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Water Science for Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia

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The U.S. Geological Survey in Maryland, Delaware, and Washington, D.C.

By Daniel J. Soeder

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Information about the quantity and quality of water is vital to local governments and citizens. Floods and droughts affect all sectors of the economy, and threaten public safety. In cooperation with State and local Governments, the USGS collects streamflow data from about 140 gaging stations and Groundwater data from nearly 380 wells in Maryland, Delaware, and Washington, D.C. Hydrologic conditions at many of these locations can be viewed in real-time over the web at:

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