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Groundwater quality in the Rio Grande aquifer system, southwestern United States

December 7, 2017

Groundwater provides nearly 50 percent of the Nation’s drinking water. To help protect this vital resource, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Project assesses groundwater quality in aquifers that are important sources of drinking water (Burow and Belitz, 2014). The Rio Grande aquifer system constitutes one of the important areas being evaluated.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2017
Title Groundwater quality in the Rio Grande aquifer system, southwestern United States
DOI 10.3133/fs20173047
Authors MaryLynn Musgrove, Laura M. Bexfield
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 2017-3047
Index ID fs20173047
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization National Water Quality Assessment Program