USGS: Happy Birthday to us!

March 3, 2015

John Wesley Powell at his desk—same desk used by the USGS Director today via the USGS

John Wesley Powell at his desk—same desk used by the USGS Director today via the USGS


@USGS: Fossil evidence for continental drift theory proposed over 100 yrs ago

February 27, 2015


Walton Water: New USGS report says US ground water polluted by farms & urban area

February 12, 2015


USGS: Climate Change Viewer shows projected changes in climate by state, county, or HUC

February 10, 2015


USGS: Happy Birthday to William Embry Wrather…6th Director of the USGS 1943-1956

January 21, 2015


USGS: Monitoring-Well Installation, Slug Testing, and Groundwater Quality for Selected Sites in South Park, Park County, Colorado, 2013

January 15, 2015

Upper South Platte Basin

Upper South Platte Basin


Here’s the abstract (click through to read the report) from the United States Geological Survey:

During May–June, 2013, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with Park County, Colorado, drilled and installed four groundwater monitoring wells in areas identified as needing new wells to provide adequate spatial coverage for monitoring water quality in the South Park basin. Lithologic logs and well-construction reports were prepared for each well, and wells were developed after drilling to remove mud and foreign material to provide for good hydraulic connection between the well and aquifer. Slug tests were performed to estimate hydraulic-conductivity values for aquifer materials in the screened interval of each well, and groundwater samples were collected from each well for analysis of major inorganic constituents, trace metals, nutrients, dissolved organic carbon, volatile organic compounds, ethane, methane, and radon. Documentation of lithologic logs, well construction, well development, slug testing, and groundwater sampling are presented in this report.


Happy Birthday Clarence King! (1842) 1st Director of the USGS (1879-81)

January 6, 2015


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