U.S. Water Withdrawals Continue Marked Decline

The country is using less water, but latest USGS report shows influences of California drought on national data.

U.S. Household Water Use Continues to Decline

Federal report tracks conservation pattern that began two decades ago.

USGS Map Reveals Long-Term Changes in America’s Groundwater Quality

Further studies needed to explain contamination trends. By…

2016 Preview: Brackish Groundwater Takes a Star Turn

In the perpetual search for water supplies, a salty upstart will…

EPA Clean Power Plan Delivers Significant Benefits for Water

Cutting carbon emissions from power plants will lead to reductions…

Study: Fracking Water Use Varies in U.S. Oil and Gas Development

Shale gas basins in Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, and the Appalachian region use the most water per well.

Asian Carp Swarm South of Chicago As Consensus on Permanent Solution Eludes Nation

New legislative proposal focuses on less expensive, short-term…

Report: Farming and Urban Growth Are Polluting U.S. Aquifers

One-fifth of U.S. groundwater wells had at least one contaminant above federal standards for human health, according to new USGS study.

Yes, It’s Raining in California. No, the Drought Is Not Over

Just look at the Texas drought -- California could be waiting years to recover.

U.S. Government Builds a Home for Water Data

The Open Water Data Initiative wants a common house for real-time U.S. water information. But this could take decades.

USGS Report: California Freshwater Withdrawals Are Lowest Since 1960s

Californians are taking less water out of rivers, lakes, and…

Sequestration Takes a Big Cut from USGS Water Research Programs

Less money means fewer staff positions and fewer research projects…