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.
Mercury Finds a Way--Even into the Pristine National Parks Although generally low in concentration, a study of mercury levels in fish in 21 Western national parks did find some locations where mercury concentrations exceeded health thresholds for potential impacts to fish, birds, and humans, according to USGS and National Park Service researchers in a recent publication.....(more)
USGS Turns 135: Continues Mission of Science for America March 3rd marks 135 years of reliable scientific information to describe and understand the Earth; to minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; to manage water, ecosystem, energy, and mineral resources; and to enhance and protect our quality of life.....(more)