Groundwater Quality in the High Plains Aquifer

Fact Sheet 2019-3055
National Water-Quality Program
National Water-Quality Assessment Project



Groundwater provides nearly 50 percent of the Nation’s drinking water. To help protect this vital resource, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Project assesses groundwater quality in aquifers that are important sources of drinking water. The High Plains aquifer constitutes one of the important aquifers being evaluated.

Suggested Citation

Musgrove, M., 2020, Groundwater quality in the High Plains aquifer: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2019-3055, 4 p.,

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

Study Area

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Groundwater quality in the High Plains aquifer
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2019-3055
DOI 10.3133/fs20193055
Year Published 2020
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) WMA - Earth System Processes Division
Description Report: 4 p.; Data Release
Country United States
State Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Wyoming
Other Geospatial High Plains Aquifer
Online Only (Y/N) Y
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