(October 9, 2018) - The US Geological Survey’s (USGS) National Water Quality Program last week added water quality data from 2017 to its web tool, Tracking Water Quality of the Nation’s Rivers and Streams. The interactive web tool is part of the USGS National Water Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Project that collects data in order to characterize status and trends of surface water quality.
Users can view water quality summaries from rivers and streams across the country, assess relative nutrient loading from tributaries along the Mississippi River Basin as well as track nitrate loading and yields along coastal rivers. Although this is not a new study, another year’s worth of data helps users better understand the health of freshwater systems as well as long-term ecosystem trends.
NACWA is involved with NAWQA and participates in a variety of the Program’s water quality related activities and projects.