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Nebraskast Podcasts:
A Nebraska Water Science Center Podcast Series

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USGS Nebraska produces podcasts (icon). The Nebraska Water Science Center (NEWSC) presents this series of podcasts to help you understand hydrologic conditions in Nebraska and the role USGS plays in providing water information to you. Our "Nebraskast" podcast series is an audio and video series that is regularly delivered through the Internet. The NEWSC has the first approved podcast of a Science Center in the USGS and we've titled it Nebraskast.

Nebraska Water Science Center's Director Introduction to Nebraskast



Introduction to Nebraskast
Bob Swanson, the USGS Nebraska Water Science Center's Director, introduces you to the Nebraskast podcast series (8 Mb)

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Nebraskast Podcast Episodes



Severe Weather Awareness Week 2013
Severe weather season is upon us. Director of the USGS Nebraska Water Science Center, Robert Swanson, and National Weather Service Hydrologist David Pearson discuss tools to stay connected and the importance of having a safety plan in the event of severe weather. (3 Mb)

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Drought 2012
Director of the USGS Nebraska Water Science Center, Robert Swanson, discusses how the drought of 2012 unfolded in Nebraska, the fallout, and what put this drought in a class with other major droughts during the past 100 years (6 Mb)

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Groundwater Availability study provides a comprehensive look at one of the most productive aquifers in the world
USGS Scientists Steve Peterson describes the groundwater availability study and its ability to help water-resources managers make the most informed decisions possible for the sustainability of the resource. (3 Mb)

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USGS Activities During Missouri River Flooding 2011
USGS Nebraska Water Science Center Associate Director Richard "Rick" Wilson describes the reasons for and extent of the flooding on the Missouri River in 2011, the risks associated with the flooding, and the work the USGS is doing on the river to characterize the amount of scour and other potential damage resulting from the flood waters. (40 Mb)

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Time-Lapse Photography Project on the Platte River
NEWSC Director Bob Swanson, Wildlife photographer Mike Forsberg, and NET Television producer Mike Ferrell discuss their plans to mount 45 cameras along the entire Platte River to document its changes through the year and beyond. (6 Mb)

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WaterAlert
Associate Director of the NEWSC, Jason Lambrecht, talks about how WaterAlert can be used by managers, recreators, and many others. (3 Mb)

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Twitter
USGS Nebraska Director Bob Swanson talks about our own Center's foray into the world of social media. (3 Mb)

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Ice jams, flooding likely in Nebraska this spring
USGS Data Chief Jason Lambrecht discusses how ice jams are formed and how they can cause flooding and damage infrastructure. (3 Mb)

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Innovative Technology Reveals Past, Present and Future of Water Resources (Part 2)
USGS Scientists Jim Cannia and Jared Abraham discuss the use of geophysics, a powerful new tool, in water resources studies in Nebraska. (5 Mb)

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Innovative Technology Reveals Past, Present and Future of Water Resources (Part 1)
USGS Scientists Jim Cannia and Jared Abraham discuss the use of geophysics, a powerful new tool, in water resources studies in Nebraska. (5 Mb)

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Contamination in domestic wells
Jill Frankforter talks about NAWQA and contamination in domestic wells. (4 Mb)

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ELM ground-water model
Steve Peterson talks about the ELM ground-water model project. (8 Mb)

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The NWIS Database
Dwain Curtis talks about the benefits of the National Water Information System (NWIS) database. (4 Mb)

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