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Water

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

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

EPA Recognizes WaterSense Partners of the Year for their Efforts in Promoting Water Efficiency

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is recognizing its 2013 WaterSense Partners of the Year, including two partners who received the first-ever WaterSense Sustained Excellence awards in recognition of their continuous high level of support. The Partner of the Year awards program recognizes the commitment of WaterSense partners in promoting water efficiency to the American

Sunday, October 6th, 2013

Researchers Appraise the Binatinoal Santa Cruz River Watershed

The Santa Cruz River watershed, located on the Arizona-Sonora portion of the U.S.-Mexico border, depends for its perennial flow on an international treatment plant that treats wastewater on both sides of the border before discharging it into the river in Arizona. This treated wastewater has great value for nearby wildlife and ecosystem managers, property owners

Friday, September 27th, 2013

California Aquifer Study Finds High Contentration of Nitrates in the Groundwater

Nitrate was detected at high concentrations in 10 percent of the aquifer system used for public supply in coastal areas of Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey report. Trace elements, such as naturally occurring arsenic and molybdenum, were found at high concentrations in 27 percent of the

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

Every Drop Counts: Progress Toward a National Water Census

Today the U.S. Geological Survey led a congressional briefing featuring state and regional water stakeholders who spoke about vital uses of comprehensive water information that would be met by the National Water Census called for by the SECURE Water Act of 2009.

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Chimacum Water Model Looks into the Future

A new computer model of the Chimacum Creek Basin built to simulate “what-if” scenarios for basin groundwater managers indicates that most of the water recharging the groundwater system flows directly out to marine waters and coastal areas, according to a report by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Assessing the Gaps in Streamflow Information

A new report by the U.S. Geological Survey evaluates how well the USGS streamgage network meets needs for streamflow information by assessing the ability of the network to produce various streamflow statistics at locations that have streamgages (gaged) and that do not have streamgages (ungaged).

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

Georgia Agricultural Water Use Peaks During 2011 Drought

Water use for agricultural irrigation in Georgia peaked during the 2011 drought according to USGS analysis of data from the Georgia Agricultural metering program, now available on the USGS Georgia Water Science Center website.

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