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How much of your state is wet?
This summary data table shows the total land area of each state, the area covered by water, and the percent of total area that is covered by water. The data represents only inland water, that is, surface water bodies surrounded by lands of the United States. Areas such as the Great Lakes are excluded.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • Dataset:
    • In-situ
Subject:
  • Hydrology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: USGS-ED-000-000-000-070
Related resources:
This resource is part of 'Water Science for Schools'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Water Science for Schools
http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/

Contact: Joseph J. Kerski
Educational Resources
United States Geological Survey (USGS)

Contact: Howard Perlman
United States Geological Survey (USGS)