Ending the drought in the West will require rain—not too much rain—and smarter ways to collect and store that water. But something else that can keep things moist? Believe it or not: Beavers.
United States Geological Survey field researchers have needed to get creative over the years at getting their boats up-stream. While portaging and lining up boats is common practice, the activity is far more amusing when undertaken while wearing such lovely field hats.
Stream gaging sure was a dapper occupation at the turn of the century! Here's the various techniques United States Geological Survey hydrologists used to measure current without even dipping a toe into the streams and rivers.
For the first time in half a decade, the ice atop Lake Superior has frozen thick enough to provide visitors safe passage to the "Sea Caves" of Wisconsin's Apostle Islands, where centuries of erosive, wave-on-sandstone action have hewn arches, chambers and passageways into the region's various cliffsides.
An ice disc 55 feet across has been spotted swirling round and round atop the water of North Dakota's Sheyenne River.
A 1982 plan to build a nearly 400-mile long artificial river across Kansas—an infrastructural super-project that could cost as much as $12 billion—is back on the table, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Who said Big Government is bad—especially when it brings thirsty Red States their water? “We've got a…
This image was taken by the space probe Cassini, and shows what appears to be a massive river system on Saturn's moon Titan. The European Space Agency reports that it flows 400 km across the cloudy moon's surface, where it meets a large sea. This is most likely a river made of liquid ethane or methane, not water.…
While there are obvious doubts as to whether this "castle in the sky" will ever leave its concept phase, you've got to admit the idea is breath-taking. Soaring high above, it's the next-gen hydrology system for cities.
A massive water wall churned its way down Florida's Suwannee River earlier this year, making this one of the biggest flood seasons ever for that state. Now we've got images of the Florida rivers that ate farms and roads.