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U.S. Geological Survey Ground-Water Resources Program, 2001

Fact Sheet 056-01

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Ground water is among the Nation's most important natural resources. It provides drinking water to urban and rural communities, supports irrigation and industry, sustains the flow of streams and rivers, and maintains riparian and wetland ecosystems. In many areas of the Nation, the future sustainability of ground-water resources is at risk from over use and contamination. Because ground-water systems typically respond slowly to human actions and climate variability, a long-term perspective is needed to manage this valuable resource. The U.S. Geological Survey Ground-Water Resources Program provides regional evaluations, fundamental data, and predictive tools to help assure the sustainability of our Nation's ground-water resources.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
U.S. Geological Survey Ground-Water Resources Program, 2001
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
056-01
Year Published:
2001
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Michigan Water Science Center
Description:
2 p.
Country:
United States