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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

USGS Increases Public Access to Scientific Research
Improving public access to USGS-funded science is detailed in a new plan that expands current on-line gateways to provide free public access to scholarly research and supporting data....(more)

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)

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