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2014-10-10 23:06:22

In the first online webcast of “The Randall Lewis Seminar Series,” hosted by Ron Loveridge, Director of the Center for Sustainable Suburban Development at UC Riverside, spoke with Celeste Cantu, general manager of the Santa Ana Water Planning Authority (SAWPA). Cantu said a perfect storm of events is now challenging the state’s water supply and its future sustainability Riverside, CA (PRWEB) October 10, 2014 Water conservation is vital now that California’s drought is entering the...

Gulf of Mexico dead zone
2014-08-06 02:00:11

NOAA Headquarters Mapped size confirms NOAA forecast for an average-sized hypoxia zone this year NOAA- and EPA-supported scientists have mapped the Gulf of Mexico dead zone, an area with low oxygen water, measuring 5,052 square miles this summer  — approximately the size of Connecticut. The measurements were taken during the 30th annual hypoxia survey cruise from July 27 to August 2. This area falls within the predicted range of 4,633 to 5,708 square miles forecast by a suite of...

2014-07-28 23:05:06

Six students have been awarded a total of $7500 from the Richard A. Herbert Memorial Scholarship Fund of the American Water Resources Association (AWRA). Middleburg, VA (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 The American Water Resources Association (AWRA) is pleased to announce the recipients of our 2014 Richard A. Herbert Memorial Scholarship Fund awards. Considered by AWRA and our members to be one of the organization's greatest accomplishments, the scholarship fund, established in 1980, has helped...

NASA Satellite Data Find There Is Hope For Water In Aral Sea Basin
2014-02-14 14:25:27

Carol Rasmussen, NASA Earth Science News Team - NASA A new study using data from NASA satellite missions finds that, although the long-term water picture for the Aral Sea watershed in Central Asia remains bleak, short-term prospects are better than previously thought. Once the fourth largest inland sea in the world, the Aral Sea has lost 90 percent of its water volume over the last 50 years. Its watershed -- the enormous closed basin around the sea -- encompasses Uzbekistan and parts...

2013-05-30 23:02:26

River Network, the leading conservation organization for the river and watershed community in the United States, commemorates its 25th anniversary this year, and just wrapped up a successful 14th annual River Rally in St Louis, Missouri. After Rally, longtime partner, board member and most recently President of River Network, Todd Ambs announced that he would be leaving River Network to return to his home watershed - The Great Lakes. Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) May 30, 2013 Network, the...

NASA To Map Snowpack Of Two Major Mountain Watersheds In Colorado And California
2013-05-03 09:00:35

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the very near future, the global issue surrounding the need for natural resources will shift from fossil fuels to fresh water. In preparation for this change of need, NASA has endeavored on a new airborne mission to create the first maps of the entire snowpack of two major mountain watersheds in California and Colorado. These western snow reserves, as they melt, provide greater than 75 percent of the total freshwater supply for the...

2013-01-29 16:44:29

Understanding how our water catchments react to natural disturbances, may offer hydrologists greater insight into how to manage our water supplies. Key to this, is an understanding of the steady state and why water responds differently in different circumstances. Dr Tim Peterson, from the School of Engineering at the University of Melbourne has offered new theories that will lead to a deeper knowledge of how water catchments behave during wet and dry years. His research was published...

2013-01-20 23:02:23

American Water Resources Association (AWRA) Report Recommends U.S. Water Management Goals and Policies be Organized around Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) Middleburg, VA (PRWEB) January 20, 2013 The Policy Committee of the American Water Resources Association (AWRA) recently released its first national report examining the challenges and successes of integrated water resources management (IWRM) here in the United States. In 2011, the AWRA Board of Directors commissioned two...

Using Math To Better Understand River, Valley Networks
2012-12-06 16:23:13

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers wrote in a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) that they have used math to explain different characteristics of river and valley networks. Rivers and valleys form intricate branching patterns, which have inspired some scientists to develop a theoretical understanding of river-network geometry. MIT scientists have created a mathematical theory to discover a common...

2012-10-15 15:20:05

The University of Michigan and 20 other U.S. and Canadian universities will join forces to propose a set of long-term research and policy priorities to help protect and restore the Great Lakes and to train the next generation of scientists, attorneys, planners and policy specialists who will study them. The Great Lakes Futures Project of the Transborder Research University Network will use a cross-disciplinary, cross-sector approach to outlining alternative Great Lakes futures through...


Latest Drainage basin Reference Libraries

Endorheic Basin
2013-04-18 22:40:14

An endorheic basin, from the Ancient Greek endon, meaning “within” and rhein, meaning “to flow”, is a closed drainage basin that holds onto water and does not allow outflow to other external bodies of water, such as oceans or rivers, but joins instead into lakes or swamps, seasonal or permanent, that equilibrate via evaporation. Basins such as these might also be referred to as closed or terminal basin or as internal drainage systems. Usually, water that has built up in a drainage...

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2009-07-06 18:07:31

A drainage divide, water divide, divide, or watershed is the line that separates neighboring drainage basins. In flat country the divide may be invisible (just a notional line on the ground either side of which water starts its journey to different waterways). While, in hilly country, the divide lies along peaks and ridges. Drainage divides are important geographical, and sometimes political boundaries. Roads and railways often follow divides to minimize slopes and marshes and rivers....

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