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Water-resources investigations in Pennsylvania; programs and activities of the U.S. Geological Survey, 1990-91

Open-File Report 91-214

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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) was established by an act of Congress on March 3, 1879, to provide a permanent Federal agency to conduct the systematic and scientific 'classification of the public lands, and examination of the geological structure, mineral resources, and products of national domain'. Since 1879, the research and fact-finding role of the USGS has grown and has been modified to meet the changing needs of the Nation it serves. Moneys for program operation of the USGS in Pennsylvania come from joint-funding agreements with State and local agencies , transfer of funds from other Federal agencies, and direct Federal allotments to the USGS. Funding is distributed among the following programs: National Water Quality Assessment; water quality programs; surface water programs; groundwater programs; logging and geophysical services; computer services; scientific publication and information; hydrologic investigations; and hydrologic surveillance. (Lantz-PTT)

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Water-resources investigations in Pennsylvania; programs and activities of the U.S. Geological Survey, 1990-91
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
91-214
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1991
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey ; Books and Open-File Reports Section [distributor],
Description:
v, 73 p. :ill. ;28 cm.