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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Forest Service (USFS) released proposed changes to modernize how the agency complies with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The proposed updates would not only give the Forest Service the tools and flexibility to manage the land and tackle critical challenges like wildfire, insects, and disease but also improve service to the American people.
“Permanently reauthorizing LWCF was an important step, but now we need to finish the job and ensure that the funds intended to create parks and protect open spaces actually get utilized for those purposes. Our bipartisan bill is a win for taxpayers, good governance and future generations of Americans.”
"Learn about problems and try to fix them," Silas said. "If you want to make the world a better place then look at what is happening that's making it wrong and if you are doing that, change it."
“The drier aspects aren’t coming back, especially on north-facing slopes,” said Kim Davis, a UM landscape ecologist and lead investigator on the study. “It’s not soil sterilization. Other vegetation like grasses are re-sprouting. It’s too warm. There’s not enough moisture for the trees.”
The Montana Water Court was created by the 1979 Legislature to facilitate and expedite the statewide adjudication of over 219,000 state of Montana water rights and Indian and Federal reserved water rights claims. The Water Court has exclusive jurisdiction over the adjudication of any and all water rights claims. The Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) Water Adjudication Bureau assists the Montana Water Court in the adjudication of all claims to pre-July 1, 1973 water rights. The Bureau examines all claims pursuant to Supreme Court rules and provides a summary report to the Water Court on each of the 85 basins in the state.
Polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a group of chemicals used since the 1940s, have recently emerged as a contaminant of concern in surface water groundwater due to their persistence and potential to cause adverse human health effects. As a result of this new awareness, the EPA has released draft groundwater clean-up guidelines for public comment. As part of HydroSolutions’ mission to provide our clients with the highest level of technical expertise, our remediation experts will be following these developments in PFAS groundwater remediation standards closely.
Climate change plus population growth are setting the stage for water shortages in parts of the U.S. long before the end of the century, according to a new study in the AGU journal Earth’s Future.
Hotter conditions have played a much greater role in reducing flow during the ongoing Millennium Drought than in a mid-20th century drought.
“Invasive mussels can devastate aquatic ecosystems, clog water intake pipes and delivery systems, cover boat launches and beaches, and impact any economic sector dependent on water,” Christiaens said. “They pose a major threat to Montana’s environment, economy, recreation, and human health."
In a fresh look at flood risk, a new model estimates that more Americans live in at-risk areas surrounding small flood-prone streams. FEMA mapping currently covers only about 60% of the conterminous United States and may not represent headwater areas and smaller floodplains.
Surface Water Ocean Topography
The first satellite dedicated to hydrology! By using microwaves and the principles of interferometry (signal phase analysis) it is able to measure from space the elevation of the earth’s surface waters to the nearest 1 cm.