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Maps for Water Managers
February 25, 2013 | USGS

“For the first time, U.S. Geological Survey scientists have mapped long-term average evapotranspiration rates across the continental United States – a crucial tool for water managers and planners because of the huge role evapotranspiration plays in water availability. Why are evapotranspiration rates so important to know? It’s because the amount of water available for people and ecosystems is the amount of annual precipitation – that is, snow or rain – minus the amount of annual evapotranspiration.” Quoted from the USGS publication announcement.


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Water Resources of Lafourche Parish Louisiana
December 8, 2013 | United States Geological Survey
"This fact sheet presents a brief overview of groundwater and surface-water resources in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana. Information on the availability, past and current use trends, and water quality from groundwater and surface-water sources in the parish is discussed." Quoted from the USGS press release.

The Importance of Streams to Drinking Water
December 5, 2013 | EPA
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