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Water Resources of the United States

Of Current Interest...

National Water Census — It is time for a comprehensive examination of water availabilty in the United States using what we have learned during the past thirty years and with up-to-date capabilities. Learn more...

Selected Podcasts about water

Past Headlines from the USGS Water Resources Page

Quality of Water from Domestic Wells Across the United States

Mercury Sensitive Streams: Higher levels of mercury are found in fish and stream water where watersheds contain abundant wetlands (Summary) (Publications)

Man-Made Chemicals Found in Drinking Water at Low Levels: Low levels of man-made chemicals remain in public water supplies after being treated in selected community water facilities. Most of the chemicals assessed are not required to be regulated, monitored or removed.

NWIS Water-Quality Web Services are now available! — The Office of Water Quality and the Office of Water Information are pleased to announce new web services for retrieving NWIS water-quality data. The services will greatly assist scientists in combining USGS data with those stored in USEPA's STORET database system.

USGS Investigations on Ground-Water Trends Released in Journal of Environmental Quality (JEQ) — The JEQ features USGS studies in five agricultural watersheds across the United States.

Release of Several New and Updated Programs for MODFLOW — The Office of Ground Water is pleased to announce the release of several new and updated programs for the MODFLOW ground-water model, including the new Conduit Flow Process for MODFLOW-2005.

Climate Change and Water Availability - Recent climate change publications addressing water availability issues.

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