Water Information Available from the U.S. Geological Surveyby Charles R. Showen, US Geological Survey, Reston, VA, USA,
Abstract: As a part of the Geological Survey's program of releasing water data to the public, two large-scale computerized systems are maintained. The National Water Data Storage and Retrieval System was developed to provide more effective and efficient management of data-releasing activities and provides for the processing, storage, and retrieval of surface-water, ground-water and water-quality data. Another service available is providing assistance to users of water data to identify, locate, and acquire needed data. This service is provided by the National Water Data Exchange, which has the mission to identify sources of water data and to provide the connection between those who acquire and those who use water data.
Subject Headings: Data processing | Hydrologic data | Data collection | Information management | Geology | Geological surveys | Water storage | Water resources
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