Tag: U.S. Geological Survey

USGS Seeks Earthquake Hazards Research Proposals

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is soliciting project proposals for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 grants on earthquake hazards science and is authorized to award up to $7 million total.

The Oso (SR 530) Landslide in Washington — Five Years Later

The Oso landslide, also known as the SR 530 landslide, occurred in northwest Washington state on March 22, 2014, leading to devastating loss of life and destruction of property. Oso was emblematic of a worst-case landslide scenario. As such, U.S. Geological Survey scientists have identified it as a key geological-hydrological event that can help explain and inform our understanding of the potential effects of landslides in other settings.

Human Bacteria, Viruses from Sewage Found in Some Milwaukee Streams

Two types of human-associated bacteria and three types of human viruses were detected in Milwaukee streams within the Menomonee River watershed, according to a recent study led by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Coastal Modeling Helps Prioritize Planning and Mitigation Efforts Due to Rising Seas and Storms

New U.S. Geological Survey-led coastal modeling research presents state, federal, and commercial entities with varying storm and sea level-rise scenarios to assist with planning for future infrastructure and mitigation needs along the California coast.

DEP to work with USGS to study suspected leak from Catskill Aqueduct

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced that it will work with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) on a multi-year study to examine suspected leaks from a portion of the Catskill Aqueduct that runs several hundred feet below the Rondout Creek

East versus West Coast earthquakes

Damage at the Sherman Building in Washington, D.C., caused by the magnitude 5.8 earthquake in August 2011 in Mineral, Va. Photo: EHT Traceries Fewer quakes...

USGS models: Florence likely to cause short- and long-term beach erosion

Hurricane Florence, a dangerous Category 4 hurricane, is very likely to cause beach erosion along about three-quarters of the North Carolina coast as it makes landfall, and to overwash about 15 percent of that state’s dunes, with less extensive erosion in nearby states, say coastal change experts at the U.S. Geological Survey

USGS installing storm-tide sensors along Carolina coasts

Hurricane response crews from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are installing storm-tide sensors at key locations along the North and South Carolina coasts in advance of Hurricane Florence.

USGS announces changes in LiDAR data distribution

In support of ongoing efforts to provide efficient, cloud-ready, open-data formats for the use of LiDAR data, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Geospatial Program and its associated 3D Elevation Program is transitioning all of its LiDAR data distribution files to LAZ format by September 30, 2018.
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