U.S. Water News Online
RESTON, Va. -- After more than 100,000 individuals last year "visited" the World Wide Web sites of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the amount of water resources information available on the Internet will be expanded, said the chief hydrologist of USGS.
"In terms of costs, speed, convenience, and availability, the benefits of using the World Wide Web for distributing data and reports are compelling," said Robert Hirsch. "User feedback about our sites has been very positive and the growth of usage spectacular," added Hirsch. "We intend to continue expanding and improving this service to the public as fast as our resources allow."
The water resources home page of USGS can be found at http://h2o.usgs.gov/ and includes historical and real-time streamflow data for selected locations along with on-line reports and abstracts. In addition, the web site features Geographic Information System (GIS) data sets of basins and streams, and fact sheets on water resources issues.
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