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  • Calculating ‘old’ and ‘new’ water runoff

    Just ahead of a rainstorm, Cody Ross might run out to an agricultural research site as part of his graduate work. He’ll need to get some dye into an injection well. The point? To evaluate the path that water follows from the field during and after the rainstorm. Ross, a member of the Watershed Systems Research Program at the University of Manitoba, is measuring water flow in a part of ...


    By American Society of Agronomy

  • Streamflow and Springflow Data for Comal and San Marcos Rivers, Texas Now Available Online

    The Comal and San Marcos Springs, the two largest springs in Texas, provide water for supply and recreational uses, as well as habitat for endangered and threatened species. Understanding the amount of springflow is critical for water resource managers to make daily decisions on balancing multiple water needs, particularly during periods of low flow. Historically, information on Comal and San ...

  • News alert: new StormCAD release from bentley fully supports United Kingdom’s stormwater modeling requirements

    Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for the infrastructure that sustains our world, today announced the release of StormCAD V8i (SELECTseries 2) United Kingdom, a localized version of the easy-to-use StormCAD software employed by thousands of engineers around the world to analyze and design storm sewer networks. StormCAD helps ...


    By Bentley Systems Incorporated

  • NASA satellite improves pollution monitoring

    NASA scientists improved watershed pollution monitoring models by incorporating satellite and ground-based observations of precipitation. The NASA data replaces weather station observations, and will allow states to monitor non-point pollution and improve water quality. The research team, led by Joseph Nigro of Science Systems and Applications, Inc., incorporated two NASA products into a computer ...

  • EPA Announces 2013 Report Card Grade for the Mystic River Watershed

    The Mystic River Watershed water quality earned a report card grade of “D” for calendar year 2013. This is the eighth public reporting on bacterial water quality conditions for the Mystic River Watershed since the first Mystic River Watershed Report Card grade was issued in 2007. The grade was announced by EPA, in conjunction with the Mystic River Watershed Association ...

  • New Grading System for Mystic River Watershed Gives Public Better Localized Information

    In coordination with the Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA), EPA is utilizing an enhanced, more locally-specific analysis of water quality in the Mystic River Watershed to illuminate environmental conditions for the public. Instead of one grade for the entire watershed, EPA and MyRWA are issuing grades for each segment of the watershed, totaling 14 separate stretches of river and its ...

  • Beyond NYC: Other places adapting to climate, too

    From Bangkok to Miami, cities and coastal areas across the globe are already building or planning defenses to protect millions of people and key infrastructure from more powerful storm surges and other effects of global warming. Some are planning cities that will simply adapt to more water. But climate-proofing a city or coastline is expensive, as shown by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's $20 ...


    By Associated Press

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