Tag: U.S. Geological Survey

Water use across U.S. declines to levels not seen since 1970

Water use across the country reached its lowest recorded level in 45 years. According to a new U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) report, 322 billion gallons of water per day (Bgal/d) were withdrawn for use in the United States during 2015.

USGS and DOE release nationwide wind turbine map and database

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), in partnership with DOE’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the American Wind Energy Association, released the United States Wind Turbine Database (USWTDB) and the USWTDB Viewer to access this new public dataset.

USGS announces 2018 LiDAR partnership awards

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) announced the first round of recipients of the 2018 partnership awards for the 3D Elevation Program.

USGS 3D Elevation Program supports flood risk management

Flooding is the leading cause of Presidential disaster declarations. On average, the water hazard has resulted in more than 80 fatalities and cost the U.S. nearly $8 billion annually.

USGS issues report on seismic hazard, risk, and design for South America

South America is one of the most earthquake-prone regions of the world and has witnessed tremendous losses throughout recorded history. A recently released U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) report provides probabilistic tools to help engineers assess seismic hazards, risk, and building code requirements, potentially saving lives and dollars.

OGC requests information to help advance the Disasters Concept Development Study

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Disasters Concept Development Study and Pilot(s) is an initiative to help all disaster stakeholders benefit from improved access to the expanding universe of online disaster-related geographic information.

National Geospatial Program garners award

The USGS 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) team was selected as the recipient of the 2018 “LiDAR Leader Award”, presented Feb. 5 at the International LiDAR Mapping Forum in Denver.

Increases in wildfire-caused erosion could impact water in the West

A growing number of wildfire-burned areas throughout the western United States are expected to increase soil erosion rates within watersheds, causing more sediment to be present in downstream rivers and reservoirs, according to a study by the U.S. Geological Survey.

USGS crews documenting extent of flooding from Hurricane Irma

Eight U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) field crews are traveling around the Jacksonville, Tampa and Fort Myers, Fla., areas looking for evidence that will tell scientists how high the flood waters and storm surge from Hurricane Irma reached.
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