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Fact Sheet 2007-3112

Facing Tomorrow's Challenges: USGS Science in the Decade 2007-2017

A Water Census of the United States

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A fresh and dependable supply of water is critical to sustaining life and supports healthy communities, economies, and natural environments. Changing climate patterns will affect the availability of freshwater both locally and regionally. Many States expect future water shortages and are concerned about how the Federal Government could help them meet that challenge, yet no comprehensive census of water information for the Nation exists.

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