Tag: "streamflow" at biology news
Virginia Tech Researchers Assess Watershed Management For EPA, NSF
...ganisms are sensitive to changes infactors such as streamflow
and water quality," says Diplas. "They are excellentbiological indicators of the effects of urban development. If their environmentis deteriorating, eventually the effects will be felt by humans." William Cox of CE, along with Leonard Shab...
Recent USGS Work In New England And Beyond
...ocook River is being built to describe how and why streamflow
is monitored throughout New Hampshire. This project, expected to becompleted in late spring, is a cooperative effort with the U.S. Army Corps ofEngineers and Papertech, Inc. The site will feature a self-directed tour of thegauge house and the equipm...
USGS scientists tracking Hurricane Bret's effects
...t struck the Texas coast Sunday evening, real-time streamflow
gagestracked storm runoff from 15 sites in south T...during the storm to satellites from its network of streamflow
gaging stations --the USGS is coordinating with other federal agencies involved in hurricaneresponse...
USGS prepares for Hurricane Floyd in Massachusetts and Rhode Island
...nd flow of the rivers at 15minute intervals. This streamflow
information is relayed to theNational Weather Service (NWS) and other State and Federal agencies,such as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the Federal EmergencyManagement Agency (FEMA), and the Massachusetts Emergency ManagementAgency (MEMA)....
USGS responds to Hurricane Floyd in Virginia
...acked with sampling equipment. They are collecting streamflow
measurements aswell as water-quality data. Streamf...ians to be outworking." USGS operates a network of streamflow
gaging stations in nine major river basinsacross Virginia, providing data on river stages and discha...
As Hurricane Floyd moves up the Atlantic Coast . . . .
...d wildlifehabitats. Flooding The USGS network of streamflow
gaging stations located in every statecontinuously...River maycrest near or exceed the historical high streamflow
based on 49 years ofcontinuous streamflow
data. Western portions of both North and South Carolinaco...
Effect of Hurricane Floyd on current water resources in Maine
...vey (USGS) monitors water conditions by collecting streamflow
and ground-water data. The following paragraphs summarize the current levels of streamflow
and ground water in the Maine. Streamflows on free-flowing streams All flows on free-flowing strea...
Upper Columbia River: Some fish contaminants decreasing, USGS study shows
...gesto the river and a flushing effect from greater streamflow
due to a change in river flow management. Dioxins and furans decreased in rainbow trout, althoughnot in whitefish. PCB (polychlorinated biphenyl) concentrations showed littleor no change in any of the sampled species, though. "We need more informat...
Meeting ecological and societal needs for freshwater
...iver in Montana, and the Colorado River. Variable streamflow
techniques seek a compromise between water delivery needs for power generation or irrigation, and aquatic ecological needs for hydrological variability. The problems confronting freshwater ecosystems are intractable if they are approached piecemeal...
Grant from Vetlesen Foundation supports URI Graduate School of Oceanography Climate Research
...ata, local and regional weather station data, USGS streamflow
data, and indices of large scale atmospheric systems. The second objective of this project is to collect and analyze sediment cores from the oxygen-deprived basins of the Pettaquamscutt estuary to construct a climate series over the past two millen...
Science picks-leads, feeds and story seeds (January 2003)
...GPS, remotely sensing satellites and sophisticated streamflow
measuring tools, used by the USGS today are far mo...d 1970 according to a recent USGS study looking at streamflow
patterns over several decades (1941-1999). Such an abrupt rise in streamflow, rather than a gradual...
Science picks -- leads, feeds and story seeds (February 2003)
...a to USGS computers that in turn provide real-time streamflow
information ( http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/rt ) ...ion on acoustic technology and its applications to streamflow
monitoring, check out: http://hydroacoustics.usgs.gov . Gail Wendt ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) 703-648-446...
Book traces the history and mystery of the Deschutes River
...unique characteristics: It has the most constant streamflow
of any river of its size in the United States and behaves like a large, spring-fed creek. It possesses one of the lowest sediment yields of any river in the world in its upper reaches. The modern flow regime, both before and after dam construction,...
Happy birthday USGS! 125 years of science for America
...ble on-line more than 181 million individual daily streamflow
values, measured at more than 21,000 locations throughout the United States, and operate more than 7,000 streamgages nationwide. This past year the USGS located more than 30,000 earthquakes worldwide by collecting data from an integrated system of na...