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Elwha River: Rebirth of a River

Written on September 9, 2011 at 9:47 am, by

USGS is monitoring and analyzing river fish, waters and sediment before and after the removal of the Elwha and Glines Canyon Dams.

Contaminants in the Columbia River

Written on August 8, 2011 at 11:15 am, by

USGS scientists are working to characterize the contaminants and habitats for a number of aquatic species along the lower Columbia River.

Where is Drought Happening?

Written on August 3, 2011 at 1:29 pm, by

The effects of drought are felt throughout the United States and the world, and USGS science has a prominent role in understanding the causes and consequences of this hydrological phenomenon.

After a Flood of Record on the Mississippi, Flooding Veers North and West

Written on June 7, 2011 at 7:05 am, by

Many communities in South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Colorado, Wyoming and Iowa are dealing with record floodwaters and bracing for more flooding in the upcoming weeks.

USGS Crews Remain On Scene in the Lower Mississippi River Basin

Written on April 21, 2011 at 1:00 pm, by

USGS crews continue to measure streamflow and collect water quality and sediment samples in the Ohio and Mississippi River basins using state-of-art instruments.

Waves Rippling Through Groundwater

Written on March 26, 2011 at 1:46 pm, by

The most recent earthquake in Japan affected water levels in groundwater wells all over the country. Water level fluctuations were recorded as far away as Illinois, Virginia, Missouri and Florida.

Groundwater Awareness Week, March 6-12, 2011

Written on March 7, 2011 at 6:50 am, by

Groundwater is one of our most vital natural resources. The USGS studies the quantity and quality of the nation’s groundwater. Learn about USGS research in an aquifer near you.

What’s Water Doing Underground?

Written on February 28, 2011 at 1:02 pm, by

Learn how 3-D modeling is used to examine groundwater and how this cutting edge science is used to solve tomorrow’s problems today.

Water Availability of the Great Lakes

Written on February 7, 2011 at 7:15 am, by

The Great Lakes are the largest freshwater system on Earth. However the basin has the potential for local shortages, according to a new basin-wide water availability assessment by the USGS.

DOI Announces the WaterSMART Clearinghouse

Written on February 2, 2011 at 9:15 am, by

The Department of the Interior has established a new website to find and share websites that provide water conservation and sustainability information.

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