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Florida Festival Stresses Water Conservation

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Arnell Harrison, Mike Holmes, Jennifer Oates, Ann Tihansky, and friend
Above: From left to right: Arnell Harrison, Mike Holmes, Jennifer Oates, Ann Tihansky, and friend. Photograph by Chris Holmes.

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)'s St. Petersburg Science Center in St. Petersburg, FL, participated in this year's "A River Runs Through It" community festival in New Tampa on May 1. The focus of the festival was on water conservation, the importance of green space, and family fun. Ann Tihansky (USGS hydrologist) created a poster specifically for the festival to illustrate where the USGS has monitoring stations in the Hillsborough and Alafia River basins, Tampa Bay, and other coastal areas. Separate maps for ground-water, surface-water, and water-quality monitoring sites were included on the poster.

Mike Holmes (USGS supervisory information-technology specialist) brought a computer to the festival to showcase USGS real-time data. A large crowd was attracted to the booth to view rainfall and streamflow data. The day before the festival, a large rainstorm occurred in the upper part of the Hillsborough River basin, providing an opportunity to see the effects of rainfall on streamflow.

Arnell Harrison (USGS hydrologic technician) and Jennifer Oates (USGS public outreach coordinator) were also present to help field questions and distribute information. The festival was sponsored by the Hillsborough River Greenways Task Force.

Related Sound Waves Stories
USGS Outreach at the "A River Runs Through It" Event: Celebrating the Hillsborough River
August 2002

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