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2013-07-23 11:25:32

Water scientists are using heat to measure the extent to which some of Australia’s inland rivers and streams could dry up due to over-extraction of groundwater. During the Millennium Drought a number of rivers and streams in the Murray-Darling Basin dried up partly as a result of over-extraction from the aquifers that normally keep them flowing. In a bid to understand the problem better and to help federal and state water managers secure our water supplies, researchers...

2013-07-19 14:36:59

According to study, inaction will lead to 'major setback' in economic development and food security for the poorest people in Ghana, Burkina Faso and other countries in West Africa A new study released today finds that so much water may be lost in the Volta River Basin due to climate change that planned hydroelectric projects to boost energy and food production may only tread water in keeping up with actual demand. Some 24 million people in Ghana, Burkina Faso and four other neighboring...

2013-07-12 23:36:29

Flood damage is the most common natural disaster in the US. A restoration provider explains how to determine if you are at risk. Cleveland OH (PRWEB) July 11, 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 how to measure their flood risk. With severe weather season underway and a very active hurricane season predicted that may affect much of the eastern US, it is important for...

2013-06-28 23:26:18

The hours and days immediately following a flood can be just as dangerous as the flood itself. A water damage restoration provider explains how to return home after the fact. Cleveland OH (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water damage repair and restoration in the United States, is offering tips to homeowners on returning to their property in the wake of a flood. Flood waters are dangerous and can leave a home or business highly unstable, and certain...

2013-06-27 23:50:27

As the Atlantic Coast prepares for hurricane season, ElderBranch identified 29 nursing homes and senior living facilities in the Greater New York City area that FEMA considers to be located within “areas of high flood risk.” ElderBranch presents advice and questions for residents to ask to help keep them safe this hurricane season. New York, New York (PRWEB) June 26, 2013 Senior citizens are particularly vulnerable to natural disasters, including hurricanes and floods. Physical...

2013-06-27 23:29:32

With flooding making news across the US and Canada, it is important to know how to plan for an evacuation. A water restoration provider explains how. (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of flood damage and water restoration services in the United States, is offering tips to property owners on the proper procedures for evacuation in advance of expected flood waters. Floods kill more people every year than any other natural disaster, and many of these...

Managing Future Of Colorado River Flows
2013-06-25 13:09:31

University of Washington The Colorado River provides water for more than 30 million people, including those in the fast-growing cities of Las Vegas, Phoenix and Los Angeles. Increasing demand for that water combined with reduced flow and the looming threat of climate change have prompted concern about how to manage the basin’s water in coming decades. In the past five years, scientific studies estimated declines of future flows ranging from 6 percent to 45 percent by 2050. A paper by...

2013-06-24 19:42:05

Leonardo da Vinci once remarked “we know more about celestial bodies than the Earth underfoot”, and in 500 years not a lot has changed - especially where most of our fresh water is concerned. Now a team of researchers from the National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training (NCGRT) is boldly going where no-one has yet gone before – into the densest layers of rock, sediment and clay that rule the fate of 97 per cent of the Earth’s fresh water. Engineers Dr Wendy Timms, Dr...


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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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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