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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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Little Spokane Basin Groundwater Study to Begin
A groundwater study that will look at wells in the Little Spokane River Basin is set to begin, and well owners are asked to play an important part in the study.

Final Yakima Groundwater Summary at Public Meeting Oct. 20
The final summary of the cooperative Yakima River Basin Groundwater Study will be presented at a public meeting in Yakima, WA. USGS scientists will summarize the work completed and present results from a regional groundwater-flow model....

Publications Explain Elwha River Restoration to Scientists, General Public
Two new USGS publications explain to scientists and the general public what to expect starting later this month as the historic removal of two dams from Washington’s Elwha River begins what is hoped to be a full ecosystem restoration.


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