Online water resources tool sheds light on U.S. waterway conditions

Sponsored by


Dec. 31, 2013 -- A new online fact sheet published by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) provides one-stop information on the organization's data sources for waterways across the United States.

The database comprises information on the nation's streams, groundwater and water-quality. Further, in cooperation with local, state and federal partners, the USGS operates about 7,400 streamgages nationwide and provides online access to water-resources data collected at over 1.5 million sites in the U.S. and other selected areas.

Utility managers, industry leaders and the public rely upon such tools for information related to stream health, recreation and the protection of life and property, including during floods and drought. This new publication can help citizens quickly navigate the extensive sources of USGS water data that are available online.

"The USGS offers much more than topographic maps, earthquake and volcano information," said Kimberly Shaffer, outreach coordinator for the USGS Ohio Water Science Center. "Our local and national water data are available in a variety of formats and are free to the public -- even during natural hazards."

For more information on USGS water research, visit the USGS Water Resources website

###

 

Sponsored by

TODAY'S HEADLINES

Europe's largest potable water brine electrochlorination plant receives advanced hypochlorite system

To reduce risk from bulk storage of liquid chlorine, the Huntington Water Treatment Works in Chester, England -- Europe's largest potable water brine electrochlorination plant -- has received an advanced on-site hypochlorite generating system from Severn Trent Services.

Interior signs historic water rights agreement with Nevada, Shoshone-Paiute Tribes

As part of President Obama's commitment to empower tribal nations, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell recently signed a historic agreement  guaranteeing water rights of the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes in Nevada and ensuring water supplies and facilities for their Duck Valley Reservation.

Australian pipeline project improves operations with high-precision actuators

The Woleebee Creek to Glebe Weir Pipeline project, a nearly 75-mile industrial water pipeline in the state of Queensland, Australia, recently installed advanced actuator technology from AUMA.

100RC, MWH Global form partnership for innovative urban resilience initiative

100 Resilient Cities announced a new partnership with MWH Global to provide advisory and technical support services to improve water and wastewater systems and address other water-related risks in 100RC member cities.

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA