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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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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)

Elwha Sediment Detailed in New Document
As the largest dam-removal project in history moves into its third year, scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey released a new report that documents the movement of sediment down the Elwha River....(more)

Online water resources tool sheds light on U.S. waterway conditions
A new online fact sheet published by the USGS provides one-stop information on the organization's data sources for waterways across the United States....(more)

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