Deploying new technologies and modeling could allow field scientists and others to collect data often under safer conditions.
The USGS is monitoring our groundwater for hormones, pharmaceuticals, and other compounds with good news for water quality.
A NOAA team that maintains a buoy system in the Chesapeake Bay is phasing in new equipment and describes the process.
USGS scientists are working to find out why filamentous algae is plaguing the Buffalo River, and how to stop it.
A USGS researcher shares how wildfires can impact water quality and which kinds of storm events restore water quality after fires.
Recent research indicates that blue lakes are no longer the most common in America, as lakes turn murkier for a variety of reasons.
A member of the Organization of Biological Field Stations (OBFS), the Blackwater Ecological Preserve boasts longleaf pine communities, rare plants and artifacts.
Federal agencies are partnered to sponsor a competition that will result in innovative applications of nutrient sensors on agricultural lands.
Upper Mississippi environmental monitoring takes the pulse of part of the great river, a favorite spot of fish, ducks and outdoor enthusiasts.
USGS scientists have identified where in the midwestern Cambrian-Ordovician aquifer system radium levels are high, and how the radium gets there.
A new interagency collaboration has developed research recommendations that may allow more effective tracking of endangered California salmon.
New research suggests trace amounts of lithium in tap water may reduce rates of Type 2 diabetes and obesity, and deaths from Alzheimer’s disease.
Recent reports from the CDC identify drinking water quality problems in the US, especially from Legionella.
Water quality monitoring on the recovering White River in Indiana backs work behind the idea that a healthy, accessible river will enrich Indianapolis and its citizens.
The Arizona Water Science Center of the USGS helps decision-makers shape policy with sound science.
Synthesizing years of information about U.S. aquifers in a new way leads to estimate of CO2 emissions from groundwater depletion.
USGS scientists are balancing demands on the Colorado River and protecting the ecosystem with controlled floods to rebuild sandbars in the Grand Canyon.
Colorado River fish, despite inhabiting a protected waterway, are found to contain levels of selenium and mercury by Idaho State researchers.
U.S. Geological Survey scientists find lake levels in the Twin Cities, including White Bear Lake, vary largely based on geology and land use.
The Boise River Watershed Watch program is an increasingly popular citizen science program teaching volunteers about the river’s health and water quality.