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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 Coastal Change Portal

USGS Coastal Change Hazards Portal

New Ribbon permafrost

New permafrost is forming around shrinking Arctic lakes, but will it last?

Current flood information

USGS Current Flood Information

A Marcellus Shale outcrop in Highland County, Virginia

Water Quality Topics: Hydraulic Fracturing

Student hydrographers at Embudo, New Mexico

Celebrating the First USGS Streamgage

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

Sediment portal

USGS Sediment Data Portal

How Does a U.S. Geological Survey Streamgage Work?

How Does a U.S. Geological Survey Streamgage Work?

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 2014-5012

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

Scientific Investigations Report 2014-5075

Scientific Investigations Report 2014-5075

Land Subsidence, Groundwater Levels, and Geology in the Coachella Valley, California, 1993-2010

Fact Sheet 2014-3024

Fact Sheet 2014-3024

Groundwater Studies: Principal Aquifer Surveys

Open File Report 2013-1273

Circular 1392

Land Subsidence and Relative Sea-Level Rise in the Southern Chesapeake Bay Region

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