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Federal Agencies:

EPA - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

NOAA, Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Fish and Wildlife Service

National Parks Service, Great Lakes Research and Education Center

Other organizations:

Great Lakes Regional Collaboration

International Joint Commission

Great Lakes Commission

Council of Great Lakes Governors

Environment Canada

USGS Links:

Great Lakes Science Center

National Wildlife Health Center

Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center

Michigan Water Science Center

Indiana Water Science Center

Illinois Water Science Center

Wisconsin Water Science Center

Minnesota Water Science Center

Pennsylvania Water Science Center

New York Water Science Center

Ohio Water Science Center

Ground Water Resources Program

NAWQA Lake Erie-Lake St. Clair Basins

NAWQA Western Lake Michigan Drainages

NAWQA Glacial Aquifer System


Related Information on Water Availability:


Sustainability of Ground-Water Resources Sustainability of Ground-Water Resources: Hydrologic, geologic, and ecologic concepts must be considered for sustainable use of ground-water resources. The Importance of Ground Water in the Great Lakes Region The Importance of Ground Water in the Great Lakes Region: Ground water is a major natural resource in the Great Lakes Region that helps link the Great Lakes and their watershed. This linkage needs to be more fully understood and quantified before society can address some of the important water-resources issues in the Great Lakes.
Ground-water-level monitoring and the importance of long-term water-level data Ground-water-level monitoring and the importance of long-term water-level data: Measurements of water levels in wells provide the most fundamental indicator of the status of this resource and are critical to meaningful evaluations of the quantity and quality of ground water and its interaction with surface water. Ground Water and Surface Water A Single Resource Ground Water and Surface Water A Single Resource: Effective land and water management requires a clear understanding of the linkages between ground water and surface water.

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