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USGS Delaware River Basin - Focus Area Study


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The USGS Water Census Focus Area Study in the Delaware Basin will concentrate on providing information to stakeholders in the basin, and will contribute to science needs outlined in the DRBC water management strategy. Among the needs identified by over 60 stakeholder groups, including Federal, State, local, NGOs, academics, and others was the importance of improving the integration of water-use and water supply data. Each state in the Delaware River Basin collects slightly different water use information and has different reporting thresholds. For the water census the USGS will provide quality-assured and consistent water use estimates across the basin. This will include site specific information, such as surface-water diversions [...]

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