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Water Use Hits Lowest Level Since Before 1970

Water Use Hits Lowest Level Since Before 1970

Water use across the US reached its lowest recorded level in nearly 45 years, according to a US Geological Survey report that says about 355 billion gallons of water per day (Bgal/d) were withdrawn for use in the entire US during 2010. This represents a 13 percent reduction of water … Read more »

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Asian Carp Eggs Found in Upper Mississippi River, USGS Says

US Geological Survey scientists collected samples of Asian carp eggs, including embryos ready to hatch from the Upper Mississippi River, 250 river miles upstream from previously known reproductive areas. The discovery means Asian carp, which is an invasive species, spawned much farther north in the Mississippi than previously recorded, said Leon … Read more »

Tracking Tool for Waterway Nutrient Enrichment Available

The US Geological Survey has introduced an online tracking tool for nutrient enrichment of the nation’s streams, lakes, and estuaries. Widespread nutrient enrichment can contribute to harmful algal blooms, increasing costs for drinking water and causing declines in ecosystem health. Maps and tables describing the major sources and watershed inputs of … Read more »