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USGS Groundwater Watch

USGS maintains a network of active wells to provide basic statistics about groundwater levels.

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USGS Water Science Centers are located in each state.

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 [Photo: USGS scientist checks ground-water monitoring equipment.]

USGS scientist checks groundwater monitoring equipment. The USGS monitors water-levels in thousands of wells across the Nation.


Groundwater Basics: Resources & Introductory Information

How do I find ...


How do I find groundwater level data?

The USGS monitors groundwater levels in thousands of wells across the U.S. To find groundwater level data, visit the following resources:

For more background information on water levels:

How do I find information on aquifers?

For data and information on principal aquifers in the United States:

The USGS does not have a centralized source of local aquifer data. For data and information on local aquifers, visit the following resources:

For background information on aquifers:

How do I find out about water use?

The USGS collects data on U.S. water use at five-year intervals.

How do I find out about groundwater quality?

For information on USGS water-quality data, information, and programs, refer to the USGS Water Quality Information web site.

How do I find USGS publications and products on groundwater topics?

There are many ways to find USGS publications and products:

Where can I find other basic information on groundwater?

Additional USGS resources that might be of interest include:

Links to resources outside the USGS:

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