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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 groundwater, 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

Scientists Able to Track Contaminated Water from Lower Yakima Valley Wells to Sources
Scientists built upon a recently completed groundwater model of the Yakima River Basin to create a computer simulation that tracks well water back to its likely source area....(more)

New Tools and Knowledge to Aid in Columbia Plateau Groundwater Management
A comprehensive USGS report provides new knowledge and tools to aid in the management of critical Columbia Plateau resources while coping with declines in groundwater levels and the uncertainties of climate change....(more)

Predicting Pesticides in Streams and Rivers: Where is Water Quality at Risk?
A new interactive mapping tool provides predicted concentrations for 108 pesticides in U.S. streams and rivers and identifies which streams are most likely to exceed water-quality guidelines....(more)

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