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National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) area-characterization toolbox

November 5, 2010

This is release 1.0 of the National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Area-Characterization Toolbox. These tools are designed to be accessed using ArcGIS Desktop software (versions 9.3 and 9.3.1). The toolbox is composed of a collection of custom tools that implement geographic information system (GIS) techniques used by the NAWQA Program to characterize aquifer areas, drainage basins, and sampled wells.

These tools are built on top of standard functionality included in ArcGIS Desktop running at the ArcInfo license level. Most of the tools require a license for the ArcGIS Spatial Analyst extension.

ArcGIS is a commercial GIS software system produced by ESRI, Inc. ( The NAWQA Area-Characterization Toolbox is not supported by ESRI, Inc. or its technical support staff.

Any use of trade, product, or firm names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Publication Year 2010
Title National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) area-characterization toolbox
DOI 10.3133/ofr20101268
Authors Curtis V. Price, Naomi Nakagaki, Kerie J. Hitt
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Open-File Report
Series Number 2010-1268
Index ID ofr20101268
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization South Dakota Water Science Center; Dakota Water Science Center