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New & Noteworthy

New!: * Regional Groundwater Availability Study Geospatial Data

New: * Press Release: USGS Assesses Current Groundwater-Quality Conditions in the Williston Basin Oil Production Area

* HydroClimATe -- Hydrologic and Climatic Analysis Toolkit

* National Groundwater Awareness Week 2014

* National Brackish Groundwater Assessment

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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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Geophysical Methods & Applications

[Photo: Scientists adjusts seismic geophysical equipment.]

USGS Hydrologist Jason Sorenson (USGS Massachusetts/Rhode Island Water Science Center) prepares passive seismic equipment for survey.

USGS conducts research into new and emerging geophysical methods and applications for groundwater investigations.  Near-surface geophysical techniques can be used to rapidly and effectively characterize the shallow subsurface and to monitor hydrologic and remediation processes in ways not previously possible with standard technology.  Areas of recent hydrogeophysical applied research supported by Groundwater Resources Program have included:

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