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USGS GeoHealth Newsletter

The US Geological Survey (USGS) has just released their latest GeoHealth Newsletter, providing highlights of recent USGS studies, reports, and research activities in the area of environmental health.  The newsletter often has a number of topics with a direct or indirect drinking water link; and, this issue is no exception.  There is a report on the continuing high level of nitrate in large rivers, despite our best efforts at control.  Another article looks at a mapping tool for estimating the occurrence of pesticides in our rivers and streams.  With more information on predictive tools, a third article covers remote sensing for Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) and the potential use of these tools to help protect the environment and human health from cyanotoxins.   See the newsletter for more details on these and related activities at USGS.  You can subscribe to receive the newsletter yourself here.