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resized photo of bridge-mounted RQ-30 non-contact discharge radar
January 30, 2024Water, Weather & Environment

Non-Contact discharge radar and AI revolutionize flood warning and water management

Photo of primary-secondary section-by-section water flow monitoring using RQ-30d noncontact discharge radar sensors mounted on a bridge | image credit Sommer
January 12, 2024Water, Weather & Environment

Water flow sensors overcome water measurement hurdles

photo of a female field inspector holding a mobile phone and a laptop in addition to examining the ground and soil
January 3, 2024Water, Weather & Environment

Aquifers recharge faster than past estimates

conceptual image of bioinformatics | photo of a town and water with digital icons to symbolize advanced water quality data management and data visualization
November 13, 2023Water, Weather & Environment

Bioinformatics, nexus of water quality & big data ecology

photo of dust on snow from study on reduces water flow to the Colorado River | source Center for Snow and Avalanche Studies via climate.gov
October 31, 2023Water, Weather & Environment

Dust: missing from water supply forecasting models

screen capture of Tropic Storm Otis on Tuesday, 24 October 2023 at 10 AM Central Time with 70 mph winds and path heading toward Acapulco, Mexico | source The Weather Channel
October 26, 2023Water, Weather & Environment

Hurricane intensification is still unpredictable

photo of La Grande-1 hydropower generating station | source HydroQuebec.com
October 10, 2023Water, Weather & Environment

Unfavorable weather reduces Quebec hydropower, revenue

photo of Chesapeake Bay with wastewater treatment plant in teh foreground | photo credit Will Parson, Chesapeake Bay Program
September 27, 2023Water, Weather & Environment

Navigating toward a cleaner Chesapeake Bay

female small red-eyed damselfly (Erythromma najas) alight on a green leaf on the surface of water | photo credit Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust Ltd.
September 21, 2023Water, Weather & Environment

Early warning to freshwater ecosystem threats

image of cascading screens from HEC RAS flood forecasting model | source the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Hydrologic Engineering Center (HEC)
September 12, 2023Water, Weather & Environment

Better predict post-fire flooding with HEC models

photo two operators inspect solar PV panels in a utility-scale solar farm
August 23, 2023Energy & Renewables

Record high temperatures set in Texas

March, 2017 NOAA/National Severe Storms Laboratory research hydrologists suspend a noncontact velocity radar sensor over the Washita River or Falls Creek as a component in an early flood warning system near Davis, OK, USA | photo credit JJ Gourley, Ph.D., NOAA / NSSL
August 22, 2023Water, Weather & Environment

Water Velocity: Critical to flood warning

photo of a Red Line sun kink or warped train track / rail track on August 5, 2023 | photo credit Austin, Texas Capital Metro CapMetro
August 18, 2023Water, Weather & Environment

Extreme heat disrupting mass transit operations

photo green algal bloom, rocks and dry beach sand at Lake Winnipeg, Canada due to phosphorus loads
August 16, 2023Water, Weather & Environment

Congeners key to water quality improvements

Levee Park in Red Wing, MN on 4-26-2023 flooding from swollen Mississippi River; more natural hazards to impact Central States | source WCCO news, CBS Minnesota
August 15, 2023Water, Weather & Environment

No hurricanes or rising seas, but natural hazards still impact Midwest

photo of clearcut land and forest near the source of the Lewis and Clark River in Clatsop County, Oregon | photo credit Walter Siegmund
August 8, 2023Water, Weather & Environment

Forests mitigate flood risk at watershed scale

burnt watershed have zones of erosion and zones of deposition; photo taken after Cerro Grande Fire near Los Alamos, NM | photo credit John A. Moody, USGS
August 2, 2023Water, Weather & Environment

Burn scars less water-repellant than thought

After record setting snowfall this past winter, Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort in California has extended its ski season into August. | pc Mike Sington
July 30, 2023Water, Weather & Environment

August skiing in Eastern Sierra Mountains

photo green and gold hills of Pullman, Washington | source: Palouse Conservation District
July 10, 2023Water, Weather & Environment

Washington Ecology issues state drought advisory

Pickerel Creek Wildlife Area on Sandusky Bay, which flows into Lake Erie; wetlands restoration will improve stormwater management and control flooding risks | source Ohio Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
July 5, 2023Water, Weather & Environment

Future climate impacts to Lake Erie win NOAA grant

map of Riverside East SEZ solar energy zone spanning Chuckwalla Valley Groundwater Basin | source John J. Quinn, Argonne National Laboratory
July 3, 2023Water, Weather & Environment

Utility-scale solar farms bloom in California desert

photo Canadian Water Resources Association (CWRA) North American Stream Hydrographers (NASH) workshop venue in Canadian mountains
June 29, 2023Water, Weather & Environment

Underestimated threat of flooding rains, landslides, erosion

aerial photo of a hurricane | source oist.jp Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST)
June 12, 2023Water, Weather & Environment

Hurricanes reaching further inland, scientists find

KISTERS tagline logo - resized for corporate news items
June 1, 2023Water, Weather & Environment

Hydromet instrument manufacturer rebrands as KISTERS