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News Releases: 2001

New Watershed Tool to Help Guide Methow Basin Water Choices
(10/15/01)
Decisions about managing water in the Methow River Basin can be guided with a new computer watershed model described in a report published today by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

USGS Method Quickly Makes Flood Maps with More Detail, Accuracy--At Lower Cost
(10/01/01)
A new mapping method developed by the USGS can produce updated flood inundation maps with greater detail and accuracy at a much lower cost than traditional hand-drawn flood maps.

Dramatic changes for Columbia Glacier, study shows
(09/25/01)
Aerial photography of the Columbia Glacier near Valdez, Alaska, shows dramatic changes in the glacier in the last two decades, according to a report released by the Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

Colville River Basin ground-water study to begin next week
(08/20/01)
A ground-water study that will start with a look at wells in the Colville River Basin is set to begin next week, according to the Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

Web site delivers on-line drought data
(06/04/01)
Washington residents can now check daily drought conditions through a new drought-information Web site created by the U.S. Geological Survey.

More snow on South Cascade Glacier in 1999, report shows
(03/27/01)
Measurements of the the South Cascade Glacier in northwestern Washington show some growth in size in 1999, indicating a healthy year for the glacier, according to a report issued today by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Second round of water-level measurements in Yakima Basin ground-water study to start next week
(03/01/01)
A second round of water-level measurements for the ground-water study of the Yakima River Basin is set to begin next week, according to the Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

Quality of ground water in Puget Sound Basin is generally good
(02/07/01)
The quality of ground water in the Puget Sound Basin generally meets U.S. Environmental Protection Agency drinking water standards, according to a new report published today by the U.S. Geological Survey.

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