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This list of Water Resources Mission Area publications includes both official USGS publications and journal articles authored by our scientists. A searchable database of all USGS publications can be accessed at the USGS Publications Warehouse.

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Hydrographic surveys

This circular is intended to answer questions asked by correspondents regarding the progress and character of the work of the "Irrigation Survey" and of related investigations being carried on by the Division of Hydrography of the United States Geological Survey. It also gives a review of the legislation authorizing this work, together with a list of publications of the Geological Survey showing t

Instructions to rain-fall observers of U.S. Geological Survey

In the prosecution of the general "survey of the arid lands for purposes of irrigation," authorized by Congress to be undertaken by the U. S. Geological Survey, a determination of the amount of water supplied by the natural rain and snow fall in different localities is of fundamental importance. To obtain this knowledge the Geological Survey must depend in large measure upon the residents, to whom