Monitoring and Assessing Our Nation's Water Quality

Gail Mallard, Pixie Hamilton, USGS, USGS

This is a fact sheet on the water quality programs directly administered by the USGS. USGS provides information on issues such as the suitability of water for public supply and irrigation, aquatic ecosystem health, effects of agriculture and urbanization on water resources, acid rain, and disposal of radioactive waste. There are hot links to several studies and to data available from USGS and other agencies.

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Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Water quality/chemistry , Water and society, policy, and management, Biology, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Geoscience:Hydrology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, High School (9-12), Middle (6-8), College Lower (13-14), General Public, College Upper (15-16)
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Geochemistry, Hydrology/Hydrogeology, Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:WaterKeywords: San Francisco Bay, MTBE, microbiological studies, techniques for age dating ground water, nutrient transport, trends