A century of hydrologic data collection prepares western Long Island for current and future water-resources challenges
Freshwater is a vital natural resource. New York is a water-rich State; however, even here, the economical use of water resources is needed to ensure there is enough water of adequate quality for human and ecological needs—now and into the future. Nowhere in New York is this more evident than on Long Island where public-water supply is obtained from the sole-source aquifers directly beneath the 3 million people that live there. The U.S. Geological Survey works in partnership with the Nassau County Department of Public Works and Department of Health to monitor streamflow, groundwater, water quality, and water use.
|A century of hydrologic data collection prepares western Long Island for current and future water-resources challenges
|Robert F. Breault, John P. Masterson, Ronald Busciolano, Irene Fisher
|USGS Numbered Series
|USGS Publications Warehouse
|New York Water Science Center