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U.S. Geological Survey

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U.S. Geological Survey

Acronym:  USGS

Description:  As the Nation's largest water, earth, and biological science and civilian mapping agency, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) collects, monitors, analyzes, and provides scientific understanding about natural resource conditions, issues, and problems. The diversity of our scientific expertise enables us to carry out large-scale, multi-disciplinary investigations and provide impartial scientific information to resource managers, planners, and other customers.

Web Site:  http://www.usgs.gov/

Duration:  03/03/1879 to present  (as of 08/17/2012)

Contact Web Url:  http://www.usgs.gov/ask/

Mission Statement:  The USGS serves the Nation by providing reliable scientific information to describe and understand the Earth; minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; manage water, biological, energy, and mineral resources; and enhance and protect our quality of life.

Information Web Url:  http://www.usgs.gov/aboutusgs/

News Web Url:  http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/

Monitoring Programs:  
USGS Water Resources of the United States: Ground Water
USGS Water Resources of the United States: Surface Water
USGS Water Resources of the United States: Water Quality

Monitoring Stations:  41785 stations are registered in the database (search/display)

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