USGS Water-Quality Information
Autonomous underwater vehicle provides high-resolution observations of water quality and much more. Photo (c) Peter Berrini, HDR, Inc., used by permission.
National & Regional Science:
Local Science Features:
Water Quality Data
National Water Information System (NWIS)
NWIS provides current and historical water-quality data.
Today's Water Conditions
Water-Quality Watch provides continuous real-time water-quality measurements.
Water-Quality Web Services
Web services automate the sharing of USGS and USEPA water-quality monitoring data.
For More Data
Additional water-quality data resources are available.
USGS in Your Area
USGS Water Science Centers are located in each state.
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Chapter A3 describes procedures for cleaning the equipment used to collect and process samples of surface water and ground water and procedures for assessing the efficacy of the equipment-cleaning process.
Sections of Chapter A3:
A3. Cleaning of Equipment for Water Sampling
3.1 Supplies for equipment cleaning
3.2 General cleaning procedures
3.3 Specific procedures for cleaning selected types of equipment
3.4 Quality control for equipment-cleaning procedures
Conversion factors and abbreviations
Selected references and documents
Chapter A3 Archive
(replacement text has been incorporated into the original pdf file dated 9/98--see "Comments and Errata")