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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 5, 2006

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Fish Health Research Laboratory and NOAA´s Cooperative Oxford Laboratory are cosponsoring a workshop on mycobacteriosis in Chesapeake Bay striped bass. This disease, also known as "fish-handlers disease," causes wasting and skin lesions in rockfish, a species that is important to recreational and commercial fishers and the economy of the Chesapeake Bay.

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May 4, 2006

Earthquakes are one of the most costly natural hazards facing the nation, posing risk to 75 million people in 39 states. In an effort to save lives and property, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and its partners are building the Advanced National Seismic System to deliver rapid, robust earthquake information to all U.S. cities with significant seismic risk.

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April 7, 2006

Despite recent rain, water levels in streams throughout the Mid-Atlantic and surrounding regions remain near record lows for this time of year, according to hydrologists at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). 

USGS
April 7, 2006

Despite recent rain, water levels in streams throughout the Mid-Atlantic and surrounding regions remain near record lows for this time of year, according to hydrologists at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

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March 9, 2006

 

Flooding is the most frequent natural disaster, costing about $6 billion in losses annually and threatening lives and property in every state. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) operates a nationwide streamgage network that is critical to saving lives and mitigating flood damage.

USGS
March 9, 2006

Flooding is the most frequent natural disaster, costing about $6 billion in losses annually and threatening lives and property in every state. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) operates a nationwide streamgage network that is critical to saving lives and mitigating flood damage.

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January 25, 2006

Experts agree that the dangerous form of avian influenza currently found in Asia and Eastern Europe could reach North America in the next few years.

USGS
January 25, 2006

Experts agree that the dangerous form of avian influenza currently found in Asia and Eastern Europe could reach North America in the next few years. When it does arrive, the disease could have significant economic, social, and ecological impacts.

USGS
November 30, 2005

 A congressional briefing to discuss findings of recent studies by the USGS and the City of Austin that identified sealcoating – the black, shiny surface often applied to asphalt pavement – as a significant and previously unrecognized source of extremely elevated concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in streams.

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November 30, 2005

 A congressional briefing to discuss findings of recent studies by the USGS and the City of Austin that identified sealcoating – the black, shiny surface often applied to asphalt pavement – as a significant and previously unrecognized source of extremely elevated concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in streams.

USGS
October 19, 2005

Reston, VA – Today, more than half of the United States population lives within 50 miles of the coast, and this trend is increasing. Many of these areas will be in the direct path of future hurricanes. Learn how science can be used to build more resilient communities and help restore the devastation recently caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

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October 4, 2005

The United States Geological Survey (USGS), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), National Park Service (NPS) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) signed a historic agreement with the International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (IAFWA) to expand, combine and strengthen resources on common science and research issues.

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