Drought, Drinking Water and Natural Environments
This short video is one of a series of four total shorts highlighting USGS water science in California's Delta region. The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is the hub of the state's water system. Water quality touches on all aspects of life. Teams of U.S. Geological Survey scientists along with their partners monitor water quality and identify sources of pollution and potential solutions. They sample from boats and along shorelines and conduct continuous on-site monitoring within river channels and Delta sloughs and they drill into aquifers to monitor the quality of groundwater.