|Monitoring and Assessing Our Nation's Water Quality|
This is a fact sheet on the water quality programs directly administered by the USGS. USGS provides information on issues such as the suitability of water for public supply and irrigation, aquatic ecosystem health, effects of agriculture and urbanization on water resources, acid rain, and disposal of radioactive waste. There are hot links to several studies and to data available from USGS and other agencies.
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USGS-authored or produced data and information are in the public domain.
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-178
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Ms Gail E. Mallard
Author: Ms Pixie A. Hamilton