A summary of the U.S. Geological Survey National Water-Quality Assessment Program
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A summary of the U.S. Geological Survey National Water-Quality Assessment Program by Robert M. Hirsch

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Published by Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, Books and Open-File Reports in Reston, Va, Denver, Colo .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • National Water Quality Assessment Program (U.S.),
  • Water quality -- United States.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Robert M. Hirsch, William M. Alley, and William G. Wilber.
SeriesOpen-file report -- 88-95., U.S. Geological Survey open-file report -- 88-95.
ContributionsAlley, William M., Wilber, William G., Geological Survey (U.S.)
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination1 v.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18050563M

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The U.S. Geological Survey's National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program sampled 37 urban streams throughout the United States for volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from to These urban streams were selected to (1) characterize stream water quality from areas draining predominantly residential and commercial land uses and (2). In , as part of the National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) began evaluating ground-water quality in the High Plains aquifer. Stream Water Quality in the Conterminous United States -- Status and Trends of Selected Indicators During the 's By Richard A. Smith, Richard B. Alexander, and Kenneth J. Lanfear. Opportunities to Improve the U.S. Geological Survey National Water Quality Assessment Program | Committee to Improve the U.S. Geological Survey National Water Quality Assessment Program, Water Science and Technology Board, National Research Council | download | .