USGS Newsroom—News related to Alabama
3-D Mapping of Isaac Water Levels
Released:Sat, 1 Sep 2012 11:34:38 EDT
A new technology is being deployed by U.S. Geological Survey scientists this weekend to map urban flooding caused by Hurricane Isaac.
Media Advisory: Measuring the Impact of Isaac
Released:Thu, 30 Aug 2012 10:45:21 EDT
Media are invited to join U.S. Geological Survey crews working in areas impacted by Isaac as they retrieve storm-tide sensors deployed prior to the storm, measure high-water marks, make inland flood measurements, and collect water samples to measure water quality following the storm.
USGS Storm-Surge Sensors Deployed Ahead of Isaac
Released:Tue, 28 Aug 2012 17:59:21 EDT
Hurricane response crews from the U.S. Geological Survey are installing more than 120 storm-tide sensors at key locations along the Gulf Coast from the Florida Panhandle to Louisiana in advance of the arrival of Hurricane Isaac.
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The National Map Corps - Volunteers Receive Recognition
Released:Wed, 22 May 2013 8:00:00 EDT
Citizen volunteers are making significant additions to the U.S. Geological Survey's ability to provide accurate information to the public.
Deficit in Nation's Aquifers Accelerating
Released:Mon, 20 May 2013 8:00:00 EDT
A new U.S. Geological Survey study documents that the Nation's aquifers are being drawn down at an accelerating rate.
|Archived Alabama News Releases|
|Ground Water Meets Most Federal Standards in Major Eastern U.S. Aquifer|
Many chemicals were detected in ground water from selected areas of the Piedmont Aquifer System (PAS), but concentrations of those chemicals were below drinking-water standards in most cases, according to a report released by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
|Alabama Celebrates World Water Monitoring Day|
Scientists from the USGS Alabama Water Science Center joined ecology students from Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM) at Cypress Creek in Montgomery, Ala. this week to demonstrate field sampling techniques of water resources.
|More to Know about Alabama-Georgia Earthquake|
To find out more about the 4.9 magnitude earthquake that hit along the Alabama-Georgia state line on April 29, 2003, go to the USGS National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC) Web site.
|Update on Alabama Seismic Event|
Further analysis by U.S. Geological Survey seismologists has confirmed that the seismic waves recorded earlier today (corrected time: 3:42 am EST) were generated by the collapse of a mine.
|Earthquake Shakes Up More Than Alabama|
“This morning's earthquake in southern Alabama was a wake-up call in more ways than one,” said Dr. Mark Schaefer, Acting Director of the U.S. Geological Survey.