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Water-resources activities of the U.S. Geological Survey in Alaska, 1997

Fact Sheet 028-97

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The overall mission of the U.S. Geological Survey's Water Resources Division is to provide the hydrologic information and understanding needed for wise use and management of the Nation's water resources. For nearly 100 years, the U.S. Geological Survey has studied the occurrence, quantity, quality, distribution, and movement of the surface and ground water that constitutes the Nation's water resources. As the principal Federal water-data agency, the U.S. Geological Survey collects and disseminates about 70 percent of the water data currently being used by numerous State, local, private, and other Federal agencies to develop and manage our water resources. This nationwide program, which is carried out through the Water Resources Division's 48 District offices and 4 Regional offices, includes the collection, analysis, and dissemination of hydrologic data and water-use information, areal hydrologic resource appraisals and other interpretive studies, and research projects. Much of this work is a cooperative effort in which planning and financial support are shared by State and local governments and other Federal agencies.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Water-resources activities of the U.S. Geological Survey in Alaska, 1997
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
028-97
Year Published:
1997
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Description:
4 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Alaska
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
N