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2014-05-21 23:02:00

Mr. Kraemer, of Aqualocate, has recently modernized the circuitry of the original system and converted some circuitry to firmware which allows for deeper imaging at a faster rate with improved overall accuracy of the depth, yield and thickness estimates before a water well is drilled. The new improved unit [GF6] has recently become available and weighs less than one fourth the weight of the original system. Lakewood, WA (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 Mr. Kraemer, of Aqualocate, has recently...

2014-05-19 12:23:52

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Residents of St. Petersburg, Florida have lost control over the management of hazardous waste from shooting ranges. Their main water transmission line, which is 90 years old, runs through a gun range that's contaminated with lead. Regulators say that 60 years of target practice at The Skyway Gun Club contaminated the soil, groundwater, and surface water at Sawgrass Lake with about 10,000 tons of spent lead shot. In 2000,...

winter river
2014-05-19 08:27:27

Gerard LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research has shown that the amount of water flowing through rivers is directly affected by the amount of snowfall received. Less snowfall means the rivers will discharge less water, according to a recent study by PhD student Wouter Berghuijs and Dr Ross Woods, senior lecturer in Water and Environmental Engineering in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Bristol. Along with a colleague from Delft University of...

2014-05-16 23:09:17

New Technologies Leading to More Efficiency (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 An often overlooked issue that still plagues humanity today is the need for clean water for drinking, and irrigating farms across the world. Humanity has always populated areas where water resources were rich for growing crops and daily use. This is likely the reason for early modern settlements on the Nile river and other water rich ancient areas. People are able to live in areas that were off limits even a few decades ago...

Better Ocean Stewardship Called For By Researchers
2014-05-16 03:21:48

Nova Southeastern University NSU researcher joins colleagues to urge caution when exploring/exploiting deep oceans It has been said that we know more about the surface of the moon than we do about our own planet's oceans. That especially applies to the deepest parts of our oceans – depths that are 200 meters or deeper. Researchers from organizations around the world who specialize in studying and exploring the deepest regions of our oceans have come together to pen a cautionary...

CHIRPS rainfall dataset
2014-05-16 06:16:47

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Despite the fact that it has become a widely accepted practice to use modern weather satellites to monitor terrestrial rainfall, establishing a reliable context for relating space-based rainfall observations to current and historical ground-based rainfall data has been difficult. A team of researchers from UC Santa Barbara and the United States Geological Survey (USGS) has developed a new dataset that can be used for environmental...

2014-05-12 13:53:09

University of Texas at Austin New method -- the first physics-based look at the net effect of nitrate removal in the Mississippi network -- shows the filtering system operating at max capacity A new method of measuring the interaction of surface water and groundwater along the length of the Mississippi River network adds fresh evidence that the network's natural ability to chemically filter out nitrates is being overwhelmed. The research by hydrogeologists at The University of Texas...

2014-05-05 23:06:29

WaterTAP Ontario and the Ontario Clean Technology Alliance invite more global companies to take advantage of province’s robust water industry ecosystem that includes targeted provisions for growing the water industry and helps connect global companies with the resources they need to successfully enter water technology markets. München, Germany (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 Ontario, Canada’s most populous province, has granted more water-related industry patents over the past 30 years than...

2014-05-05 16:21:59

CWF-Led Stakeholder Dialogue Demonstrates Mounting Support for Improved Groundwater Management SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Water Foundation (CWF), a nonpartisan and independent organization dedicated to addressing the state's water needs, today released a report of findings and recommendations to achieve sustainable groundwater management in California. The report is based on an ongoing stakeholder dialogue that was launched earlier this year by...

US Corn Yields Growing More Sensitive To Heat And Drought
2014-05-02 03:13:58

By Laura Seaman, Stanford University Corn yields in the central United States have become more sensitive to drought conditions in the past two decades, according to Stanford research. The study, which appears in the journal Science, was led by Stanford's David Lobell, associate professor of environmental Earth system science and associate director of the Center on Food Security and the Environment. "The Corn Belt is phenomenally productive," Lobell said, referring to the region of...


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
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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