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Water

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Pollutants Pose Threat to Mekong River Residents

Portions of the Mekong River Basin contain hotspots of persistent organic pollutants that pose a significant threat to the residents and wildlife of the Mekong Basin, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey study.

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

NASA Responds to California’s Evolving Drought

NASA is partnering with the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) to develop and apply new technology and products to better manage and monitor the state’s water resources and respond to its ongoing drought.   NASA scientists, DWR water managers, university researchers and other state resource management agencies will collaborate to apply advanced remote sensing

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Pumping May Cause Some Groundwater Decrease in Edwards-Trinity Aquifer in Texas

  An increase in pumping water year-round for the next 30 years may cause groundwater levels to decrease by as much as 32 feet in parts of the Edwards-Trinity Aquifer in west Texas, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

NASA to Discuss Earth Science Help for California Drought

NASA officials will participate in a media briefing at 9:30 a.m. PST Tuesday, Feb. 25 about the agency’s work to use its Earth observation assets to help the state of California better manage its water resources and monitor and respond to its ongoing drought.

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Adjustments to Dam Operation Has Huge Impact on Salmon

By adjusting water discharges in ways designed to boost salmon productivity, officials at a dam in central Washington were able to more than triple the numbers of juvenile salmon downstream of the dam over a 30-year period, according to a study published Feb. 25 in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.

Friday, February 21st, 2014

MU Researchers Join National Effort to Search for Solution for Chemical Runoff from Rural Farms

Nearly 40 percent of the world’s corn and soybeans are produced on farms in the Mississippi River Basin. As a result, chemicals from pesticides, herbicides and fertilizer run into the river each year. Now, University of Missouri researchers are joining a national, nine-year research effort analyzing chemical runoff from a dozen farms in Missouri to

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Linking U.S. and Canadian Border Waters

Clearer views of waters along the U.S. and Canadian border are now possible with new seamless digital maps. These maps make it easier to solve complex water issues that require a thorough understanding of drainage systems on both sides of the International Boundary.

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Flood Chart Aids in Evacuation Decisions

Emergency managers and residents along the Withlacoochee and Little River Basins have a new educational resource to help them better understand floods and the importance of stream gauging.

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

EPA Releases Climate Assessment Update to National Stormwater Calculator

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released phase II of the National Stormwater Calculator and Climate Assessment Tool package. The updated calculator includes future climate vulnerability scenarios.

Friday, January 31st, 2014

World’s Largest REDD Project, Rimba Raya, Successfully Completed Pilot Program to Deliver Clean Water

Indonesia’s Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve has successfully completed its test pilot project to provide access to clean water to the surrounding communities. According to responses from all 100-test households, the pilot program was a resounding success and is now planned to rollout to the entire population, over 2,500 households, by end of March 2014.

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