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Informing Decision Makers
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Informing Decision Makers -- Linking Science to Water Management and Protection

Local, State, Tribal, and national stakeholders use NAWQA information to design and implement strategies for managing, protecting, and monitoring water resources in many different hydrologic and land-use settings across the Nation. For example, the information provides an unbiased basis to:

Summary reports provide broad overviews of key findings and their implications for water-quality assessment and management at local, State, regional, and national scales. (Released periodically from 1994 to present)

USGS Health-Based Screening Levels provide a tool for evaluating what water-quality data may mean to human health

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