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A strategy for a stream-gaging network in Maryland

Report of Investigations 71

Prepared for the Maryland Water Monitoring Council in cooperation with the Stream-Gage Committee
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Abstract

Water is a keystone resource. In abundance, it supplies cities, industries, and agriculture. To maintain healthy natural and human ecosystems, water must not only be present in adequate quantity, but it must be of suitable quality for its intended use. Water quality depends on the amount, or load, of contaminants, both natural and anthropogenic, that it contains. Accurate assessment of these contaminants requires that the amount of water flowing in a stream or river be known. To quantify streamflow in a given stream or river and the variation of that flow through time, it must be measured by use of stream gages. Monitoring water flow is fundamental to managing and protecting water resources, and requires a collaborative effort by all interested parties, including Federal, State, and local government agencies.

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Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
Other Government Series
Title:
A strategy for a stream-gaging network in Maryland
Series title:
Report of Investigations
Series number:
71
Year Published:
2000
Language:
English
Publisher:
Maryland Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia Water Science Center
Description:
72 p.
Number of Pages:
72
Country:
United States
State:
Maryl