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2013-11-18 23:29:55

AWRA releases report and creates webinar series on Proactive Flood and Drought Management. Middleburg, VA (PRWEB) November 18, 2013 Our planet is changing. Flood and drought issues transcend every part of our nation. The case studies in the AWRA Policy Committee's newly released "Proactive Flood and Drought Management: A Selection of Applied Strategies & Lessons Learned from around the United States," report are both unusual and outstanding in their success at...

Amazon Rain Forest Drought Resistant
2013-11-14 13:25:00

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists writing in the Journal of Climate claim the Amazon rain forest may be more resilient in its ability to cope with dry conditions than previously believed. Researchers from the University of Exeter and Colorado State University used a computer model to demonstrate that the Amazon rainforest may be able to withstand periods of drought better than what previous climate models had predicted. During the study, researchers removed...

Melting Snow Conundrum: Mild Climate Forests Vs. Open Sunny Areas
2013-11-14 06:44:21

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Dense tree cover at the Cedar River Municipal Watershed allows little light to seep into the understory, yet research by University of Washington’s Susan Dickerson-Lange and colleagues suggests that these dense forests are capable of melting snow much faster than the open areas around the forest. In a study to better understand this phenomenon, Dickerson-Lange and her team have utilized a small device, called an iButton, which is...

2013-11-01 23:21:28

Wagner Meters is pleased to announce that they will once again be part of Surfaces Trade Show 2014. Rogue River, OR (PRWEB) November 01, 2013 Wagner Meters is pleased to announce that they will once again be part of Surfaces Trade Show 2014. “Surfaces is a great place to connect with the industry,” says Jason Spangler, Rapid RH® Product Sales Manager, “both to share and to learn what advances have been made in the flooring industry.” Representatives from both Wagner’s Wood...

2013-10-30 23:35:11

Life Systems Group has released a new, patent-pending product called LifeTank – designed to provide households with fresh water in the case of a disaster that interrupts water supply. LifeTank is an innovative water system that simultaneously addresses three needs: access to emergency water, ability to isolate from contamination, and continuous replenishment of fresh water without maintenance. Camarillo, CA (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 Life Systems Group introduces a new, patent-pending...

2013-10-29 23:29:37

Will team with Sharon Kleyne and others to study the impact of changes in atmospheric water vapor on human health. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) October 29, 2013 Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder and Research Director Sharon Kleyne today announced the addition of Climatologist L. DeWayne Cecil, PhD, to her Research Center’s team. The team will study and report on changes in atmospheric water content, including water vapor and precipitation, as a result of climate variability and change, and...

Managing Nature's Runaway Freight Trains
2013-10-28 08:41:04

The Geological Society of America Last month's torrential rains and flooding in Colorado made headlines, but there's another, far more common and growing weather-related threat western states are facing in the wake of longer and worsening fire seasons: flash floods and debris flows. These runaway freight trains made of rock, mud, and water can barrel down mountain channels with little or no warning and take out roads, homes, and anything else in their path. Denuded, flame-dried soils of...

2013-10-26 23:04:21

Heavy rains can result in serious water damage to your home or office. A water restoration professional explains how to protect property when the weather turns threatening. Cleveland OH (PRWEB) October 26, 2013 Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water damage repair and restoration in the United States, is offering tips to property owners on the prevention of flooding during heavy rain conditions. This sort of water damage can build slowly, and can be catastrophic if not...

2013-10-21 23:24:05

As the water industry continues to recover from the Great Recession, it is clear that the return to normalcy may never actually occur. As a result, new ways of doing things are essential. Washington DC (PRWEB) October 21, 2013 The focus of the American Water Summit is to provide a forum to explore new innovations and ideas to support water utility leaders in achieving their mission under these trying circumstances. This particular session will address two aspects of what the private...


Latest Hydrology 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...

Precipitation Record For Spokane WA Area First Six Months Of 2012
2012-07-01 11:32:28

January 2012: Started out dry as the area only received 1.06in of rainfall which is about .76in below normal leading to an annual deficit of .76in. February 2012: Followed in January’s footsteps as being dry again; the area got only .99in of rainfall which lead to the annual deficit becoming 1.01in. March 2012: The area received a nice welcoming 3.29in of rainfall on the month which is about 1.92in above normal and brought the annual amount back to a positive 1.08in. April 2012:...

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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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2009-07-06 17:58:20

The water cycle (or hydrologic cycle) describes the continuous movement of water above, below, and on the planet. Since the water cycle is in fact a "cycle", there is no beginning or end. Water exists in three states: liquid, vapor, and ice. Although the balance of water on our planet is fairly constant, individual water molecules may come and go. The water cycle is driven by the sun. The sun heats the oceans and allows water to evaporate into the air. The sun also heats snow and ice which...

Environmental Science
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Environmental science is a science that contains a wide range of scientific disciplines. These disciplines are grouped together based on the natural environment which they encompass and interact with. These sciences include physical, chemical, and biological components. Environmental science provides an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the environmental systems. The most common way environmental science is studied is through the work of one individual or small team drawing on the...

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