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Ground Water and Surface Water, A Single Resource DLESE Reviewed Collection
This USGS report presents an overview of the interactions between ground water and surface water in a variety of terrains. It serves as a general educational document with the intention of helping agencies understand the basic science involved in the management and protection of aquifers and watersheds. The report describes the natural processes of ground water and surface water interactions and the effects of human activities on these processes, including impacts of agriculture, industry, and physical and chemical modifications to the atmosphere and watersheds. The report contains text, maps, illustrations and case studies, and would make a useful resource for an introductory environmental science course. A pdf file of the report may be freely downloaded. A pdf file of the report may be freely downloaded.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
    • Map
    • Visualization - scientific
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
    • Report
Subject:
  • Environmental science
  • Geographical Sciences:
    • Physical geography
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geochemistry
  • Hydrology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
USGS-authored or produced data and information are in the public domain. You are welcome to make a link to any of the Web pages USGS has published on the Internet. There is no need to request permission. Credit can be provided by including on the page (or via a link to a credits page) a citation such as: Credit: U. S. Geological Survey U. S. Geological Survey/photo by Jane Doe (if the artist is known) USGS/Ft. Collins, CO (if originating office but not the artist is known)
DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-NAGT-000-000-000-591
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 9-12:
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Environmental quality
        • Natural resources
Related resources:
This resource is part of 'Geology and Human Health'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: United States Geological Survey