USDA Provides $314 Million in Water and Waste Infrastructure Improvements in Rural Communities Nationwide
- Written by RNN
Washington, DC - USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced loans and grants for 141 projects to build and improve water and wastewater infrastructure in rural communities across the nation.
- Written by Natalie van Hoose
West Lafayette, Indiana - Current flood models do not account for cities' impact on local rainfall patterns, an oversight that could lead to significantly underestimating the severity and frequency of floods in urban areas, a Purdue study finds.
- Written by National Park Service
Moose, Wyoming - After a recent spate of incidents on the stretch of the Snake River between Deadman's Bar and Moose Landing, Grand Teton National Park Rangers are cautioning boaters to choose segments of river that are appropriate for their experience and ability level. Rangers have conducted rescues on the Snake River near the Bar BC Ranch for five separate parties since August 1, 2015. Though nobody was seriously injured in the incidents, the consequences of such accidents on the Snake River can be catastrophic.
- Written by River News Now
Washington, DC - USGS discovered insecticides known as neonicotinoids in a little more than half of both urban and agricultural streams sampled across the United States and Puerto Rico, according to a study by the agency published today in Environmental Chemistry.
- Written by Justice Department
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - The Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced a settlement with the Delaware County Regional Water Quality Control Authority (DELCORA) resolving alleged Clean Water Act violations involving combined sewer overflows (CSOs) to the Delaware River and its tributaries. In a proposed consent decree, DELCORA has agreed to develop and implement a plan to control and significantly reduce overflows from its sewer system, which will improve the water quality of the Delaware River, Chester Creek and Ridley Creek near Philadelphia.
- Written by National Park Service
Olympic, Washington - To protect fish during the ongoing severe drought, an emergency closure of recreational fishing will be enacted on Monday, August 10 at 12:01 a.m. on most rivers and streams within Olympic National Park. Current conditions have made Pacific salmon, steelhead and bulltrout exceptionally vulnerable because of low stream flows and high water temperatures.
- Written by Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park - In coordination with partner agencies Montana Fish, Wildlife &Parks, Wyoming Game &Fish Department, and the US Forest Service, has approved a project to remove nonnative brook trout from Soda Butte Creek and reintroduce Yellowstone cutthroat trout into the stream as part of continued efforts to restore Yellowstone's native fish population.
- Written by Jennifer Chu
Cambridge, Massachusetts - The Mississippi River delta is a rich ecosystem of barrier islands, estuaries, and wetlands that’s home to a diverse mix of wildlife - as well as more than 2 million people. Over the past few decades, the shape of the delta has changed significantly, as ocean waves have carved away at the coastline, and marshes lacking new river sediment have submerged habitats.
Reclamation Releases Draft Environmental Documents for Proposed Conveyance of Kaweah River Water in the Friant-Kern Canal to Stone Corral Irrigation District
- Written by United States Bureau of Reclamation
Fresno, California - The Bureau of Reclamation has released for public review a Draft Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact assessing the proposed issuance of a five-year Warren Act approval for conveyance of up to 1,000 acre-feet of non-Central Valley Project water per year from the Kaweah River through the Friant-Kern Canal to the Stone Corral Irrigation District.
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