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News Releases: 2004

Tulalip Water Conditions Mostly Unchanged Since 1970s, Study Shows
Water conditions on and near the Tulalip Indian Reservation, including ground-water levels and streamflow, are statistically much the same as they were in the 1970s, according to study results published in a report by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

New Tech Tools to Help Manage Colville River Water Resources
A new tool designed to help guide water managers in the Colville River Watershed will be presented by scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) at a public meeting December 8 in Colville, Wash.

New Model To Help Manage Colville River Water Resources
Managers of water resources in the Colville River Watershed have a new tool to help guide their decisions, according to a report released by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

Vandals Hit Snoqualmie River Flood-Warning Gage
Vandals cut the wires to flow-measuring instruments, dismantled a cableway car, and shot through a suspension cable at an important stream-gaging station on the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River near Tanner, Wash., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Glacier Packs It On in 2002, Study Shows
Washington’s only "benchmark" glacier had a healthy winter in 2002, with the second largest accumulation of winter snow since records began in 1959, according to a report by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

Recent Mercury Drop in Whatcom County Lakes Sediments Follows Global Trend
Mercury concentrations in sediments deposited in the 1990s in Whatcom County lakes show decreases that follow global trends, according to a report published by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

New Study Maps Water Resources in Jefferson County
Results from a new study shows a detailed map of ground water in eastern Jefferson County, documenting for the first time where water is exchanged between aquifers and streams in that area, according to a report published by the USGS.

Puyallup River Flows Dip Below Regulation Levels
Streamflow in the Puyallup River dips below state-required levels, and analysis suggests a link to water releases from Lake Tapps, according to a report released by the USGS, in cooperation with the Puyallup Tribe of Indians.

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