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U.S. Geological Survey to Display Historical Equipment at FSU Ort Library
02/01/2006

The U.S. Geological Survey is currently showcasing a unique collection of historical hydrologic equipment at Frostburg State University’s Ort Library.

The display highlights “Real-time Streamflow Data for the Nation,” since the USGS office on campus is part of the Water Resources Division of USGS. The display will show historic gauge height recording equipment, stream measuring equipment, photographs and much more.

The FSU office of USGS has been working with University students and scientists since moving to campus under a scientific cooperative agreement in 2004. Students have the opportunity to compete for positions at the local USGS office and some have moved on to careers within the agency, which is part of the U.S. Department of Interior. Numerous USGS lecturers have visited campus, giving talks and making guest appearances in classes in their areas of expertise. FSU and USGS scientists will soon embark on a new venture, the Sand Spring Run Environmental Observatory.

The library display also has a table for those interested in free USGS publications. The exhibit will continue until March 17. For more information, contact Jim Jeffries, Frostburg USGS Field Office Chief, at 301-687-0919 x12 or jeffries@usgs.gov.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call (301) 687-4102, TDD (301) 687-7955.

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