Source for USGS Water Quality Data
The USGS National Water-Quality
Assessment (NAWQA) Program has more comprehensive water quality data
from a very limited number of locations in California.
The program started in 1991 and was augmented in 1997. This web site
also provides some national context for comparing local water quality
Geography -- The National Map
This site provides access
to a variety of geographic information sources, including web-based
digital maps that do not require other GIS software.
Water Information System (USGS, current)
These pages provide access
to water-resources data collected at approximately 1.5 million sites
in all 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Online
access to this data is organized around the categories listed to the
The USGS investigates the occurrence, quantity, quality, distribution,
and movement of surface and underground waters and disseminates the
data to the public, State and local governments, public and private
utilities, and other Federal agencies involved with managing our water
Science & Environmental Databases
Land Use Planning Information Network (LUPIN) (Resources Agency, CERES
LUPIN is a California state
information service that supports and addresses land use and planning
information via the web. Search by datatype, theme, or organization.
Local, regional, state and federal land use-related documents are available
Resources Center Archives (UC Berkeley)
The mission of the Water
Resources Center Archives is to maintain and continue to develop a collection
of current and historic water-related materials to meet the needs of
the University of California and the people of the state. Historic photos,
maps, and reports are some of the treasures to be found at the center
Database of Reports and Publications Sponsored by Government Agencies
(Office of Scientific and Technical Information)
This is a massive resource
of gray literature and official reports from government agencies describing
a wide array of human and natural processes, including water processes
and assessment methods.
a Searchable Archive of Research and Other Reports From Federal Government
Science.gov contains reliable
information resources selected by the respective agencies as their best
science information. Two major types of information are included—selected
authoritative science Web sites and databases of technical reports,
journal articles, conference proceedings, and other published materials.
(The specific content varies by database.) The selected Web sites can
be explored from the science.gov homepage. The Web pages and the databases
can be searched individually or simultaneously from the search page.