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This is your direct link to all kinds of water resource information. Here you'll find information on Washington's rivers and streams. You'll also find information about ground water, water quality, and many other topics. The USGS operates the most extensive satellite network of stream-gaging stations in the state, many of which form the backbone of flood-warning systems.

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Water Science in the News

The Quality of Our Nationís Groundwater
About 115 million people--more than one-third of the Nationís population--rely on groundwater for drinking water. As the Nationís population grows, the need for high-quality drinking-water supplies becomes even more urgent....(more)

Killer Landslides
NOVA on before 11 a.m. on March 22, 2014, an ominous rumble startled the residents of the community of Oso, Washington, about an hourís drive from Seattle. It was the terrifying sound of what would become the United Statesí deadliest landslide in decades....(more)

Oso sediment increases downstream flood risk
KING-TV, Seattle--Heavy rains pushed the Stillaguamish River to near flood stage and scientists say flooding is more of a threat since the Oso landslide. Teams with the U.S. Geological Survey are measuring the amount of sediment in the North Fork of the Stillaguamish in hopes of predicting future flood risks....(more)

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