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Washington Water Science Center
The USGS Washington Water Science Center is one of 28 Water Science Centers in the Water Mission Area of the U.S. Geological Survey. The Water Science Center's mission is to collect, analyze and disseminate the impartial hydrologic data and information needed to wisely manage water resources for the people of the United States and the State of Washington.