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Environmental setting and implications for water quality in the Western Lake Michigan Drainages

Water-Resources Investigations Report 97-4196

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Abstract

In 1991, the U.S. Geological Survey began to implement its National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) program. The Western Lake Michigan Drainages was one of 20 study units selected for investigation to begin in 1991. The study-unit investigation will include an assessment of surface- and ground-water quality. The quality of water in a study unit is intrinsically related to the natural and anthropogenic features of the study unit. The natural features include geology, weather and climate, vegetation, and hydrology. The anthropogenic features of the basin include population distribution, land use and land cover, agricultural practices, and water use. This report describes the natural and anthropogenic features that constitute the environmental setting of the Western Lake Michigan Drainages as well as the implications of those features on the water quality.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Environmental setting and implications for water quality in the Western Lake Michigan Drainages
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
97-4196
Year Published:
1997
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
Wisconsin Water Science Center
Description:
ix, 79 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Wisconsin
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N