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The water cycle

February 22, 2023

An illustrated diagram of the water cycle. This is a modern, updated version of the widely used diagram featured on the USGS Water Science School. Notably, this new water cycle diagram depicts humans and major categories of human water use as key components of the water cycle, in addition to the key pools and fluxes of the hydrologic cycle. This product targets an 8th grade audience and is designed to be printed as a poster.

Publication Year 2023
Title The water cycle
DOI 10.3133/gip221
Authors Hayley Corson-Dosch, Cee Nell, Rachel E. Volentine, Althea A. Archer, Ellen Bechtel, Jennifer L. Bruce, Nicole Felts, Tara A. Gross, Dianne Lopez-Trujillo, Charlotte E. Riggs, Emily K. Read
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title General Information Product
Series Number 221
Index ID gip221
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Caribbean Water Science Center; Colorado Water Science Center; WMA - Integrated Information Dissemination Division; Upper Midwest Water Science Center