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Water Resources of the United States

Water is one of six science mission areas of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Water's mission is to collect and disseminate reliable, impartial, and timely information that is needed to understand the Nation's water resources.

New Ribbon California Water Use Estimates for 2010 Released

California Water Use Estimates for 2010 Released

New Ribbon Landsat and Water

Landsat and Water: Using Space to Advance Resource Solutions

New Ribbon A decade of water science in Afghanistan

A Decade of Water Science: USGS Helps Assess Water Resources in Afghanistan

Missouri River Streamflow Trends

Missouri River Streamflow Trends

Coastal Change Portal

USGS Coastal Change Hazards Portal

Current flood information

USGS Current Flood Information

A Marcellus Shale outcrop in Highland County, Virginia

Water Quality Topics: Hydraulic Fracturing

Streamer map of the conterminous United States

Launch Your Next River Trip from Your Computer Using the Latest Streamer

Map of Nutrients in the Nation's Estuaries

Tracking the Source and Quantity of Nutrients to the Nation's Estuaries

The Water Cycle for Students

Online, interactive water-cycle diagram for schools (3 age levels)

Water Data for the Nation


New Publications

Scientific Investigations Report 2014-5053

Scientific Investigations Report 2014-5053

Trends in Annual, Seasonal, and Monthly Streamflow Characteristics at 227 Streamgages in the Missouri River Watershed, Water Years 1960-2011

Scientific Investigations Report 2014-5012

Scientific Investigations Report 2014-5012

Dissolved-Solids Sources, Loads, Yields, and Concentrations in Streams of the Conterminous United States

UCOWR Journal Article June 2014

Journal of Contemporary Water Research and Education (Volume 153, April 2014) - University Council on Water Resources

Past, Present, and Future of Water Data Delivery from the U.S. Geological Survey

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