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Chamokane Aquifers Mapped In Detail
Scientists have sorted out and mapped the aquifers in the Chamokane Creek Basin in great detail, giving a more accurate picture of how streams and groundwater interact....

More Mt. Rainier Sediment Could Worsen Puget Lowland Flooding
Increasing amounts of sediment in rivers draining from Mt. Rainier could greatly increase the flooding potential in the Puget Lowland

Yakima Groundwater Update at Public Meetings
Update on the cooperative Yakima River Basin Ground-Water Study. The work completed to date will be summarized and preliminary results from a regional groundwater-flow model will be presented.

New Tool Guides Skagit Groundwater Plans
Skagit River Basin water managers now have a computer model to run "what-if" simulations to evaluate the potential effects of groundwater withdrawals on streamflows in the basin, particularly in summer months when water in tributaries is from groundwater

Chambers-Clover Creek Aquifers Mapped
Scientists have sorted out and mapped the shallow aquifers in the Chambers-Clover Creek watershed for the first time. These maps will yield a more accurate picture of how streams and groundwater interact....

Study: 8 in 10 Wells in Columbia Plateau Decline
Groundwater levels of the Columbia Plateau have declined over the past 25 years in about 80 percent of the nearly 500 wells measured, according to a report published by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Science helps guide future of lower Skagit Basin water
Scientists studying the very complex groundwater-flow system of the lower Skagit River Basin have figured out how the system works, yielding important information that basin water managers need, according to a report published today by the U.S. Geological Survey.

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