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Wyoming-Montana Water Science Center
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ABOUT THE WYOMING-MONTANA WATER SCIENCE CENTER
USGS IN YOUR STATE
USGS Water Science Centers are located in each state.
National Water-Quality Assessment
In 1991, the U.S. Congress established the National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) program within the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to develop nationally consistent long-term datasets and provide information about the quality of the Nation’s streams and groundwater. The USGS uses objective and reliable data, water-quality models, and systematic scientific studies to assess current water-quality conditions, to identify changes in water quality over time, and to determine how natural factors and human activities affect the quality of streams and groundwater. NAWQA is the the only non-regulatory Federal program to perform these types of studies; participation is voluntary.
In the third decade (Cycle 3) of the NAWQA program (2013–2023), the USGS will concentrate on four objectives:
These objectives will be addressed in part through the implementation of a new monitoring component in Cycle 3: Principal Aquifer Surveys. The Wyoming-Montana Water Science Center is collecting data for the High Plains Regional Ground Water Area Survey.
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