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News Releases: 2011

Little Spokane Basin Groundwater Study to Begin
A groundwater study that will look at wells in the Little Spokane River Basin is set to begin, and well owners are asked to play an important part in the study.

Final Yakima Groundwater Summary at Public Meeting Oct. 20
The final summary of the cooperative Yakima River Basin Groundwater Study will be presented at a public meeting in Yakima, WA. USGS scientists will summarize the work completed and present results from a regional groundwater-flow model....

Yakima Basin groundwater connected to rivers and streams
The first comprehensive groundwater flow model for the entire Yakima River Basin is detailed in a report released by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Computer Model Simulates Groundwater Flows in the Chambers-Clover Creek Watershed
A newly developed computer model simulates how groundwater flows in the Chambers-Clover Creek aquifer system and contributes to an improved understanding of water resources in the Chambers-Clover Creek Watershed....

Invasive Mudsnails Detected In Western Washington Stream
An invasive species of aquatic snail that is difficult to control and can take over habitats of native species has been detected in a stream that flows into Lake Washington....

Upper Kittitas Aquifer Study Begins Next Week
A groundwater study that will look at the flows in Upper Kittitas County aquifers is set to begin this week, and well owners are asked to play an important part in the study.

Bainbridge groundwater model looks into the future
Managers of groundwater on Bainbridge Island can use a new computer model to run "what-if" scenarios to help guide their resource decisions....

3-D Geologic Model Defines Columbia Plateau Aquifers
Scientists have developed a three-dimensional depiction of the geology of the Columbia Plateau that will aid water resource managers coping with declining groundwater levels, development, and climate change in the region

Puget Shoreline Armoring "State of the Science"
ocal and national science experts have compiled a "state of the science" summary of information about the effects of shoreline armoring on Puget Sound to help shoreline communities make good decisions....

Disabled Naselle River Flood Gage Is Running Again
An important flood monitoring station on the Naselle River near Naselle, Wash., that was temporarily disabled due to high flows and large amounts of sediment has returned to normal operation....

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