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Contaminants in the Columbia River

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?

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

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

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.

Groundwater Awareness Week, March 6-12, 2011

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.

Water Availability of the Great Lakes

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.

Water Security—a National and Global Issue

Water Security is the protection of adequate water supplies for food, fiber, industrial, and residential needs for expanding populations, which requires maximizing water-use efficiency, developing new supplies, and protecting water reserves in event of scarcity due to natural, manmade, or technological hazards.

USGS Advocates Geography Awareness

The USGS strongly supports the national celebration of Geography Awareness Week, November 14-20, and this year’s theme: Freshwater. The “where” factor of geography integrates USGS studies in many fields of science.

Lower Flow Affects Life in Streams

Decreases in stream flow, which are often caused by human activities, affect the integrity of aquatic life in streams, according to a new USGS study.

New Interactive Flooding Warning Tool

The USGS and the National Weather Service have developed a new flood inundation map tool that enables management officials and residents to see where the potential threat of flooding is the highest along the Flint River near Albany, Georgia.

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