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News Releases: 2010

Chamokane Aquifers Mapped In Detail
(12/13/10)
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
(12/02/10)
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
(09/17/10)
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
(09/15/10)
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
(08/17/10)
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
(06/07/10)
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
(01/20/10)
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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