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Lake Mead
2014-07-25 07:16:26

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online NASA and University of California, Irvine researchers have determined that over 75 percent of the water lost in the drought-stricken Colorado River Basin over the past decade has come from underground resources – a discovery which suggests that groundwater loss may pose a larger-than-expected threat to the western US water supply. According to the US space agency, the new study – which has been published online in the journal...

2014-07-24 12:22:13

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study by NASA and University of California, Irvine, scientists finds more than 75 percent of the water loss in the drought-stricken Colorado River Basin since late 2004 came from underground resources. The extent of groundwater loss may pose a greater threat to the water supply of the western United States than previously thought. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO This study is the first to quantify the...

2014-07-22 04:20:42

PORTLAND, Ore., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In less than two weeks Portland, Oregon will host StormCon 2014, the largest annual stormwater pollution prevention conference in the country. Improperly managed stormwater runoff can cause flooding and significant erosion, damage streams, and carry excessive nutrients, sediment, metals, volatile organic compounds, and other pollutants downstream. Green infrastructure solutions can supplement our sewer systems to help prevent flooding, at...

2014-07-14 23:08:54

Wood Moisture Meter Line from Wagner Meters Offers Field-Tested Technology Rogue River, OR (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 The International Woodworking Fair (IWF) in Atlanta, Georgia hosts a variety of products designed to assist woodworkers in finding the best tools, products and companies for their crafts and professions. Wagner Meters will be attending this year with its line of moisture measurement systems and handheld moisture meters. Wagner Meters’ offers moisture measurement solutions...

2014-07-10 08:22:47

--More than $986 billion in risk is concentrated within 15 major metro areas-- IRVINE, Calif., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CoreLogic(®) (NYSE: CLGX), a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled services provider, today released its 2014 storm surge analysis featuring estimates on both the number and reconstruction value of single-family homes exposed to hurricane-driven storm surge risk within the United States. According to the findings, more than 6.5 million homes...

2014-07-08 23:10:57

Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder Sharon Kleyne Urges Greater Women Involvement in Water and Drought Issues as Water Crisis Increases, as Living Water International Announces 2014 Gala Honoring Women. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 Water activist and entrepreneur Sharon Kleyne believes that in the increasing world’s global fresh water crisis, women should play an important role. She is encouraged by the record number of women assuming high profile leadership positions in water...

2014-07-08 08:22:05

PORTLAND, Ore., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In recent years, EPA has been cracking down on storm-water violations at residential and commercial construction sites. Urbanized areas generally contain large portions of impervious surfaces such as roads, rooftops and parking lots that channel stormwater directly into local streams, rivers, and other water bodies. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130529/LA22573LOGO Improperly managed stormwater runoff from urbanized areas can cause...

2014-07-04 12:20:52

IOWA CITY, Iowa, 4 July 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As Johnson County officials issued mandatory evacuation orders for residents in low-lying areas earlier this week, HESCO flood barriers were deployed in the City of Iowa City, City of Burlington, City of Davenport along the Mississippi River this week as part of the flood preparation efforts. Hesco Bastion, Inc. is a leader in the design, manufacture, and deployment of earth-filled barriers, and is based in Charleston, SC. Photo -...

Mathematicians Help Drought-weary Berry Growers In California Address Water Issues
2014-07-02 03:49:13

Ivy F. Kupec, National Science Foundation It's just not summer without a piece of strawberry shortcake. Pinches of sugar release a flood of fragrant juices that pinken clouds of whipped cream and salty sweet cake on a sweltering day for a refreshing dessert that says, "Yes, summer has arrived." Just as representative of this season's delights are those joys we associate with water: sparkling swimming pools, cooling mists of summer hoses and the scent of warm pavement suddenly accosted...

2014-06-18 23:11:23

Despite Recent Improvement in Water Conservation, Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder Sharon Kleyne Wonders if We’re Even Asking the Right Questions Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 The manufacture of a single t-shirt requires an estimated one-thousand gallons of fresh water, including water to grow the cotton. That fact was reported on the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water® radio show by author Brian Clark Howard. As global fresh water shortages and drought continue to increase,...


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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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'