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New from USGS:
- Bakken Shale unconventional oil and gas production has not caused widespread hydrocarbon contamination to date in groundwater used for water supply A new USGS study reports that shale-oil and -gas production from a major production area in Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota has not caused widespread hydrocarbon contamination to date in nearby aquifer zones used for drinking-water supply.
For more information, contact Pete McMahon, Subject line: Bakken Shale and Groundwater. Data used in the study can be found here.
- New Study: Atrazine concentrations have decreased in streams and rivers across the United States
- New Study: New sampling approach reveals pesticides in streams occur more often and at higher concentrations than previously measured
- New online SPARROW (SPAtially Referenced Regression On Watershed attributes) models and interactive mappers for the Southwest, Pacific, Southeast, Midwest, and Northeast regions of the U.S. are now available from the U.S. Geological Survey. Review the regional reports for the Southwest, Pacific, Southeast, Midwest, and Northeast. Learn more about SPARROW models and applications.
What’s in Your Stream? Get Online to Find Out! Stream Quality Viewer Shows Contaminants, Nutrients, and Stream Health— A new update to an online interactive tool for learning about pesticides, nutrients, and overall stream health in major regions of the U.S. is available from the U.S. Geological Survey’s Regional Stream Quality Assessment. Users now can access results for the Northeast and Pacific Northwest regions, along with results for the Midwest and Southeast regions made available in 2018. Read more here.