Fact Sheet 2009–3074
Groundwater is an important part of the global fresh water supply and is affected by climate. U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists are working with local, State, Federal, and international partners to understand how the availability and sustainability of groundwater resources in the United States will be affected by climate variability and change. This fact sheet describes climate variability and change, important groundwater resources of the Nation, and how USGS research is helping to answer critical questions about the effects of climate on groundwater.
First posted September 22, 2009
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Gurdak, J.J., Hanson, R.T., and Green, T.R., 2009, Effects of climate variability on groundwater resources of the United States: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2009-3074, 4 p.