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MD-DE-DC Water Science Center, Director's Welcome

Center Vision Statement: Serving the public world class science and data through a culture of excellence.

Our Center’s strength is our people.  Our USGS water science center includes approximately 100 scientists and technicians engaged in collecting and interpreting water data including surface water, groundwater, water use, and water quality in Maryland, Delaware, and District of Columbia.   High profile projects include Chesapeake Bay water quality trend analysis, local and national water quality assessments, and data collection and analysis for multiple Federal, State, County, local governments, and research partners.  

From wading in pristine streams to gather water data or collecting groundwater samples at highly contaminated hazardous waste sites, our bright and dedicated scientists and technicians have embraced our vision and bring our cooperators and the American public innovative and high-quality data and science every single day. 

I invite you to explore the interesting and varied work being done by our Center including our capabilities site.  Our goal is to meet the needs of our cooperators and the public and we welcome any insights or comments on the work we are doing, or that you think we should be doing.