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2016, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

The Hells Canyon Complex (HCC) is a hydroelectric project built and operated by the Idaho Power Company (IPC) that consists of three dams on the Snake River along the Oregon and Idaho border (fig. 1).

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2016, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Information concerning the availability, use, and quality of water in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, is critical for proper water-resource management.

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2016, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Information concerning the availability, use, and quality of water in Livingston Parish, Louisiana, is critical for proper water-resource management.

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2016, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Information concerning the availability, use, and quality of water in St. Helena Parish, Louisiana, is critical for proper water-resource management.

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2016, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

A wildfire’s devastation of forest and rangeland seldom ends when the last embers die. In the western United States, rain on a scorched mountainside can turn ash into mudslides. Debris flows unleashed by rainstorms can put nearby homes into harm’s way and send people scrambling for safety.

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