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2014-01-23 08:24:51

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the midst of California's worst drought in more than a century, Ben Grumbles, president of the U.S. Water Alliance, announced awardees of the 2014 U.S. Water Prize while speaking to the California Irrigation Institute conference attendees in Sacramento. The four winners are: Alliance for Water Efficiency, Chicago, IL; American Water, Voorhees, NJ; Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati, OH; and Orange County Water...

2014-01-22 12:21:32

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett announced today that the Department of Environmental Protection will invest more than $20.65 million in watershed protection projects to improve watersheds, reduce stormwater runoff and acid mine drainage (AMD), and support educational programs, among other environmental efforts. "Maintaining water quality and protecting Pennsylvania's resources is an important focus of my administration," Corbett said. "The...

Impact Of El Niño On Continental Evaporation
2014-01-22 12:05:08

ESA As global temperatures gradually increase, more water is expected to evaporate into the atmosphere. But using satellite data, scientists have discovered that El Niño-induced droughts have caused global declines in evapotranspiration despite rising temperatures. Terrestrial evaporation, or evapotranspiration, is the transfer of water from soil and vegetation into the atmosphere. It’s a critical component of the global water cycle and, in recent years, it has gained increased...

2014-01-22 11:37:41

The recent Arctic blast that gripped much of the nation will likely contribute to a healthy rise in Great Lakes water levels in 2014, new research shows. But the processes responsible for that welcome outcome are not as simple and straightforward as you might think. Yes, extreme winter cold increases ice cover on the Great Lakes, which in turn reduces evaporation by preventing water vapor from escaping into the air. But this simplistic view of winter ice as a mere "cap" on Great Lakes...

NASA Tracks System 94S Over Western Australia
2014-01-17 13:47:29

NASA NASA's Terra satellite saw the System 94S, a tropical low, still holding together as it continued moving inland from the Northern Territory into Western Australia today, January 17. The tropical low pressure system known as System 94S took a more southern route than previously expected and moved into Western Australia today, January 17. System 94S is now expected to continue moving in a southerly direction according to the Australian Bureau of Meteorology or ABM. The MODIS or...

hydroid Corymorpha glacialis
2014-01-01 04:45:37

Ranjini Raghunath for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Climate change could cause a severe decline in plant and animal populations living on the ocean floor within the next hundred years, according to new research published in the journal Global Change Biology. The study predicts that ocean-bed life forms, from tiny bacteria to sponges and deep water lobsters and crabs, could decline by nearly 40 percent in the North Atlantic Ocean and over 5 percent worldwide. More than 80 percent...

2013-12-26 20:20:19

NEWARK, Del., Dec. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Artesian Water Company, a subsidiary of Artesian Resources Corporation (Nasdaq: ARTNA), announced that it recently has completed nine projects in New Castle County and Sussex County, Delaware, investing nearly $5 million in eight water main replacements and a new installation. "In order to ensure our customers receive the highly reliable service they expect, Artesian undertook the nine projects over the course of 4 months. With the design work...

greenland aquifer
2013-12-23 04:31:55

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An “extensive” new aquifer discovered in the Greenland Ice Sheet by an international team of researchers contains liquid water year-round, according to research published in Sunday’s edition of the journal Nature Geoscience. According to the researchers, the reservoir fills 27,000 square miles and is known as a “perennial firn aquifer” because water persists inside the firn – layers of ice and snow that don’t melt...

2013-12-19 16:22:02

LONDON, Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Global Water Market 2014: Meeting the world's water and wastewater needs until 2018 OverviewUpdated, rewritten and expanded Global Water Market 2014 is an essential tool for planning your business strategy over the next five years:-- Country chapters have been extended to include exclusive information on procurement models and supply chains unique to each country market-- Our most...

2013-12-18 16:22:31

LONDON, Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:Market Insight: United States of AmericaThe U.S water sector is approaching a crisis, following decades of under-investment. With predicted investment of upwards of $600 billion on water and wastewater infrastructure by 2033, this will be one of the hottest markets over the next 5 years. Capital expenditure is expected to rise from $36.8 billion in 2011 to $48.3 billion in 2018 - so...


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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