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Study: Groundwater in Skagit Delta Flows To Bay
Groundwater in the shallow aquifer of the Skagit River Delta area generally flows away from the river and toward Skagit Bay and Swinomish Channel....

Red dye in Elwha River to give scientists "snapshot" of conditions before dam removal
Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) will use a harmless fluorescent red dye to determine the complexity of the channel in the Elwha River as part of a larger effort to define conditions in the river prior to removal of two dams....

First Water Budget for Yakima River Basin
The first comprehensive water budget for the entire Yakima River Basin is detailed in a report released today by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)....

Study Helps "Right-Size" River Gaging Network
Lummi Nation water managers now have more tools to help them cope with increasing demand for water resources, and to make sure they have the right number of stream-gaging stations, according to details in a report announced today by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

Scientists To Study Chehalis Basin Groundwater
A groundwater study that will look at wells in the Chehalis River Basin is set to begin next week, and well owners are asked to play an important part in the study....

Rolling Down The River: Is It "Navigable?"
Scientists have developed a new technique to help the State of Washington determine the potential for rivers across the state to be "navigable"....

Skagit Basinís Groundwater Ups And Downs
A new interactive map on the Web shows the ups and downs of water levels in over a hundred wells in the lower Skagit River Basin, the USGS announced today....

Water levels drop; scientists search for answers
Ground water levels in some areas of the Columbia Plateau have dropped by more than 300 feet since 1985, and USGS scientists are measuring water levels in wells in March and April as part of a major study to find out whatís happening to this important water supply.

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