MAY 4, 2016 A Warming Climate Could Alter the Ecology of the Deepest Lake in the United States

MAY 4, 2016

Warming air temperature is predicted to change water temperature and water column mixing in Oregon’s Crater Lake over the next several decades, potentially impacting the clarity and health of the iconic lake, according to a U.S. Geological Survey report released today.

Mt Rushmore soil sampling
MAY 2, 2016

Past fireworks displays are the probable cause of elevated concentrations of a contaminant called perchlorate in groundwater and surface water within Mount Rushmore National Memorial, according to a recent U.S. Geological Survey report.

view across Ashumet Pond, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, with sampling grid markers in forground
APRIL 28, 2016

A recent scientific study shows new, important information about how groundwater cannot only contribute nutrients such as nitrogen to lakes, but can also carry it away. Nitrogen is an important nutrient but harmful when over-supplied. The fate and transport of nitrogen are critically important issues for human and aquatic ecosystem health.

Collecting Water Data Using a Pressure Gage, Armenia
APRIL 26, 2016

South Dakota-based scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey are helping to restore a depleted aquifer and build in-country expertise for managing groundwater in the Ararat Basin of Armenia.

satellite image of brown resuspended volcanic ash cloud over Kodiak Island, Alaska
APRIL 25, 2016

Two public events are scheduled next

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