U.S. Geological Survey

Introduction and National Summary


by James A. Miller

Contents of Introduction and National Summary, published with Ground Water Atlas of the United States (hard-cover book), in 1999

View and download full page PDF files of the Introduction and National Summary chapter of the Ground Water Atlas of the United States.

The text is available online with links to each figure, and as a downloadable ascii file

Illustrations and photographs are available online as screen-viewable GIFs, and as downloadable eps files suitable for printing and editing

The references are available online, and as a downloadable ascii file

The electronic version of these illustrations have been adapted for the web from a print publication. Data users are cautioned to consider carefully the appropriate use of this downloadable data.

The Atlas publication and web edition is intended for use as an introduction to the Nation's ground water resources, and as a teaching tool. For more information on how to purchase one of the 13 chapters of the Atlas published separately, please refer to the order form, ordering the print product. This introductory chapter and Nationwide aquifer map are included in a bound collection of 14 chapters.

Pertinent references are listed for each described aquifer to assist those needing additional information. Appropriate map scale is indicated by the representative fraction appearing over the scale bars. Interpretations concerning the appropriate use of these illustrations may be obtained from the Office of Ground Water, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Dr., Reston, VA, 20192.

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