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Ground-Water-Level Monitoring and the Importance of Long-Term Water-Level Data

U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1217
by Charles J. Taylor and William M. Alley


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Part one--1.3MB Includes the Title Page, back of Title Page, Foreword, Table of Contents, Introduction and Box A.

Part two--1.2MB Includes Essential Components of Water-Level Monitoring Progams and Box B.

Part three--4.5MB The entire section of Uses and Importance of Long-Term Water-Level Data

Part four--1.9MB Includes Box C, Status of Water-Level Data collection Program, Box D, Challenges and Future Opportunities, Acknowledgments, and References


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