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Date published: September 14, 2018
Status: Active

Development and application of a robot-assisted computer vision system to map Great Lakes bottom habitats and biology

Lake bottom environments are critical zones of interface between geology and biological processes that support health ecosystems and human well-being.  Over the past thirty years, Great Lake food webs have become dominated by bottom dwelling invasive species and nuisance algae, that are poorly mapped and understood.  USGS is developing a suite of new technologies to map habitat, invasive...

Date published: September 14, 2018
Status: Completed

Fundamentals of the Water Cycle

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.

Date published: September 10, 2018
Status: Active

Hurricane Florence 2018

The South Atlantic Water Science Center prepares for Hurricane Florence to make landfall along the Carolina coast. 

Date published: September 10, 2018
Status: Active

Controls on Salmon and Lamprey Habitat along the Siletz River, Oregon

Chinook Salmon and Pacific Lamprey are culturally significant fishes to the Tribal community along the Siletz River, Oregon. The USGS has begun studying how streamflow and bedload conditions may influence mainstem spawning habitats.

Date published: September 5, 2018
Status: Active

Cedar River Basin - Realtime Gages

Coverages

Realtime Gages in Cedar River Basin

Upper Cedar
   05457700 Cedar River at Charles City, IA
   ...

Date published: September 5, 2018
Status: Active

Research and Investigations

The USGS Central Midwest Water Science Center (CMWSC) is comprised of water science offices in Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri.

The MOWSC conducts research and monitoring on a wide variety of hydrologicial issues affecting steams, rivers, lakes, and groundwater in our three states and across the Nation.

Date published: September 4, 2018
Status: Active

National Water Quality Program

Sustaining the quality of the Nation's water resources and the health of our diverse ecosystems depends on the availability of sound water-resources data and information to develop effective, science-based policies. In 1991, Congress established the National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) to address where, when, why, and how the Nation's water quality has changed, or is likely to change in...

Date published: August 30, 2018
Status: Active

Quantitative Fish Surveys of Mohawk River Tributaries

Background Fish communities of the mainstem Mohawk River and Barge Canal have been well-documented (Carlson, 2015; George et al., 2016) but comparatively less information is available regarding the current status of fish communities in tributaries to the Mohawk River. This information gap is problematic because long-term shifts in species distributions or abundances due to climate change,...

Date published: August 29, 2018
Status: Active

Assessment of Groundwater and Quality - Cedar River Project

ASSESSMENT OF GROUND-WATER AND QUALITY: Cedar River Alluvium, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
PERIOD OF PROJECT: Since 1992
PROJECT CHIEF: Steve Kalkhoff 
STUDY AREA: Linn County
COOPERATING AGENCY: City of Cedar Rapids (...

Date published: August 29, 2018
Status: Active

Real-Time Precipitation Data - Illinois

Real-time precipitation data is available in our map-driven application for Illinois. You can use a map to select a precipitation-monitoring site and view precipitation amounts for the previous 3,6,12,24,48  hours and 7,14, and 30 days. A data table shows precipitation amounts at all sites within the state.

Go to the Real-Time Precipitation Web site for:  ...

Contacts: Terry W Ortel
Date published: August 28, 2018
Status: Active

Nehalem Bay Sediment Study

Assessment of Sedimentation Changes in the Nehelam Bay, Oregon

Date published: August 27, 2018
Status: Active

Aquifer-Storage Change and Land-Subsidence Monitoring on the Tucson Active Management Area

Aquifer-storage change has been monitored by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) within the Tucson Active Management Area (AMA) since 1996. The USGS began a cooperative study with Metropolitan Domestic Water Improvement District and the town of Oro Valley in 1996 to monitor aquifer-storage change in the Lower Cañada del Oro sub-basin. In 1998, the USGS began a cooperative study...