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

Innovative carbon-neutral wastewater treatment plant unveiled in California

The EPA recently joined the Bureau of Reclamation, California Energy Commission and Congressman Col. Paul Cook at the ceremonial start of Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority's carbon-neutral energy project located at ITS wastewater treatment facility in Victorville, Calif.

Scottish Water to spend £3.5 billion on infrastructure improvements

Utility Scottish Water will invest £3.5 billion investment over six years to improve drinking water supplies, wastewater discharge and water mains...

Conquering Everest’s water contamination problem

A Ball State University team from Indiana is working to bring clean drinking water to a small, isolated community in mountainous Nepal that lies in the middle of the heavily congested pathway to Mount Everest...

MD counties to undergo major six-year water, wastewater design project

Louis Berger has been awarded a $4-million, three-year contract with the Washington Sanitary Suburban Commission for a water and sewer design project focusing on financing water and sewer reconstruction programs and inspection and repair of critical water and sewer infrastructure.

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA