Water withdrawal for a specific purpose, such as domestic use, irrigation, or industrial processing.
Water science for schools: the water science picture gallery [ More info] Photos with descriptions of water subjects and of scientists engaged in water research.
Water science for schools: where is Earth's water located? [ More info] Educational site for elementary school students on the distribution of water, water supply and water use.
WaterSMART-The Colorado River Basin focus-area study [ More info] Explains the strategy that USGS will use to estimate the distribution and abundance of freshwater resources, evaluate factors affecting availability, estimate undeveloped potential resources, and forecasting likely changes due to other factors.
Biosolids, Animal Manure, and Earthworms: Is There a Connection? [ More info] Research findings and examples of application to real problems--how household contaminants accumulate in and effect the environment
Distribution of high-temperature (>150 °C) geothermal resources in California [ More info] Description and map of geothermal resources in California.
Drought watch Pacific Northwest states: Washington, Oregon, Idaho [ More info] Drought water homepage with links to maps showing streamflow conditions, drought definitions, resources, publications, and answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
Environmental processes that affect mineral deposits in the Eastern United States [ More info] Studies in Eastern United States on massive sulfide deposits in Maine, Vermont, Great Smoky Mountains, and Virginia to assess potential environmental impacts.
Geothermal industry temperature profiles from the Great Basin [ More info] Subsurface temperature, well temperature, and well data of geothermal resources in the Great Basin.
Great Lakes issues [ More info] Water resources problems of the Great Lakes including water use, bacterial contamination on beaches, status of water resources, and ground water flow.
Hydrology primer [ More info] General information on the science of hydrology with information on ground water, surface water, water use, the work of hydrologists, and hydrology as a career.
Plus side of volcanoes: geothermal energy [ More info] Examples of the use of volcanic energy in geothermal power plants.
Terrestrial essential climate variables (ECVs) at a glance [ More info] Explains 16 distinct types of scientific information that are needed to understand climate change, including the specific parameters measured, why they are needed, who measures them, and the type and amount of information that are not yet available.
USGS / Department of Energy cooperative studies in Nevada [ More info] Describes cooperation of the USGS office in Las Vegas, Nevada, with the Department of Energy to address environmental and scientific issues at the Nevada Test Site and vicinity with links to project information.
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