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Water

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Merged Montana, Wyoming Water Science Centers to Enhance Collaboration, Program Opportunities

The U.S. Geological Survey’s Wyoming and Montana water science centers will merge in October, improving science capacity and capabilities by integrating scientists in the two centers and allowing them to share equipment and expertise.

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Watching Wetlands from Space

The use of satellite data to monitor wetlands for sustainable water management is growing. Following promising results from monitoring efforts in the Mediterranean, ESA is working with African partners to expand its GlobWetland project even further.

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

New USGS Streamer Online Map Service Traces Streamflow of America’s Major Rivers

Have you ever dropped a stick into a river and wondered where it might go if it floated all the way downstream? Now you can trace its journey using Streamer – a new on-line service from the National Atlas of the United States. Streamer is an online map service that lets anyone trace downstream along

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

New Groundwater Model Helps Evaluate Saltwater Encroachment

A new USGS groundwater model provides a tool for evaluating possible solutions to the saltwater encroachment in the “2,000-foot” sand aquifer of the Baton Rouge area, an important source of groundwater for Baton Rouge. The just-released computer model simulates groundwater flow in the two primary sections of Baton Rouge’s aquifer, the “1,500-foot” and “2,000-foot” sands.

Monday, July 15th, 2013

Worsening Drought Impacts Western Rangeland on Public Lands

Drought conditions across the West have impacted rangelands, leaving little water and forage for animals and livestock, prompting the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to undertake targeted actions, such as providing supplemental water and food for wild horses; reducing grazing; and enacting fire restrictions.

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Cuyama Valley Groundwater Study Reveals Subsidence, Complex Geology, Other Challenges

Initial findings from an ongoing study evaluating groundwater availability in the Cuyama Valley groundwater basin show continued decreases in aquifer water levels and associated land subsidence of up to 12mm annually in areas where substantial groundwater pumping occurs. Additionally, water quality throughout the Cuyama Valley is affected by natural contaminants that come in contact with

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

Mobile GIS Technology Presented to PA Water Environment Association

Mr. Andrew Smart, GISP and Senior GIS Analyst at geographIT, gave a presentation on the use of mobile GIS for utility asset management at the Pennsylvania Water Environment Association’s Annual Technical Conference held June 3-5 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The presentation highlighted the benefits of using mobile GIS on tablets to maintain enterprise GIS data while

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

Health of U.S. Streams Reduced by Streamflow Modifications and Contaminants

A new USGS report describes how the health of our Nation’s streams is being degraded by streamflow modifications and elevated levels of nutrients and pesticides.

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

Launch of First-Ever “California Water Rights Atlas”

Former Brown Administration Resources Secretary Huey Johnson, president of the Resource Renewal Institute, unveiled the first-ever public “California Water Rights Atlas” on Friday, April 12. This online tool enables citizens, policymakers, media and others to view thousands of current California water rights claims.

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

River Network Announces 2013 River Heroes Awards to Celebrate Those Who Protect and Care For Waterways

Improving water quality in the Mississippi River Basin, devoting a lifetime to environmental justice, getting kids involved with rivers in North Carolina and Virginia, being a tireless volunteer river steward in Illinois, and developing the premier volunteer monitoring program in Michigan are just a few of the accomplishments of an extraordinary group of individuals who

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