This USGS site provides access to water resources data collected at approximately 1.5 million sites in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. The site features real-time and historical data retrievable by geographic area for surface water, groundwater, and water quality conditions such as temperature, specific conductance, pH, nutrients, pesticides, and volatile organic compounds. The site also includes an extensive inventory of information about data collection sites at stream reaches, wells, test holes, springs, tunnels, drains, lakes, reservoirs, ponds, excavations, and water-use facilities. About 300 components make up the descriptive elements of the inventory and information may be viewed in summary lists, detailed tables, or a file suitable for input to other programs. Tutorials are provided to help users access the various types of data on the site.
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Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry , Geoscience:Hydrology, Hydrology:Ground Water:Water quality/chemistry , Water supply/water resource evaluation Resource Type: Datasets and Tools:Datasets Grade Level: High School (9-12), Graduate/Professional, General Public, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14) Data Derived: Data Derived Data Source: Observational Data Health Topics: Waterborne Transport Processes Science Background Required: Broadly accessible, Basic scientific background required Topics: Hydrosphere/Cryosphere, Groundwater:Water quality/chemistry, Water supply/water resource evaluation, Hydrosphere/Cryosphere:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry Theme: Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Water, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Hydrology/Hydrogeology