Determining How Many Fish a Long Dammed River Could Sustain
On a long dammed river in northwestern California, researchers are determining how many Chinook salmon and steelhead trout could live upstream of the dam if given the means to pass.
Researchers Find that Added Salts Affect Stream Organisms
Salt is increasing in some Arkansas streams and rivers, and it comes from a variety of sources like pasture and urban land use, wastewater treatment plants, and even the natural weathering of rocks. An Arkansas research team found that these increased salts can affect stream organisms.
WVU Study of Rare Earth Elements Moves to Second Phase
The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory has selected West Virginia Universityto move forward with its program to extract valuable rare earth elements, vital to the technology industry, from coal mining by-products.
Guam Water Institute and USGS Work to Improve Drinking Water Resouces
The Water and Environmental Research Institute of the Western Pacific and the USGS Pacific Islands Water Science Center are collaborating to expand groundwater monitoring, data management, and modeling needed for effective management of Guam’s drinking-water resources.