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Water Availability of the Great Lakes

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.

DOI Announces the WaterSMART Clearinghouse

DOI Announces the WaterSMART Clearinghouse

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

Helping Maine with Arsenic

Helping Maine with Arsenic

The USGS is providing information on arsenic levels at the town level in Maine to protect human health and further promote citizen participation in State well-testing programs.

Water Security—a National and Global Issue

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.

Lower Flow Affects Life in Streams

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

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.

Science Smarts for the Classroom

Science Smarts for the Classroom

Looking for information on natural resources, natural hazards, geospatial data, and more? The USGS Education site provides great resources, including lessons, data, maps, and more, to support teaching, learning, K-12 education, and university-level inquiry and research.

Turning the Tide on the Chesapeake Bay

Turning the Tide on the Chesapeake Bay

The Chesapeake Bay has long been an R&R destination for DC residents. However, the watershed’s overpopulation contributes to its decline. Join us when USGS’s Scott Phillips and Peter Claggett discuss new science efforts applied to restoring the Nation’s largest estuary on October 6th.

“Real-time” View of Flood Conditions

“Real-time” View of Flood Conditions

The “Flood and high flow” map shows the location of streamgages where the water level is currently above or near flood stage. Find out what rivers and creeks near you are doing.

Nutrient Concentrations in our Water

Nutrient Concentrations in our Water

Nutrient sources in both agricultural and urban areas contribute to elevated nutrient concentrations in streams and groundwater across the Nation.

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