New Products from January USGS’ Cooperative Water Program Quarterly Highlights

The U.S. Geologic Survey (USGS) has just published its “Quarterly Highlights” that includes information about some new reports on its web site at:  Of the many new products, state drinking water programs may be particularly interested in the following studies which can be found under each of the heading topics on the web site:


  • Water Quality in the Fayetteville Shale Gas-Production Area, North-Central Arkansas

Water Quality and Drinking Water

  • Statewide Assessment of Groundwater Quality in West Virginia
  • Water Quality Assessed in 10 Major Iowa Tributaries to the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers
  • Emerging Contaminants in Iowa Public Supply Wells
  • Chemicals of Emerging Concern in the St. Louis River, St. Louis Bay, and Superior Bay, Minnesota and Wisconsin

Water Availability and Use

  • Online screening tool for new water withdrawals in Michigan
  • Projected Water Use and Groundwater Scenarios through 2060 in Parts of Nevada and California


  • Sign up for real-time alerts available for tracking flooding and droughts across the Nation


  • Up-to-date maps of threatened and endangered streamgages

For questions on specific studies or USGS programs in individual States, please contact the USGS Water Science Director in the respective State by clicking on the “map” in the right hand corner or toggle box in the left sidebar on  Comments and feedback on the Cooperative Water Program are welcome.  Please contact Pixie Hamilton at