What is the U.S. Geological Survey National Water Quality Monitoring Network?
Understanding the water quality of U.S. streams and rivers requires consistent data collection and analysis over decades. The U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) National Water Quality Network (NWQN) was established to facilitate national-scale understanding of surface-water quality conditions through the collection of comparable data in large rivers and small streams in different geographic and land-use settings. Data collected by the NWQN support the needs of Federal, State, and local stakeholders tasked with managing our Nation’s water resources.
Lee, C.J., and Riskin, M.L., 2021, USGS National Water Quality Monitoring Network: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2021–3019, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20213019.
ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)
ISSN: 2327-6916 (print)
Table of Contents
- What is the U.S. Geological Survey National Water Quality Monitoring Network?
- The NWQN is designed to help answer the following questions
- Building on Decades of Monitoring
- The National Water Quality Network in 2021
- NWQN Sampling, Laboratory, and Analysis Methods
- Tracking Water Quality in U.S. Streams and Rivers
|Publication Subtype||USGS Numbered Series|
|Title||USGS National Water Quality Monitoring Network|
|Series title||Fact Sheet|
|Publisher||U.S. Geological Survey|
|Publisher location||Reston, VA|
|Contributing office(s)||New Jersey Water Science Center, WMA - Observing Systems Division|
|Online Only (Y/N)||N|
|Additional Online Files (Y/N)||N|
|Google Analytic Metrics||Metrics page|