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USGS Science Centers in Region 7-Upper Colorado Basin conduct a large number of cooperative and collaborative projects with other agencies and partners. A sampling of those projects are shown below on this web page.

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Date published: May 10, 2017
Status: Active

Transit-loss accounting program for Monument and Fountain Creeks, El Paso and Pueblo Counties, Colorado

Since the 1980s, a transit-loss accounting program has been used for daily accounting of native and transmountain water by the Colorado Division of Water Resources (CDWR) to determine transit losses and water allocations along Fountain Creek and Monument Creek, Colorado. The Colorado Water Science Center has been involved in developing, modifying, and supporting the program over the course of...

Contacts: Lisa D Miller
Date published: May 4, 2017
Status: Completed

Anderson Ranch Wetlands Characterization

The Anderson Ranch Wetlands (AR Wetlands), located in Taos County, north-central New Mexico, may be at risk from changes in climate patterns, from shifts in available water supply, and from agricultural groundwater pumping adjacent to the wetlands.  To help guide management decisions, the USGS is completing an initial hydrologic characterization of the wetlands.

Contacts: Amy Galanter
Date published: April 19, 2017
Status: Completed

Fountain Creek Watershed Flood and Sediment Transport Study

The Fountain Creek watershed, Colorado, is characterized by steep channel slopes and varied land use. Spatially distributed precipitation events result in varying rates of direct runoff. These dynamics contribute to large streamflows and sediment transport, which has caused periodic flooding, and sediment aggradation and deposition in Fountain Creek and its tributary streams. The U.S....

Date published: April 18, 2017
Status: Active

NM Boys and Girls Ranch Wetlands Hydrologic Assessment: An Interagency Pilot Program

In partnership with the USFWS Partner Program, the NMWSC has developed a network of piezometers and vegetation survey markers in order to assess groundwater levels and vegetation species at a proposed wetland area on the New Mexico Boy's and Girl's Ranch near Las Nutrias, NM. This proposed wetland area is intended to be maintained as both a flyway habitat for migratory birds, and as a training...

Contacts: Alanna Jornigan
Date published: April 12, 2017
Status: Active

Hydrocarbon Monitoring in Response to Personal Watercraft Regulation at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) contamination related to watercraft use is one of the most significant water-quality issues affecting Lake Powell at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (GLCA). Water quality in Lake Powell is important as the lake is a water source for public and agricultural consumption. In addition, more than 2 million people visit GLCA annually, and most of these...

Date published: March 21, 2017
Status: Active

Deep Brine Layer

In 1959, a solid-fill railroad causeway was constructed across the middle of the Great Salt Lake. The construction of the causeway divided the lake into two parts; the north (Gunnison Bay) and the south (Gilbert Bay). By 2013, water flowed from one side to the other through only two culverts near the center of the causeway. In December 2013, concern about the structural integrity of the...

Date published: February 28, 2017
Status: Active

USGS Data at Risk: Expanding Legacy Data Inventory and Preservation Strategies

As one of the largest and oldest science organizations in the world, USGS has produced more than a century of earth science data, much of which is currently unavailable to the greater scientific community due to inaccessible or obsolescent media, formats, and technology. Tapping this vast wealth of “dark data” requires 1) a complete inventory of legacy data and 2) methods and tools to...

Contacts: Lance Everette, Tara M Bell, Cristiana Falvo
Date published: February 2, 2017
Status: Active

Aquatic Experimental Laboratory (AXL)

Aquatic invertebrates are a key component of freshwater ecosystems, and an understanding of aquatic invertebrate taxonomy is central to freshwater science. The U.S. Geological Survey Aquatic Experimental Lab (AXL) at the Fort Collins Science Center has developed the North American Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Digital Reference Collection (NAAMDRC) to provide users with a graphic tool to aid in...

Contacts: David Walters, Ph.D., Robert E Zuellig, Ph.D., Boris Kondratieff
Date published: January 17, 2017
Status: Active

Ecological Drought in Riparian Ecosystems

Drought is killing riparian trees along many rivers in the western United States. The cause can be increasing temperature or decreasing precipitation, flow or water-table elevation. At multiple locations we are relating water availability to physiological measurements of tree survival and water stress, such as ring width, carbon stable isotope ratio and branch hydraulic conductivity. These...

Date published: December 9, 2016
Status: Active

RAMPS: Restoration Assessment & Monitoring Program for the Southwest

The Restoration Assessment and Monitoring Program for the Southwest (RAMPS) seeks to assist U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) and other land management agencies in developing successful techniques for improving land condition in dryland ecosystems of the southwestern United States. Invasion by non-native species, wildfire, drought, and other disturbances are growing...

Date published: December 8, 2016
Status: Archived

Pesticide Exposure to Native Bees in Agricultural Landscapes

There is a lack of knowledge and understanding of how widespread use of pesticides may affect bees as they move across a diverse agricultural landscape. Studies have shown there are impacts to honey bees due to exposure to pesticides including neonicotinoid insecticides and fungicides, but the effects of these compounds on native pollinators are largely unknown.

Contacts: Mark Vandever
Date published: December 8, 2016
Status: Completed

Native Pollinators in Agricultural Ecosystems

Beginning in 2012, the USGS collaborated with the USDA to assess the effectiveness of pollinator plantings and how alteration of landscapes has affected native pollinators and potentially contributed to their decline. The 2008 Farm Bill recognized contributions made by pollinators and made conservation of pollinator habitat a priority. The USGS is assessing native bee habitat, diversity, and...

Contacts: Mark Vandever

USGS Science Centers in Region 7-Upper Colorado Basin collect a wide variety of natural resource data types including spatial, geologic, hydrologic, and biologic data. Data included in USGS-series publications that are not publically available in USGS databases are published in Data Releases. Tools are USGS products that can be used to analyze those types of data.

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Date published: January 1, 2018

Description of groundwater monitoring wells installed at and near Kirtland Air Force Base, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2013-2016

This is a data release comprised of data compiled during the construction of monitoring wells at four sentinel well sites: Trumbull, Cesar Chavez, Southern, and VA. These wells are located in southeastern Albuquerque, New Mexico (Figures 1 and 2). Between March 2013 and April 2016, the United States Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the Albuquerque Bernalillo Cou

Date published: January 1, 2018

Surface-Water Flow Observations Table for the Rio Grande transboundary integrated hydrologic model and water-availability analysis, New Mexico and Texas, United States, and Northern Chihuahua, Mexico

This tabular dataset represents monthly flow at 160 stream gages used for surface-water flow and flow-difference observations for the Rio Grande Transboundary Integrated Hydrologic Model (RGTIHM). Flow in this tabular dataset is specified monthly, when available, at each observation point as a rate (volume per time) in units of cubic feet per day. See the Site_Name attribute in the RG

Date published: January 1, 2018

New Mexico Office of the State Engineer Municipal and Industrial Wells: Municipal and Industrial Monthly Pumping Rates for the Rio Grande transboundary integrated hydrologic model and water-availability analysis, New Mexico and Texas, United States, and N

This dataset contains monthly pumping rates for municipal and industrial (MnI) wells in New Mexico within the Rio Grande Transboundary Integrated Hydrologic Model (RGTIHM) that were not included in other pumping rate datasets. In RGTIHM, these wells are considered the New Mexico Office of the State Engineer MnI (NMOSE_MnI) group. Monthly pumping rates are presented in units of cubic

Date published: January 1, 2018

Municipal and Industrial Wells for the Rio Grande transboundary integrated hydrologic model and water-availability analysis, New Mexico and Texas, United States, and Northern Chihuahua, Mexico

This point vector dataset represents 1,874 municipal and industrial well locations and attributes used as input data for the Rio Grande Transboundary Integrated Hydrologic Model (RGTIHM). Attributes include well construction information, historic water use information, and flags indicating assumptions made for modeling purposes. Data were compiled from various sources; see Supplementa

Date published: January 1, 2018

Effects of Hillslope Gully Stabilization on Erosion and Sediment Production in the Torreon Wash Watershed, New Mexico, 2009–2012 - Associated Data

Sediment erosion and deposition in two sets of paired (treated and untreated) upland drainages in the Torreon Wash watershed, upper Rio Puerco Basin, New Mexico, were examined over a 3 1/2-year period from spring 2009 through fall 2012. The objective was to evaluate the effectiveness of shallow, loose-stone check dams, or “one-rock dams,” as a hillslope gully ero

Date published: January 1, 2018

Canal Balance GW-only Pumping

This dataset contains monthly groundwater pumping values from 1938 through 2010 for areas within Elephant Butte Irrigation District (EBID) with irrigation-water supplied by only groundwater. Groundwater pumping values were extracted from the New Mexico Office of the State Engineer’s (NMOSE’s) Canal spreadsheet, version 11.2 (Barroll, P., NMOSE, written commun.,

Date published: January 1, 2018

Input Data Metadata, 2012 Little Bear Fire PRMS prefire-postfire models

This dataset contains input files for hydrologic simulations of the Upper Rio Hondo Subbasin, New Mexico using the Precipitation-Runoff Modeling System (PRMS). Input data for the entire Upper Rio Hondo Subbasin were developed, but output data only from the North Fork Eagle Creek subwatershed were used. Two calibrated input datasets are included: one for prefire conditions and one for po

Date published: January 1, 2018

Domestic Wells for the Rio Grande transboundary integrated hydrologic model and water-availability analysis, New Mexico and Texas, United States, and Northern Chihuahua, Mexico

This point vector dataset represents 8,877 domestic well locations and attributes used as input data for the Rio Grande Transboundary Integrated Hydrologic Model (RGTIHM). Attributes include well construction information, historic water use information, and flags indicating assumptions made for modeling purposes. Data were compiled from various sources; see Supplemental Information fo

Date published: January 1, 2018

Diversion Points for the Rio Grande transboundary integrated hydrologic model and water-availability analysis, New Mexico and Texas, United States, and Northern Chihuahua, Mexico

This point vector dataset represents 61 surface-water points of diversion used as input into the Streamflow-Routing (SFR) Package for MODFLOW-One-Water Hydrologic Flow Model in the Rio Grande Transboundary Integrated Hydrologic Model (RGTIHM). Thirty-one of the 61 diversion points represent surface-water deliveries to combined groundwater and surface-water water balance subregions (WBS%

Date published: January 1, 2018

Synthetic Streamflow Metadata, North Fork Eagle Creek (2007-2015) for PRMS calibration

This dataset contains a synthetic streamflow timeseries for the North Fork Eagle Creek subwatershed of the Upper Rio Hondo Subbasin, New Mexico. Daily synthetic streamflow data (in cubic feet per second) for the North Fork Eagle Creek was created by subtracting daily streamflow at the South Fork Eagle Creek near Alto, NM (USGS 08387600) streamgage from daily streamflow at the Eagle Cr

Date published: January 1, 2018

Tributary Pour Points for the Rio Grande transboundary integrated hydrologic model and water-availability analysis, New Mexico and Texas, United States, and Northern Chihuahua, Mexico

This point vector dataset represents tributary pour points used as model boundary inflow locations to the tributary Streamflow-Routing (SFR) Package network for recharge and runoff simulated by the Transboundary Rio Grande Watershed Model (TRGWM) for the Rio Grande transboundary integrated hydrologic model and water-availability analysis, New Mexico and Texas, United States, and Nor

Date published: January 1, 2018

RGTIHM Acreage by WBS

This dataset contains the model-simulated area of 57 water-balance subregions (WBS) in the Rio Grande Transboundary Integrated Hydrologic Model (RGTIHM) within the six canal service units used in the Lower Rio Grande Basin groundwater flow model (SSPA, 2007), as well as the fraction of the area of each WBS with irrigation-water supplied by a combination of groundwater and surface-

USGS Science Centers in Region 7-Upper Colorado Basin produce hundreds of USGS-series publications, journal papers, and books each year that are subject to rigorous review by USGS specialists. The publications shown below on this page are related to study areas and staff members of USGS Science Centers in Region 7 compiled from the USGS Publications Warehouse.

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Tectonic and magmatic controls on the metallogenesis of porphyry deposits in Alaska

Porphyry Cu and Mo deposits and occurrences are found throughout Alaska; they formed episodically during repeated subduction and arc-continent collisions spanning the Silurian to Quaternary. Porphyry systems occur in continental-margin and island arcs, which are broadly grouped into pre-accretionary or post-accretionary arcs. Pre-Mesozoic...

Kreiner, Douglas C.; Jones, James V.; Kelley, Karen D.; Graham, Garth E.

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The 2018 update of the US National Seismic Hazard Model: Where, why, and how much probabilistic ground motion maps changed

The 2018 US Geological Survey National Seismic Hazard Model (NSHM) incorporates new data and updated science to improve the underlying earthquake and ground motion forecasts for the conterminous United States. The NSHM considers many new data and component input models: (1) new earthquakes between 2013 and 2017 and updated earthquake magnitudes...

Petersen, Mark D.; Shumway, Allison; Powers, Peter M.; Mueller, Charles S; Moschetti, Morgan P.; Frankel, Arthur; Rezaeian, Sanaz; McNamara, Daniel; Luco, Nicolas; Boyd, Oliver S.; Rukstales, Kenneth S.; Jaiswal, Kishor; Thompson, Eric M.; Hoover, Susan M.; Clayton, Brandon; Field, Edward H.; Zeng, Yuehua

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Simulation hydrologic effects of wildfire on a small sub-alpine watershed in New Mexico, U.S.

Streamflow records available before and after wildfire in a small, mixed conifer, sub-alpine monsoonal dominated watershed in New Mexico provided a unique opportunity to calibrate a watershed model (PRMS) for pre- and postfire conditions. The calibrated model was then used to simulate the hydrologic effects of fire. Simulated postfire surface...

Moeser, C. David; Douglas-Mankin, Kyle R.

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Changing climate drives future streamflow declines and challenges in meeting water demand across the southwestern United States

Society and the environment in the arid southwestern United States depend on reliable water availability, yet current water use outpaces supply. Water demand is projected to grow in the future and climate change is expected to reduce supply. To adapt, water managers need robust estimates of future regional water supply to support management...

Miller, Olivia L.; Putman, Annie Laura; Alder, Jay R.; Miller, Matthew P.; Jones, Daniel K.; Wise, Daniel

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Quantifying nuisance ground motion thresholds for induced earthquakes

Hazards from induced earthquakes are a growing concern with a need for effective management. One aspect of that concern is the “nuisance” from unexpected ground motions, which have the potential to cause public alarm and discontent. In this article, we borrow earthquake engineering concepts to quantify the chance of building damage states and...

Schultz, Ryan; Quitoriano, Vince; Wald, David J.; Beroza, Gregory C.

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Coseismic surface displacement in the 2019 ridgecrest earthquakes: Comparison of field measurements and optical image correlation results

A fundamental topic in earthquake studies is understanding the extent to which fault rupture at the surface is localized on primary fault strands as opposed to distributed tens to hundreds of meters away from primary ruptures through off‐fault deformation (OFD) via a combination of discrete secondary faulting and bulk deformation. The 2019...

Gold, Ryan D.; Duross, Christopher; Barnhart, William D.

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USGS permafrost research determines the risks of permafrost thaw to biologic and hydrologic resources

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in collaboration with university, Federal, Tribal, and independent partners, conducts fundamental research on the distribution, vulnerability, and importance of permafrost in arctic and boreal ecosystems. Scientists, land managers, and policy makers use USGS data to help make decisions for development, wildlife...

Waldrop, Mark P.; Anderson, Lesleigh; Dornblaser, Mark; Erikson, Li H.; Gibbs, Ann E.; Herman-Mercer, Nicole M.; James, Stephanie R.; Jones, Miriam C.; Koch, Joshua C.; Leewis, Mary-Cathrine; Manies, Kristen L.; Minsley, Burke J.; Pastick, Neal J.; Patil, Vijay; Urban, Frank; Walvoord, Michelle A.; Wickland, Kimberly P.; Zimmerman, Christian
Waldrop, M.P., Anderson, L., Dornblaser, M., Erikson, L.H., Gibbs, A.E., Herman-Mercer, N.M., James, S.R., Jones, M.C., Koch, J.C., Leewis, M.-C., Manies, K.L., Minsley, B.J., Pastick, N.J., Patil, V., Urban, F., Walvoord, M.A., Wickland, K.P., and Zimmerman, C., 2021, USGS permafrost research determines the risks of permafrost thaw to biologic and hydrologic resources: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2020-3058, 6 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20203058.

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Influence of pre-existing structure on pluton emplacement and geomorphology: The Merrimac plutons, northern Sierra Nevada, California (USA)

In much of the western Cordillera of North America, the geologic framework of crustal structure generated in the Mesozoic leaves an imprint on later plutonic emplacement, subsequent structural setting, and present landscape morphology. The Merrimac plutons in the northern Sierra Nevada (California, USA) are a good example of the influence of pre-...

Langenheim, Victoria; Vazquez, Jorge A.; Schmidt, Kevin; Guglielmo, Giovanni Jr.; Sweetkind, Donald S.

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An integrated geochemical approach for defining sources of groundwater salinity in the southern Rio Grande Valley of the Mesilla Basin, New Mexico and west Texas, USA

A significantly elevated groundwater salinity zone was identified in the southern part of the Mesilla Valley. This investigation characterized the occurrence, spatial extent, and source of the plume of elevated groundwater salinity using a wide range of geochemical and geophysical data and methods.

Kubicki, Christopher; Carroll, Kenneth C.; Witcher, James C.; Robertson, Andrew J.

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Water-quality change following remediation using structural bulkheads in abandoned draining mines, upper Arkansas River and upper Animas River, Colorado USA

Water-quality effects after remediating abandoned draining mine tunnels using structural bulkheads were examined in two study areas in Colorado, USA. A bulkhead was installed in the Dinero mine tunnel in 2009 to improve water quality in Lake Fork Creek, a tributary to the upper Arkansas River. Although bulkhead installation improved pH,...

Walton-Day, Katie; Mast, Alisa; Runkel, Robert L.

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An assessment of the economic potential of lignite and leonardite resources in the Williston Basin, North Dakota

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) requested assistance from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to conduct an assessment study to identify areas that may have economic potential for the future extraction of lignite and leonardite resources in the Williston Basin in North Dakota. The study will be used by the BLM to assist with the preparation of a...

Shaffer, Brian N.
Shaffer, B.N., 2021, An assessment of the economic potential of lignite and leonardite resources in the Williston Basin, North Dakota: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2020–1135, 14 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20201135.

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Assessing the impact of drought on arsenic exposure from private domestic wells in the conterminous United States

This study assesses the potential impact of drought on arsenic exposure from private domestic wells by using a previously developed statistical model that predicts the probability of elevated arsenic concentrations (>10 μg per liter) in water from domestic wells located in the conterminous United States (CONUS). The application of the model to...

Lombard, Melissa; Daniel, Johnni; Jeddy, Zuha; Hay, Lauren; Ayotte, Joseph D.

Photos and videos described and linked on this webpage come from a wide variety of USGS science activities and presentations performed by USGS Science Center staff members in the Region 7-Upper Colorado Basin.

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Researchers Pulling a Deep Ice Core Segment
August 30, 2016

Researchers Pulling a Deep Ice Core Segment

Mike Jayred, Nathan Challman, Rachel Reckin, and Danny Stahle work to lift an section of ice core from several meters deep in the ice patch.

Researchers Pulling a Deep Ice Core Segment
August 30, 2016

Researchers Pulling a Deep Ice Core Segment

Mike Jayred, Nathan Challman, Rachel Reckin, and Danny Stahle work to lift an section of ice core from several meters deep in the ice patch.

Researchers retrieving ice cores from an ice patch
August 30, 2016

Researchers retrieving ice cores from an ice patch

Researchers retrieving ice cores from an ice patch located on the Beartooth Plateau, Wyoming. 

Researcher Hauling the Ice Drill
August 29, 2016

Researcher Hauling the Ice Drill

Mike Jayred cares the "Priaire Dog" Ice Drill to the coring location.

Researchers Preparing to Drill in an Ice Patch
August 29, 2016

Researchers Preparing to Drill in an Ice Patch

Nathan Chellman, Mike Jayred and Lucas (Dog) stage equipment on the drilling platform.

Researchers Starting the Ice Core
August 29, 2016

Researchers Starting the Ice Core

Mike Jayred and Nathan Chellman work to level the ice drill to begin taking the core.  Craig Lee stabilizes the platform.

Researchers Drilling the top meter of the Ice Patch
August 29, 2016

Researchers Drilling the top meter of the Ice Patch

Mike Jayred runs the drill while Greg Pederson stabilizies the outer barrel.  Craig Lee and Danny Stahle wait to assist with extraction of the first meter of ice.

Researchers Drilling the top meter of the Ice Patch
August 29, 2016

Researchers Drilling the top meter of the Ice Patch

Mike Jayred runs the drill while Greg Pederson stabilizies the outer barrel.  Craig Lee and Danny Stahle wait to assist with extraction of the first meter of ice.

Bottom of the Ice Core
August 29, 2016

Bottom of the Ice Core

Craig Lee holds the ice drill with the end of the first ice core segment exposed.  The sample will next be measured, logged, and processed in the field. 

August 18, 2016

Debris flow monitoring at Chalk Cliffs, CO (2016)

The USGS and its cooperators have installed debris-flow monitoring equipment in the largest drainage basin at Chalk Cliffs, CO. Data collection at this site supports research on the hydrologic factors that control debris-flow initiation, entrainment, and flow dynamics.

This debris flow took place August 18, 2016. The video includes two different views of an

News items shown on this page are highlights of selected studies conducted and publications produced by USGS Science Center staff members in Region 7-Upper Colorado Basin.

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February 22, 2013

The U.S. Geological Survey has released a new report detailing changes of groundwater levels in the High Plains Aquifer. The report presents water-level change data in the aquifer in two separate periods: from 1950–the time prior to significant groundwater irrigation development–to 2011, and 2009 to 2011. 

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November 28, 2012

MENLO PARK, Calif. —New insights into the differences between fire ecologies of the Chihuahuan and Mojave Deserts in the southwestern United States are coming through the use of terrestrial Light Detection and Ranging, or lidar, technology. Studies by the U.S. Geological Survey show that while fire is detrimental to some areas of the desert, it is beneficial to others. 

USGS
October 19, 2012

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Experts in volcano hazards and public safety have started a conversation about volcanoes in the southwestern United States, and how best to prepare for future activity. Prior to this meeting, emergency response planning for volcanic unrest in the region had received little attention by federal or state agencies.

USGS
September 7, 2012

Warmer air temperatures since the 1980s may explain significant increases in zinc and other metal concentrations of ecological concern in a Rocky Mountain watershed, according to a new study published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, led by the U.S. Geological Survey and the University of Colorado, Boulder.

USGS
August 17, 2012

The U.S. Geological Survey is examining the restoration of its popular volunteer mapping program, The National Map Corps
 

USGS
August 8, 2012

RUIDOSO, N.M. — The U.S. Geological Survey recently completed installation of seven rain and stream gages in the burned areas of New Mexico’s Little Bear fire, where flood danger continues to be very high during the monsoons for residents downstream around the fire area.

USGS
July 23, 2012

Debris flows are probable in the High Park fire area west of Fort Collins, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey report. 

USGS
July 23, 2012

Dr. Justin Hagerty, a research geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, was named one of President Obama's recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. 

USGS
July 16, 2012

Water quality of streams in northeastern Wyoming and southeastern Montana shows a few statistical changes from 2001 to 2010, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey report. 

USGS
July 5, 2012

TUCSON, Ariz. —On Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey finished installing six early-flood-warning units—rain and stream gages—in the burned areas of New Mexico’s Whitewater-Baldy Fire. The gages transmit data via satellite to the National Weather Service, which provides warnings to communities that may be affected by flooding. The gages can provide up to 60 minutes advanc

USGS
February 16, 2012

U.S. Geological Survey scientist Joanna Thamke will receive the National Level Silver Medal Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today at a ceremony in Denver, Colo.  

USGS
February 14, 2012

A new U.S. Geological Survey fact sheet and a map showing the water-surface elevation of groundwater in the High Plains aquifer system in Laramie County can help local well owners in southeastern Wyoming better understand the quality and quantity of their well water. 

This page includes links to Social Media accounts (top of page), Science Centers (middle of page), and Regional Office staff members (bottom of page) of the USGS Region 7--Upper Colorado Basin.

USGS Science Centers in Region 7-Upper Colorado Basin conduct a large number of cooperative, co-funded science and monitoring projects with many other Federal, Tribal, State, and local agencies. Please scroll below to see the agencies with which those Science Centers currently have cooperative agreements.

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