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MGS - USGS Cooperative Water-Resources Investigation Program
The MGS - USGS Cooperative Water-Resources Investigation Program contributes to the health and safety of the citizens of Maine and the availability of critical water-resources information required for planning and management of those resources. Nearly all local, state, regional, and federal agencies which manage or regulate natural resources in the state depend on water-resource information made available by the cooperative program.
The program consists of several projects: 1) Stream gaging, where stream and river flow records are collected monthly, and analyzed and published annually, and annual snow survey measurements are collected and published; 2) Ground-water monitoring - ground-water level data collection from a statewide network of wells with current monthly conditions and an annual data report; and 3) Water-use program - the collection and compilation of water supply and water use information for several categories in the state. The Maine Geological Survey is actively involved in other programs with the USGS and other agencies including flood studies, low-flow studies of ungaged streams, and the USGS National Water Quality Assessment Program (NAWQA), as well as preliminary studies of drainage basin analysis and characterization in selected areas in the state.
Last updated on December 27, 2007
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