Groundwater quality in the Rio Grande aquifer system, southwestern United States

Fact Sheet 2017-3047
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Abstract

Groundwater provides nearly 50 percent of the Nation’s drinking water. To help protect this vital resource, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Project assesses groundwater quality in aquifers that are important sources of drinking water (Burow and Belitz, 2014). The Rio Grande aquifer system constitutes one of the important areas being evaluated.

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Musgrove, MaryLynn, 2017, Groundwater quality in the Rio Grande aquifer system, southwestern United States: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2017–3047, 4 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20173047.

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Groundwater quality in the Rio Grande aquifer system, southwestern United States
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2017-3047
DOI 10.3133/fs20173047
Year Published 2017
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) National Water Quality Assessment Program
Description 4 p.
Country United States
Other Geospatial Rio Grande Aquifer System, Southwestern United States Groundwater provides nearly 50