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Welcome to the United States Geological Survey

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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Regional Water Science Issues


Latest River Conditions:
Statewide Streamflow Table
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SR530 Landslide - Scientific Information

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Water Science in the News

Using Every Drop of Information
As usable water becomesg increasing concerning, the knowledge of water ó knowledge based on data that is relevant, timely, and closely integrated ó is more crucial for U.S. communities, farms, and industries. The same basic data can serve to help us use our water resources more wisely, protect the natural environment, and respond to disasters.....(more)

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)

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