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Monday, November 25th, 2013

USGS Reports on Water Used for Production of Thermoelectric Electric Energy Production

For the first time since 1995 the U.S. Geological Survey will reinstate reporting the amount of water consumed in the production of thermoelectric power.

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

New River Gauge Provides Steady Stream of Information

A newly installed United States Geological Survey streamgage on the Chattahoochee River is providing rafters, flood forecasters and dam operators critical information about the river and its ever changing flow.

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Oldest Large Body of Ancient Seawater Identified under Chesapeake Bay

USGS scientists have determined that high-salinity groundwater found more than 1,000 meters (0.6 mi.) deep under the Chesapeake Bay is actually remnant water from the Early Cretaceous North Atlantic Sea and is probably 100-145 million years old. This is the oldest sizeable body of seawater to be identified worldwide.

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

New USGS Study on Chesapeake Bay: Groundwater Delaying the Effects of Some Water Quality Actions

New research by the U.S. Geological Survey conducted on the Delmarva Peninsula, which forms the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, indicates it may take several decades for many water-quality management practices aimed at reducing nitrogen input to the Bay to achieve their full benefit due to the influence of groundwater.

Monday, November 11th, 2013

Everglades Protection Plan Wins 2013 Growing Blue Award

  For its widely-lauded plan to better distribute water throughout Southern Fla., including the Everglades, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) has won the 2013 Growing Blue Award, presented during an awards ceremony at the American Water Summit in Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Aquifer Recharge Project Does Not Increase Nitrates in Southwestern San Bernardino County

A new cooperative study by the U.S. Geological Survey and the Hi-Desert Water District indicates that the artificial replenishment of the groundwater aquifer system in the west hydrogeologic unit of the Warren groundwater basin in San Bernardino County’s Yucca Valley resulted in a decrease of nitrate concentrations in groundwater samples and a rise in water

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

USGS Crews Measure Flooding in Texas

USGS field crews are measuring flooding in parts of central Texas following intense rainfall. USGS crews are measuring high flood flows on the Blanco, Guadalupe, San Marcos, and Colorado Rivers.  Record flooding was measured at the streamgage on Onion Creek at Highway 183 in Austin, Texas on Halloween morning around 10 a.m. The creek level

Friday, November 1st, 2013

EPA Administrator McCarthy Announces $6.6 Million in Funding to Support Chesapeake Bay Projects

This morning, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy and Maryland Senator Ben Cardin joined the National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the Chesapeake Bay Program and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) to announce the recipients of $9.2 million in grants for restoration and outreach initiatives in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed’s six states

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Monitoring and Managing Africa’s Water Resource

With water security being one of Africa’s biggest challenges, ESA’s TIGER initiative is using satellite observations to provide local authorities with the information they need to develop this vital resource.

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Nitrate Levels Continue to Increase in Mississippi River; Signs of Progress in the Illinois River

Although recent declines in nitrate in the Illinois River are promising, increasing nitrate levels at other sites throughout the basin are a continuing cause for concern.Nitrate levels in the Illinois River decreased by 21 percent between 2000 and 2010, marking the first time substantial, multi-year decreases in nitrate have been observed in the Mississippi River

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