These two topics are all over the news, so may come up in your library, too: 


Oil & Gas: 

USGS Estimates 21 Million Barrels of Oil and 27 Billion Cubic Feet of Gas in the Monterey Formation of the San Joaquin Basin, California

Press Release and Publication:

Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey assessed mean volumes of 21 million barrels of oil (MMBO), 27 billion cubic feet of gas, and 1 million barrels of natural gas liquids in two assessment units (AUs) that may contain continuous oil resources. Mean volumes of oil for the individual assessment units are 14 MMBO in the Monterey Buttonwillow AU and 7 MMBO in the Monterey Maricopa AU.

USGS Press Release (10/6/2015)

USGS Fact Sheet 2015-3058

Project Website: National Oil and Gas Assessment World Petroleum Assessment


Data sources for southeast floods are online at :  http://water.usgs.gov/floods/

Current flood event web site  = Appalachian Floods and Hurricane Joaquin

- USGS crews are currently fixing the instruments that were damaged during the event and they will be back online as soon as possible.  



Mooney Gap, Coweeta Experimental Forest, North Carolina

Bent Creek, Bent Creek Experimental Forest, North Carolina


Enjoy the day,

Emily C. Wild
Librarian (Physical Scientist)
U.S. Geological Survey, Denver Library
Denver Federal Center
ph: (303) 236-1003
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