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USGS responds to Hurricane Harvey

As Tropical Storm Harvey continues to bring historic rainfall to east Texas, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) crews are navigating the floodwaters by truck and boat to make streamflow measurements that will help determine the depth and extent of the catastrophic flooding now underway.

USGS installs storm-tide sensors prior to Harvey’s arrival

Five U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) crews installed around 20 storm-tide sensors along the Texas coastline within the areas between San Luis Pass and Corpus Christi. The equipment will be installed on bridges, piers and other structures that have a good chance of surviving a storm surge during a hurricane.

Many Texas beaches likely to erode, be overwashed, or inundated by Hurricane Harvey

New projections from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) indicate Hurricane Harvey is likely to cause significant beach erosion along the Texas coastline, with water overtopping dunes and in some cases inundating areas.

Earthquake software refines ODOT bridge inspection process

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is now implementing the use of ShakeCast, a program created by the U.S. Geological Survey. The ShakeCast program will enable the nearly 300 trained ODOT employees to quickly determine which bridges to inspect first after an earthquake.

USGS collaborates with FEMA on national earthquake loss estimate

Earthquakes are estimated to cost the nation $6.1 billion annually in building stock losses, according to an updated report published by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) science on earthquake hazards was a critical component to this analysis.

USGS releases a new geospatial framework for water-related information

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) released the first NHDPlus High Resolution (NHDPlus HR) datasets in Beta version.

First-of-its-kind interactive map brings together 40 years of water-quality data

A new U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) interactive map provides a comprehensive, long-term look at changes in the quality of our nation’s rivers and streams over the last four decades.

‘ShakeAlert’ earthquake early warning system goes West Coast wide

Version 1.2 of the USGS ShakeAlert earthquake early warning system extends the ShakeAlert “production prototype” that was rolled out in California in 2016 to Washington and Oregon.

Dewberry selected to conduct LiDAR surveys of Everglades National Park

Dewberry has been selected by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) to conduct 1,211 square miles of LiDAR surveys covering a large portion of the Everglades National Park in southern Florida.
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