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Publications—Fact Sheet 063–01

Balancing Ground-Water Withdrawals and Streamflow in the Hunt-Annaquatucket-Pettaquamscutt Basin, Rhode Island

By Paul M. Barlow and David C. Dickerman

U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 063–01

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Ground water withdrawn for water supply reduces streamflow in the Hunt-Annaquatucket-Pettaquamscutt Basin in Rhode Island. These reductions may adversely affect aquatic habitats. A hydrologic model was prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the Rhode Island Water Resources Board, Town of North Kingstown, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, and Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation to aid water-resource planning in the basin. Results of the model provide information that helps water suppliers and natural-resource managers evaluate strategies for balancing ground-water development and streamflow reductions in the basin.

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Suggested Citation:
Barlow, P.M., Dickerman, D.C., 2001, Balancing Ground-Water Withdrawals and Streamflow in the Hunt-Annaquatucket-Pettaquamscutt Basin, Rhode Island: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 063–01, 6 p.

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USGS Massachusetts–Rhode Island Water Science Center
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Northborough, MA 01532

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