomorphic and biogeochemical processes. Few studies have measured those processes in agricultural watersheds. We measured inputs (floodplain sedimentation and dissolved inorganic loading), cycling (floodplain soil nitrogen [N] and...

Gillespie, Jaimie; Noe, Gregory; Hupp, Cliff R.; Gellis, Allen; Schenk, Edward R.
Attribution: Water Resources
Gillespie, J.L., G.B. Noe, C.R. Hupp, A.C. Gellis, and E.R. Schenk. 2018. Floodplain trapping and cycling compared to streambank erosion of sediment and nutrients in an agricultural watershed. Journal of American Water Resources Association. https://doi.org/10.1111/1752-1688.12624.

Year Published: 2018

Unraveling the dynamics of magmatic CO2 degassing at Mammoth Mountain, California

The accumulation of magmatic CO2 beneath low-permeability barriers may lead to the formation of CO2-rich gas reservoirs within volcanic systems. Such accumulation is often evidenced by high surface CO2 emissions that fluctuate over time. The temporal variability in surface degassing is believed in part to reflect a complex interplay...

Pfeiffer, Loic; Wanner, Christoph; Lewicki, Jennifer L.
Attribution: Water Resources
Peiffer, L., Wanner, C., Lewicki, J.L. Unraveling the dynamics of magmatic CO2 degassing at Mammoth Mountain, California. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 484, 318-328, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2017.12.038, 2018.

Year Published: 2018

Why large cells dominate estuarine phytoplankton

Surveys across the world oceans have shown that phytoplankton biomass and production are dominated by small cells (picoplankton) where nutrient concentrations are low, but large cells (microplankton) dominate when nutrient-rich deep water is mixed to the surface. I analyzed phytoplankton size structure in samples collected over 25 yr in San...

Cloern, James E.
Attribution: Water Resources
Cloern, J. E. 2017. Why large cells dominate estuarine phytoplankton. Limnology and Oceanography 62: S272-S291.

Year Published: 2018

Alternate wetting and drying decreases methylmercury in flooded rice (Oryza sativa) systems

In flooded soils, including those found in rice (Oryza sativa L.) fields, microbes convert inorganic Hg to more toxic methylmercury (MeHg). Methylmercury is accumulated in rice grain, potentially affecting health. Methylmercury in rice field surface water can bioaccumulate in wildlife. We evaluated how introducing aerobic periods into an...

Tanner, K. Christy; Windham-Myers, Lisamarie; Marvin-DiPasquale, Mark C.; Fleck, Jacob; Linquist, Bruce A.
Attribution: Water Resources
Tanner, K.C., Windham-Myers, L., Marvin-DiPasquale, M., Fleck, J.A., and Linquist, B.A., 2017, Alternate Wetting and Drying Decreases Methylmercury in Flooded Rice (Oryza sativa) Systems: Soil Science Society of America Journal. [early on-line], doi:10.2136/sssaj2017.05.0158

Year Published: 2018

Regional variability of nitrate fluxes in the unsaturated zone and groundwater, Wisconsin, USA

Process-based modeling of regional NO3− fluxes to groundwater is critical for understanding and managing water quality, but the complexity of NO3− reactive transport processes make implementation a challenge. This study introduces a regional vertical flux method (VFM) for efficient estimation of reactive transport of NO3− in the vadose zone and...

Green, Christopher T.; Liao, Lixia; Nolan, Bernard T.; Juckem, Paul F.; Shope, Christopher L.; Tesoriero, Anthony J.; Jurgens, Bryant
Attribution: Water Resources
Green, C. T., Liao, L., Nolan, B. T., Juckem, P. F., Shope, C. L., Tesoriero, A. J., & Jurgens, B. C. (2018). Regional variability of nitrate fluxes in the unsaturated zone and groundwater, Wisconsin, USA. Water Resources Research, 54. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017WR022012

Year Published: 2018

Potential for western US seasonal snowpack prediction

Western US snowpack—snow that accumulates on the ground in the mountains—plays a critical role in regional hydroclimate and water supply, with 80% of snowmelt runoff being used for agriculture. While climate projections provide estimates of snowpack loss by the end of th ecentury and weather forecasts provide predictions of weather conditions out...

Kapnick, Sarah B.; Yang, Xiaosong; Vecchi, Gabriel A.; Delworth, Thomas L.; Gudgel, Rich; Malyshev, Sergey; Milly, Paul C.; Shevliakova, Elena; Underwood, Seth; Margulis, Steven A.
Attribution: Water Resources

Year Published: 2018

On factors influencing air-water gas exchange in emergent wetlands

Knowledge of gas exchange in wetlands is important in order to determine fluxes of climatically and biogeochemically important trace gases and to conduct mass balances for metabolism studies. Very few studies have been conducted to quantify gas transfer velocities in wetlands, and many wind speed/gas exchange parameterizations used in...

Ho, David T.; Engel, Victor C; Ferron, Sara; Hickman, Benjamin; Choi, Jay; Harvey, Judson W.
Attribution: Water Resources

Year Published: 2018

Tidal extension and sea-level rise: recommendations for a research agenda

Sea-level rise is pushing freshwater tides upstream into formerly non-tidal rivers. This tidal extension may increase the area of tidal freshwater ecosystems and offset loss of ecosystem functions due to salinization downstream. Without considering how gains in ecosystem functions could offset losses, landscape-scale assessments of ecosystem...

Ensign, Scott H.; Noe, Gregory
Attribution: Water Resources
Ensign, S., and G.B. Noe. 2018. Tidal extension and sea level rise: recommendations for a research agenda. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 16: 37-43. doi: 10.1002/fee.1745

Year Published: 2018

A conceptual framework for effectively anticipating water-quality changes resulting from changes in agricultural activities

Agricultural activities can affect water quality and the health of aquatic ecosystems; many water-quality issues originate with the movement of water, agricultural chemicals, and eroded soil from agricultural areas to streams and groundwater. Most agricultural activities are designed to sustain or increase crop production, while some are designed...

Capel, Paul D.; Wolock, David M.; Coupe, Richard H.; Roth, Jason L.
Attribution: Water Resources
Capel, P.D., Wolock, D.M., Coupe, R.H., and Roth, J.L., 2018, A conceptual framework for effectively anticipating water-quality changes resulting from changes in agricultural activities: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2017–5095, 35 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20175095.

Software and related material (data and documentation) are made available by the USGS to be used in the public interest and the advancement of science.

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MT StreamStats Screenshot of Interactive Map
January 30, 2018

StreamStats is a Web application that incorporates a Geographic Information System (GIS) to provide users with access to an assortment of analytical tools that are useful for a variety of water-resources planning and management purposes, and for engineering and design purposes.

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January 25, 2018

 

What’s New: A new version of the SPARROW code is being developed in the R programming language. The advantage of R is that it is non-proprietary and does not require a license or software cost. The R – SPARROW code is now being completed and should be available early in CY18. Stay Tuned.

USGS
November 30, 2017

SELDM is a database application where users can easily create and run highway-runoff simulations. SELDM simulates storm flows, concentrations, and loads. SELDM calculates the risk of exceeding water-quality criteria with and without user-defined BMPs. SELDM calculates annual runoff loads and is able to do a simple annual lake-loading analysis.

Portland State University Logo
November 2, 2017

CE-QUAL-W2 is a water quality and hydrodynamic model in 2D (longitudinal-vertical) for rivers, estuaries, lakes, reservoirs and river basin systems. W2 models basic eutrophication processes such as temperature-nutrient-algae-dissolved oxygen-organic matter and sediment relationships.

Illustration of the Graphical Constituent Loading Analysis System website
June 20, 2017

GCLAS is a program designed primarily to compute daily and annual loadings of constituents transported in streamflow.

Hailey, Idaho
August 22, 2016

The R package wrv is for processing the groundwater-flow model of the Wood River Valley (WRV) aquifer system, south-central Idaho. The groundwater-flow model is described in the associated model report and model archive. Included in the package is MODFLOW-USG version 1.3, a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) computer code that solves the groundwater-flow equation.

Water Use Site Retrieval Page Icon
July 4, 2016

In 1977, the Congress of the United States recognized the need for uniform, current, and reliable information on water use and directed the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to establish a National Water-Use Information Program (NWUIP) to complement the Survey's data on the availability and quality of the Nations water resources.

Example visualization of model output
April 14, 2016

Software and related material (data and documentation) are made available by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to be used in the public interest and the advancement of science.

Upper Klamath Lake
April 3, 2013

The Shoreline Management Tool—An ArcMap Tool for Analyzing Water Depth, Inundated Area, Volume, and Selected Habitats, with an Example for the Lower Wood River Valley, Oregon

Data entry for Calculate Streamflow Depletion by Nearby Pumping Well
May 16, 2008

STRMDEPL08—An Extended Version of STRMDEPL with Additional Analytical Solutions to Calculate Streamflow Depletion by Nearby Pumping Well

The USGS produces many types of multimedia products. Use the links below to browse our offerings of photograph galleries, podcasts and sound files, videos, aerial photos, and posters related to water. The USGS Newsroom has a Web page that highlights the main collection of multimedia products.

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The water cycle - diagram
2018 (approx.)
Learn About Water! Earth's water is always in movement, and the natural water cycle, also known as the hydrologic cycle, describes the continuous movement of water on, above, and below the surface of the Earth. Water is always changing states between liquid, vapor, and ice, with these processes happening in the blink of an eye and over millions of years. This diagram is a small part of USGS's...
Wetland sites - Bozeman, Montana
February 9, 2018
Screen capture of Bozeman, Montana wetland sites in NWISMapper
Blackfeet Reservation Groundwater Monitoring Program Study Area Map
2018 (approx.)
Blackfeet Reservation Groundwater Monitoring Program Study Area Map
Northwestern Wyoming Groundwater Pesticide Sampling Sites
February 7, 2018
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Southwestern Wyoming Pesticide Groundwater Sampling Sites
February 7, 2018
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Northeastern Wyoming Pesticide Groundwater Sampling Sites
February 6, 2018
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Southeastern Wyoming Pesticide Sampling Sites
February 5, 2018
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Reston Microbiology Laboratory 2016
January 31, 2018
The Reston Microbiology Laboratory Group headed by Denise Akob. 2016
January 25, 2018
Welcome to the USGS GeoLog Locator, an online tool for viewing and downloading digital borehole geophysical logs. These borehole logs are used to answer scientific questions about things like groundwater availability, geologic structure of the Earth, and certain characteristics of the structure of the soil and rock formations. The Geolog map viewer allows users to zoom and click on individual...
Ice rings on trees
January 17, 2018
This picture was taken January 16 by Hydro Tech Tim Nicholson as he was assessing site conditions for a discharge measurement, which he determined was unsafe to make. 04191500 Auglaize River near Defiance
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USGS' Brian Selck samples a private well in Lycoming County, PA
February 8, 2018

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. Geological Survey and the Minnesota Department of Health study, which highlights ways to improve the accuracy of arsenic tests for private wells.

Great Lakes
February 7, 2018

A new water-quality monitoring program, established by the U.S. Geological Survey, can provide scientists and managers with the best available data to help evaluate the health of Great Lakes ecosystems and improve water quality for recreation and commercial fishing.

Map showing part of southern Alaska and Gulf of Alaska, with orange star in Gulf & white dots strung out along Aleutian Islands
January 30, 2018

One week ago, on January 23rd at 12:31 a.m. local time, Alaskans were rocked by a magnitude 7.9 earthquake, with an epicenter in the Gulf of Alaska, about 350 miles southwest of Anchorage, and about 175 miles southeast of Kodiak Island.

Dry wash in San Rafael Desert with white surface salts
January 25, 2018

Salinity loads that originate from groundwater within the Upper Colorado River Basin have decreased from 1986-2011, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey study done in cooperation with the Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Program.

Image shows a map of Florida with USGS groundwater monitoring stations
January 24, 2018

At 12:32 am Alaska time on January 23, 2018, a magnitude 7.9 earthquake shook Alaska residents out of their beds and set off fears of a tsunami all down the West Coast. Fortunately, the tsunami was only a few inches in height, but within an hour of the earthquake in Alaska, waves of a different sort were hitting far away in Florida. 

Atlanta News Reporter talks with Fayette County Water System Director
January 9, 2018

Fayette County Georgia, Water System Director, Lee Pope, discusses water management efforts to alleviate issues downstream.

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USGS
January 3, 2018

Our lunchtime "brownbag" seminars are held Tuesdays from 12pm to 1 pm PT. The science lectures are held at the USGS Oregon Water Science Center at 2130 SW 5th Avenue in Portland, OR. The presentations are informal and are open to the public. Please, bring your lunch.

Photo of a young girl drinking water, which likely originated from groundwater sources. 
December 7, 2017

A regional assessment of untreated groundwater in the Cambrian-Ordovician aquifer system, which includes parts of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri and Indiana, is now available from the U.S. Geological Survey.

Photo of a young girl drinking water, which likely originated from groundwater sources. 
December 7, 2017

A regional assessment of untreated groundwater in the Glacial aquifer system, which includes parts of 25 states across the northern contiguous United States, is now available from the U.S. Geological Survey.

Photo of a young girl drinking water, which likely originated from groundwater sources. 
December 7, 2017

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

Photo of a young girl drinking water, which likely originated from groundwater sources. 
December 7, 2017

A regional assessment of untreated groundwater in the Piedmont and Blue Ridge crystalline-rock aquifers, which includes parts of 11 states across the contiguous United States, is now available from the U.S. Geological Survey.

Photo of a young girl drinking water, which likely originated from groundwater sources. 
December 7, 2017

This story was updated on December 7, 2017.
The U.S. Geological Survey is near the midpoint of a complex undertaking to survey the quality of the nation’s largest drinking-water resource.