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Water Resources of the United States

A Civil Action and USGS Ground Water Information

The release of the film, A Civil Action, has prompted increased public interest in the subject of ground water. The USGS, which has a significant program to collect information about and to better understand the nation's vital ground-water resources, suggests the following sites as helpful sources:

These recent USGS reports provide additional information on Ground Water Resources:

  • USGS Circular 1174 -- "Estimating Areas Contributing Recharge to Wells: Lessons from Previous Studies," by Lehn Franke, Tom Reilly, Dave Pollock, and Jim LaBaugh.

  • USGS Circular 1139 -- "Ground Water and Surface Water, A Single Resource," by Tom Winter, Jud Harvey, Lehn Franke, and Bill Alley.

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