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Great Salt Lake basins study unit

Fact Sheet 046-94

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Abstract

In 1991, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) began implementing a full-scale National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program.

The long-term goals of the NAWQA Program are to describe the status and trends in the quality of a large, representative part of the Nation’s surface- and ground-water resources and to provide a sound, scientific understanding of the primary natural and human factors that affect the quality of these resources. In meeting these goals, the program will produce a wealth of water-quality information that will be useful to policy makers and managers at Federal, State, and local levels.

A major design feature of the NAWQA Program will enable water-quality information at different areal scales to be integrated. A major component of the program is study-unit investigations, which ae the principal building blocks of the program upon which national-level assessment activities will be based. The 60 study-unit investigations that make up the program are hydrologic systems that include principal river basins and aquifer systems throughout the Nation. These study units cover areas from less than 1.000 to greater than 60,000 mi2 and incorporate from about 60 to 70 percent of the Nation’s water use and population served by public water supply. In 1993, assessment activities began in the Great Salt Lake Basins NAWQA study unit.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Great Salt Lake basins study unit
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
046-94
Year Published:
1994
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Salt Lake City, UT
Contributing office(s):
Utah Water Science Center
Description:
2 p.
Public Comments:
National Water-Quality Assessment Program
Country:
United States
State:
Idaho, Utah, Wyoming
Other Geospatial:
Great Salt Lake basins