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NonPoint Source Guidelines


 SUBJECT: Final Nonpoint Source Program and Grants Guidelines for States and Territories
  FROM:       Denise Keehner, Director
                    Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds
 TO:             State and Territorial Water Division Directors and § 319 Program Directors
 Attached are the final guidelines for the Clean Water Act § 319 grant program, which replace the Nonpoint Source Program and Grants Guidelines for States and Territories that have been in effect since the federal fiscal year (FY) 2004 grant cycle. These...

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USGS Releases Report on National Assessment of Water Availability and Use


Executive Summary
The Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-11) was passed into law on March 30, 2009. Subtitle F, also known as the SECURE Water Act, calls for the establishment of a “national water availability and use assessment program” within the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). A major driver for this recommendation was that national water availability and use have not been comprehensively assessed since 1978.
This report fulfills a requirement to report to Congress on progress in implementing the national water availability and use...

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Florida DJs May Face Felony for April Fools' Water Joke


Florida country radio morning-show hosts Val St. John and Scott Fish are currently serving indefinite suspensions and possibly worse over a successful April Fools' Day prank. They told their listeners that "dihydrogen monoxide" was coming out of the taps throughout the Fort Myers area. Dihydrogen monoxide is water.
The popular deejays are mainly in all this trouble (potentially of a felony level) because their listeners panicked so much — about the molecular makeup of their drinking water, however unwittingly — that Lee County utility officials had to issue a county-wide...

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“Oklahoma Earthquake Linked to Injection Wells”


Oklahoma Earthquake Was Largest Linked to Injection Wells, New Study Suggests

Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma
University of Oklahoma research seismologist Katie Keranen.

A University of Oklahoma seismologist’s research, released today, provides further evidence that Oklahoma’s largest-recorded earthquake was triggered by ...

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The Groundwater Foundation Launches Mobile App


The Groundwater Foundation has launched “Water1der”, a mobile groundwater awareness trivia game app, developed by SectorNow’s CleanEarthApps Division. The app is available free of charge from the Apple store.
The game is designed to educate everyone about our most precious resource – water -- through a fun, educational format. The game challenges players in their knowledge of groundwater basics, pollution prevention, conservation, irrigation, the water cycle, aquifers, recycling, watersheds, water use and wells. Players “spin” a wheel to choose a category and play their way through a...

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