Stream composition of the conterminous United States

Hydrologic Atlas 61



This atlas is comprise of three maps of the conterminous United States which show separately the prevalent dissolved-solids concentrations, prevalent chemical type, and average sediment concentration of rivers. The river-composition data shown on plates 1-3 provide a starting point for evaluating our surface-water resources on a nationwide scale, indicate regions where acceptable supplies might be found and delineate some of the principal trouble spots throughout the country.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Stream composition of the conterminous United States
Series title Hydrologic Atlas
Series number 61
DOI 10.3133/ha61
Year Published 1962
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Washington, D.C.
Contributing office(s) Minnesota Water Science Center, North Dakota Water Science Center, Utah Water Science Center, Dakota Water Science Center
Description 3 Plates: 39.5 x 23.0 inches or smaller
Country United States
Scale 7000000
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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