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The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is one of eight Bureaus that make up the U.S. Department of the Interior. The mission of the USGS is to serve the Nation by providing reliable scientific information to describe and understand the Earth; minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; manage water, biological, energy, and mineral resources; and enhance and protect our quality of life.

The USGS has the principal responsibility within the Federal Government to provide the hydrologic information and understanding needed by others to achieve the best use and management of the Nation's water resources. To accomplish this, the USGS works in cooperation with other Federal, State, and local agencies. This website displays the resources and programs of the USGS North Dakota Water Science Center.

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Streamflow, water-level, water-quality, and water-use data are collected throughout the State. These hydrologic data along with geologic data are used in research and hydrologic studies to describe the quantity, quality, and location of North Dakota's water resources.

Uses of USGS Data and Studies

The data and the studies are used to

  • provide flood warnings and forecasts;
  • operate reservoirs;
  • design bridges, dams, levees, and floodways;
  • develop and protect water-supply sources;
  • evaluate the effects of various actions on water quantity and quality;
  • and provide information for water-right claims.

The collection, analysis, and interpretation of the hydrologic data are done in cooperation with other Federal, State, and local agencies, universities, and research centers.

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