U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Releases Draft Report to Congress:

The Omnibus Public Lands Act (Section 9506 of Public Law 111-11,
Appendix A, which incorporates the SECURE Water Act) calls for a report
to Congress that describes the current scientific understanding of each
impact of global climate change on freshwater resources of the United
States. This draft report identifies key actions to improve the
nation's capacity to detect and predict changes in freshwater resources
that are likely to result from a changing climate. In addition, a
series of next steps for federal agencies is provided. The ultimate
goal is to help decision makers and water resource managers by
facilitating improvements in observational, data acquisition, and
modeling capabilities. Please submit comments by April 22 to:
tschertz@usgs.gov and include "9506 Report" in the subject line of the
message. By mail, send comments (the original and three copies) to T.
Schertz, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS 412,
Reston, VA 20192. For more information, visit http://acwi.gov or http://acwi.gov/Rpt.Congress3.18.11.pdf