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Latest New Mexico Water Science Center News Releases
Discover Jemez Postwildfire Debris-Flow Hazards With the Click of a Mouse
Released:
8/11/2016
A new interactive map and companion report from the U.S. Geological Survey allows residents living in and around New Mexico’s Jemez Mountains to see where they’re located in relation to postwildfire debris-flow hazards.
Drought and Management Actions Affect World Waterway--the Rio Grande
Released:
3/22/2016
New research can help water managers along the Rio Grande make wise decisions about how to best use the flow of a river vital for drinking water, agriculture and aquatic habitat. These studies also show how conditions from the prolonged drought in the West have affected the Rio Grande watershed.

Mesilla Basin Microgravity Survey to Measure Aquifer Changes
Released:
1/20/2016
Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey and the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources will determine changes in the amount of groundwater stored in the Mesilla Basin aquifer in and around Las Cruces by precisely measuring differences in the acceleration of gravity at several locations the week of January 18.

 

Latest National News Releases
USGS Records Historic Flooding in South Louisiana
Released:
8/18/2016
Six streamgages Set peaks of record and 50 stations were overtopped by floodwaters.
New Study Shows High Potential for Groundwater to be Corrosive in Half of U.S. States
Released:
7/13/2016
An analysis of more than 20,000 wells nationwide shows 25 states have groundwater that has either high or very high potential to be corrosive.
New Study Quantifies Benefits of Agricultural Conservation in Upper Mississippi River Basin
Released:
6/22/2016
Researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Department of Agriculture have published a new study that demonstrates that agricultural conservation practices in the upper Mississippi River watershed can reduce nitrogen inputs to area streams and rivers by as much as 34 percent.
Thawing Permafrost Spells More than Climate Change for Earthís Underground Layers
Released:
6/20/2016
The thawing of the planetís permafrost is replumbing arctic environments, creating several hydrologic consequences and possibly some opportunities according to a new study published in Vadose Zone.
 

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