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Water Quality Portal (WQP)

Get current and historical USGS and EPA water-quality data at the WQP.


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USGS Water Science Centers are located in each state.

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National Field Manual for the Collection of Water-Quality Data

Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations
Book 9
Handbooks for Water-Resources Investigations

Instructions for downloading (43MB ZIP) (43MB ZIP) contains pdf files of the most up-to-date version of each chapter of the USGS National Field Manual for the Collection of Water-Quality Data as of the date shown, and an "NFM_Contents" file that includes a Table of Contents for this field manual with a brief description of each of its chapters.

To download this NFM version to your computer:
(1) Save this zip file to your computer's desktop or other hard drive of choice,
(2) Unzip the file to the directory and folder of your choice.

To create a CD-ROM of this Field Manual version, copy each of the unzipped files or folders to a CD disk, using your available CD-writer software.

PLEASE NOTE: This zip file is updated periodically; therefore, check the zip-file date to be sure that you have the most current version. The individual chapters or chapter sections contained within also are labeled with a date so that you can determine which of the files to replace.

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