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District of Columbia

Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States is located in the mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. East Coast and had an estimated population of 672,228 as of July 2015. The Potomac River forms the District's border with Virginia and has two major tributaries: the Anacostia River and Rock Creek.The District has 7,464 acres of parkland, occupying about 19% of the city's total area.

Maryland - Delaware - Washington D.C. Water Science Center

Maryland -  Delaware - Washington D.C.  Water Science Center

5522 Research Park Drive
Catonsville, MD 21228

Phone: 443-498-5500
Fax: 442-498-5510

MD-DE-DC Water

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USGS
May 14, 2010

More than one-third of the nation’s population uses drinking water from public water systems that rely on groundwater pumped from public wells. The U.S. Geological Survey has collected data nationwide on water-quality in public wells.

USGS
May 12, 2010

In the United States, 1 in 4 people live with the risk of earthquakes. The U.S. Geological Survey and its partners are designing innovative tools to better detect earthquakes and share critical information. The involvement of citizens is key, as decisions made before and immediately after an earthquake can save lives and protect property.

USGS
March 23, 2010

Science requires perspective and objectivity. The U.S. Geological Survey provides both with data from the Landsat series of satellites. Multispectral imagery from Landsat – unique among the world’s observation satellites in its coverage, versatility, and continuity – fuels advanced research about the state of the Earth. Since 2008, when the images were made available free of...

USGS
March 9, 2010

U.S. Geological Survey conservation geneticists will showcase their science at the Department of the Interior on March 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (South Interior Building, South Interior Auditorium, 1951 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.)

USGS science for a changing world logo
March 25, 2009

The rain last week did little to alleviate the dry conditions affecting parts of Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Hydrologic conditions in the Mid-Atlantic region remain abnormally dry, and streamflows continue to decline, according to scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) (see national map figure below).

USGS
December 18, 2008

U.S. Geological Survey Deputy Director Robert Doyle has been selected as a Distinguished recipient of the Presidential Rank Award, a prestigious award that commends outstanding leadership and long-term accomplishments.

USGS
September 15, 2008

Invasive cheatgrass is altering historical fire regimes throughout the western United States, exposing native ecosystems not adapted to fire to more frequent and intense fire events. Invasive aquatic species including invertebrates, fish, and the fish disease VHS continue to colonize the Great Lakes at an alarming rate. 

USGS
May 29, 2008

Scientific research indicates that warmer temperatures may create substantial water supply shortages in the Colorado River. This would greatly impact the more than 25 million people who rely on this source for water and power.

USGS
April 22, 2008

The U.S. Geological Survey recently collected new data to help identify fault lines and the potential location of undiscovered water, oil and gas, and non-fuel mineral resources in Afghanistan.

USGS
April 18, 2008

U.S. coastal communities, environments, and economies are especially vulnerable to sea-level rise and other climate change impacts. At the same time, they face continuing challenges from population growth, coastal erosion and storms, and habitat loss.

USGS
March 19, 2008

U.S. coastal communities, environments, and economies are especially vulnerable to sea-level rise and other climate change impacts. At the same time, they face continuing challenges from population growth, coastal erosion and storms, and habitat loss.

USGS
February 11, 2008

The Chesapeake Bay is affected by multiple factors, ranging from population growth to climate variability, which will challenge the recovery of this important ecosystem.

Maryland - Delaware - Washington D.C. Water Science Center

Maryland -  Delaware - Washington D.C.  Water Science Center

5522 Research Park Drive
Catonsville, MD 21228

Phone: 443-498-5500
Fax: 442-498-5510

MD-DE-DC Water