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USGS National Water Quality Monitoring Network

April 21, 2021

What is the U.S. Geological Survey National Water Quality Monitoring Network?

Understanding the water quality of U.S. streams and rivers requires consistent data collection and analysis over decades. The U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) National Water Quality Network (NWQN) was established to facilitate national-scale understanding of surface-water quality conditions through the collection of comparable data in large rivers and small streams in different geographic and land-use settings. Data collected by the NWQN support the needs of Federal, State, and local stakeholders tasked with managing our Nation’s water resources.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2021
Title USGS National Water Quality Monitoring Network
DOI 10.3133/fs20213019
Authors Melissa L. Riskin, Casey J. Lee
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 2021-3019
Index ID fs20213019
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization New Jersey Water Science Center; WMA - Observing Systems Division